Dean’s Letter: Making Tracks

Hello St. Paul’s, Welcome to the long green season! After Trinity Sunday on May 26, we will move into the second half of the church year and the standard liturgical color is green: green for growth. This part of the year is known as “Ordinary time”, not because it is less exciting than the Advent/Christmas/Lent/Easter … READ MORE…

Dean’s Letter: Summer Music Invitation

Hello St. Paul’s, This weekend marks the beginning of our long green season and effectively the beginning of summer. In several recent years, we have enjoyed Summer Socials, informal gatherings at the homes of parishioners, every few weeks during this season. This year we are taking a slightly different approach, gearing our special summer gatherings … READ MORE…

Celebrating our Connections and Community

From Sacred Ground in Action and Simpler Living Creation Care ministries: In another instance of “everything is connected,” here is a wonderful Green America resource. May Asian and Pacific American Heritage month encompasses  “…people from all 48 countries of the Asian continent and the 25 island nations that make up Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Like … READ MORE…

Budget Alerts, Immigration Webinar, and Civic Engagement Advice from TEC 

Eliminate Medical Debt – Medical necessities should not create an enormous financial burden on the individual! Urge your Congress members to address and work to fix the current medical debt system. Address the Opioid Epidemic – Please contact your federal representatives and ask them to continue their work investing in opioid addiction prevention and treatment. … READ MORE…

Powering Forward

From St. Paul’s Simpler Living Creation Care Ministry:  Maybe you were one of the many who signed the Power San Diego petition – either after Sunday Coffee Hour at the Simpler Living advocacy table or somewhere else in San Diego – to have the ballot initiative including in our next election. On Tuesday May 14, … READ MORE…

Dean’s Letter: Pentecost 2024

Hello St. Paul’s, This Sunday we will celebrate Pentecost. It’s a big deal: we think of Pentecost as the birthday of the Church (not just St. Paul’s but the entire Christian church); it’s one of the five occasions in the year recommended for baptism; and it marks the end of the Easter season and the … READ MORE…

Sunday’s Sermon, May 12, 2024: Joyful Ambiguity

Rev. Cn. Richard Hogue Jr.          The reading from Acts surprised me, especially as it comes to certainty. Peter has absolute certainty in his Scriptural interpretation, but imagine if he found himself in our time, what he might say about the “correct” reading of so many of our recent theological arguments. What would Peter think … READ MORE…

Dean’s Letter: Who Are These all Robed in White

Hello St. Paul’s, From time to time someone makes a comment that makes me realize that they think we have a lot of clergy on staff. When you see all those robed individuals in the procession on Sunday, it’s easy to assume that they are all on staff, and you probably wonder about all the … READ MORE…

Sunday’s Sermon, May 5,2024: Pushing the Boundaries

Dean penny bridges preaching at pulpit

Penelope Bridges Alleluia, Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia. Once again our lectionary from Acts drops us into the middle of a story. So here’s the context: a Roman centurion named Cornelius, was what we might today call a seeker. He was exploring the monotheistic faith of the Jews and practiced charity … READ MORE…

Sharing is Caring

St. Paul’s Simpler Living Creation Care Ministry: Simpler Living is grateful for having had the opportunity to partner with our sister Cathedral ministries – Administration, Adult Formation, and Family Ministry – during Earth Month. We grow so much when we share our interests and work together. We have learned and benefited from the good words and … READ MORE…