November 22, 2020
OUR PARISH MISSION
Christ Church exists to show everyone God loves them unconditionally.
We do that by EXPERIENCING, EMBRACING, AND EXTENDING
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)

The Bible Project
Join Zoom Meeting ~ Sundays, 9:30 AM
(no passcode)

Join us this fall with an interactive journey to connect us with fellow parishioners and dig deeper into God’s Word. We will be using Bible Project to lead us in our study. As the people of Christ Church, we will read the entire New Testament over the course of two fall semesters. Click here for the readings and links.
There are three ways to engage:
1. Small group discussion on Sundays at 9:30 AM. We will begin in a Zoom format where we watch a short video on the Bible book being covered for the week then break out into small groups to discuss two questions.
2. Disciple track – read highlights of the Bible book covered on Sunday each day.
3. Scholar track – read the entire Bible book covered on Sunday over the course of the week.

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

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
We have several exciting volunteer opportunities coming up around the holidays! The next mobile food distributions are this Thursday, November 19, Friday, December 4, and Saturday, December 19. We will also be partnering with Montclair Elementary for their holiday class parties and an Angel Tree in December. For full details or to sign up, please click here.

Epps Christian Center Thanksgiving Meal
Since we are not able to host our traditional Thanksgiving Dinner in the Parish Hall this year, we are supporting our friends and neighbors at Epps Christian Center for their Thanksgiving meal on Saturday, November 21. If you are able to donate cakes or pies, please contact Pastor Sylvia at (850)572-5761 or drop by 2202 N. Pace Blvd by Friday, November 20.

Readers and Greeters for In-person Services Needed
If you are interested in reading or serving as a greeter for either the 8:00AM or 10:30AM 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. Please click here for more information on how to donate and help make toiletry bags.
HAPPENINGS
UPCOMING EVENTS

Food Distribution Day
Thursday, November 19

Fall "Bag it For Manna" Collection
Friday, November 20

Community Ecumenical
Thanksgiving Service
Sunday, November 22
PLEASE NOTE...
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.
FR. WALT TO RETIRE IN JANUARY
Fr. Walt will retire from active ministry in early January 2021. Of course, he and Becky will remain parishioners here at Christ Church. Fr. Walt's last Sunday will be January 10th.
CONSECRATION SUNDAY UPDATE
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!
Volunteers Needed!!
FOOD DISTRIBUTION DAY
Thursday, November 19 ~ 9:00 AM
Allen Chapel AME Church
We have been serving around 200 families each food distribution. Our next food distribution day will be Thursday, November 19, 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.
FALL "BAG IT FOR MANNA" COLLECTION
**Donations due by Thursday, November 19**
We are collecting nourishing non-perishable food items for Manna Food Pantries. Please drop off your contributions at the church by Thursday, November 19. Due to COVID-19, we are not distributing decorated grocery bags as in years past. Thank you for your contributions!

Manna’s most-needed items are:
Chicken and Tuna (cans no larger than 16 oz. and pouches)
Microwaveable Dinners (e.g. Hormel Compleats)
Canned Fruit in 100% Juice (not larger than 32 oz. cans)
Canned Mixed Vegetables (not larger than 32 oz. cans)
Oatmeal (boxes of single-serve packets)
Peanut Butter (1 lb. jars and individual cups)
Canned Beans
COMMUNITY ECUMENICAL THANKSGIVING SERVICE
Sunday, November 22 ~ 5:00 PM ~ streamed online
This Sunday at 5:00 PM, we will stream a thanksgiving service together with six other historic downtown congregations — First Baptist, Temple Beth El, First Methodist, Allen Chapel AME, First Presbyterian, St. Michael’s Catholic, and Christ Church. This service has happened in some form for at least 80 years. Father Michael will preach this year, and clergy from all the congregations are participating. We will send the link for the service later this week by email and on social media.
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY CHAPEL
Sunday, November 22
This coming Sunday “God to the Rescue” from the Old Testament book of Exodus 3-13 is the story we will read. The story is longer than most of the ones we have explored thus far. However, it will be intriguing to the children as Moses hears the voice of God coming from a burning bush! Last Sunday’s story of Joseph and his brothers led to a good discussion of forgiveness. When asked "What can you do to seek forgiveness from a friend if you have done something to hurt them?", the answers were very insightful and ranged from a simple apology to the sweetest – “Just give your friend a hug.”

Advent is approaching and we have some special Sundays planned, so sign up early! Please join us either in-church or as a Zoomer. Parents, please sign children up here (max 12 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.

Reminder to parents: Please bring your children directly to the Parish Hall prior to the 10:30 church service. You will enter from the courtyard and breezeway and sign your children in at the Parish Hall door. You and your children will need to wear a mask and remember the guidelines for social distancing.
ADULT CHRISTIAN FORMATION OFFERING:
Sacred Ground Dialogue ~ Sundays, 9:15 AM
A Zoom connection is our means of conversing from 9:15-10:00 AM on Sundays and is facilitated by Dick Hooper and David Starling. Join the dialogue through the ZOOM link available in the Saturday announcements. Please click here for more information.
EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY (EfM) UGLY SWEATER PARTY
Tuesday, December 8 ~ 6:00 PM (via Zoom)
Join Zoom Meeting
Time: December 8, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 857 3417 4537
Passcode: 197760

Help us celebrate the holidays! Join us for an evening of worship and games. There will be a prize for the ugliest sweater or hat. Invite your friends! We are happy to answer questions about the EfM program. Our upcoming year is starting January 5 with registration in December. For additional information, contact Pam Tanner.

To follow along with our worship, the link for An Order for Compline is 
EPISCOPAL YOUTH COMMUNITY NEWS
Here’s the ZOOM link: https://densem.zoom.us/j/3205228708
Britton will let people in from the waiting room.
Click here to sponsor a senior!
PRAYERS FOR OUR PARISH FAMILY
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: Danny Deaton, Laura Wolfersperger, Phyllis Kreiner, Dee Whisenhunt Family & Friends: Rob Wilmer, Tracy Jennings, Bess Jensen, Susan Traynor, Hal Williams, Chuck Stanhope, Kelly, Trisha Bothwell, Nicole Keating, Pam Moreno. 
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—Jim Stitt—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.
TRANSITIONS

We welcome into God's family through the Sacrament of Baptism
Alice Claire Grimm, 8 November, 2020;
and Roark Vandoland Domokos, 15 November, 2020.

We celebrate the marriage of
Susan Adair Woolf and John Wallace Carrell, 14 November, 2020.

The sympathy of the parish is extended to the families of
Sally Booker Currie who died on 1 November, 2020;
and The Rev. Samuel Ashford Boney who died on 9 November, 2020.