Weekly news & announcements
March 3, 2022
Wednesday Prayers in Lent Beginning March 9
Join us Wednesday on Zoom at 8:30am and 8:30pm beginning March 9 for Wednesday Prayers in Lent.

8:30am Morning Prayer from The Book of Common Prayer on Zoom
8:30pm Night Prayer from The New Zealand Prayer Book on Zoom

Service bulletins to come.
Lent-to-Go Kits Available
Pick up your Lent-to-Go kit from the table near the Rosemary Street entrance in Upper Parish Hall. The kits
contain a variety of items to help us observe Lent at home: activities, ashes, prayers, nature items, battery-operated tea-light, mini rug.

Thank you to Marcia Mather for putting the kits together!
New "Circles of Caring" Initiative is Beginning!
Please answer your phones and check those emails! A team of parishioners will reach out to every household in the parish during Lent to check in and say hello. We are excited to connect more deeply with our fellow parishioners, strengthen friendships, and help every household at Christ Church know they are being thought of and prayed for during this time. It is one of the ways we can love our neighbor, as Jesus teaches. We can’t wait to connect with you.
Trivia Night is BACK on Sunday, March 20 at 5:30pm
Back by popular demand! Calling parishioners of all ages! Live out your Jeopardy fantasies and compete against friends at trivia next Sunday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. The event will be hosted again by Mike Wade of Trivia Throwdown (featured in the NYT). Join us for an evening of fun! Sign up here. Questions tailored to our interests.
Kids' Costumes: Repairs Needed!
This year we may be using some of our annual Christmas Pageant costumes for some Holy Week activities. This reminded me that a few costumes could use some relatively minor mending. What is a tiger without a tail? If you have the time and talent please email Nancy Sterling.

Also, most of the costumes have been in use for decades. If anyone has any animal or angel costumes that your kids have grown out of, or anything that would be useful for kings or shepherds, all donations would be gratefully accepted. Please reach out via the above email. Thanks- Nancy Sterling and the Pageant Committee.
Art Reception on Sunday, March 13
Save the date for the Community Art Gallery's current exhibit Art Reception on Sunday, March 13 immediately following service. Visit our website to read her artist statement and for a sneak peek.

Susan is donating 20% of the purchase price of any art work sold form this exhibit to Christ Episcopal Church in honor of Pam Goody, the long-time Director of Music, now retired.
Solar Panel Update
The solar system continues to generate savings for the Church and carbon-free energy for our power needs. The system generated about 3,769 KwH of electricity last month and has saved the Church about $442 so far this year. Click here to view past updates.
Upcoming Staff Vacations
3/7 – 3/18: Charles Raines, Music Director
3/10 – 3/17: Woody Hughes, Facilities Manager and Liz Marson, Assisting Sexton
3/14 – 3/27: Nick Morris-Kliment, Rector
Guest Presiders while Nick is on Vacation
Sunday, March 20: TBA
Sunday, March 27: The Rev. Dr. Karen Coleman

Guest Organist while Charles is away
Sunday, March 13: Laura Hargrove
Beyond the Parish
Practicing Truth: Lenten Preaching Series at our Cathedral on Thursdays at 12:15 through Lent

This year’s Lenten Preaching Series at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston—“Practicing Truth”—will run alongside the Lenten study series offered by the Racial Justice Commission. This year’s preachers will draw on Scripture and their lived experience to stir us to a deeper practice of truth and prepare us for Easter joy. Join one another at the cathedral at 12:15 p.m. on Thursdays in Lent, starting March 3, to hear the sermon in person and stay for a light lunch and conversation with the preacher, or join by livestream through the cathedral’s website.
"Period. End of Sentence." A Conversation with Anita Diamant, bestselling author of The Red Tent. This Sunday March 6 2-3:30pm

Join the Friends of the Needham Public Library for a far-ranging discussion with Anita Diamant, author of Period. End of Sentence., a book that explores menstruation, from the toxic historic and religious roots of period taboos to today’s young activists who are challenging the shame that can erode self-esteem. Diamant’s latest book was inspired by The Pad Project’s 2019 Oscar-winning, short documentary, “Period. End of Sentence.” The film tells the story of women who band together to produce low-cost sanitary pads in a poor village in India, where menstrual hygiene supplies had been virtually unavailable. Diamant is the bestselling author of the novels The Red Tent, The Boston Girl, Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, and Day After Night, and the collection of essays, Pitching My Tent. An award-winning journalist whose work appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, Parenting and many others, she is the author of six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life. She lives in Brookline. The program is free to all and all are welcome. Please register at www.tiny.cc/anitadiamant. You will receive a Zoom link two days before and a reminder on the day of the presentation. Registration closes at noon March 6. 
If you or someone in your family is in the hospital or in need of pastoral care, please call the church office so that our clergy or the Pastoral Response Ministry team may be notified and tend to the need.
The office number is (781) 444-1469, and you can reach Nick at ext. 113.