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Listening Hearts Ministry


"God, what are you calling me to do next with my life?"

Listening Hearts is a lay spiritual discernment ministry which attempts to assist parishioners answer such questions.

Discernment, which comes from the word “discern,” means to show insight, keen perception and good judgment in separating one idea from another. Spiritual discernment means to understand and separate God’s voice or call from all the other voices or calls competing for attention in our lives. It is a focused endeavor to identify God’s Spirit in a situation and to determine where it may be pointing.

All of us work to achieve success, prosperity and respectability with family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, fellow employees, and those at church. We all face emotional crises. There are cultural and social expectations we set for others and expect ourselves to meet. All of us face serious issues with all these competing goals, needs and emotions. Through all these competing influences, how is it possible to distinguish God’s call from all the other competing calls?

Spiritual discernment recognizes that:

Listening for God’s call, and separating it from other voices, is not easy, and is much more than an intellectual exercise.
Trained people can help others discern and identify God’s spirit and voice.
Michael Battle, in “Practicing Reconciliation in a Violent World” pointed out that St. Paul recommended a similar process:

While inner work is a deeply personal matter, it is not necessarily a private one. There are ways to be together in community to help each other with that inner work. Quakers, in particular, come together in a way that is supportive but not invasive, asking a lot of questions but never rendering judgment or giving advice. Their togetherness respects the mystery of the human heart but still allows people to challenge and “stretch” one another in that work.

Many issues invite spiritual discernment. Below are just a few examples:

Personal relationships - husband-wife, parent-child, or those with friends
Professional relationships - boss-subordinate, or those with co-workers or professional colleagues
Priorities for use of time and energy
Ethical dilemmas
Specific work situations
Leadership roles
Personal-professional boundaries
Personal-professional time demands
The call within the call (e.g., "I am called to serve in this place, but how is God asking me to focus my efforts at this time?)
Career options (Is God calling me to persevere in this place or to seek out new possibilities for moving on?)
Generational concerns
Issues related to race, culture, gender, sexuality
St. Peter’s now has seven people of faith trained in spiritual discernment. They are called “discerners,” and they are available to parishioners who are interested in participating in this process.

A discernment session takes about three hours. It involves appropriate preparation, followed by a discernment session with three discerners. No records are kept of any discernment session. All communications are strictly confidential.

If you are seeking to understand what God’s direction or call is for you on an issue or question in your life, you may wish to consult with one of the clergy to see if a discernment session may be helpful for you. Please contact Frank and Eva Kear, 858.481.3832 or SBFEK@roadrunner.com
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August 2014
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1 VBS

Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Internal Audit
Location: Library & Nursery
Time: 8:30am -4:00pm
Contact:  Dave Clemons

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

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2 Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

St. Peter's Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:30am -11:00am
Contact:  Leeann Gooding

Morris Memorial Service
Location: Church
Time: 2:00pm -3:00pm

Morris Memorial Reception
Time: 3:00pm -5:00pm

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

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3 Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Children's Church
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Forum: Hank George "From Jesus of Nazareth to Christianity in America" Part 1
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Choral Evensong with Sherry Reception
Location: Church and Parish Hall
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm
The Choir invites you to participate in a particul ...

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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4 Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

CODA 12 Step Group
Location: Youth Room
Time: 5:00pm -6:30pm

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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5 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Centering Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -9:30am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

Women's Cursillo Grouping
Location: Off Site
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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6 North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
 

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

Tim Speller Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Outreach Ministry Team Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:00pm -5:30pm
Contact:  Suzanne Foucault

Investment Committee Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 5:00pm -7:00pm
Contact:  Gary Rice

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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7 Al Anon
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Contact:  Deborah

Del Mar Rotary
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm
Set up begins at 10:00am.  Contact:  Bil ...

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm

CEA-How Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Contact:  Mary Klainer

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8 Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Toastmasters Board Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:00am -10:00am
Contact:  Nick Alameddin

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

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9 Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Torrey Pines Docents
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Del Mar Foundation Playgrooup
Location: Nursery
Time: 10:30am -12:00pm

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

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10 Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Forum: Hank George "From Jesus of Nazareth to Christianity in America" Part 2
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

RCMDP theory
Time: 12:00pm -5:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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11 Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

CODA 12 Step Group
Location: Youth Room
Time: 5:00pm -6:30pm

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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12 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Centering Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -9:30am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Staff Calendar Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 10:00am -3:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

Budget Class
Location: Library
Time: 6:00pm -7:00pm
Contact:  Dave Clemons  

Vestry Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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13 Termite Tent
Location: Library & Nursery

North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
 

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

Elena Yarritu Class & Recital
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 4:00pm -9:00pm

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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14 Termite Tent
Location: Library & Nursery

Al Anon
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Contact:  Deborah

Rotary International
Location: Youth Room
Time: 11:15am -12:15pm

Del Mar Rotary
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm
Set up begins at 10:00am.  Contact:  Bil ...

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm

CEA-How Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Contact:  Mary Klainer

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15 Termite Tent
Location: Library & Nursery

Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

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16 Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Elena Yarritu Class & Recital
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:30am -4:00pm

Reserved for Children's Ministry
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:30am -11:00am
Contact:  Leeann Gooding

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

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17 Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Red Cross Blood Drive
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 8:00am -2:00pm

Children's Church
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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18 Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

CODA 12 Step Group
Location: Youth Room
Time: 5:00pm -6:30pm

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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19 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Centering Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -9:30am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

BCSD Board Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 8:00pm -10:00pm
Contact:  Ruben Valenzuela

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20 North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
 

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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21 Al Anon
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Contact:  Deborah

Rotary's Day at the Races
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm

Fellowship Meeting
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm

CEA-How Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Contact:  Mary Klainer

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22 Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

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23 Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 10:30am -12:00pm

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

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24 Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Forum - Summer Liturgy Discussion
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Daughters of the King
Location: Library
Time: 11:00am -12:30pm

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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25 Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

CODA 12 Step Group
Location: Youth Room
Time: 5:00pm -6:30pm

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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26 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Centering Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -9:30am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

LEV Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:30pm
Contact:  Martha Anderson

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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27 North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
 

Senior Services Audit
Location: Library
Time: 8:00am -12:00pm
Contact:  Dave Clemons

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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28 Life Story Writing
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -11:30am

Al Anon
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Contact:  Deborah

Del Mar Rotary
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm
Set up begins at 10:00am.  Contact:  Bil ...

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm

CEA-How Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Contact:  Mary Klainer

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29 Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

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30 Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

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31 Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Children's Church
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Forum: Hank George "From Jesus of Nazareth to Christianity in America" Part 3
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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