June 14, 2020
UPCOMING EVENTS

New Worship Schedule
Sunday 8am, 5pm & Wednesday 12pm
Eucharists

VBS Packet Pickup
Friday, June 12

Food Distribution Friday
Friday, June 19
SUNDAY SERMON LINK
Don't miss Michael's sermon from this past   Sunday, June 7 .
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.

~ OFFERING ~
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.**

Prayer Requests: We still do prayer requests for Sundays in two ways: 1) Email Rev. Katie, kathryn@christ-church.net , 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.

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


~ ONLINE CONNECTIONS ~

Social Hour Check-in with Rev. Katie
Please join us to check in, converse, and pray together
Mondays at 4:00 PM: Zoom

Rector’s Bible Study
Father Michael will lead a study on one of his favorite passages.
Please note that this will be the last Rector's Bible Study.
Thursday 7 PM Zoom

**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

~ CARE IN COMMUNITY ~
Christ Church is here for you. If you are interested in checking in with fellow Christ Church families, email Honey Harris,  honey@christ-church.net; or Fr. Walt at  walt@christ-church.net if you or anyone you know has any needs. 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.

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

Sunday 8am, 5pm, and 12pm Wednesday Eucharists 
 
Starting this Sunday June 14th, Christ Church will be reinstating the Sunday 8am, Sunday 5pm (now at new Christ Church), and the Wednesday noon Eucharists, modified to make the services as safe as possible and comply with diocesan guidelines.
Our primary service at 10:30am will continue to be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube. 
Stay tuned for more information in a follow-up email, but here are some important things to know:
  1. Everyone in the service will wear masks to protect others and provide a sense of peace.
  2. We are limiting the services to roughly 50 people or 30 seating positions (individuals or households) spaced well over 8 feet apart.
  3. You can sign-up to attend here
  4. There will be readings, a sermon, prayers, and communion. The service will be around 30 minutes long. 
  5. There will be organ music on Sunday at the 8am and 5pm, but no congregational singing. 
  6. We ask everyone (with the exception of those who use the handicap ramps) to enter through the front doors on Wright St. for all services, so park accordingly. 
 
To recap:
Sunday 8am: Eucharist
Sunday 10:30am: Streamed service on Facebook and YouTube
Sunday 5pm (at 18 W. Wright St): Eucharist
Wednesday noon: Eucharist
  ~ REPAIRERS OF THE BREACH: CONVERSATIONS OF FAITH & RACE ~
 
In Father Michael’s sermon, he called upon the church to do the hard work of discussing race, racism, and how to forge a better, more equitable world.
 
The harder discussions will need to wait until we can meet in person. It is different talking to a screen than talking face to face. But we are taking the following steps:
  1. A committee is being formed that will lead the congregation in this work.
  2. A series of book studies throughout the summer beginning with America’s Original Sin by Jim Wallis (see announcement below). As a reminder, you do not have to agree with an author for a book to challenge you. 
  3. A three-week series called Looking at our Racial History, focusing on the history of race in our local context (see announcement below).
 
Looking at our Racial History – Wednesday’s at 7pm Zoom

Christ Church is offering two classes examining the way race has impacted our local history. These classes will be held on Zoom. Here is the link to participate: Zoom
Wednesday June 17 th  7pm The History of Race in Pensacola . Local historian, Teníadé Broughton will join Father Michael for a survey and discussion of slavery, racism, and the struggle for equality. 
Wednesday June 24 th  7pm The History of Race in our Church . The Rev. Clifton Riley, Pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church will join Father Michael to examine the role of race in the Church of England and the Episcopal Church.
Wednesday July 1 st  7pm Wednesday July 1 st  7pm The History of Race in Christ Church . We will discuss and look at the history and role of race with Christ Church, which is connected to the history of our brothers and sisters at St. Cyprians.
 
Book Study – Wednesday’s at 7pm beginning July 8 th Zoom

Christ Church will be holding a series of book studies to continue the work of learning and growing in our ability to do the work of racial healing and dismantling racism. These classes will be held on Zoom at 7pm on Wednesday’s July 8, 15, and 22.
Our first book will be: Jim Wallis’  America’s Original Sin  (order on Amazon  here ). We will cover through chapter 3 on July 8, chapters 4-7 on July 15, and chapters 8 through the end on July 22.
If you are interested in participating in the book study, please email Traci at traci@christ-church.net
FOOD DISTRIBUTION FRIDAY ~ Friday, June 19
Our next food distribution for the Mobile Food Pantry will be Friday, June 19. Please email Honey, honey@christ-church.net , if you are interested in volunteering. See below for more details and a list of other opportunities to serve.
HAPPENINGS
OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
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 19
On Friday, June 19, we will hand out 10,000 pounds of food. We are looking for a team of hardworking people who can work one of 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., filling out forms for each car). 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. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Honey Harris at h oney@christ-church.net .

Summer of Service: Masks for Freedom School – At home, anytime, by June 22
This summer, Christ Church is participating in hosting a summer reading program for underprivileged students (called the CDF Freedom Schools). CDF Freedom Schools is a culturally enriching program that strengthens literacy, civic, and socioemotional skills. In preparing for the safety of our students, we need youth-sized masks. Please email Rev. Katie at kathryn@christ-church.net if you are able to help.

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 kathryn@christ-church.net who will connect you.
  • Donate Blood: If you are healthy and able to donate blood, please follow the links for instructions and how to schedule an appointment: American Red Cross and One Blood.
  • Feeding Ministries:
  • Sunday Breakfast in the Park: On Sunday mornings, a parishioner serves breakfast to our neighbors in need. If you are interested in helping prepare pre-packaged breakfast for distribution on Sunday morning, please email Rev. Katie at kathryn@christ-church.net who will connect you to Scott who has started Breakfast in the Park.
  • 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, you may drop them off in the box by the church office.
  • Waterfront Mission: The Waterfront Mission shelter is accepting donations for food and greatly needs hygiene produces. Contact Waterfront directly to donate.
  • 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. 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.
SUMMER BOOK STUDY
This Sunday at 9:30 a.m. a study of Rabbi Naomi Levy's book, Einstein and the Rabbi, will begin by gathering through a Zoom connection. The first session will be an overview and sharing of insights about the human soul. Reading the first five chapters of the book (pages 3-40) could be helpful in your contemplation of the source and identity of the human soul. Dick Hooper and David Starling are facilitators for the study. If you would like a book there are a few left and you may contact David Starling by text or phone (850) 712-0977 or email  dastarling@cox.net  to reserve one.
TO BOLDLY GO . . .
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, http://efm.sewanee.edu/about-efm/about-efm . Contact Pam Tanner ( pamtanner@aol.com ), 850-471-0291, with questions or to register for our upcoming year, which will start, God willing, in September.  
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 .
EPISCOPAL YOUTH COMMUNITY NEWS
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:   Jay Gearhart, Scott Walker, the Dyson family, Laura Wolfersperger , Cindy Fell, Keith Fell, Jr., Phyllis Kreiner, Dee Whisenhunt  Family & Friends:  Keith Smith, 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—Judith Blackmon—and anniversaries—Linda & Bob Yearty.

To submit a prayer request, email PrayerRequest@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.