Dean Letter: Newcomers

Hello St. Paul’s, Since we reopened our doors in April, and even (virtually) during the pandemic, we have seen a steady influx of visitors and potential new parishioners at the cathedral. We try to be systematic in keeping track of newcomers, thanking them for visiting and making sure they are invited to key events. Our … READ MORE…

Lean into Sunday: Resting with God

“Lean into Sunday” is an invitation to explore the coming Sunday’s Gospel reading. Each week, families will have an opportunity to read, respond to, and live out the Gospel as a family. Notes about the Gospel: The passage from Mark that we have in this set of sessions seems to be telling us, amid all … READ MORE…

Lean into Sunday: Love Makes a Family

As San Diego begins celebrating Pride this week, this special edition of “Lean into Sunday” includes a brief read-along video, prayer, and discussion questions surrounding the book Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer; an inclusive, bright and fun board book about what all families have in common- LOVE! Before the Video:  Show the book … READ MORE…

Breaking News on Relaxing Pandemic Guidelines

Following the state’s relaxation of pandemic guidelines this week, the Bishop’s Pandemic Task Force met and issued new guidance for parish worship. Our own regathering task force also met and we are introducing some changes in response. We are being particularly cautious around the question of singing.  Note that we continue our practice of not … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Seeds of Love

Jeff Martinhauk preaching at pulpit

The Rev. Cn. Jeff Martinhauk Proper 6B, June 13, 2021 My last parish included the opportunity to work with an Episcopal Day School.  Each year, in the spring, the preschoolers would undertake a project that seemed so simple but still mystifies me. They would take seeds– strawberry seeds I think– and put them in small … READ MORE…

First Chapter meeting of the year! (2.2.21)

Tuesday, February 2, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Via ZoomChapter will hold its first regular meeting with the newly elected members. Items to be addressed include: Review and approval of 2020 Parochial Report Review of Michael Kilpatrick’s application to be accepted as a Postulant for Holy Orders Approval of change in the bylaws of St. Paul’s … READ MORE…

Family Ministry Programming During COVID-19

Dear St. Paul’s Family, Like others, our Family Ministry has had to adapt and create new ways to provide resources for families to stay connected and engaged in faith formation at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whereas we emphasize the faith formation of households with children, the name “Family Ministry” encompasses families with children and … READ MORE…

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