WORSHIP
Saturday at 5:00 PM
Sunday at 9:00 & 10:45 AM

Our annual giving theme, “All Hearts Open,” is based on the Collect for Purity, which begins  “Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid …” . This ministry invites people deeply into this rich prayer and into how our hearts are open to God, to ourselves, and to others.

As we open our hearts, we hear God’s voice from faithful and talented voices throughout the Episcopal Church, including some special guest preachers.

  • Sunday, October 8, The Rev. Michael Compton, Ph.D, licensed preacher
  • Sunday, October 15, The Rev. Canon Pat Wingo, Canon to the Ordinary (Bishop), Diocese of Virginia
  • Sunday, October 22, The Rev. Shirley Smith Graham, Rector
Blessing of the Animals & Pet Food Drive
All creatures, great or small, are invited to our annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 PM. Rev. Shirley will offer a blessing over your pets as we gather together on the lawn at CCE. If it's raining, feel free to drive through for a quick blessing near the sidewalk. Our pet-loving rector will be there, umbrella in hand!
 
If you can, please bring donations of dry pet food (each bag 5lbs bag or less) to benefit the FeedMore Food Bank. Meals on Wheels volunteers will take the dry pet food to recipients who often face the tough choice of feeding themselves or their furry companions. Your donations and FeedMore’s support mean they all can be fed!
 
If you lost a pet this year, we are sad for your loss. We invite you to come and take part in a special prayer of remembrance and time with friends.
Service Saturday for All Ages
Looking for an opportunity to get your family involved in helping our community? Come and join us for a morning of service on Saturday, October 14 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Redd Elementary School as we join forces with ' Building a Better RPS .' We'll spend our time doing minor landscaping (mulching, clearing debris, trimming hedges, weeding), painting and sealing outside classroom furniture, and repainting the U.S. map on the playground.

Part of the mission of Redd Elementary is to cultivate the whole child to become a good steward through strong community partnerships. Come, help take care of our community and make a difference in the lives of children.
 
To register, log in to Realm , click Events, and find "October 14." Not in Realm yet? Click here.
Your Path Matters: A Retreat for Women
All are invited to a fun and refreshing time together with women in all stages of life. Retreat leader Robin Hurst uses God’s word to bring the material to life and make it relevant to you. There will be time to breathe and discover new and beautiful things about YOU. You will learn how to choose a more balanced, authentic, and joy-filled life.

  • Shalom House in Montpelier
  • Friday, Nov. 3, 5-9 PM & Saturday, Nov. 4 (8 AM - 3 PM)
  • $132 (double occupancy room + meals)
  • $97 (commute + meals)
  • Full and partial scholarships available by contacting Rev. Robin Teasley.
  • Register by October 19. In Realm, click Events and find Nov. 3. To register by phone, have payment info ready and call the church office.
The Christmas Pageant is open to everyone!
All children and youth (and adult volunteers!) are invited to join us on a delightful journey to the manger this Advent season. This fun musical pageant tells the Christmas Story from the unique perspective of the camels who traveled to see the baby Jesus.

Auditions for solos and speaking parts will be on October 14 and 15 (choose one) and rehearsals start Wednesday, October 18.  If your child is interested in participating, please click EVENTS in  Realm  and scroll down to October 18 to "Register for Pageant Rehearsals."   Questions? Please  contact  Laura McNally.
Help us remember your saints on November 5
In worship on November 5 we will celebrate the Feast of All Saints , remembering our loved ones who joined the great cloud of witnesses this past year. If you have lost a loved once since last All Saints' Day, you are especially invited to attend and to have persons included in the prayers by sending their names by October 30 to p.shealy@christchurchrichmond.com . Please come as we join in the Communion of Saints to worship on this major feast day in the Church.
Formation for All Ages
Sunday School • Education Building • 9 AM every Sunday • For children age 3- 5th grade.

Youth Group • Garage • Every Sunday night • Mid-Highs only 5:00-5:45 PM • All Ages Youth Worship 5:50-6:35 PM • Sr. High only from 6:45-7:30 PM • Invite friends! • More info.

Episcopal Church Women Fall Meeting • "Evangelism Today" • Hosted at CCE • Thursday, October 12, 9 AM-3 PM • More info.
Give Back: Donations Needed
Donate Medicine For Haiti • A group of Richmond medical professionals need help with their upcoming clinic in Haiti • bring donations of omezparole and iron supplements to the milling area Oct 21-29.

Donate Pet Food for Meals on Wheels • Bring your bags (5 lbs or less) to the Blessing of the Animals at 3 PM this Sunday, October 4

Donate Shoes to Sophie's House • Bring your used shoes to Sophie House and they will turn them into funds for their mission • 4771 Shady Grove Rd.
YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME
Our little friends at the CCE Preschool were busy finger-painting a mural in Mrs. Rajappa and Mrs. Bixler's 3-year old class.

Looking good, CCE!
Woohoo, 277 of you have created a Realm account. Thank you! Realm is a great place to sign up for service opportunities, join groups, get news, and contact others. To allow your church friends to get in touch with you, we suggest you set your privacy settings so that others can view your contact info. Keep in mind -- this info is password-protected and can only be seen by CCE folks after they have logged in.

While you are at it, upload a favorite pic of yourself as your profile image ! This will help fulfill our goal of radical hospitality as it helps others put a name to a face.
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