July 5, 2020
UPCOMING EVENTS

Worship Schedule
Sunday 8AM, 5PM & Wednesday 12PM
(In Person Eucharists)
Sunday 10:30 AM
(Online Service)

Food Distribution Days
Thursday, July 2
Friday, July 17
Thursday, July 30
SUNDAY SERMON LINK
Don't miss Walt's sermon from this past   Sunday, June 28 .
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW...
**IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE RECTOR**

The office is closed to foot traffic and much of the staff is working from home to limit in person contact. The best way to contact the office is to email a staff member or leave a message at (850) 432-5115.

~ OFFERING ~
If you are in a position to continue giving to God through Christ Church, please do so. You can mail in your pledge, Give Online , or text GIVE to (850) 403-6673.
~ WORSHIP SCHEDULE ~

**Pay attention for an email on Saturdays
with links for Sunday worship and Christian Education.

Primary Service Online ~ Sunday at 10:30 AM
Join us for our streamed service on  Facebook Live  or  YouTube  

In Person Communion Services (masks required)
Sunday 8:00 AM
Sunday 5:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM
Click here to sign up (50 people max)

Prayer Requests: To share a prayer request for the prayer list read during the online service, please email Rev. Katie, kathryn@christ-church.net, by Wednesday morning.

Online Lay Readers: To sign up to record the readings for the 10:30 AM online service, please email Honey Harris at  honey@christ-church.net . Children, youth and adults are invited to record a reading.
~ 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
We will continue our focus on chapters 4-8 this week.
Contact Rev. Katie with any questions, kathryn@christ-church.net .
Thursday mornings at 9:00 AM: Zoom
Meeting ID: 770 0494 3271; Password: 7KufGJ

~ 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 .
EMAIL SCAMS
It has come to our attention that several parishioners have recently received emails from a hacker impersonating Father Michael. If you received an email that is suspicious, please first check the email address. Father Michael will only email you from our church domain which is  Christ-church.net . Be on the lookout for emails coming from  gmail.com  and some combination of his name. The most recent emails were from  revhoffmanmichael@gmail.com . To report fraud attempts to Google, follow this link:  https://support.google.com/mail/contact/abuse .
  ~ 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 (concluding on July 1) 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 at 7 PM  ( Zoom Link )
   
Wednesday, July 1, 7 PM – The History of Race in Christ Church and St. Cyprian's . We will discuss and look at the shared and divergent histories of Christ Church and St. Cyprian's. Our brothers and sisters from St. Cyprian's will join us in this discussion.

Book Study – Wednesdays at 7 PM beginning July 8 ( Zoom Link)

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 DAYS ~ July 2, 17 & 30 ~ 10AM-12PM
Our next food distribution for the Mobile Food Pantry will be Thursday, July 2. Additional distribution days will be Friday, July 17 & Thursday, July 30. Please email Honey Harris, 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, Thursday, July 2
We have been serving around 200 families each food distribution. Our next food distribution will be Thursday, July 2. Our distributions in July will be: Thursday, July 2, Friday, July 17, and Thursday, July 30. We are in need of volunteers on all three dates 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.

Freedom School – At home, 8:30 AM, June 24-July 24
The Central Gulf Coast CDF Freedom School opens on June 24 to promote literacy for the youth in our community from Montclair Elementary, Dixon School of the Arts, and Global Learning Academy. Thank you to the Rev. John Phillips and to Jennifer Adkins, board members, in helping to prepare the opening of the school. Join us throughout the month at 8:30 AM on Zoom for  Harambee! , a daily time of informal sharing when the community comes together to celebrate ( Harambee  is Swahili for “pull together” and reminder that we need one another). Join in any morning and especially on July 8 when Laura Boyles will be the read-a-loud guest! Please contact Rev. Katie for the zoom link. And visit the  Facebook Page   to see pictures, videos, and prayers.

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.
SUMMER BOOK STUDY
Sundays ~ 9:30 AM
Our focus for discussion of Rabbi Naomi Levy's book,  Einstein and the Rabbi , this Sunday at 9:30 AM, continues with the subsection "Accessing the Soul's Expansive Vision" (chapters 13-16, pp. 84-112). She makes the case that deeper intimacy with our soul changes how we see and respond to the world and creation. It is not mandatory that one has read the book in order to participate in the discussion through our zoom connection. For more information or to get a book you can contact David Starling by text or phone (850) 712-06977 or email  dastarling@cox.net
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:   The Fell family, the Regan family, Bill Addison, Hannah Smith, Jay Gearhart, Scott Walker, the Dyson family, Laura Wolfersperger , Phyllis Kreiner, Dee Whisenhunt  Family & Friends:  Caroline, Debbie, 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—Cindy Fell.
IV. In Thanksgiving.   For those in our parish celebrating birthdays—Julia McShan—and anniversaries—Joan & Paul White (41 yrs).

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.