Newsletter January/February 2020

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Sunday Service

This Sunday is the third Sunday after Epiphany. We will commission and bless our new vestry, and we will also pray for the recipients of the good and faithful servants awards.

Download our bulletin: The Third Sunday after the Epiphany January 26 2020

Download our booklet for the season of Epiphany: EUCHARISTIC PRAYER A FOR THE SEASON OF EPIPHANY

PRAYER LIST. We try to keep the prayer list up to date, so please let us know if you, or someone you asked prayer for, needs to be removed. Thank you.


Starting next week, February 2nd, Rev Fanny will lead a discussion class after the service to learn more about the Episcopal Church: Its History, the way we worship, how we read the Bible, what are the church’s teachings, how do we define our spirituality, how the church is governed and organized, how we understand its mission. The class is open to all. We’ll start from scratch so it’s especially recommended for newcomers and youth, if you wish to be received or confirmed in the Episcopal Church, but this is also a class for lifelong members who want to learn more about their faith and traditions, and question anew rites and language they’ve gotten used to.

For references, the class is based on the book “Welcome to the Episcopal Church” By Christopher L. Webber and “Looking at the Episcopal Church” by Willam Sydnor. You don’t need to read the books to attend the class. The class will take place in the library on Sundays from 11:00am to 11:30am – unless otherwise announced. Feel free to bring your snack and coffee.

Mark Your Calendars!

Today, January 26th. MORE JESUS MORE LOVE REVIVAL at 2:00 p.m. at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Southwest DC. Rev. Fanny will have a few tickets. Tickets will be required. Due to security concerns, all attending will be screened at entry. Please remind participants that this is an arena event, so the entry and concessions experience will be similar to going to a sporting event or concert. There will be a Help Desk where a list of registered participants will be available. PLEASE, PLEASE remember to bring your tickets.

❖ DON’T HAVE TICKETS FOR MORE JESUS REVIVAL? REVIVAL?. The diocese be using the hashtag #MoreJesus for their social media presence. Whether you’re in the arena or experiencing the revival via the livestream, we invite you to tag your reactions, prayers, and photos. Can’t make it in person and want to have a watch party? Livestream the revival

❖ Tuesday, January 28th. Beginning January 28th at noon, SIGHTLINES, SPIRITUALITY & PURPOSE FOR THE PATH AHEAD will meet at Trinity Church in Upper Marlboro (14515 Church St., Upper Marlboro, MD) on the last Tuesday of the month. The spirituality series that is reframing aging for persons of faith. How are you approaching your later years? Will you finally live fully, leaning into your spirituality and operating from passion and joy? You are invited to participate in Sightlines, a monthly program on the spirituality of aging. Through video presentations, discussions, and experiential exercises, you can expect to learn, share, question, reflect – and be surprised! A light lunch and all materials will be provided.

❖ Sunday, February 16th. A Sweethearts Photo Table for Valentine’s Day will be in the sanctuary.

❖ Tuesday, February 25th. It’s time for the Annual Christ Church Pancake Supper, from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM in Dun Hall. Come and enjoy homemade pancakes, sausage, and all the trimmings. There is a Pancake Dinner sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the parish hall. Please see if you can help for an hour.

❖ Wednesday, February 26th. Ash Wednesday services at 12:00 PM and 6:30 PM. Drive through Ashes-to-Go are available 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM in front of the church.

❖ Tuesday, March 3. Lifeline Screening will be here at Christ Church for health screening from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM in Dun Hall. Look for more details in future bulletins.

❖ Wednesday, March 4. Lenten Study begins. We will begin with a Bread and Soup supper at 6:00 PM. The study goes from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. The dates are March 4, 11,18, 25, and April 1. We will be using Daily Discipleship for Lent Year A. Copies will be provided each week.

❖ Saturday, March 7. St. Paul’s Church/K Street is hosting an event entitled, “Exploring the Minds of Judas, Caiaphas, Pilate” from 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM in the Nave. The Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade will lead the discussion. Bring a brown bag lunch. The session is free and open to the public. St. Paul’s Church is located at 2430 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20057.

PARISH DIRECTORY. A new non-photo directory is in progress. If you have any new information (address, phone, e-mail) please contact Gail Russell or correct the list in the parish hall after Sunday Service.

TRACT RACKS. The copies of Forward Day by Day for February, March and April are now in the racks, including some in large print. Remember, although there is no charge for anything in the racks, you are encouraged to help keep the tract racks current by donations. Envelopes are in the racks for this purpose, and may be left in the basket outside the church office.

COFFEE HOUR. Contributions of cut-up fruits, cheese and crackers or dishes to share are always appreciated. Anyone interested in sponsoring a coffee hour should add their names to the sign-up sheet.

FUEL FUND. On the first Sunday of every month you can contribute toward the fuel bill. Please utilize the envelopes labeled “Fuel Fund” in the pews. Thank you again for contributing to the Fuel Fund throughout the month.

CHOIR. The choir is now meeting on Saturday mornings at 11:00 AM. Anyone who loves to sing, especially Christmas music, is welcome to join the choir.

HEALTH MINISTRY. Our health room has a variety of medical equipment for home use. If you are aware of any family member, relative or neighbor who can benefit in their recuperation from the use of a piece of equipment, please do not hesitate to let us know.
Luan George (301) 922-1693.

CHRIST CHURCH CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION. Christ Church has been assigned a phone number for free conference calls. This is the number to be used when inclement weather causes cancellation of a Sunday worship service or for church organization meetings. The number is 641-715-3200. When prompted, please enter 941656. Please join and invite your relatives, friends and neighbors