December 27, 2020
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 for guidelines for protocols during COVID-19 (masks, etc.)

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

***Please note there will be no in-person services
on Sunday, December 27; Wednesday, December 30; or Sunday, January 3.

We embrace God's love (Study/Formation)

New 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

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

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Food distribution dates have not yet been determined for January but will be announced soon. 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.

Christmas Services
Thursday, December 24
Friday, December 25

Gulf Breeze Eucharist
Sunday, January 17

Annual Parish Meeting/Vestry Elections
Sunday, January 31
Please note that the Chronicle will not be published
the week of December 28 —
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!

Thursday, December 24
Christmas Eve In-Person Services
2:00 — Traditional Service
4:00 PM — Children & Family Service*
6:00 PM — Traditional Service
8:00 PM — Traditional Service
10:30 PM — The Midnight Mass of Christmas*
*Also livestreamed
Friday, December 25 ~ Christmas Day
10:30 AM — Traditional Christmas Day In-Person Service

**Sign up for Christmas services here**

(NOTE: Signup is required to attend services)

Please note there will be no in-person services
on Sunday, December 27; Wednesday, December 30; or Sunday, January 3.

The Parish Office will be closed
Thursday, December 24 through Friday, January 1.
Peace and Grace to you during this Advent Season. This Order of Compline is brought to you from Christ Church Pensacola. 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 during this season of Advent to find rest in this nightly service of Compline. The YouTube link can be found here.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and donated to help with the Montclair class parties and Angel Tree this year! We were able to sponsor 50 student angels and the entire Montclair staff because of your generosity, and the children had a wonderful time celebrating the holidays in class. Thank you all for sharing the spirit of Christmas and making their holidays so special!
Sunday, January 17 ~ 5:00 PM ~ at the Jerrems'
We will be having an outdoor Eucharist service, hosted by Mia & Warren Jerrems, for our families across the bridge in Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach on Sunday, January 17 at 5:00 PM with a conversation to follow. Please contact Rev. Katie for questions or more information.
Jesus: Light of the World ~ Sundays, 9:00 AM
The study of Amy-Jill Levine's Advent study, Light of the Worldwill continue on Sundays, December 27 and January 3 at 9:00 AM by Zoom. This week's study will center on the birth of John the Baptist and for the first Sunday of 2021, Mary, the mother of Jesus, will be the topic. Professor Levine offers a very insightful look at the good news Luke was trying to convey to those who first heard his gospel and for us today who long for some good news in the present turbulent world. Dick Hooper and David Starling are facilitating. Join the dialogue through the ZOOM link available in the Saturday announcements. Please click here for more information.
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: Craig Dosher, Allen Whitney Harris, Jr., Dave Tanner, the Yearty family, Bruce Melvin, Meg Melvin, Laura Wolfersperger, Dee Whisenhunt Family & Friends: John Johnson, Rob Wilmer, 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 and anniversaries.

To submit a prayer request, email 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.