• Lent 2021
News And Events At Christ Episcopal Church - Somers Point, New Jersey
February 16, 2021
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
Tomorrow, February 17, begins the holy Season of Lent with Ash Wednesday. Lent is a time Christians spiritually unite themselves with Christ when he was led by the Spirit into the desert for prayer and to be tempted by the devil (Matt. 4:1-11). The Lenten Season is a forty-day period for us to reflect on our lives, ask God for help to make changes, and repent (to have a change of heart), and to be open for God’s love and forgiveness. 
Ash Wednesday, the commencement of Lent, reminds us that we are mortal, and have a definite period before we enter eternity. Ashes traditionally used at the Ash Wednesday Service serves as a sacramental reminder of our mortality, as well as being an ancient sign of repentance; the King of Nineveh used ashes as a sign of repentance for his kingdom and ordered fasting (Jonah 3:3-8). For Episcopalians Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting (BCP 17) and the other weekdays of Lent and Holy Week are days observed by special acts of discipline and self-denial (BCP 17).
Due to COVID restrictions we will have only one Ash Wednesday Service tomorrow at 10:30am both in-person and live-streamed. We encourage our parishioners who cannot be with us in-person to join us spiritually and watch online, for Lent is a time to be united as a Christian body for both personal forgiveness and for the general forgiveness as a Church and a Nation by God, trusting in his Divine Mercy. 
In Christ,
Father Justin

Bulletin for Ash Wednesday

Worship Schedule for the Month of February

Services in-person and live-streamed in the church:

- Ash Wed. (fast), Feb. 17, Blessing of Ashes, Holy Eucharist, 10:30am

- 1st Sunday in Lent, Feb. 21, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am

- Wed. Feb. 24, St. Matthias, Holy Eucharist, 10:30am

- 2nd Sunday in Lent, February 28, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am

Live-streamed services only:

Vespers 5:30pm as announced throughout the month of February
Services and Updates through Facebook Live
Christ Church, Somers Point app

Christ Church will be sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive through the Brotherhood of Saint Andrew:

Thursday, February 11

9:00am to 7:00pm

In the Parish Hall

To make an appointment, please contact Ed Zipf at 609-457-6130 or go to RedCrossBlood,org, Search by Sponsor code: christepiscopalch
Parish Prayer List
Healing for: Anna Livia, Jaclyn, Michelle, Brittany, Brandon, Loretta, Dave, Edythe, Adrian, Beth, Warren, Ann, Martin, Bill, Bobby, MaryAnn, Jessica, Mike, Ron, Judy, Harlan, Marty, Mark, Heather, Jim, Anne, Wilson, Troy, Trayce, Elaine, Rachel, James, Shirley, Ed, Clay, Chalie, Brandon, Joseph, Carol, Micheal, Barbara, Patricia, Skip, David

For the Homebound: Dorothy, Jean, Elsie, Sally, Sue

First Responders: Linwood, Mark, Michelle, Jim, Anthony, Stephen, Wally, Stephanie, Ward, Rachel, Charles, Rob, Catelyn, Michael

Those in our Parish serving in the Armed Forces: Anthony, Glenn, Evelyn, Charles, Dominick, Morgan, Nicholas, Jessica, Jesse, Keith, Andrew, Michael
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Online Giving

Thanks to Warden, Ed Zipf and the Brotherhood of Saint Andrew, we had a successful blood drive on February 11!
Altar flowers can be purchased in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving for a life event and blessings. Floral Arrangements and Sundays available can be made through the parish secretary by calling office 609-927-6262 or email ccspsecretary@gmail.com.