June 27, 2021
OUR PARISH MISSION
Christ Church exists to show everyone God loves them unconditionally.
We do that by EXPERIENCING, EMBRACING, AND EXTENDING
God's love.

There are three ways to give to the mission of Christ Church:
you can mail in your pledge, give online, or text GIVE to (850) 403-6673.

We experience God's love (Worship)

Sunday 10:30 AM service streamed on Facebook Live or YouTube 
Click here to listen to last week's sermon.
**An email is sent on Saturdays with links for Sunday worship and Christian Education.

In-Person services on Sunday at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM (no sign-up required)

In-Person service on Wednesday at 12:00 PM (no sign-up required)

We embrace God's love (Study/Formation)

"That We All May Be One —
A Historical Look at Schisms in the History of Christianity"
Led by Fr. Michael and Rev. Katie ~ Sundays, 9:30 AM
This will be a hybrid class — the class will meet in the Parlor and on Zoom (Passcode: 491420) at 9:30 AM. This class is led by Fr. Michael and Rev. Katie and is a historical look at schisms in the history of Christianity.

We extend the love of God (Outreach/Parishioner Support)

Opportunities to Serve in the Church
As Fr. Michael has discussed, we are all excited to be making a return towards normal worship services. With that in mind, please take a look at the link here that details some of the ways to serve in helping with those services. If you are interested in any of these ministries, please sign up and we will follow up with more details!

Bridging the Gap
Our neighbors without homes are in great need of toiletries, including bars of soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, disposable razors, hand sanitizer, wash clothes, socks, and hand cream. Please click here for more information on how to help.
HAPPENINGS
UPCOMING EVENTS

Parish Office Closed
Friday, July 2 & Monday, July 5

Vacation Bible School
August 2-4
PLEASE NOTE...
The office currently has limited office hours. The best way to contact the office is to email a staff member or leave a message at (850) 432-5115. If you have a pastoral emergency, please call our pastoral care emergency line to speak directly with one of the priests: (850) 462-5137.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE IN THE CHURCH
As Fr. Michael has discussed, we are all excited to be making a return towards normal worship services. With that in mind, please take a look at the link here that details some of the ways to serve in helping with those services. If you are interested in any of these ministries, please sign up and we will follow up with more details!
LAY READING: THE YOKE IS EASY AND THE BURDEN IS LIGHT
Christ Church is blessed to have some truly talented lay readers. Won’t you consider joining us? Lay reading is a devotion. A good lay reader delivers both scripture and meaning, helping to tie the service together. The duties are light; you sign up for dates you want, the church sends you the readings with enough time for you to look them over and practice. If you have any questions, there are resources and people available to advise you. It is a service which provides experience speaking publicly to the most encouraging and forgiving audience you can imagine. We will train you and help you achieve success. We welcome your help!
The Parish Office will be closed Friday, July 2 and Monday, July 5
in observance of Independence Day.
Save the date!!!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL ~ August 2-4
From a whimsical lighthouse on an enchanted island, Explorers are guided by the Lighthouse Keeper and Beacon the Puffin on an exciting quest to find five mysterious Infinity Lanterns to help light their way. Using map coordinates from their Reference Book (the Bible), children discover clues to finding each lantern while learning how God's light shines in the lives of familiar Bible characters from Old and New Testament stories. More information to come soon!
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY CHAPEL
We are continuing to have Children’s Chapel during the summer months. Each week we will have a lesson, refreshments, and a creative activity of some type. You may drop your children off at the entrance to the Parish Hall (no sign up required) and pick them up there after the 10:30 service. The Chronicle will have information if this changes.
NURSERY WORKERS NEEDED
Christ Church Pensacola is looking to hire part-time staff members to create a team to support the church nursery. The position requires weekend work, the candidate to be (or become) CPR certified, and pass a background check. Our ideal candidates have experience working with infants, toddlers, and children of all ages. The job classifies as part-time, working Sunday mornings from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Occasional evening and additional service support may be needed. Pay $15.00 per hour. Submit resumes to Victoria at victoria@christ-church.net. The application is available here.
NEW CHRISTIAN EDUCATION OFFERING
"That We All May Be One —
A Historical Look at Schisms in the History of Christianity"
Led by Fr. Michael and Rev. Katie ~ Sundays, 9:30 AM
This will be a hybrid class — the class will meet in the Parlor and on Zoom (Passcode: 491420) at 9:30 AM. This class is led by Fr. Michael and Rev. Katie and is a historical look at schisms in the history of Christianity.
NEW ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CLASS:
Facing Fear with Discipleship
Sundays ~ 9:15 AM ~ Parish Hall
In session two of the study, Fear of the Other, William Willimon challenges the students to examine the effects of fear on behavior toward the OTHER and God's leadership to connect with the OTHER as neighbor.  This week will begin hybrid sessions with gathering in person and through Zoom. Those who want to gather in person will meet in the Parish Hall at 9:15 AM.  Dick Hooper and David Starling will be present to welcome and facilitate the conversation. Reading the book is not required to participate in the discussion and learning.
EPISCOPAL YOUTH COMMUNITY NEWS
ALTAR FLOWER DEDICATIONS
Each week our worship service is enhanced with beautiful fresh flowers. The altar flowers are a memorial, a thanksgiving for an anniversary, a birthday, a new birth, or a thanksgiving for God's blessings. The donation is listed in the weekly bulletin. Forms to participate in this ministry are available here.
CARE IN COMMUNITY
Christ Church is here for you. There are many ministries to love and support the people who are the church. We continue to support one another, especially during this pandemic. If you are interested in assisting with staying connected to our church family, please email Rev. Katie or call her at the Parish Office, 850-432-5115. 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. Contact Rev. Katie if you or anyone you know has any needs. If you have a pastoral emergency, please call our pastoral care emergency line to speak directly with one of the priests: (850) 462-5137.
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: Nancy Stafford, Bruce & Meg Melvin, Laura Wolfersperger, Dee Whisenhunt Family & Friends: James Ford, Tony Stanfill, Rob Wilmer, Kelly, Trisha Bothwell, Nicole Keating. 
II. For Those in the Armed Forces, especially—Erik Barton, 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, 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—Jimmy Hayward, Fran McKendree.
IV. In Thanksgiving. For those in our parish celebrating birthday–Margherita Soule–and anniversaries.

To submit a prayer request, email prayer-request@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.