Guest Preacher Allisyn Thomas

The Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas will be with us this Sunday while Mother Mary Lynn is on vacation. Canon Thomas serves at St. Paul's Cathedral as an honorary canon. During her tenure as a priest in our diocese, she also served St. Bartholomew's, Poway; the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego; our diocesan School for Ministry; St. Paul's Cathedral as subdean and canon for spiritual formation; St. John's, Chula Vista, and in other capacities at other congregations. She is a certified Spiritual Director having received her certification from the Haden Institute, a contemplative Jungian based program in North Carolina. One of her great loves is walking alongside people in their spiritual journeys and continues her practice as a Spiritual Director as time allows. She lives in Point Loma. Welcome to St. Andrew's, Canon Thomas!

This Sunday, April 7

Second Sunday of Easter

10:30 am

Service of Holy Eucharist

Sunday service live on Facebook
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Making Crosses: A Creative Connection to God

Begins Next Sunday! The practice of cross making is for those who want to experience God beyond their day-to-day prayers. Often, we feel so strongly a need to be with God in a special way, but we can't find the time to make that connection, or our thoughts drift easily. Making crosses using found objects is more than oral or written prayer - it's an understanding that comes from doing, from making with your hands. Join this workshop to experience this hands-on spiritual practice. Come to the introduction session on Sunday, April 14, 11:30am - 1pm. Light lunch will be provided. To prepare, order this book: Making Crosses: A Creative Connection to God. Read chapters 1 & 2, and complete the exercise on page 12 (or just show up). The group will choose several times to meet via Zoom for contemplative work sessions. All ages are welcome, and no artistic skill needed!

20s & 30s Group Easter Brunch This Sunday

All 20- and 30-somethings are welcome to a fun Easter brunch after church this Sunday, April 7. We will walk down Thomas Ave to Woodies around 11:45, or meet us there at noon. Hope you can make it!

A Showing of "The Philadelphia Eleven," the First Women Ordained in the Episcopal Church

Saturday, April 27 - come to a showing of Making Room at the Table: the Story of the Philadelphia Eleven*

9:30am - 2pm, at St. Andrew’s La Mesa, 4816 Glen Street

Eucharist and Lunch are included

The film shows how a brave group of women shattered the stained-glass ceiling on July 29, 1974, by challenging the very core of patriarchal culture to seek ordination as priests in the Episcopal Church. It is a powerful story of faith and conviction. It is a story for all of us, regardless of faith tradition. The film introduces us to the women involved, the paths that brought them together on that momentous day - what has changed (or not changed) in the life of the church over the intervening years. Visit their website to learn more!

*This is an event hosted by the Daughters of the King, and is open to all women. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to, then let Mother Mary Lynn know that you are going and we can carpool.

Newcomer Lunch at the Rectory: May 5

If you’re new to St. Andrew’s in the last six months, or if you just feel like a newcomer and would like to learn more about our church, join us for a newcomer lunch! Sunday, May 5, 12 - 2pm at Mother Mary Lynn’s home, also called the rectory. RSVP to Kari Robinson by April 29 for the address:

Famosa Slough Work Party: May 11

Help remove invasive plants, maintain trails and storm-water treatment ponds and plant native plants. All levels of skills and families are welcome. Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and work clothes. We provide water and sunscreen. Meet along W. Pt. Loma Blvd about 200 feet east of the corner of Famosa Blvd. and W. Pt. Loma Blvd at 9:00am. Please RSVP or contact us for more information or speak with Helen Davies, our team leader, for more information.

Save the Date! Parish Family Retreat at Camp Stevens

Friday - Sunday, September 6 - 8: Please mark your calendar and plan to attend our annual parish retreat at Camp Stevens in Julian. Camp Stevens is a place of beauty with over 250 acres of wild land for hiking, listening and being with God. Learn more.

Register for Summer Camp

Register your kids and grandkids today for a fun week at Camp Stevens! Weeklong sessions begin June 23 and conclude August 3. Teen wilderness trips, including a popular kayak trip, also available. Camp Stevens uses tiered pricing. Scholarships available. To register, visit Families registering for the first time will need to create an account; returning families will need to update their passwords. Questions? Contact Kathy Wilder.

Localized Anti-Racism Knowledge (LARK)

LARK focuses on our local history and deals with local issues and stories. The workshop includes practical tools and approaches for advancing racial reconciliation within our diocese. LARK is one part of a lifelong journey for racial reconciliation and racial justice. Friday, May 3, 4-9pm & Saturday, May 4, 9:30am-4:30pm at St. Matthew’s, 521 E 8th Street, National City. $35, includes meals. Scholarships available. Register here.

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