May 24, 2020
Don't miss Michael's sermon from this past   Sunday, May 17 .

•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 .


**Each Saturday, we will send out a weekly email
with all of the service links that you need.

Sunday Morning ~ 10:30 AM
Thank you again for your patience as we learn and experiment with technology.
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.

Feast of the Ascension ~ Thursday ~ 5:00 PM Evening Prayer
Join us for Evening Prayer on Ascension Day   on  Facebook Live  or   YouTube

**Prayer Requests : We still do prayer requests for Sundays in two ways: 1) Email Rev. Katie ( ) by noon on Wednesday and they will be included in the recording. 2) During the live-stream, add your prayer requests in the comments section and Fr. Michael and Rev. Katie will pray for them in the church and throughout the week.

Christ Church is here for you. If you are interested in participating in checking in with fellow Christ Church families, please email Honey Harris, . Please do not hesitate to reach out if you or anyone you know has needs (physical, emotional, spiritual, etc.) by emailing Fr. Walt at . 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.

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


Coffee Check in with Rev. Katie
We will not be meeting this week and will be changing formats as we move into the summer. We will continue to check in, converse, and pray together and we will also reflect on a few letters from C.S. Lewis’  The Screwtape Letters  each week. If you are interested in being part of the group, please email Rev. Katie ( ). You are still welcome to join in for check-in and prayer, even if you do not want to follow along in the book. New day and time coming soon!

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

High School Bible Study
Monday 5:30 PM: Email  Britton  for Zoom link

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

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, June 5 & 19
Two weeks ago, we handed out 10,000 lbs of food to around 200 families. In partnership with Feeding the Gulf Coast, Christ Church will continue to be a food distribution site. Our next two dates will be June 5 and 19 . 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 filling out forms for each car). While it is outdoors and we take 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 .

Additional Opportunities:
  • Supporting Healthcare Workers: Find ways to help support caregivers at Baptist Healthcare, Ascension Sacred Heart, or West Florida Healthcare.
  • Masks and Gowns: Masks and Gowns are in need and may be donated to Baptist. 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 who will connect you.
  • 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
  • Waterfront Mission: The Waterfront Mission shelter is accepting donations for food and greatly needs hygiene produces. You can contact Waterfront directly to arrange a time to donate. 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.
FEAST OF THE ASCENSION ~ Thursday, May 21 ~ 5:00 PM
Join us for Evening Prayer on Ascension Day   on  Facebook Live  or   YouTube
Register here to receive the file for our "Virtual Superhero VBS":
(file will be emailed Friday, June 12th)
During the week of June 15-18, complete the daily “curriculum” with your child and send photos to . Photos of everyone’s VBS experience will be shared on Christ Church’s Facebook page! 
Rabbi Naomi Levy's new book,  Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul will be the focus of this class. She uses her personal search for a letter written by Einstein as a metaphor for the human search for food for the soul. This group will be gathered through Zoom internet connection and will begin June 14, 2020. This format allows only one person to speak at a time, and that can offer an opportunity to listen more intently on the thoughts of others. Dick Hooper and David Starling will facilitate the discussion. Several books have been ordered and if you would like to reserve a book, you may contact David Starling by text or phone (850)712-0977 or email .
Come journey with us in Education for Ministry (EfM) as we explore theology, the new frontier. People with big questions and a hunger to better understand our faith join together weekly to study Old Testament, New Testament, church history and theological thinking in a four year program which builds fellowship, understanding and a sense of how God is working in your life. For additional information see University of the South, Sewanee, . Contact Pam Tanner ( ), 850-471-0291, with questions or to register for our upcoming year, which will start, God willing, in September.  
The new quarterly Forward Day by Days have arrived. If you would like a copy mailed to you, please email Kelly Heindl at 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.
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 .
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:  Bette Boddy, Nancy Stafford, Susan Vaillant, Brenda Zetelski, Cindy Fell, Keith Fell, Jr., Phyllis Kreiner, Dee Whisenhunt  Family & Friends:   Keith Smith, Christian, Roland Flowers, Veena Goburdhun, Christopher Hoppe, Jim Langolf, Mary, George Painter, Shereese, Brent Watson, Kelly, Trisha Bothwell, Nicole Keating, Pam Moreno.  
II. For Those in the Armed Forces, especially—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, Jason Reffett, 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—Bette Boddy—and anniversaries—Ann & John Phillips (65 yrs).

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.