August 2, 2020

Worship Schedule
Sunday 10:30 AM
(Online Service)

Food Distribution Day
Thursday, July 30
Don't miss Katie's sermon from this past   Sunday, July 26 .

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.

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.

*** With the increasing rate of infection in our county,
there will be no in-person services this week.
**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  

Prayer Requests: To share a prayer request for the prayer list read during the online service, please email Rev. Katie by Wednesday morning.
To sign up to record the readings for the 10:30 AM online service, please email  Honey Harris . Children, youth and adults are invited to record a reading.

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.
Thursday mornings at 9:00 AM: Zoom
Meeting ID: 770 0494 3271; Password: 7KufGJ

Christ Church is here for you. If you are interested in checking in with fellow Christ Church families, email Honey Harris. Email Fr. Walt 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.

If you have a pastoral emergency, please call our pastoral care emergency line to speak directly with one of the priests: (850) 462-5137 .
Book Study – Wednesdays at 7 PM
with America's Original Sin
Meeting ID: 856 9805 3322; Password: 096580

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. Reading the book is not required, rather it is encouraged for the discussion questions at the end of the teaching. July 29 – Session Three: A Path Forward – What can Repentance look like?  ( Zoom link ) – Join Fr. Michael and Rev. Katie for a class based on the remainder of the book that looks at what repentance might look like, specifically with relationships between police and communities of color. The format will involve some time for discussion on these topics and is open to all, regardless if you have had the opportunity to read the book.

Our next book that we will start in August will be Robin DiAngelo’s, White Fragility
 (order on Amazon   here ).
FOOD DISTRIBUTION DAY ~ Thursday, July 30 ~ 10AM-12PM
Our next food distribution day for the Mobile Food Pantry will be Thursday, July 30. Please email Honey Harris if you are interested in volunteering. See below for more details and a list of other opportunities to serve.
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.
Tuesday, August 4 ~ 3:00 PM
The Epic Book Club has decided to begin Zoom book club meetings until we can meet again in person. Please email Catherine Jehle to be added to the email list for updates and a link to the Zoom meeting, and/or join our Facebook group (EPIC Bookclub of Christ Episcopal Church). We will meet on the first Tuesday of the month, the next one being Tuesday, August 4 at 3:00 PM. The August book discussion will be News of the World by Paulette Jiles.
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 or call 850-432-5115 or please consider these immediate needs of our community:

Mobile Food Pantry Food Distribution – Christ Church, Thursday, July 30
We have been serving around 200 families each food distribution. Our next food distribution will be Thursday, July 30. In August, we will be partnering with Allen Chapel AME Church and will be distributing food at Allen Chapel (500 N. Guillemard St.) on Fridays, August 14 and 28 . We are in need of volunteers on all three dates to work a shift in the morning to either sort or distribute food. Volunteer duties range from directing traffic and filling out forms for families, to more labor-involved duties of sorting and distributing 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 to volunteer.

Masks Needed – 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 .
Sundays ~ 9:30 AM
"Gaining a Higher Understanding of Time and Eternity" is the title of the section of Naomi Levy's book,  Einstein and the Rabbi, to be considered this week.  Where and how the eternal God touches our infinite life are questions which have been contemplated by Christians and Jews for thousands of years. Reading of this book is not required in order to have thoughts or experiences about this subject, so feel comfortable to join the discussion. Dick Hooper and David Starling facilitate the study. For more information or to get a book, please email David Starling or contact him by text/phone (850) 712-0977.
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, Laura Wolfersperger , Phyllis Kreiner, Dee Whisenhunt  Family & Friends:   David Hutchins, 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, 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 and anniversaries—Pam & Dave Tanner.

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.