Letter from Richard: 154 Years In The Making

St. Paul’s has a brilliant tradition in the arts, from architecture to stained glass, and almost all of it is shaped in some way by our collective love of music. Not all of us may be able to read music, and chanting mass settings of Rachmaninoff is not a skill we all share, but we … READ MORE…

Sunday’s Sermon, March 31, 2024: The Worst-Kept Secret

Easter Sunday, March 31 2024Penelope Bridges Alleluia, Christ is Risen! The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia! Do you want to know a secret? When have you enjoyed the experience of holding a delicious secret: maybe the beginning of a pregnancy, or planning a surprise birthday party? You revel in the tension between the knowledge and … READ MORE…

Earth Month 2024

From St. Paul’s Simpler Living Creation Care Ministry This is the season when we begin to consider how we’ll spend time in our gardens:  all the more reason to check out St Paul’s varied and numerous April Earth Month activities and find  ways to fall in love again with God’s glorious creation. Check out all … READ MORE…

Dean’s Letter: Three Holy Days

Hello St. Paul’s, By now we are well into Holy Week, the center of our year and our faith. We have celebrated the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and we have meditated deeply on the mystery of his Passion, as recounted by St. Mark. Now we turn to the Triduum, the three holiest days. … READ MORE…

Sunday’s Sermon, March 24, 2024: Passion For Life

Rev. Cn. Richard Hogue Jr.             Stories are so important. The story of Jesus’ Passion is the most important story in Christianity. In the wrong hands, a story can be a dangerous thing. The last time I had the privilege of being in this pulpit, I covered some of that dark history in brief terms. … READ MORE…

Letter From Kathleen: Report From EPN Conference

The Episcopal Parish Network (EPN)Inspiring Leaders2024 Annual Conference, Houston“Strengthening Leaders for a Changing Church”3/6-3/9/24 I had the privilege and pleasure of attending this year’s EPN conference in Houston this March.  It was my first EPN conference and my first time in Houston, TX.  In addition to the regular conference offerings, I attended the pre-conference Administrator’s … READ MORE…

Getting Ready for Earth Month

From St. Paul’s Simpler Living Creation Care Ministry: God’s amazing Creation awakens us to the need to pray, learn and advocate for solutions to the climate crisis. Along with other congregations in the EDSD, our Simpler Living Creation Care ministry offers many ways to be present in our beautiful San Diego environment during Earth Month in … READ MORE…

What’s Next After a Lenten Book Study?

From St. Paul’s Sacred Ground in Action Ministry:  This Lent, two of St Paul’s Adult Formation book studies – The Nonviolent God by J. Denny Weaver, led by Rev. Carol Worthing; and So That We and Our Children May Live by Sarah Augustine and Sheri Hostetler, led by Simpler Living and Creation Care Community members and friends – offered … READ MORE…

If We Love the World…

From St. Paul’s Simpler Living Creation Care Ministry: Dean Penny’s sermon last Sunday certainly struck a chord among Simpler Living members: What one thing can we do to care for the world? In a secular sense, it’s reminiscent of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s sonnet, How do I love thee? let me count the ways, except with myriad … READ MORE…

Sunday’s Sermon, March 10, 2024: God’s World, our World

Penelope Bridges Perhaps this week’s parish email should have started with a trigger warning: John 3:16 will be a feature of Sunday morning’s services. “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” It’s the most familiar, most quoted verse in … READ MORE…