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Remember to Change your Clocks
or risk being early to church, oh no!
This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of All Saints & Holy Baptism
10:00am service, we will baptize two amazing little boys:
Padraig Crimmins, younger brother of Fionn and Deaglan, and son of Casey and Conor Crimmins, and Theodore "Teddy" Vasiliadis, younger brother of Costas, and son of Anne and Mike Vasiliadis. Come welcome them into the community of Christ Church and the household of God!
At all the services, we will honor our departed loved ones.
When you come in, there will be cards available at the back of the church. Take a card or cards and write their names on it. Then hang them up in the sanctuary - so that we will be surrounded by some of the beloved communion of saints.
Stay for coffee, refreshments and forum with parishioner Marco Beltran
after the 10:00am service. Dr. Beltran will tell us about his extraordinary life story and his work with children and families at the National Office of Head Start.
Thank you to the Chaponda family!
(Taz, Armelia, Limbani, Yamicani and Mwai) for their wonderful presentation last week about their experiences in Malawi not only with their family but also helping address the basic needs of children and youth. We look forward to hearing updates about the computer technology center and others efforts.
Next All Parish Dinner This Wednesday!
Novermber 7, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for dinner in the Parish Hall. We: provide delicious food. You: just show up. Gather up your fellow parishioners, friends and family and come for food, conversation and fun. Children of all ages are invited to bring their favorite card game or board game to play. To help with planning, if you think you might come, email Children's Minister
firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be the regular Wed service of Holy Communion at 6:30pm and enough time to dine after!
Transforming Generosity: Stewardship 2019
Thank you to all who have already pledged their support for 2019!
We are 1/3 of our way to our goal - with three weeks to go. Your contribution is truly essential to our ministry and every gift matters. Don't wait until Jesus calls you to get your pledge in.
At 10am: We are celebrating All Saints at Chapel today and are excited to join the congregation in the Sanctuary for two baptisms!
Chapel in the Undercroft (ages 3 through Gr. 5): Barbara Ferry will lead us in a
caterpillar-to-butterfly craft as we share ideas about new life in Christ through
Baptism. We will hear the Beatitudes and wonder how the blessings offered
transform each of us.
Following the 10am service:
Godly Play (PreK and K): Children will have a choice of stations for exploring the life of a particular saint through storyand art and for making a Beatitude Poster.
Living the Good News(Gr. 1-3): Children will have a choice of stations for exploring the life of a particular saint through storyand art and for making a Beatitude Poster.
Living the Good News (Gr. 4-5): Liz Quinn will lead our older students in exploring the Gospel reading and learning some Saintly Fun Facts.
Middle and high school youth are invited to join Madi and Kitty in the loft for youth group today. We continue our study of superheroes with Madi's personal favorite - Captain America!
Bible Study Cancelled This Sunday
Well, not all bible study. Just the gathering on Sundays at 4pm. It's on hiatus this Sunday, Nov 4, but will resume at its normal time next week.
~ ~ ~ Looking Ahead ~ ~ ~
Thanksgiving Dinner for
Arcola Elementary Families!
Thank you to everyone who is supporting a family this year! Your help is very much appreciated!
For those of you still thinking about helping, simply select a family 'critter' from the display - there are a few left - and donate the items on the list for that family. Bring the food to church, and put it in the last classroom on the upstairs hallway near the Choir Room.
All donations must be at CC by Sunday, Nov 18th in order to have them ready for pickup on the 19th. A $25 Safeway or Giant gift card will be given to each family so they may purchase the meat/specialty foods of their choice. Thank you for caring and sharing - Virginia Sheard, Outreach Com. 301-949-3372 or email@example.com
Guest Preacher on November 18 at 10am
On November 18th, Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, Lead Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope Project at Goddard Space Flight Center and Director of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics & Religion at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will be our preacher at the 10am service and forum leader.