The Herald
News and Events at Christ Episcopal Church - Somers Point, New Jersey
March 10, 2018
In This Issue
From our Rector
A Unique opportunity for our Parish ! 
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
This past Tuesday the New Jersey deputation for General Convention met at Diocesan House in preparation for its gathering in Austin TX, July 5-13. This General Convention will decide if we should revise the Book of Common Prayer.  Since elected as an Alternate Deputy, I will have the opportunity to represent our Diocese when called to and participate in discussions at Convention that will lead to the passage of resolutions, including Prayer Book revision.  This gives our parish a unique opportunity to have a voice heard through your rector!

We will have a parish meeting about General Convention 2018 and discussion about your thoughts on the Liturgy and possible changes that may take place with a new Prayer Book.  Here is a link about Prayer Book revision to be considered this year,  Our parish meeting will be held on Sunday, April 22, after the 10am Service in the Parish Hall.  After General Convention we will have a follow-up meeting in our parish hall with other deputies to present and inform our parish of what changes will be implemented and other important issues facing our Church addressed by the Convention. 

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Justin

Deputies representing our parish at Diocesan Convention in Cherry Hill, Marian Heacock and Patti Stocker with Father Justin, Friday March 2.

Holy Week Schedule

March 25, Palm Sunday, (5:30pm Sat. March 24 Vigil) 8am and 10am
March 28, Wednesday, Tenebrae (Service of Light), 6pm (church), followed by a light supper in parish hall.
March 29, Maundy Thursday, Mass of the Lord's Supper, Washing of Feet, Transfer of the Blessed Sacrament, 6pm, followed by the Agape Meal in parish hall. 
March 30, Stations of the Cross, 12noon (church); Mass of the Pre-Sanctified, Solemn Collects, Veneration of the Holy Cross, 3pm (church); Good Friday Evening Service, 7:30pm (Grace Lutheran Church)
March 31, Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil, 5:30pm
Events at a Glance


March Calendar


Holy Week Reading of the Passion


Lenten Prayer Devotion for the Week
A Collect of the Holy Cross (Book of Common Prayer, page 252)


Almighty God, whose blessed Son willingly endured the agony and shame of the cross for our redemption: Give us courage to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.




Stations of the Cross



HEAAT Training






Episcopal Church Women

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew

Food Bank

Sunday Coffee Hour!
Coffee Hour on Sunday after the 10am Eucharist is a meaningful experience for becoming better acquainted and a great opportunity to welcome those new attending Christ Church. Recently we have not been able to enjoy this gathering regularly as there has been no one setting it up. Therefor it would be greatly appreciated if individuals or groups of people would be kind enough to volunteer. There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall.

This Week's Services and Ministries


March 14, Wednesday, 10:30am, Mass (chapel); 1:30pm, Parish Knitters, @199 Pebble Beach Drive, Mays Landing, NJ; 6pm, Stations of the Cross (church); 6:30pm, Light Lenten Supper (Parish Hall); Brotherhood of St. Andrew 7pm, Parish Living Room.
March 17, Saturday, Guild of All Souls, 10am (chapel)
Prayer List

Healing prayers offered for :
Anna Livia, Jennifer,  Sarah , Adrian,  Elizabeth,  
Ruth Ann,  Rich,  Christine,  Ryan, Jaclyn , George , Donna,  Michelle ,  Tara,  Jeanette,  Harry,  Brittany,  Brandon , Loretta , Maryanna, Donna, Dave, Wally, Diane,  Tom , Laura,  Deede,
Raymond,  Charlie,  Karen,  Jill, Edward, Beth, Martin, May, Leigh, Bobby, Lee, MaryAnn,  Jessica, Mike, Father Julian, Mark, Ave Maria, Heather, Ralph 
Prayers for the Homebound are offered for Helen, Dorothy, Jean, Elsie, Irene, Lucy,  Sally
Prayers for all those in the Armed Forces and especially our parish family : 
Anthony, Glenn, Evelyn, Charles, Dominick, Morgan, Nicholas,  Jessica, & Jesse. 
This Week's Readings


Moments At Christ Church


Christ Church, Somers Point, NJ | | | 157 Shore Road
PO Box 97
Somers Point, NJ 08244