Monday, May 13, 2019

Discerning Your Lay Ministry

On Sunday, May 12 parishioners met during the adult education hour to discuss the important topic of Lay Ministry.

A resource was mentioned called "The Spiritual Gifts Assessment Tool." This tool was created by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and it is designed to help you discern what are your gifts and the particular areas in which you might find your personal "ministry." 

You can take the assessment HERE (a pdf copy of the assessment is also available HERE and can be printed out).

Here is what the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer says about Lay Ministry, found in the Outline of the Faith:

The Ministry
Q.Who are the ministers of the Church?
A.The ministers of the Church are lay persons, bishops,
priests, and deacons.
Q.What is the ministry of the laity?
A.The ministry of lay persons is to represent Christ and his
Church; to bear witness to him wherever they may be;
and, according to the gifts given them, to carry on
Christ's work of reconciliation in the world; and to take
their place in the life, worship, and governance of the

Monday, April 1, 2019

Called to the Wall Border Pilgrimage, April 13

The Called to the Wall pilgrimage ends with a walk across the beach to the U.S. – Mexico border. Photo: Susan Forsburg
“Called to the Wall,” the diocese’s annual pilgrimage to the U.S. – Mexico border in support of immigrants, has been scheduled for Saturday, April 13 – the day before Palm Sunday.
The event, led this year by Bishop Assisting Sammy Azariah of Los Angeles and Bishop Assisting Katharine Jefferts Schori of San Diego, will follow the pattern of previous years. It will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Cathedral Center in Echo Park. The group will travel to St. Michael’s Church, Anaheim arriving at about 9 a.m. The next stop will be at about 11:30 at St. John’s Church in Chula Vista (Diocese of San Diego), where lunch will be served. The final stop will begin at the border parking lot at about 1 p.m.. Pilgrims will walk across the beach about a mile to the U.S.-Mexico border fence.
At each location Stations of the Cross will be read, including several during the beach walk. At the border the group will celebrate the Eucharist on the San Diego side of the wall as representatives of the Anglican Church in Mexico celebrate on the Tijuana side. After the Eucharist, pilgrims will walk back along the beach to the parking lot.
Pilgrims are welcome to join at any stop along the way. There is no charge. For information, contact Jennifer Hughes at