Our Lenten focus this year will be on LISTENING.

               Listening to God

               Listening to each other

               Listening to learn

               Listening to love

As we lean into this last stretch of isolation during our prolonged season of pandemic, I invite you to use this time of quiet and quarantine productively by turning your listening ear to God and to each other. Now is our opportunity to discern who we are and where we are headed. Our Lenten time of reflection and listening will prepare us for rebuilding ourselves, our church, and our society come Eastertide.

It is time to get ready for post-pandemic life, a life to be made in God's image rather than our own. And the discernment of our life in Christ together begins with deep listening. Through prayer, education, and conversation in community, God's call to us will become more clear. We will become better equipped to join with God's mission on earth: to create Beloved Community.

Now is the time to prepare so that come Easter we are ready for a season of action--a season of resurrection.

WEDNESDAY EVENING SPEAKER SERIES 6:00 P.M.

Listen to God through others to learn and to love through our Listening in Lent Speaker Series. Each week our series will feature a different speaker from the wider Church and beyond to help us to hear God's message to us right now. Our time together will be interactive and engaging as we listen to God through others.

        
        
       
       
        

February 24, 2021

Listening with all your heart, soul, strength and mind - The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner - Living Compass

March 3, 2021

Listening to GodThe Rev. Ricardo Sheppard - The Episcopal Church of the Atonement, Washington D.C.

March 10, 2021

Listening to Others - Dr. Sandra Montes - Union Theological Seminary

March 17, 2021

Listening to LearnThe Rev. Dante Tavolaro - St Thomas Episcopal Church, Rhode Island

March 24, 2021

Listening in ActionThe Rev. Lorenzo Lebrijas - Trytank
Read about all of the speakers here

Soup at Home this Lent

One of our treasured pieces of Lent is the opportunity to share a simple meal before the weekly Wednesday evening offering. This year, we invite you to create your soup supper at home using recipe cards lovingly created by Christ Church parishioners. These recipes are sure to connect you to your Christ Church family each Wednesday evening. We hope you enjoy them, and that you will join us at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom for the evening's speaker and conversation.

Recipes

 

   

STATIONS OF THE CROSS - FRIDAY AT NOON    

                                                                                                                   Join the Daughters of the King at 12:00 noon each Friday in Lent, for a virtual walk through the Stations of the Cross.

 

   

                                                                                     

Lenten Practices

  LETTING GO IN LENT OUTREACH PROJECT

We live in abundance, but there are many in our community who do not. This Lenten season, Service Ministry and the Thrift Shop invite you to practice Letting Go in Lent and parting with items in your household—coats, sweaters, vases, pots & pans, etc.—that you no longer need so they may be put to good use again.

From Ash Wednesday to Good Friday, find one item each day and ask God if you can let it go. Listen for God’s response. As you put the item in a bag destined for the Thrift Shop, think of the person who will joyfully discover it and the countless others who will be helped by the Thrift Shop’s gracious outpouring of funds.

Collect your items in a bag and once a week or so, drop them off at the Thrift Shop (Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm). If you live in Coronado and need a hand getting your donations to the shop, contact Sarah Shealy Stump (sarah.a.shealy@gmail.com; 619-435-4527) and she’ll arrange for a Service Ministry contactless porch pick up! If you live in San Diego, call AmVets (877-990-8387) to schedule a pick up.

You will experience the empty tomb of Easter with a lighter heart and a less cluttered home after Listening and Letting Go in Lent!

A Call to Listening

In your call to listening, we invite you to reach out to others with an actual phone call. As you listen, you just might hear God speaking to you through friend and neighbor. 

- Call to listen to someone you do not know well.

- Call to listen to someone who used to sit near you in church.

- Call to listen to someone over 80 years old.

- Call to listen to a family member.

- Call to listen to someone who shares your ministry.

- Call to listen to a family member’s friend or a friend’s family member.

- Call to listen to someone who is grieving.

                                                                                                     - Call to listen to someone who is hopeful .

                                                                                                     - Call to listen to someone you have always admired

                                                                                                     - Call to listen to someone who needs your prayers