Readings and Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent

 

All of this week’s readings, including the Collect, are available on The Lectionary Page website.

Genesis 9:8-17

Psalm 25:1-9

I Peter 3:18-22

Mark 1:9-15

The sermon for the first Sunday in Lent was given by Father Manny.

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The 2018 Lenten Season Services & Gatherings at Christ Church

Here are some of the services and gatherings that will be held at Christ Church during the 2018 Lenten season. We hope that you can join us often.

 

Daily Lenten Meditations
Copies of the 2018 Christ Church Lenten Meditation Book “The Joy of Our Lord is Our Strength” will be available in the Narthex beginning Sunday, February 11th. Check back each weekday and Saturday morning, as daily meditations will be posted here on our website, as well as on our Facebook page, throughout the Lenten season.

Ash Wednesday : February 14th
Please join us for services on Ash Wednesday:
7:00 and 12:00noon in Old Brick – Imposition of Ashes with Holy Eucharist
7:30pm in New Brick – The Reverend Emmanuel Ato Mercer leads us in a Holy Eucharist Service with Hymns and the Imposition of Ashes.

Stations of the Cross, and Mindfulness Meditation – Fridays
Christ Church will offer a weekly Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent. Join us at 7:30pm on Fridays between February 16th and March 30th. Each time, we will end our worship with collective, mindfulness meditation.

Lenten Reflection Day : Saturday, February 17th
Lenten Reflection Day takes place in Old Brick with Rev. Earl Mullins, who will lead us in prayer as we examine “The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength”.  A light breakfast will be served at 8:30am with the program to follow, and then concluding by 12noon with an informal Eucharist. You are welcome to join us for any or all of the morning program, so please do.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study –  the Gospel According to John
The Gospel of John is inspiring, and in this gospel story we encounter the divine God in human-Jesus. All are welcome to join this study of John in the Vestry Room at New Brick every Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. You don’t have to know anything about John or the Bible, for we will explore this gospel together. All you need for this class is a Bible.

Our Wednesday Evening Lenten Supper Series
The Spiritual Life Commission invites all to attend the 5 Wednesdays in Lent Wednesday Supper Series based on our 2018 Theme : “The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength”. We have scheduled 5 weeks of speakers for our Lenten Supper Series:

February 21, 2018 – The Reverend Barbara Searas
February 28, 2018 – The Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen
March 7, 2018 – The Reverend Kirk Kubicek
March 14, 2018 – Pastor Katie Saari
March 21, 2018 – The Reverend Emmanuel A. Mercer

The Potluck Suppers will be generously provided by a number of Church groups. Each evening’s schedule is as follows: we have a Potluck dinner from 6:30-7:15pm, followed by our presenter from 7:15- 8pm, then an informal Eucharist from 8:00-8:30pm. We usually have 30-35 people attending these sessions, which is held in the Lower Level of New Brick. Please join us for this time of fellowship, discussion and prayer.

Christ Church’s Lenten Adult Forum Series – Sundays
During our Lent, the Adult Forum will explore a Lenten course – Living God’s Love, developed by the Diocese of St. Albans, in the Church of England. The course is divided into five sessions; for our Adult Forum purposes, we will have one of the sessions each Sunday during Lent. The qualities that will be explored are taken from the Living God’s Love prayer: generosity, joy, imagination and courage. Each Sunday during Lent, we will gather in New Brick-LL at 9:30 am to explore together. Join us!

 

Ash Wednesday at Christ Church : February 14th

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Ash Wednesday is one of the peculiar days on the Church’s calendar. On this particular day, we are not only reminded of our mortality but we are reminded of whence we came or were made of. To get our thoughts and minds ready for the season, we will have a service at 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon in Old Brick and 7:30 p.m. in New Brick.

Christ Church will also offer Ashes-To-Go on Ash Wednesday, from 6:00 to 8:00am. We will offer a short prayer and administer the Ashes on those who cannot be with us in worship that morning, but desire the Ashes nonetheless. Simply stop by the banner, which will be at the main entrance.

Readings and Sermon for the Last Sunday After Epiphany

 

All of this week’s readings, including the Collect, are available on The Lectionary Page website.

2 Kings 2:1-12

Psalm 50:1-6

2 Corinthians 4:3-6

Mark 9:2-9

 

The Prayers of the People were written by members of Christ Church, specifically for this week.

Read them here.

 

This Sunday’s sermon, “The Mountaintop”, was given by Father Manny.

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Join Us! Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper : February 13th

Please join us for Christ Church’s annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper next Tuesday, February 13th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM in the lower level of New Brick.

Hosted by the Middle and High School Youth of Christ Church, there are regular and gluten-free pancakes, ham, pork or turkey sausage, apple sauce, and a wide array of desserts & drinks on offer.

Tickets are available after both Sunday services for $7/person or $20/family. We hope you can join us for this wonderful evening of fellowship and fun!

Readings and Sermon for the Fifth Sunday After Epiphany

 

All of this week’s readings, including the Collect, are available on The Lectionary Page website.

Isaiah 40:21-31

Psalm 147:1-12,21c

1 Corinthians 9:16-23

Mark 1:29-39

 

The Prayers of the People were written by members of Christ Church, specifically for this week.

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This Sunday’s sermon was given by The Rev. Alistair So.

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Readings and Sermon for the Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

 

All of this week’s readings, including the Collect, are available on The Lectionary Page website.

Deuteronomy 18:15-20

Psalm 111

1 Corinthians 8:1-13

Mark 1:21-28

 

The Prayers of the People were written by members of Christ Church, specifically for this week.

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This Sunday’s sermon was given by The Rev. Robert Bunker.

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Readings and Sermon for the Third Sunday After Epiphany

 

All of this week’s readings, including the Collect, are available on The Lectionary Page website.

Jonah 3:1-5, 10

Psalm 62:6-14

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

Mark 1:14-20

 

The Prayers of the People were written by members of Christ Church, specifically for this week.

Read them here.

 

This Sunday’s sermon was given by the Rev. Emmanuel Ato Mercer.

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Readings and Sermon for the Second Sunday After Epiphany

 

All of this week’s readings, including the Collect, are available on The Lectionary Page website.

1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20)

Psalm 139:1-5,12-17

1 Corinthians 6:12-20

John 1:43-51

 

The Prayers of the People were written by members of Christ Church, specifically for this week.

Read them here.

 

This Sunday’s sermon, “The New Voice“, was given by the Rev. Emmanuel Ato Mercer.

It can be heard or downloaded here.

Please visit our Sermon page to hear sermons from past weeks.

Come Join Us at Christ Church This New Year’s Weekend

Come to Christ Episcopal Church; be with us and rejoice as we prepare our hearts and lives for the One!  Come as the shepherds did on that most awesome of evenings, and celebrate the gift we receive in hearing the story and learning the Messiah’s name – Jesus, who is Lord and Savior.

The schedule of services for New Year’s weekend are printed below.  Let the Hope, Promise and Joy of this season be awakened in your life.  May God watch over you, your loved ones and friends and continue to richly bless you.

To those who are here every week; to those who are here from time to time; to those who have been away from us and to those who are new – no matter where you are in your spiritual journey, come be with us!

 

 

Sunday morning, December 31st
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:30am in New Brick

New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service in Old Brick
10:30pm – All are invited to join us for a service of gratitude, and to ask for God’s blessings as we walk into a new year.

Sunday, January 1, 2017 in Old Brick
10:00am – Service of Lessons and Carols, with Eucharist. All are invited to New Year’s Day worship. Old Brick holds a special meaning for many of us, and worshiping in this beautiful space which has been specially decorated to reflect the spirit of the season will be a fantastic celebration of the season. Please join us in worship as we begin the New Year.