The Sunday Sermon: Just Love

You know, we’re still talking about it! A certain African American cleric preaches at a certain family wedding in the UK, albeit one watched by billions, and proceeds to turn the world quite literally upside down. Indeed, just last week, the Archbishop of York started his Presidential address to the General Synod of the Church … READ MORE…

The Pride Homily: The Light Shines

Happy pride! Pride is a time when people come out. Come out of hiding. Come out of dark places and into the light. When people celebrate things that for many years were visible only in secret places. This reading today is part of Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount. He is talking to a people, … READ MORE…

Save the Date: Light up the Cathedral /Interfaith PRIDE Celebration!

Save the date:  July 12, 7pm Metropolitan Community Church Founder, the Reverend Troy Perry to keynote this year’s Light Up The Cathedral- An Interfaith PRIDE Celebration! St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral and San Diego Pride will celebrate the history of Pride in San Diego on July 12th at the “Light Up The Cathedral Interfaith PRIDE Celebration! … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: The Challenge of God’s Grace

St Paul’s welcomed the Rev Michael Kinnamon for both the forum and the sermon on Pride Sunday. Grace and peace to you in the name of our savior, Jesus Christ! I give thanks for the ministry God has done through the St. Paul’s community, including your ministry to the homeless, your support of Dorcas House, … READ MORE…

Blessing the AIDS quilt

On Saturday, Dean Penny went to South Bay Pride and blessed the AIDS quilt Loving God, you created us to be in relationship and to care for one another. As we view this quilt today, we ask you to open our hearts to the loving relationships that are recorded and reflected in the craftsmanship and … READ MORE…

Pride 2015

We got record breaking rainfall during the Pride celebration, answering the prayers of California firefighters.  What’s a little downpour for a good cause? See all the photos (available for download) here:  

Lighting up the Cathedral!

We lit up the Cathedral last night to kick off Pride week!  The story was picked up by CBS-8 news.  Dean Penny received many commendations, including from Councilmember Todd Gloria.  The Imperial Court and others were also very generous, with substantial donations to Showers of Blessings (our homeless outreach project). More photos are here. 

Happy Pride!

On Saturday, St Paul’s marched in the Pride Parade, accompanied by several other parishes and Bishop Mathes.  A great witness! More photos (and higher resolution versions of these) can be found on Flickr