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San Diego, CA  92106
UPCOMING
LECTIONARY READINGS
 
March 27: 
  • Joshua 5:9-12
  • Psalm 32
  • 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
  • Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
April 3:
  • Isaiah 43:16-21
  • Psalm 126
  • Philippians 3:4b-14
  • John 12:1-8
Happy Friday!

We have a few important announcements to share with you about what's happening soon at SDFC! In today's newsletter:
  • This Sunday at SDFC
  • Holy Week Events
  • Community Grief Group
  • Women's Spring Tea
  • Season of Prayer Adult U
  • In Our Prayers...
Read on for details about all this and more going on in the life of our church!

With love,
Your SDFC Staff
This Sunday at SDFC
This Sunday, we will gather for our worship service in Brown Chapel at 10:30am. In addition, our Sunday Schools for adults, teens, and kids will gather at 9am.

Here's an overview of the schedule:
  • 9:00AM: Sunday Schools
    • Sojourner's Sunday School
      (Ellipse Chapel)
    • Open Door Sunday School
      (Family Life Center)
    • Come & Go Sunday School
      (Church Office)
    • Kid's Sunday School (Children's Building)
    • Teen Sunday School (Youth Room)
    • Nursery Open (for ages 0-3)
       
  • 10:30AM: Worship Service & Children's Church:
    • Worship Service (Brown Chapel)
    • Children's Church (Children's Building)
    • Nursery Open (for ages 0-3)
Traffic Notice:
This Sunday is the San Diego Half Marathon, which will impact traffic patterns along Harbor Drive and other roadways. The race begins at 7:30am, so we encourage those planning their drive to church on Sunday to plan accordingly.
Please Note:  Due to a recent shift in local guidance, the wearing of masks/face coverings indoors is now optional. We ask for your support in continuing to remain respectful of others' health & safety decisions. Thank you for making SDFC a hospitable place for us to gather and worship.
 
Please refrain from attending SDFC events in-person if you are feeling unwell, or have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19If gathering in-person isn't right for you at this time, we invite you to stay connected via our online options. Our sermon podcasts are available for you to listen anytime you'd like on our website, sdfcnaz.com/welcome/podcasts.
Mark your calendars now to join us for our church events during Holy Week this year:
  • Good Friday Service: Our Tenebrae style service during which we tell the story of Jesus' death as the sanctuary gradually darkens.
    • April 15, 7pm in Brown Chapel
       
  • Easter Jam: A morning of fun family Easter activities, including our annual egg hunt!
    • April 16, 10:30am in Friendship Plaza
       
  • Easter Sunday: Join us for morning worship as we celebrate the resurrection of Christ!
    • April 17, 10:30am in Brown Chapel
Below are even more ways to get involved with our Holy Week events:
 
Easter Choir 2022
Come sing and be a part of SDFC's choir throughout Holy Week! Rehearsals on Wednesdays, April 6 & 13 at 6:30pm in the Ellipse Chapel. For more info, please contact Austin Holmes or Victor Labenske.
 
Donate to SDFC Kid's Easter Jam!
Contribute to our Easter Jam by donating plastic eggs and/or individually wrapped candy to help make this Easter the sweetest yet! Donations accepted now thru April 10. Contact jordan@sdfcnaz.com for more info!
Community Grief Group

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many folks in our congregation have experienced events in their lives that are marked by grief and trauma. As a faith community, we are seeking to create a space where folks are invited to gather, share their stories, and join together in the process of grieving. 

Over the past two months, Sandy Ische has been preparing to lead a group that will meet weekly to learn more about understanding and living with grief. This is an open invitation to our community to be a part of that group. The group will set their own meeting schedule, and will likely meet for 10-12 weeks.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please feel free to reach out directly to Pastor Dee (deekelley@sdfcnaz.com) or Sandy Ische (ischesrockon@gmail.com). We look forward to offering this group for all who feel called to participate and share in the process of grieving with others. 

SDFC Women's Spring Tea

Join SDFC Women's Ministry in the Ellipse Chapel for our Spring Tea!
Saturday, April 9th | 2-4PM

Come fellowship with us over tea and treats as we gather together to learn more about each other and ourselves. All ladies are welcome - invite a friend and we'll see you there!

Click the link below to sign-up online; $10 registration fee. Questions? Contact ryanna@sdfcnaz.com

2022 Spring Tea Registration
Continues This Wednesday, March 30th! 

Our annual Season of Prayer Adult U series is off to a great start! Join us from 6:30-8pm in Bowes Conference Room every Wednesday during Lent. Each session is led by a different member of the SDFC community! Here's the schedule of our remaining teachers and topics:
  • March 30: Daily Examen Prayer with Mark Maddix
  • April 6: Intercessory Prayer with Jo Clemmons
  • April 13: The Lord's Prayer with Michael Lodahl
These gatherings are perfect for those interested in learning more about broadening their practice of prayer to come and participate. All are invited to jump in for any or all of our remaining sessions!
In Our Prayers...
  • Joe Apple: Please continue praying for Joe as he recovers from his bicycle accident last week. Joe is home from the hospital, and would welcome visitors at this time.
     
  • Damian Hareb: Damian has asked that we share his request for prayers for clarity with the church body. 
     
  • Denny & Betty Klaseus: The Klaseus' have asked for prayer on behalf of all in the world during this time of so much unrest.
     
  • Larry Angione: Larry has asked for the congregation to continue joining him in prayer for the Ukrainian people.
     
The Eurasia region of the Church of the Nazarene recently published an update about the work being done on the Polish-Ukrainian border, which you can read by clicking here. One of those leading the efforts in Ukraine is Teanna Sunberg, who will be one of the guest speakers at our district Nazarene Missions International (NMI) conference this June.

If you'd like to donate toward the relief efforts being done in Ukraine by the Nazarene church, we invite you give online through our PushPay giving portal, and select "Ukraine Relief" from the drop-down menu under 'Fund'. You can also give your cash or checks on Sunday morning — just be sure to note "Ukraine" in the memo line or on the giving envelope. 
 
If you have a prayer request you would like to share, either privately with the church staff or with the SDFC community, please contact the church office at church@sdfcnaz.com or (619) 849-3100.
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