January 24, 2021
Christ Church exists to show everyone God loves them unconditionally.
God's love.

There are three ways to give to the mission of Christ Church:
you can mail in your pledge, give online, or text GIVE to (850) 403-6673.

We experience God's love (Worship)

Sunday 10:30 AM service streamed on Facebook Live or YouTube 
Click here to listen to last week's sermon.
**An email is sent on Saturdays with links for Sunday worship and Christian Education.

In-Person services on Sunday at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
Click here to sign up (70 person max per service)
Click here for guidelines for protocols during COVID-19 (masks, etc.)

In-Person service on Wednesday at 12:00 PM (no sign up required)

We embrace God's love (Study/Formation)

January Christian Education Offering: Sing to the Lord – A Class on Hymnody
Led by Fr. Michael and Rev. Katie, Sundays at 9:30 AM on Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 856 8939 3841
Passcode: 831360

We extend the love of God (Outreach/Parishioner Support)

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
The next mobile food distribution is Friday, January 29. For full details or to sign up, please click here.

Readers and Greeters for In-person Services Needed
If you are interested in reading or serving as a greeter for either the 8:00 AM or 10:30 AM in-person services, please click here.

Bridging the Gap
Due to Hurricane Sally and the flooding of the Washburn Center, our neighbors without homes are in great need of toiletries, including bars of soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, disposable razors, hand sanitizer, wash clothes, socks, and hand cream. Also, with cold weather here we are collecting blankets. Please click here for more information on how to help.

Food Distribution Day
Friday, January 29

Annual Parish Meeting/
Vestry Elections
Sunday, January 31
The office is currently closed to foot traffic to limit in-person contact. The best way to contact the office is to email a staff member or leave a message at (850) 432-5115.

If you have a pastoral emergency, please call our pastoral care emergency line to speak directly with one of the priests: (850) 462-5137.
We had an amazing initial response to stewardship on Consecration Sunday. If you have not completed your pledge, you can do so here to submit your pledge online, or you may return your card by mail.

Thank you for your continued generosity to God through Christ Church!
Because many have asked, we are sharing the video of Father Michael's sermon from this past Sunday, "Remember Who You Are". It is the sequel to "Repairers of the Breach". Click here for the scriptures referenced in his sermon.
The five people below have been nominated by the Christ Church Nominating Committee.
Biographical information to follow soon.

Emily Cannington
Tony Chiarito
William Dickerson
Tom Owens
Ashley Prestwood
Sunday, January 31 ~ 2:00 PM via Zoom
Christ Church will hold its Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, January 31 at 2:00 PM. Because of our pandemic protocols, we will hold this meeting via Zoom (link to follow). At this meeting, we will recap 2020, look forward to 2021, present a budget, and elect new vestry members. The Nominating Committee will present its slate of nominees soon.
If you do not use Zoom, we are organizing a socially distant way to watch the meeting from the church. If you are interested, contact Kelly at the Parish Office, 850-432-5115.
Volunteers Needed!!
Friday, January 29
~ 9:00 AM ~
Allen Chapel AME Church
We have been serving around 200 families each food distribution. Our next food distribution day will be Friday, January 29, partnering with Allen Chapel AME Church and distributing food at 500 N. Guillemard StWe need volunteers to work a shift in the morning to either sort or distribute food. Volunteer duties range from directing traffic and filling out forms for families, to more labor-involved duties of sorting and distributing food. While it is outdoors and we take precautions like masks, please do not volunteer if you are at a high risk of infection or if you are not feeling well. Please email Honey Harris to volunteer.
Sundays ~ February 21, March 21 & April 18
4:00-5:30 PM (via Zoom)
Adult Confirmation is an opportunity to “confirm” your baptismal faith during the bishop’s visit on Sunday, April 25. It is also a way to take ownership in being a member of an Episcopal Church in general and Christ Church in particular. Classes will be held on Zoom from 4:00-5:30 PM on Sundays, February 21, March 21, and April 18. To sign up, please e-mail Kelly Heindl, Parish Secretary, at christchurchpns@aol.com. If you have any questions, e-mail Father Michael at Michael@christ-church.net.
The new quarterly Forward Day by Days have arrived. If you would like a copy mailed to you, please email Kelly Heindl and specify if you would like a regular size or large print edition. Forward Day by Day can also be found on the web here.
Sing to the Lord ~ A Class on Hymnody
led by Fr. Michael and Rev. Katie ~ Sundays, 9:30 AM on Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 856 8939 3841
Passcode: 831360
Sunday, January 24
This coming Sunday we will continue our stories of the beginning of Jesus’ ministry with the story of Jesus being tempted in the desert and the calling of his helpers taken from the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. This will provide an opportunity for us to talk about how we can be helpers for Jesus. Last Sunday, was super in every way! The story of John the Baptist and Jesus' baptism, with a lesson on how we baptize in our church using our Godly Play materials, led to a discussion of how we celebrate special events in our lives. And, of course, we had cake…certainly a way that we celebrate special events at Christ Church. Parents: Plans are underway for a special Valentine’s Day so please mark your calendars and plan to sign up your children. Please sign children up here (max 15 children).

For those who are with us on Zoom, Britton Lynn and Rudy will be with you to tell this story — these sessions begin at 9:30 AM. The meeting ID is 3205228708. Britton will let you in through the waiting room.
Jesus: Light of the World ~ Sundays, 9:00 AM
Soon after Jesus was born Mary and Joseph took him to the temple for dedication. While they were there, two prophets, Simeon and Anna, proclaimed that he was the Messiah who would bring salvation to the world (Luke 2:1-40). The times in which these people lived were as filled with confusion and danger as our time is. Our conversation this Sunday at 9:00 AM will focus on the prophesies of Simeon's and Anna's understanding of God's intervention in the world through Jesus. Dick Hooper and David Starling are the facilitators. Join the dialogue through the ZOOM link available in the Saturday announcements. Please click here for more information.
As a result of a generous donation from the Boney Family, we are grateful to announce the Sam and Marcia Boney Memorial Music Fund to support a number of different musical endeavors at Christ Church. Sam and Marcia were longtime supporters of the music ministries of Christ Church as well as supporters of music in the Pensacola community. While plans for the fund will be further developed by the rector, director of music ministries and chorister Cecil Carlton, donations and memorials in honor of Sam and Marcia may be made to Christ Church Parish designated for the Boney Memorial Music Fund.
Settle in where you are at this moment and make yourself quiet, light a candle if you like...and breathe. Compline can be done right where you are — it is typically done right before going to sleep. It can be done in your home, backyard, favorite outdoor space or church. You can be by yourself or with others. The Order of Compline we are using is found in the Book of Common Prayer on page 127. Deacon Rachel Iversen invites you to join her to find rest in this nightly service of Compline. The YouTube link can be found here.
Each week our worship service is enhanced with beautiful fresh flowers. The altar flowers are a memorial, a thanksgiving for an anniversary, a birthday, a new birth, or a thanksgiving for God's blessings. The donation is listed in the weekly bulletin. Forms to participate in this ministry are available here.
Christ Church is here for you. There are many ministries to love and support the people who are the church. We continue to support one another, especially during this pandemic. If you are interested in assisting with staying connected to our church family, please email Rev. Katie or call her at the Parish Office, 850-432-5115. It is easy to feel alone or disconnected right now, so reach out to one of the priests or someone at the church to say hello. Contact Rev. Katie if you or anyone you know has any needs. If you have a pastoral emergency, please call our pastoral care emergency line to speak directly with one of the priests: (850) 462-5137.
I. For Those in Need. Including the poor, the unemployed, the lonely, the hungry, the homeless, the abused, the sick and dying, and those who grieve. For those suffering in body, mind, or spirit—including Members: Scottie Ramsey, Laurie & Troy Battle, Craig Dosher, Allen Whitney Harris, Jr., Dave Tanner, the Yearty family, Bruce Melvin, Meg Melvin, Laura Wolfersperger, Dee Whisenhunt Family & Friends: Eddie Barnard, Charlotte McElroy, Burr Miller, John Johnson, Rob Wilmer, Kelly, Trisha Bothwell, Nicole Keating. 
II. For Those in the Armed Forces, especially — Erik Barton, Stewart Bova, Jared Burgess, Danica Roark Domokos, Sam Gaston, Robert Geiger, William Harper, Harry B. Harris, Benjamin Jensen, Joshua Justin, Art Lantigua, Hillary Leonard, Ben Mathis, Kathryn Martin, Sean McAbee, Julie McGill, Christopher Patterson, Kyle Roberson, Peter Shelton, Evan Valdyke, Wesley Valdyke; and all those who serve this nation in harm’s way.
III. For All who have Died. May their souls and the souls of all the departed rest in peace.
IV. In Thanksgiving. For those in our parish celebrating birthdays and anniversaries.

To submit a prayer request, email PrayerRequest@christ-church.net and let us know if this is for the public prayer list or for our confidential intercessory prayer list. You may also fill out the prayer request form online at our website (found on the Pastoral Care page under “Ministries”). All published prayer requests on this list also go on the confidential intercessory prayer list. Please note that names remain on the prayer list for 4 weeks and on our confidential intercessory prayer list until you ask to be removed. Please resubmit your request if you or a loved one needs to remain on the list. This helps keep our prayers current. Names in bold print indicate new additions to the prayer list.