Welcome to Christ Church Coronado

A MESSaGE FROM OUR RECTOR 

I love summertime in Coronado! The days are longer, friends visit, the island hums with visitors, many of whom return to worship with us at Christ Church; we enjoy concerts in the park and a spectacular July 4th second to none. Summertime often invites a slower place (depending on your house guest load) and it beckons us to pay attention with gratitude to all that God so generously provides.

The poet Mary Oliver says it best in her poem “The Summer Day”:

Who made the world?

Who made the swan, and the black bear?

Who made the grasshopper?

This grasshopper, I mean-

The one who has flung herself out of the grass,

the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,

who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-

who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.

Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.

Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.

I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.

I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down

Into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,

how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,

which is what I have been doing all day.

Tell me, what else should I have done?

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?

 

                                                                                                       May God’s abundant summertime blessings be with you, - Anne+

News

June 21, 2018 Music at Mid Day

A new addition to the concert programs at Christ Episcopal Church, will be offered to the parish and the community of Coronado this summer.

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June 19, 2018 From Dusk til Dawn

Christ Church Open from Dawn to Dusk for the Summer Solstice, June 21

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June 19, 2018 Backpack Drive begins on July 1!

School is just getting out, but it's already time to start preparing for next year! Many children throughout the county start school in early August. As in past years, we will support two diocesan Back 2 School Bash sites – St....

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June 11, 2018 A Little History Goes a Long Way

Charles T. Hinde and his wife, Eliza Halliday Hinde, arrived in Coronado in 1888. He received the title “Captain” while serving as a captain of a riverboat which traveled the Mississippi River between St. Paul and St. Louis. Th...

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