April 26, 2020
SUNDAY SERMON LINK
Don't miss Michael's sermon from this past   Sunday, April 19 .
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW...
**IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE RECTOR**

•All church activities are cancelled until at least May 3rd . The office is closed to foot traffic and I have given the staff permission to work from home to limit in person contact. You can call the church office or email anyone on the staff with any questions or concerns.

•If you are in a position to continue giving to God through Christ Church, please do so. You can mail in your pledge or  Give Online .


~ ONLINE WORSHIP ~

**Beginning Sunday, we will send out a weekly email on Sunday mornings
with all of the service links that you need.

Sunday Morning ~ 10:30 AM
Join us for our streamed service on FaceBook Live or YouTube
at 10:30 AM on Sunday morning.

Wednesday ~ 12:00 PM
Join us for Noonday Prayer streamed on FaceBook Live.


~ ONLINE SUNDAY SCHOOL ~

"Great Cloud of Witnesses – The Saints" led by Father Michael & Rev. Katie
Sunday Morning: 9:30 AM
Join us for Sunday School teaching and discussion on the lives of a few saints – the well known to the obscure, and those with notoriously good and sinful lives – and what we may learn from them as we “run with perseverance the race that is set before us” (Heb. 12:1).
Meeting ID: 720 4591 9344
Password: 2BWbmn

Lectionary Class led by Dick Hooper
Sunday Morning: 9:30 AM 
Join a lively discussion about the Bible passages that will be read in church. 

Children’s Chapel
Join Ms. Jen for Children’s Chapel on  YouTube  or  Christ Church Worship with Us .

Online Lay Readers
As part of our Sunday worship, we are looking for people willing to record themselves at home doing the readings and then uploading them via share files. This does not have to only be adults. Parents, we would love to see and hear your children read as part of the service! If you are willing to read, please email Honey Harris at  honey@christ-church.net


~ CARE IN COMMUNITY ~
Christ Church is here for you. So far, we have canvased over 200 families in the church. Volunteers are checking in and helping to meet any needs (physical, spiritual, emotional, etc.). If you are interested in participating in checking in, please email Honey Harris,  honey@christ-church.net . Please do not hesitate to reach out if you or anyone you know has needs (physical, emotional, spiritual, etc.) by emailing Fr. Walt at  walt@christ-church.net . Also, it is easy to feel alone or disconnected right now, so reach out to a friend, a neighbor, or one of the priests just to say hello.


~ PASTORAL EMERGENCIES ~
If you have a pastoral emergency, please call our new pastoral care emergency line to speak directly with one of the priests: (850) 462-5137 .


~ ONLINE CONNECTIONS ~

Compline and Community
Join us for a short nighttime service and chat.
Wednesday 7 PM:  Zoom
Meeting ID: 996 3856 9334
Password: 528487

Rector’s Bible Study
Father Michael will lead a study on one of his favorite passages.
Thursday 7 PM:  Zoom

Coffee Check in with Rev. Katie
Join Rev. Katie for a time of prayer and conversation.
Topic for this week: Our Spiritual Life during Quarantine – Part I
Thursday 10 AM:  Zoom

Middle School Girls Bible Study
Tuesday 5:30 PM: Email  Britton  for Zoom link

Middle School Boys Bible Study
Thursday 5:30 PM: Email  Britton  for Zoom link

**If you are a leader of a group/ministry at Christ Church and would like help setting up
a Zoom meeting, please email Honey Harris at  honey@christ-church.net


~ OUTREACH ~
During this time, there are ways to effectively and safely extend our hands in love to our neighbors in need. Each week, the Chronicle will provide upcoming opportunities and a list of other ways to be involved. If you are looking for ways to be involved, please consider these immediate needs of our community:

For Children: Linked by Love – Anytime, At home
Christ Church is collecting paper chain links that share messages of LOVE and HOPE to inspire the world. Our links, and the links of children around the world, will be connected for the Guinness Book of World Records, then distributed to senior centers and hospitals as a beautiful reminder that we are all “Linked By Love!” Specific instructions can be found here: Linked By Love . Send completed links to: Christ Church, c/o Jen Leahey, 18 W. Wright. St., Pensacola, FL 32501.

Sewing Cloth Face Masks – Anytime, At home
To protect the most vulnerable in our community, and in light of new evidence, the CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Masks and Gowns are in need and may be donated to Baptist , to North West Florida Hospice (specifically gowns, information forthcoming), and to the Pensacola Medical Supply drive at Hillcrest Church . Guidelines may be found on our website: Mask Instructions . If you have masks to donate or are in need of masks, please email Rev. Katie at kathryn@christ-church.net who will connect you. Additionally, if you are in need of a face covering and do not have supplies, the U.S. Surgeon General shows how to make a covering with limited supplies: Watch Here .

Food Distribution – Christ Church
We are looking into ways to support our neighbors in need, especially those who lack food, by potentially becoming a food distribution site. If you are interested in helping to coordinate and/or volunteer with this effort, please email Honey Harris at honey@christ-church.net.

Additional Opportunities:
  • Supporting Healthcare Workers:
  • At Baptist Healthcare: See how to help make caregivers smile through donations, messages of kindness, and donation of medical supplies: Baptist Health Care Foundation.
  • At Ascension Sacred Heart: Ascension Sacred Heart is accepting donations for personal protective equipment (PPE), supplies, and food for front-line employees. Individuals or companies interested in making a donation please call 850-416-4058 to leave a message and make arrangements.
  • At West Florida: Here's a way you can show your support from the safety of your home – and even provide some entertainment for the kids! First, Decorate the Healthcare Heroes heart (Heart). Then, hang it in your window, from your mailbox or your front door, and snap a photo (if you want to include the family, awesome!). Share the love on social media – make sure to tag West Florida Hospital. West Florida will share the photos with their team!
  • We are looking into further ways to support our healthcare systems and will update you when we learn of additional opportunities.
  • Donate Blood: If you are healthy and able to donate blood, please follow the links to these two organizations for instructions and how to schedule an appointment: American Red Cross and One Blood.
  • Feeding Ministries:
  • Bridging the Gap Collection: Thank you for your continued support! Our neighbors continue to need hygiene supplies (including individually packaged wet wipes), sunscreen, and snack food items (snack bars or other easily carried items). If you have supplies to donate, please email Rev. Katie at kathryn@christ-church.net.
  • Feeding the Gulf Coast Volunteering: Volunteer to sort and pack emergency food boxes at Milton Warehouse – Volunteer.
  • Waterfront Mission: The Waterfront Mission shelter is accepting donations for food and greatly needs hygiene produces. For the health and safety of all at Waterfront, they are requesting that you call or email before donating. Contact Waterfront.
  • UWF Argo Food Pantry: The Argo Pantry provides food to currently enrolled UWF students in need of assistance. The Argo Pantry accepts nonperishable food and personal care items. You may also send items directly to the Argo Pantry via Amazon. For a list of needs and where at UWF to bring donations: UWF Argo Pantry.
  • Manna Food Pantries: Manna is unable to accept donations of food at this time. We will update you as to when they will be accepting food donations again.
 
Christ Church is continuing to explore ways that we can serve our neighbors that is both effective and safe (for us and others). If you have any ideas or hear of any needs, please email Rev. Katie at kathryn@christ-church.net .
HAPPENINGS
NEW FORWARD DAY BY DAYS HAVE ARRIVED!
The new quarterly Forward Day by Days have arrived. If you would like a copy mailed to you, please email Kelly Heindl at christchurchpns@aol.com 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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES!
To see our Christ Church Seniors, click here.
Congratulations to you all & best wishes from your Christ Church family!!
ROBINSON SCHOLARSHIP
The Robinson Scholarship is a perpetual scholarship fund established at Christ Church in loving memory of Judge Grover C. Robinson, Jr., and his granddaughter, Miss Lowrey E. Robinson. This fund was established to financially assist those students who have been active in the EYC and/or the Acolyte Corps in obtaining post-secondary education. The application is available here and should be returned to Kelly Heindl in the Parish Office by Monday, June 15 .
FINAL MINUTES OF MARCH MADNESS!
The game is drawing to a close with the Cows still in the lead! Despite a late surge from the Chickens, they are still trailing. The score at this time is Cows 24 ½ - Chickens 12. Players coming into the game late but with some exciting moves include "Super Cooper", “The Rolling Thunder Revue", "Cock-a-doodle Daves", and "Moo-llie Dorr Roberts". 

Easter Day has passed, but we are still in the Easter season, so you have a few more days to get on the court. Just mail your entry and check to Christ Church this week: P.O. Box 12683, Pensacola, FL 32591. Don’t forget to name your animal. Look for the announcement in the Chronicle next week for the total amount raised for Episcopal Relief & Development and the prize winners for the funniest or cleverest names!
VBS 2020 CANCELLED
Due to COVID-19, VBS 2020 has been cancelled. If you would like to receive a modified, social distance-friendly VBS curriculum for your child to enjoy at home, please register here: https://forms.gle/MPUDXWs38jda1xpQ7
EPISCOPAL YOUTH COMMUNITY NEWS
Middle School Girls ZOOM Live Video Bible Study
Tuesdays @ 5:30pm-6:30pm

Middle School Boys ZOOM Live Video Bible Study
Thursdays @ 5:30pm-6:10pm