Please don't forget to complete the survey that was handed out last Sunday by our Call Committee. This is an important opportunity for your voice to be heard in the selection process of a new vicar for St. Mary's. The committee is asking you to prioritize qualities and skills that you would like to see in our next priest. You can drop your completed survey in the box in the Narthex marked Congregational Surveys. There are also additional copies of the survey in the Narthex in case you didn't get one last week. If you are reading this announcement but haven't been in church, either call the office or one of the Call Committee members, and they will get a copy of the survey to you. Deborah Lewallen, Richard Wade, Debbie Benson, Dave/Laura Myers, Belinda Long, Carol Weissenberger and Andrew Simmons comprise our Call Committee. Our thanks to all of them for the hard work they have been putting in on this very important task.
We received an interesting communication from St. David's Episcopal Church regarding a new worship service they will be starting on Saturday, January 26th, at 6:00 pm, called Alive at St. David's. This is a new, non-traditional, contemporary worship experience. They welcome people of all religious beliefs, orientations, ages and backgrounds. The service will be comprised of a special musical guest artist who will share their spiritual gift. In addition, there will be group songs, prayer, sharing, and reflection. After the service there will be an open discussion with food and fellowship called Theology on Tap. I think it is always interesting to hear what other churches in our Diocese are doing in the areas of faith formation. This sounded particularly new and appealing. St. David's is located at 5050 Milton St., San Diego, 92110, 619-276-4567. Their current interim priest is The Rev. Michael Tinnon, who is also one of the final individuals approved to stand for election in the search for our fifth bishop of the Diocese of San Diego and Yuma, AZ.
One last opportunity to broaden our spiritual horizons during this season of Epiphany. My apologies for getting you this information a bit late, but I do believe there is still time to take advantage of this Church-wide Bible Reading Initiative. As we embark on the season of Epiphany, Forward Movement, along with partners from across the Episcopal Church are inviting all Episcopalians to participate in the Good Book Club. A church-wide Bible reading initiative, the Good Book Club will focus on Paul's Letter to the Romans, with participants reading a section of scripture each day during the Epiphany season. Reading was to start on January 7th, so we're just a few days behind, but I'm confident that with a little extra effort, we'll be able to catch up. There is more information to share about the Good Book Club and the Romans readings. Stay tuned - I'll share more next week! In the meantime, if you want to learn more, there is a Good Book Cub website - goodbookclub.org Check it out! We'll talk more! Maybe we could talk our good friend Richard Wade into putting together one of his great adult discussion groups! Question for the week - how many days are there in the season of Epiphany? And how many pages, or how many chapters are in Paul's Letter to the Romans? What is our quota of reading each day?