Weekly news & announcements
October 7, 2021
Welcoming The Rev. Canon Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa as Guest Preacher and Presider This Sunday
We are honored to welcome The Rev. Canon Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa, Th.D., Canon for Immigration & Multicultural Ministries, as the guest preacher and presider for worship on Sunday, October 10. Please note that there is only one service on 10/10 at 10 a.m. We will not hold the 8:15 a.m.
Ntagengwa spent his early years in Rwanda, where much of his extended family still lives. He holds a certificate in accounting and economics from the Ecole d’Economie et de Commerce de Janja, in Ruhengeri, Rwanda, and a Bachelor of Divinity degree from St. Paul’s United Theological College in Limuru, Kenya. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Anglican diocese of Embu, Kenya. Read the rest of his bio here.
Directions for New End to 10 a.m. Worship Service
The Crucifer leads the Celebrant down the center aisle as the postlude begins. The choir remains in place to listen to the postlude until our worship concludes. The congregation is invited to do the same.
Welcoming a Baroque Ensemble to Worship This Sunday
This Sunday, October 10 at the 10 a.m. service, we welcome the Baroque instrument trio, “AnciaCorde.” In place of organ music, the trio will join Charles for the prelude, the anthem, music during communion, and the postlude. Handel’s beautiful trio sonata in E-flat will highlight the talents of oboist, Alison Gangler; violinist, Lisa Brooke; and cellist, Rebecca Shaw.
Out of office written on a card at the desk
Office Closed on Monday, October 11
The office is closed this Monday, October 11 in honor of Columbus and Indigenous People Day.
Upcoming Memorial Services
Thursday, October 14 at 11 a.m. - Harding M. Ounanian (Harding Jr.'s father)
Saturday, October 16 at 11 a.m. - Elizabeth Brooks Dennett
SAVE THE DATE: 10/24 for our Organ Dedication
Save the date of Sunday, October 20 for our Organ Dedication at the 10 a.m. worship.

Please note there will only be one service at 10 a.m. that Sunday. We will not have the 8:15 a.m. service.
Hand Warmer Drive Starts This Sunday
Christ Church is raising funds for hand warmers for the homeless community we serve at the MANNA Program at the Cathedral in Boston. A little money goes a long way. Make checks out to Christ Church note MANNA Hand Warmer Drive on the memo line, then send to 1132 Highland Ave. If you prefer to donate cash, please bring to the office in envelope marked MANNA Hand Warmer Drive. Thank you!
The Knitting Ministry Continues to Meet Monthly
The Knitting Ministry met this past Monday to knit prayer shawls and winter hats for the MANNA Community. The Knitting Ministry meets the first Monday of the month at 10 a.m. Please email Bea if you are interested in joining.
All of us at St. Stephen's Youth Programs are SO GRATEFUL for our partnership during B-SAFE 2021. The opportunity to be together for hands-on learning, in-person meals, and super-fun full-day field trips was a joy and a blessing. THANK YOU! Click on the video to watch B-SAFE rock stars reciting Amanda Gorman's poem "The Hill We Climb", please take a look (or watch again!).
Join Choir! Email Pam to learn more.
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Coffee Hour Hosts Needed! Email Debby to host a coffee hour.
Help run worship. Sign up here.
Blessing of the Animals
Thanks to all humans and animals who came to the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday. All God’s creatures enjoying one another as God intends!
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Beyond the Parish
The Common Cathedral Celebrates 25 years
Join the Common Cathedral to celebrate 25 years of ministry this Sunday 10/10 starting at 12:30. Register and learn more here.
Indigenous Peoples' Day Service
Join an online service for the diocesan community for Indigenous Peoples' Day, Monday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Registration required.
During the service, there will be a break to enjoy indigenous food. Click here for recipes shared by The Rt. Rev Carol Gallagher.

The service will be followed by an online screen of "Dawnland" and "Dear Georgina" with live Q&A with the filmmakers. Learn more and register here.
Your faithful giving supports our mission and serves Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves. Give online.
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.