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San Diego, CA  92106
UPCOMING
LECTIONARY READINGS
 
February 27:
  • Isaiah 55:10-13
  • Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15
  • I Corinthians 15:51-58
  • Luke 6:39-49
March 6: 
  • Deuteronomy 26:1-11
  • Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
  • Romans 10:8b-13
  • Luke 41:1-13
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
  • Worship Services Update
  • New Church Website
  • Pickleball Nights
  • Ash Wednesday Service
  • 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. Also, Adult, Kids, and Teen Sunday Schools will gather from 9-10am, and our Nursery is open throughout the morning as well. 

Here's an overview of the schedule:
  • 9:00AM: Adult, Kid's, & Teen Sunday Schools
    • Sojourner's (Ellipse Chapel)
    • Open Door (Family Life Center)
    • Come & Go (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)
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.
Worship Services Update
Dear Church Family,

In December many of us took a survey regarding our Sunday morning services. Those who participated were a wonderful representation of our congregation. The staff and church board  have spent hours in multiple meetings reviewing the feedback and charting a course. What was clear from the survey results was a strong desire to express our unity as one body in Christ, while still giving expression to our unique preferences in worship music and liturgy.

Your board and staff have mapped out the following path forward: We will continue to gather at 10:30am in Brown Chapel for our worship service each Sunday. Victor and Austin will collaborate on the liturgy, with Austin taking the lead in the congregational singing and Victor taking the lead in choir, ensemble and instrumental specials.

In addition, on March 6, we will begin the new tradition of a First Sundays Morningtide service. On the first Sunday of each month, we will offer a time of music, hymns, choir, scripture reading and devotional in the Ellipse Chapel at 9:00am. Morningtide is a spiritual practice for everyone; we hope you will be a part of it.

We love you and are grateful to be on the journey with you.

Sincerely,
Pastor Dee & The SDFC Staff
 
New Church Website
Your church staff have been working over the past month to redesign our church website! The web address has not changed, but you can click the link below to take a tour of the freshly revamped site and see what's new! 
www.sdfcnaz.com
Pickleball Nights
2nd & 4th Thursdays - Begins March 10
6:00-8:30pm in the Family Life Center

Join us for open-gym Pickleball Nights on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of every month starting in March! Courts will be set-up for free play in the FLC. Players of all skill levels are invited to come and participate. Just bring a paddle... and your A-game! 

Questions? Email ryanna@sdfcnaz.com
Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, March 2

6:30-7:45pm in the Ellipse Chapel

Ash Wednesday is a sacred tradition for communities of faith, where we gather to recognize and consider both our own limitations as mortal beings, as well as the abundant and mysterious grace of God.
 
We invite you to join us for this inaugural event of the Lenten season, a reflective service that will include music, a homily, and the administration of ashes. 
In Our Prayers...
  • Ukraine: The ongoing situation in Ukraine is incredibly frightening. The Nazarene church leadership in the region is grateful for prayers from the global church. We also ask that as you pray, you consider taking action in the following ways:
     
    • We take seriously Christ's call to be peacemakers in the world and, where possible, encourage people to write to their elected officials to call for peace and the preservation of life.
       
    • You can also financially assist relief efforts by giving to the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Eurasia North Field Crisis Fund by clicking here.
 
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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