August 9, 2020

Worship Schedule
Sunday, 8:00 AM & 5:00 PM
**In-person services resume this week; schedule & sign-up links below.

Food Distribution Days
Fridays, August 14 & 28
Don't miss Michael's sermon from this past Sunday, August 2.

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.

***In-person services resume this Sunday.
Schedule and sign-up links below.
**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 at 8:00 AM
Sunday at 5:00 PM
Click here to sign up (50 people max)

Online ~ Wednesday at 12:00 PM
Join us for a live-streamed service of noonday prayer 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 White Fragility
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. Wednesday, August 5 - Session One: Introduction and Definitions – Join Fr. Michael and Rev. Katie for a discussion on the first three chapters of Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility, in which we will discuss definitions DiAngelo introduces and provide some examples. The format will involve some time for discussion and is open to all, regardless if you have had the opportunity to read the book.
If you want to read along, consider purchasing White Fragility here and support Cultured Books, a pop-up children’s bookstore in Florida with the mission of fostering love of self by showing positive images and sharing great stories about people of color.
Our next food distribution day for the Mobile Food Pantry will be Friday, August 14. 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. If you are looking for ways to be involved, please email Rev. Katie, call the Parish Office, 850-432-5115, or consider these immediate needs of our community:

Mobile Food Pantry Food Distribution – Allen Chapel AME Church
Fridays, August 14 & 28
We have been serving around 200 families each food distribution. Our next food distribution will be Friday, August 14. We will be partnering with Allen Chapel AME Church and will be distributing food at Allen Chapel (500 N. Guillemard St.)We need volunteers on August 14 and 28 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 (Mask Instructions), please call or email Rev. Katie.

Additional Opportunities:
  • Supporting Healthcare Workers: Find ways to help support caregivers at Baptist HealthcareAscension Sacred Heart, or West Florida Healthcare.
  • 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:
  • To donate to Manna, please call 850-432-2053.
  • To donate to Argo Pantry at UWF (to support students in need), visit UWF Argo Pantry
  • To donate to Waterfront Mission, please call 850-436-7868.
Sundays ~ 9:30 AM
"Coming Full Circle: the Letter" is the last section of Naomi Levy's book, Einstein and the Rabbi. This will also be the last week for our summer study and our contemplation of Rabbi Levy's thoughts about the soul. As the discussions have progressed, some of us have been enriched with greater understanding of God's presence with us. Sometimes we have laughed at the humorous stories and cried in empathy with those who have experienced unimaginable sorrow. Even if you have not read the book you can participate as we share the important lessons learned. The class begins at 9:30 AM Sunday with Dick Hooper facilitating. For more information, please email David Starling or contact him by text/phone (850) 712-0977.
For more information and/or to register, please click here.
Saturday, August 15
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM online
For 21 years the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama has co-sponsored, with our diocese, an annual pilgrimage to Hayneville, Alabama, to commemorate the life and work of Jonathan Myrick Daniels, a martyr of the Episcopal Church, along with other martyrs of the civil rights movement. This year’s pilgrimage will mark the first time it will be held online. This event is not only a momentous time in this country’s history for discussions about race but also an opportunity to spread widely this story to those who are unable to physically participate and to those who have yet to hear the account of this remarkable man and others killed during the civil rights movement. The keynote speaker will be Dean Kelly Brown Douglas. Bishop Russell will be introducing the Roll Call of the Martyrs and the Prayers of the People, and offering a brief reflection. For full details, click here.
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, Laura Wolfersperger, 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, 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—Lovelace Turner—and anniversaries.

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.