March 7, 2021
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 (85 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 Minor Sacraments ~ Sundays, 9:30 AM: Zoom
Join Fr. Michael and Rev. Katie on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM on Zoom for a class that explores the Minor Sacraments of the Church. Each week we will look at a different Sacrament (Confirmation, Holy Matrimony, Reconciliation of a Penitent, Unction, and Ordination) and have a time of discussion.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 842 9582 4079
Passcode: 773934

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

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
The next mobile food distribution is Saturday, March 27. For full details or to sign up, please click here.

Gardeners Needed
Montclair Elementary could use our help in cleaning out and sprucing up their front flower beds for spring. If you are interested and have availability during the week of March 15th, please email Honey Harris to coordinate.

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.
HAPPENINGS
UPCOMING EVENTS

"Rise Up"
Wednesday, March 3 (via Zoom)

EPIC Book Club
Wednesday, March 3 (via Zoom)

Food Distribution Day
Saturday, March 27
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.
HOLY WEEK & EASTER SCHEDULE
Please be on the lookout for an email later this week with Holy Week & Easter service information.
LENTEN DEVOTIONAL BOOKLET
Our Lenten devotional booklet may be found here; it is also available via the Christ Church website.
RISE UP!
Wednesdays during Lent ~ 7:00 PM, via Zoom
Shake yourself from the dust, rise up – Isaiah 52:2a
As part of our Lenten devotions, we will have a series of speakers answer the question “What did you learn in 2020 that you want to carry into the future?” The series will be on Zoom at 7:00 PM on Wednesdays during Lent.

March 3 ~ Emily Ley
Bestselling author, entrepreneur, and designer
March 10 ~ Dr. Buffi Bailey
Coordinator of nursing degree at PSC, Founder of B Virtual Health and Wellness
March 17 ~ Pastor Paul Blackmon
Lead Pastor First Baptist Church-Ferry Pass, Co-president of JUST Pensacola
March 24 ~ The Rt. Rev. Russell Kendrick
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast
 
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 830 1650 9239
Passcode: 867865
Volunteers Needed!!
FOOD DISTRIBUTION DAY
Saturday, March 27
~ 9:00 AM ~
Allen Chapel AME Church
We have been serving around 200 families each food distribution. Our next food distribution day will be Saturday, March 27, 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.
SEARCH FOR NEW DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRIES
Christ Church is starting the search for our new Director of Children and Family Ministries. The part-time position (20 hours) is salaried and includes retirement and other benefits. The start time is flexible, but we hope is to hire someone this spring or summer. Help us spread the word. You can see the job description here. Resumes with cover letters should be sent to traci@christ-church.net. Questions can be directed to Father Michael at michael@christ-church.net
"MARCH MADNESS" —
THE LENTEN GAME IS ON!
“Where’s the Beef?”
“Don’t Let Someone Get Your Goat!”
Soon after “G.O.A.T TD12” appeared on the court, he was joined by “Milkshake”, “Lick”, and “Patty” from Team Cow. Then “Lucille x5” appeared for Team Goat. One parishioner wishing to support both teams funded one-half of a Cow and one-half of a Goat who are on the bench waiting for their other half. The score is Cows 3.5 and Goats 2.5. 

Just $80 will purchase an animal, but you may make a donation of any amount which will go to Episcopal Relief & Development providing animals to families in poverty and also for COVID-19 Relief Kits. Pink “March Madness” envelopes and forms can be found in the pews if you attend in-person services, or you may mail a check (indicating which animal and its name) to Christ Church, 18 West Wright St., Pensacola, FL 32501. Please make your check payable to Christ Church. For your convenience, you may also pay online here (select "outreach" from the drop down menu on the giving page).

Remember, purchasing an animal gives you naming rights. The cleverest, funniest names will be acknowledged by Father Michael at the end of the campaign, and the donors will receive prizes! Please email Honey Harris with your choice of animal and name given in order to be included in the naming competition! For questions, you may contact Honey Harris.
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY CHAPEL
~ Sunday, March 7 ~
As we journey toward Easter, we heard the story of Jesus calming the stormy seas and the fears of those in the boat with him. This led to an insightful discussion of the fears each of us have. Among the children, the number one fear is darkness. Everyone shared stories of the night lights they have in their rooms! To conclude this lesson, we talked about the importance of saying a prayer when fears overcome us. This coming week we will hear the story of Jesus feeding of the 5,000 which appears in the three gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. These Sundays continue to be joyful and filled with God’s holy spirit. Parents: Mark your calendars for March 14 which will be our St. Patrick’s Celebration. And be on the lookout for information about services for Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter. Please sign children up here (max 20 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.
GULF COAST KID'S HOUSE “KNOW Child Abuse” TRAINING
Gulf Coast Kid’s House has a goal to educate 30,000 people through their free, online Know Child Abuse training. Child abuse and neglect has gone up by 58% in Escambia County since the start of Covid-19. The hope is to have members of every church in our community complete the training. The training takes less than 40 minutes and is a wonderful way to show your commitment to child safety in our community. Here is the link to the training which includes how to recognize, report and reduce/prevent child abuse and child trafficking in our community:
GARDENERS NEEDED!
Montclair Elementary could use our help in cleaning out and sprucing up their front flower beds for spring. If you are interested and have availability during the week of March 15th, please email Honey Harris to coordinate. 
EPIC BOOK CLUB
Wednesday, March 3 ~ 3:00 PM (via Zoom)
The Epic Book Club has begun Zoom book club meetings until we can meet again in person. Please click here to be added to the email list for updates and a link to the Zoom meeting, and/or join our Facebook group (EPIC Bookclub of Christ Episcopal Church). We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:00 PM. The February book discussion will be Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo.
NEW CHRISTIAN EDUCATION OFFERING:
The Minor Sacraments
led by Fr. Michael and Rev. Katie ~ Sundays, 9:30 AM: Zoom
Join Fr. Michael and Rev. Katie on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM on Zoom for a class that explores the Minor Sacraments of the Church. Each week we will look at a different Sacrament (Confirmation, Holy Matrimony, Reconciliation of a Penitent, Unction, and Ordination) and have a time of discussion.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 842 9582 4079
Passcode: 773934
LENTEN ADULT CHRISTIAN FORMATION OFFERING 
Sundays ~ 9:00 AM
A River Through the Desert: A Lenten Pilgrimage
Much of Jesus' ministry took place around the shore of the Sea of Galilee which was the economic engine for the whole region. The story of the disciples crossing this sea is told with different details in all four Gospels. Matthew's version is in 17:1-13 and is a story about the effects of faith in God for the world as well as individuals. Dick Hooper and David Starling facilitate this study at 9:00 AM on Sunday mornings through ZOOM. Join the class through the link available in the Saturday announcements. Please click here for more information.
EPISCOPAL YOUTH COMMUNITY NEWS
ALTAR FLOWER DEDICATIONS
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.
CARE IN COMMUNITY
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.
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: The Young family, Danny Deaton, Jr., Deana Jones, Bruce & Meg Melvin, Laura Wolfersperger, Dee Whisenhunt Family & Friends: Tricia Spencer, Chris Sturgis, 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—David FS Galloway, III, Donell Young.
IV. In Thanksgiving. For those in our parish celebrating birthdays and anniversaries.

To submit a prayer request, email prayer-request@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

The sympathy of the parish is extended to the family of
David Terriell Sanford who died on 6 February, 2021;
and to the family of
David FS Galloway, III who died on 22 February, 2021.