THE 22 CHILDREN LIVING IN THE SOUTH BAY SHELTER are in need of supplies for the upcoming school year. These necessities include pants, shorts, shirts, socks, shoes, underwear, backpacks, and various school supplies. In the coming weeks, case workers will take the children to Walmart to pick out their supplies. They are estimating it will cost about $150 per child. If you would like to donate and help these kids start off their school year on a positive note, please place your donation in a tithe envelope and mark it “women’s shelter.”

VOLUNTEER SIGN UPS for the second half of 2021 are taking place in our foyer. If you don’t know your future schedule, please don’t let that prevent you from signing up. If the date approaches and you are unable to volunteer, we will gladly find a replacement.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DORIS DECHENNE will be held this afternoon at 2 pm at the Christ Lutheran Church (4761 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109). Doris was a music teacher at San Pasqual Academy for 20 years and also taught piano and voice to many students in San Diego County.

FOR SANITATION REASONS, WE HAVE TEMPORARILY PAUSED both the children’s offering and main offering segments of our service. If you would like to contribute tithes and offerings, you may still do so either in person or online. You may drop your offering into the offering box in the foyer or you can visit our church website ( and click “online giving” at the top of the page. Thank you for your continued support of our church during this challenging year.

MADONNA MARSHALL BENTZEIN passed away on Wednesday, July 14, at a skilled nursing facility in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Madonna was one of the brightest lights to ever grace our church and we are heartbroken by the news of her passing. We will keep you informed of memorial plans as they become available.

A GALA DINNER to benefit the orphans, widows, and victims of COVID-19 in India and Mozambique will be held at 6:30 pm on Saturday evening, August 14, at San Diego Academy. This event will feature live music, a delicious dinner, ballet performance, and silent auction all organized by Dining for Hope, a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization. More info can be found at

WE ARE WANTING TO HOLD A MUSIC SERIES next year that will bring Christian groups and musicians to perform in concert in our sanctuary. To achieve this, we will need to raise a substantial amount. If you would like to donate to this endeavor, please mark your tithe envelope “music series” and drop it into the offering box in the foyer.