Newsletter January/February 2020

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Sunday Service

This Sunday is the sixth Sunday after Epiphany. A Sweethearts Photo Table for Valentine’s Day will be in the sanctuary.

Download our bulletin: The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany February 16 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.

EPISCOPALIANS 101 Starting 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 choir room on Sundays from 11:00am to 11:30am – unless otherwise announced. Feel free to bring your snack and coffee.

Mark Your Calendars!

❖ 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.

PASTORAL CARE TRAINING. Do you have a heart for caring for and ministering to people in times of bereavement, illness, job loss, or other personal struggles? Do you have a gift for sitting with people in the face of pain instead of trying to “fix it?” If so, you are invited to join Christ Episcopal Church Care Team. The Care Team assists the clergy in visits, confidential and sacred holy companioning, and bringing Holy Communion to those who are ill or homebound. Christ Episcopal Church is joining with other churches of various denominations in Charles & Prince George’s County to form a Community of Hope pastoral care team rooted in non-controlling, compassionate, and patient listening. Training will begin in March and will be facilitated by Deacon Joan Crittenden. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Rev. Fanny Belanger, Priest-in-Charge at

HEALTH EVENT AT CHRIST CHURCH. Christ Episcopal Church is pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on 3/3/2020. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit or text the word circle to 797979

Life line screening event

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


Worship and Christian Education: Rev. Fanny Belanger
Pastoral Care: Rev. Fanny Belanger and Holly Harding
Communication, Outreach and Mission: Don Appold and Patrick Dunlop
Buildings and Grounds: Jim Williams, Dave Jackson and Bob Lau
Finances and Stewardship: Bob Lau and Bill Hicks
Membership, Newcomers and Families: Dave Jackson
New Income: Lucille Belgrave and Patrick Dunlop

We are looking for committee members. So if you see something interesting, get in touch with contacts listed above. The committees would love to have you!