Fr. Tim will be starting a Confirmation class soon, for all persons entering seventh grade and older.
Haven't been baptized yet? Fine! You can be baptized and confirmed at the same time.
Were you baptized and confirmed in another church but desire to be received into the Episcopal Church? Fine too!
What if you've been away from the church for a long time and now want to reaffirm your faith? Yes, this class is for you too!
What if your child is younger than seventh grade? The bishop will baptize when she visits too; let Father Tim know.
Call the office to sign up, or email Father Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will be here on Sunday, September 9. Mark your calendars!
Victuals with the Vicar
Saturday July 7, 2018
7 pm at the home of Jean and Peter Hicks in Lake Elsinore. Limited to the first 6 people. Sign up in the Narthex and specific details later
We need adult and teenage volunteers for our Nursery. This would be once a month at the 10:15 AM service. If you are interested, please see Tom Reid or contact him at email@example.com.
The Reverend Canon Richard "Dick" Wagner passed away on Sunday, June 10th. He attended St. Thomas following his retirement from St. Alban's Church in Yucaipa, CA. Please keep his family in your prayers.
Special music slated for June & July services
at St. Thomas of Canterbury
In our Sunday 10:15 am worship during the months of June and July we will be singing music of the celebrated Canadian composer, Healey Willan (1880-1968). Dr. Willan’s service music was made popular by its inclusion in the Episcopal Hymnal 1940. Most of this music has been continued in the current Hymnal 1982, and we will sing the congregational settings of the Gloria, Sanctus and Agnus Dei (Glory be to God S-202, Holy Holy Holy S-114, and O Lamb of God S-158). These Rite I musical settings are from Willan’s Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena (Mass of Saint Mary Magdalene), composed for the Toronto church where Willan worked for nearly 50 years. Our Book of Common Prayer specifically permits the use of musical settings of texts previously authorized by the Church.
Thus, we will be singing (with Fr. Tim’s permission) Rite I music in the context of a Rite II service. During June and July, our choir will also be presenting hymns and anthems composed by Willan—all in observance of the 50th anniversary of Willan’s death.
SAVE THE DATE!
Episcopal Night at Petco Park
Friday, July 27 at 7:10 pm
Sign up in the Narthex by June 27.
Contact: Lee Eisenhut 360-903-2763 for details
Stay tuned for more info!
Around the diocese...
A Theological Gem in Our Own Backyard
Our diocese has a local theological training program in Ocean Beach open to all adult learners. Anyone can take classes on subjects ranging from Hebrew and Christian scriptures to world religion, spirituality, ethics, and others. While these courses are graduate level, and prepare future deacons and priests for ordination, they are accessible, interactive and relevant to modern day ministry. The fall semester begins on September 21. Classes are $400 each, and may be audited for $150 each. An informational discernment day will take place on Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the school. Learn more: edsd.org/school.for.ministry.
Summer Camp Registration is Still Open!
Hello from your Camp Stevens family! Summer is approaching, which means the meadows are abloom, the sun is shining and summer camp is not far away. We want to ensure that your family has all the information you need to access a summer of openness, connection, gratitude and wonder:
Adventure Sessions (July 1-7, 8-14, 22-28, July 29-August 4)
Ages 8-15: Campers and staff unite for the week to create an unforgettable week. Daily free time allows campers to explore their own passions, while adventure group time is shaped by the diverse group of campers and staff that make up your team.
Mini-Camp (July 15-18)
Ages 7-15: This four day version of our adventure sessions is perfect for first time campers or experienced adventurers with tight summer schedules.
International Odyssey (August 5-11)
Ages 11-16: Combine the magic of an adventure session with the unique addition of cultural exchange. Students from Tokyo, Japan join American campers and staff for a horizon-expanding week exploring together and building connections.
Counselor Training (June 17-26)
Ages 16+ and completed 10th grade: Counselor Training is an empowering 10-day leadership course that prepares young leaders for camp and beyond. Successful completion of this course is required to become a counselor at Camp Stevens.
Thank you to all who donated to the Bishop's Appeal, which provides life-giving support to ministries throughout our diocese. We are only $4,691.25 away from our goal of $30,000. If you have not yet contributed, would you please take a moment now to help people in need?
Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. @ St. John's, Chula Vista
Learn from Episcopal Church Foundation experts, Sandra Montes and Kjerstin Besser, about the qualities of effective teams: clarity of purpose, strong relationships, improved meetings, and focus on results. $25 per person. Lunch included. Scholarships available.