This Week at Christ Church
Sunday, October 8, 2017

FORUM: The youth will be reflecting on their mission trip to Rutland, Vermont. After the
service, please join us in the undercroft for a slide show and Q&A session about the trip.
Sunday School Children Follow the First Cross : Teachers and students attending Sunday School classes are invited to process out with Miss Ann just as the Closing Hymn begins. We follow the "first" cross and bring each age-group to their respective classrooms. Parents are always welcome to join us! If your child does not wish to process out with Miss Ann, please bring your child to their classroom. Godly Play and Grades 1-3 meet on the Lower Level and Grades 4 and 5 meet on the main level.
Women's Fellowship Tea Postponed until a later date. Please keep an eye out for an e-mail or the announcements for a future date - we want to see the youth presentation this Sunday!
NOTE: The Women's Fellowship will not meet at the Limerick Pub after the 10 am service on Sunday, October 15 as previously reported in the newsletter. 

What's Happening this Week

Youth Group Hay Ride The first youth event of the year will be a hayride and bonfire at Butler's Orchard! Join us for s'mores, games of frisbee, and lots of fall fun. We'll meet at the church at 5:30 pm on October 13th - email Madi ( if you're interested in going!
Please join Christ Church friends and family for an exciting, fun Evening of Kenyan Culture , Saturday, October 14 from 6 to 9:30 pm. Tickets cost $10 per person $25 per family and include a delicious dinner of Kenyan delicacies, music, dancing and children's activities. In addition, you will have a chance to shop at a boutique of handmade Kenyan crafts.  All proceeds from the evening benefit programs at Nyumbani Village, community providing comprehensive care and homes for orphans and elders affected by HIV/AIDS.
So that we know how much food to prepare, please reserve your tickets by visiting [] then paying at the door.  While we will make a few extra dinners, if you don't reserve a ticket in advance, we can't promise you a meal.
If you can't come to the dinner and would like to support Nyumbani, please consider buying a $10 raffle ticket for a chance to win the big stuffed giraffe or a $5 ticket for a chance to win the kanga (scarf) she's wearing at church on Sunday.

For Your Information

Wanted : several people who might be willing to drive a fellow parishioner to church once a month. Let me know if this ministry (uber volunteer!) might be possible for you. Thank you!
Parish Life: Please help feed our fellowship after the 10am service by volunteering to host coffee hour on Oct 15, 22 or October 29th.  Also looking for a coffee hour coordinator for November-December. Contact: Gail T Marks
Come sing with us! Each month, from September through Easter, our choir holds what we call a "Third Thursday" evening rehearsal from 7:30 until 9:15 to prepare for special Christmas and Easter music (in addition to our regular Wednesday evening rehearsals).  We would very much welcome additional singers for these special feasts of the church year, and hope that, if you (or friends, family members, neighbors, work associates,  etc.) are at all interested in singing, and can be with us for Christmas Eve and/or Easter Sunday, that you will consider joining with our choir to sing in these special rehearsals.  We have some extra copies of music and choir folders with your name on them!  As Madame Rosina Lhevinne once said, "We who are in the field of music have a special responsibility in the quest for humanity.  Music is the one language which can transcend those boundaries by which people continue to divide themselves." Come join us!

We raise to God those who are on our hearts and in need of prayer.

From Christ Church
Gerry McKiernan
Lin McKiernan
David Robbins
Chlaila Haynie
Eddie Daniels
Andrew Lee
Henry Rutsch
Barbara Pierson
Madge Darneille
Betsy Robbins
Greg and Ann Gagarin
Calvin Smith
Nancy Maxwell
D.J. Kanapa
Thomas Quinn
Virginia Sheard
Bob Mand
Armelia Chaponda
Liz McLeod
Friends and Family of our Community
Karen Sechrist (friend of Virginia Sheard)
Sister Mary Joan (friend of Leslie Everheart)
Bob Lehrman (brother of Lin McKiernan)
Helen Wheeler (mother of Nancy Gagne)
Naneita Smith (daughter of Calvin Smith)
Oong Choi (father of Deb Bartlett)
Miranda Kramer (friend of Virginia Blackman)
Reverend Sylvia Ball (cousin of Cynthia Mitchell)
James Casey (father of Mari Casey)
Erika Auchterlonie (daughter of Brenda Rupli)
Chris McCann (cousin of Katie Wallace)
Richard Duchelle (father of Kate Duchelle)
Madalyn Hoffeditz (Steve Hoffeditz's Mother)
Eleanor McIntire (Steve Hoffeditz's Aunt &
         a friend of our choir members)
Olga Nemo (mother of Ramzi Nemo)
For Angeles Lara's family in Mexico
Nora Wasserman (daughter in law of Nancy Ody)
Cheryl Robinson (sister of Tom Lucas)
Elizabet Hardwick  (friend of Helen Urquhart)
For all who mourn
For all victims in Las Vegas
We remember those serving our country
Steven Holbrooke
Dallas Sheard
Alex Cox
Andrew Coe
Caleb Daisley
For those celebrating birthdays this week,
a heartfelt Happy Birthday!
Corry Hoffeditz 10/08
Carl Falkenstein 10/09
Lisa Albright 10/13
Hannah Haskell 10/13
Susanne Mitchell 10/13
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
Regional Assemblies and regional conveners
of the Diocese
Pray for all Native Americans
and Native American congregations.
Pray for all victims of terrorism, war, and violence and for those who foster and perpetuate such acts
Anglican Cycle of Prayer
Diocese of St. Albans
Church of England
For the World
For all victims of gun violence, all people recovering from Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey; the earthquakes in Mexico, Chechnya, South Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and people suffering everywhere. For an end to famine and violence.
Flowers on the Altar are given to the Glory of God in loving memory of Jim Aylor, by Jane Aylor.
The Sanctuary Candle burns to the glory of God.
Please notify Kurt Ellison in the office at with updates to this list.

The Readings for the Week of
October 8th
XVII Sunday after Pentecost

1 Samuel 3:1-20
Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. 
Then the Lord called, "Samuel! Samuel!" and he said, "Here I am!"and ran to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you called me." But he said, "I did not call; lie down again." So he went and lay down. The Lord called again, "Samuel!" Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you called me." But he said, "I did not call, my son; lie down again." 
Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you called me." Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, "Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, 'Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.'" So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, "Samuel! Samuel!" And Samuel said, "Speak, for your servant is listening." Then the Lord said to Samuel, "See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone who hears of it tingle. On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. For I have told him that I am about to punish his house forever, for the iniquity that he knew, because his sons were blaspheming God, and he did not restrain them. Therefore I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be expiated by sacrifice or offering forever." 
Samuel lay there until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord. Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. But Eli called Samuel and said, "Samuel, my son." He said, "Here I am." Eli said, "What was it that he told you? Do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and more also, if you hide anything from me of all that he told you." So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. Then he said, "It is the Lord; let him do what seems good to him."
As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a trustworthy prophet of the Lord. 
Psalm 146: 5-9
5 Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
   whose hope is in the Lord their God,  
6 who made heaven and earth,
   the sea, and all that is in them;
   who keeps faith for ever;  
7   who executes justice for the oppressed;
     who gives food to the hungry.
    The Lord sets the prisoners free;  
8   the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
    The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
     the Lord loves the righteous.  
9 The Lord watches over the strangers;
   upholds the orphan and the widow,
   but the way of the wicked the Lord brings to ruin.
Philippians 2:1-13
If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death- even death on a cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God.
Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for God's good pleasure.
Mark 1:16-20
As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea-for they were fishermen.  And Jesus said to them, "Follow me and I will make you fish for people." And immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.
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