Lent

Lent begins THIS Wednesday. Besides Sunday morning worship, we are offering three creative ways for us to grow spiritually during this important season of the Christian liturgical year. Please take advantage of these opportunities to participate in your Lenten journey with our church friends! 

  1.  Lenten Bible Study

There is still time to register for the Lenten Bible Study which is being offered to our church every Saturday, beginning THIS Saturday, via Zoom. It will be lead by Rev. Dr. Jamall Calloway, our Youth/Young Adult Minister (and resident scholar!) If you are interested please let Jamall know asap, so that we can order a book for you, by emailing him at jcalloway@sandiego.edu.

Here is the Bible study description from Jamall:

“Lent is around the corner and it is time to prepare our souls and spirits. Therefore, for Lent, we will be preparing our hearts by reading the spiritually wise and always moving work of Howard Thurman (1899-1981). We will be reading one of his passionate books, Disciplines of the Spirit (1977). We will be reading a chapter of this book and discussing it every Saturday at 10:30am starting on Feb 20th. Please email me if you would like to sign up.” ( jcalloway@sandiego.edu)

  1.  Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Service will be shown on THIS Wednesday, February 17th, at 6 p.m.,  on our usual on-line formats: Facebook, here, on our web site, and on YouTube.

Rev. Victoria will be preaching! Please join us for that special service which will help us all to begin the Lenten Season together!

  1. “Praying Through Lent” 

“Praying Through Lent” – Every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. (beginning February 24th) we will have an opportunity to be together in fellowship and prayer via Zoom. Pastor Liz will be leading us in a short time of prayer, scripture reading, and reflection.  This will give us an opportunity to “see” each other, and be in community through Lent!

Christmas Announcements

Join us for Christmas Worship Services On-Line!

  • Sunday, December 20 at 9:30 a.m. Join liturgist Laurie Orange, Pastor Liz, Lionel Jasmin and David Hand and guest preacher, Rev. Heather Miner as they help us to celebrate the 4th Sunday of Advent! You can watch it either here, or on YouTube or on our Facebook page.
  • Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols will be presented on-line, December  24th at 7 p.m. Join liturgists Eygiel Limbo, Mike Bishop, Lionel Jasmin and Pastor Liz as they lead us in a special service that will depict the Christmas Story through scripture and music! Holy Communion will be shared and a short reflection will be given by Pastor Liz.
  • Then on Sunday, December 27th please join us for the First Sunday after Christmas (and the last Sunday of 2020) at 9:30 a.m. for more Christmas carols and a homily based on the visit of the Magi! 

Interfaith Prayer Vigil

Diverse faiths, diverse people in solidarity for justice.

Live from Chula Vista, California

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 6:30 PM

LIVE on the “CV Interfaith” YouTube Channel

IRL at Temple Beth Shalom of Chula Vista

To support safety by physical distancing, attendees are encouraged to watch live on the Chula Vista Interfaith YouTube Channel: bit.ly/3eQ89Sr

 

Note from Pastor Liz:
Please open this link below to watch the Interfaith Chula Vista Prayer Vigil in which Rev. Victoria and I participated. It took place on June 10th at Temple Beth Shalom. I invited the clergy of Chula Vista to organize the service as a witness to justice and peace, in light of the current racial unrest. May the prayers, scriptures, and words of Rev. Dr. Martin King Jr., and the reflections offered by our area clergy inspire you to keep working toward racial justice and understanding. May the music provided by Alejandro and Tania Tapia bring you peace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfRpJl8vzUU

Sewing Cotton, Sewing Love

Our friend and partner in ministry, Chaplain Mark Weber is collecting scrub caps for our local hospital’s medical team. These cotton caps provide a soft, natural barrier front synthetic hair nets, face shields, goggles, masks, etc. Plus, they provide our health care workers with a sense of the sewer’s creativity, compassion and love.

If you’d like to sew caps for the front line team fighting COVID-19 at Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista, please contact Chaplain Mark. You can reach him at 619-691-7396 or weber.mark@scrippshealth.org to arrange delivery.

Curious how to make scrub caps?

Here’s a video showing how to make scrub caps.

Here’s a link to a pattern:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n1DvSpbD-rS__s4vTDAtHfl860aCWY0R/view

Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista medical staff modeling newly donated scrub caps. If you can’t see their smiles, trust me. They’re smiling!
Chaplains Rev Mark & Fr Emmanuel happily wearing their new scrub caps next to COVID-19 ICU rooms.