June 21, 2020
UPCOMING EVENTS

New Worship Schedule
Sunday 8AM, 5PM & Wednesday 12PM
Eucharists

Food Distribution Friday
Friday, June 19
SUNDAY SERMON LINK
Don't miss Michael's sermon from this past   Sunday, June 14 .
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

A Class on C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters with Rev. Katie
Contact Rev. Katie with any questions, kathryn@christ-church.net .
Thursday mornings at 9:00 AM: Zoom
Meeting ID: 770 0494 3271; Password: 7KufGJ

**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 ~

Sundays 8 AM, 5 PM, and Wednesday 12PM Eucharists 
 
Christ Church has reinstated the Sunday 8 AM, Sunday 5 PM (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 10:30 AM will continue to be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.
 
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 8 AM and 5 PM services, 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.
  7. If you attend worship and are later diagnosed with COVID-19, you will immediately contact a member of the Clergy at Christ Church so that we can take the necessary steps to protect others from the spread of the virus, which necessarily will include shutting down worship, again, for a period of at least two weeks.

To recap:
Sunday 8 AM: Eucharist
Sunday 10:30 AM: Streamed service on Facebook and YouTube
Sunday 5 PM (at 18 W. Wright St): Eucharist
Wednesday noon: Eucharist
  ~ REPAIRERS OF THE BREACH: CONVERSATIONS OF FAITH & RACE ~
 
In Father Michael’s recent 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 – Wednesdays at 7 PM 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, 7 PM - 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, 7 PM - 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, 7 PM, 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. Cyprian's.
 
Book Study – Wednesdays at 7 PM beginning July 8 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 7 PM on Wednesdays 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 email Rev. Katie at kathryn@christ-church.net or call 850-432-5115 or please consider these immediate needs of our community:

Mobile Food Pantry Food Distribution – Christ Church, Friday, June 19
This Friday we will hand out 10,000 pounds of food. We are still in need of volunteers to work in the morning to either sort and/or distribute 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 at h oney@christ-church.net to volunteer.

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). In preparing for the safety of our students, we need youth-sized masks. Please call (850-432-5115) or email Rev. Katie at kathryn@christ-church.net if you are able to help.

Masks for the VA Clinic – At home, anytime
The VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System is in great need of cloth face masks. If you are able to make masks (please see guidelines on our website: Mask Instructions ), please call or email Rev. Katie.

Links for Love – Anytime, For Children
Christ Church is collecting paper chain links that share messages of LOVE and HOPE to inspire the world. All links from around the world will be connected for a Guinness World Record, 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.
You are invited to join our Diocesan Prayer Vigil for Racial Healing on Friday, June 19 at 7 PM CST, organized by the Commission on Racial Justice & Reconciliation . Join by using the Zoom link above using your computer, tablet or smart phone, or dial in from any phone. This will be a time of prayer, witness, music, and blessing. We encourage you to share this invitation. All are welcome.

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING DIOCESAN EVENT:
Wilmer Hall Sunday Virtual Liturgy ~ Sunday, July 26, 2020 ~ Time TBD
More information forthcoming
BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW PRESENTS BIBLES
TO GRADUATING SENIORS

The Life Application Study Bible Bibles were presented to graduating seniors Emma Morrow, Brennan Dampier, Jack Heaney, Abigail Efird, Samuel Efird, Aiden Efird, Parker Fell, and Lindsay Lurate.  

TO THE GRADUATES OF 2020
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is charged with bringing Christ to men and youth. We men of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew Chapter of Christ Church congratulate you 2020 Seniors, and our hopes and prayers are with you all as you go forward into adulthood and the future.
Today, we present you with a Bible, The Life Application Study Bible ...today’s # 1 Selling Study Bible; it has nearly 10,000 Life Application notes; Application-oriented book introductions that focus on each book’s major themes; Personality profiles of over 100 key Bible figures; More than 400 maps and charts; Extensive cross-reference system; Comprehensive index; and more. 
As you open it, there is are three plates inside:
The first is with your name...by it recall who you are...a beloved child of God. 
The second plate includes an applicable scriptural reference...2 Timothy 3:16-17
“All scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.”  
And a third plate which includes the logo of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, Christ Church Parish, Pensacola, Florida...to recall your Church and this special Christian community of Faith. 
The Bible indeed is the greatest book every published...it contains great wisdom of the Old Testament and faith, hope, and love of the New Testament...may you refer to it often.
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew
SUMMER BOOK STUDY
Sundays ~ 9:30 AM
The first session for this study was joyful and enlightening. We were reminded by a good metaphor that our soul is God's gift and that we must open that gift in order to glimpse the soul's beauty and its power to transform life. This week we continue by "Searching for the Soul", which is the title for the first section of Naomi Levy's book,  Einstein and the Rabbi,  (pages 3-40). Participants gather through a Zoom meeting on the internet beginning at 9:30 AM on Sunday. Four books are still available and you can contact David Starling by text or phone (850) 712-0977 or email dastarling@cox.net to get one or for more information about the study.
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.  
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:   Hannah Smith, Jay Gearhart, Scott Walker, the Dyson family, Laura Wolfersperger , Cindy Fell, Keith Fell, Jr., Phyllis Kreiner, Dee Whisenhunt  Family & Friends:  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—Margherita Soule—and anniversaries—Gail & Bob Husbands.

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.