May 10, 2020
SUNDAY SERMON LINK
Don't miss Michael's sermon from this past   Sunday, May 3 .
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW...
**IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE RECTOR**

•All church activities are cancelled until further notice. 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 ~

**Each Saturday, we will send out a weekly email
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.
See Saturday's email for links for worship and Christian formation.

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

Wednesday Night Compline with Jen ~ 7:00 PM
Join us for a short nighttime service and chat.
Meeting ID: 996 3856 9334
Password: 528487

~ CARE IN COMMUNITY ~
Christ Church is here for you. If you are interested in participating in checking in with fellow Christ Church families, 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 ~

Coffee Check in with Rev. Katie
Join Rev. Katie for a time of prayer and conversation.
Topic for this week: Being the Church Amid the Pandemic - Mission & Outreach
Thursday 10 AM:  Zoom

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

Mobile Food Pantry Food Distribution – Christ Church, May 8 (twice a month)
In a partnership with Feeding the Gulf Coast, Christ Church is going to become a food distribution site every two weeks. The food will be delivered to the courtyard at 6:30 AM and handed out through a car drive-thru line beginning at 10 AM. We are looking for a small team of hardworking people who can work in two shifts that day (sorting and distribution). There will be some labor-intensive jobs (i.e., carrying boxes of food) and other jobs (i.e., people with clipboards filling out forms for each car). While it will all be outside and we will be taking precautions like masks and gloves, please do not volunteer if you are at a high risk of infection or if you are not feeling well. If you are interested in helping to volunteer with the next effort, please email Honey Harris at Honey@christ-church.net .

Bridging the Gap Collection – Christ Church
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 .

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!
  • Masks and Gowns: Masks and Gowns are in need and may be donated to Baptist, 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.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • For Children: 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.

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
MARCH MADNESS FINAL REPORT!
Despite the many concerns and disruption of our lives due to the coronavirus, Christ Church members rallied to make March Madness another success! After several years of victory, the Chickens were soundly defeated by the Cows: 24 & ½ to 12!  The members of Christ Church raised $3,495 for Episcopal Relief & Development. Thanks to the generosity of parishioners, many families in poverty throughout the world will receive animals and training so that they can become sustainable. 

With the “purchase” of an animal, players had naming rights. There were some very clever names for the animals. As announced by Father Michael Sunday, the winners are as follows: for the Chickens, the winner is “Kung Pao Choca Lacka Polly Chick” submitted by Mason, Ford, & Hazel King. For the Cows, the winner is “Michael Mooblé ” submitted by Carol Lewis. CONGRATULATIONS, WINNERS! This year we have prizes! Appropriately, the King children received a gift card to Chick-fil-A, and Carol Lewis received one for McDonald's. Thanks to all for playing!
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER ~ Thursday, May 7
The National Day of Prayer, which is officially recognized on the first Thursday of May, is on May 7 this year. The Brotherhood of St. Andrew has partnered with the Daughters of the King to celebrate our historic legacy and raise our combined voices in prayer. There are materials available from the National Day of Prayer organization by visiting this link National Day of Prayer . In addition, members of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew and the Daughters of the King joined together to record scripture and the standard national prayers, as well as some history of the National Day of Prayer, on a beautiful video which you can reach on YouTube at  Day of Prayer Partnership Video . The video has been created as a resource for you to celebrate this important day for our nation. Our own Rev. Walt Kindergan and Joe McDaniel have both contributed.
 
We need prayer. Our nation needs prayer. Together let us raise up our eyes, hands and voices to call upon our Lord to give us strength during these days of uncertainty. Our intentional prayers together can do so much to heal our world.
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.
BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW 
Saturday, May 16 via Zoom ~ 9:00 AM
John & Kimmie Barnard, Mission Quebec
"Why Foreign Language for Missions?
— French Immersion with Mission Quebec
All invited!
Sign in on Zoom (code TBA). Join us for another virtual breakfast!
Meeting begins at 9:00 AM.
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 .
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
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