The Herald
News and Events at Christ Episcopal Church - Somers Point, New Jersey
December 8 , 2018
In This Issue
From Stewardship Committee
                                           The Stewardship Committee

    Marian Heacock and Diane McKeefery would like to thank our parishioners who have donated to the coat drive.  We are still collecting winter coats, as well as, hats, scarfs, and gloves.  Just a reminder that we are only collecting coats and their accessories.  You can drop these items off in the red bin in the church narthex or in the Parish hall.  If you need a coat, or know of an individual or organization that might need one, please feel free to take them from the coat rack in the Parish Hall.

                                            Get to know your Parishioners

    I met Norman Mayall after an eight o'clock service.  Some parishioners might remember Norman as he was a neighbor to Christ Church and a long time member.  He now lives in Pennsylvania and has become a visitor. His daughter was married in Christ's Church, and always felt comfortable as part of the congregation.  He is semi-retired and has had a varied career throughout his life.  His passion, which keeps him busy, is helping to create local business opportunities.  Thanks for chatting with me and hope to see you again at 8 o'clock.

  After a 10 o'clock service, during coffee hour, I met a young man named Derek Barnabie.  He is a 2nd year parishioner.  When asked why he likes Christ Church, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that he likes the tradition, ritual, choir, and our style of church.  He is a sophomore at ACIT, or Atlantic County Institute of Technology.  One of his prouder moments, which he beamed when talking about it, was becoming an Eagle Scout in June, 2018.  He likes to play sports and play video games with his friends.  Derek is a fine young man and has a bright future before him.  Congratulations on your accomplishment of becoming an Eagle Scout!                                 

by Diane McKeefery
Parish Calendar: December 2018
Parish Calendar: November 2018

                ECW: Episcopal Church Women

�� Christ Church Christmas Party ��
Sunday December 16th
Come celebrate with your church family
after the Sunday School's Christmas Pageant.
Bring your family's favorite holiday side dish or dessert
to share with you church family. The Episcopal Church
Women will provide salad, main entree and beverages.
Sign up sheet is in the Narthex, please put your dish
and how many will be attending. Any questions call
Susan Kelsey @ 609-412-5437
�� Come enjoy fellowship and good cheer! ��


       Vestry Postions & Deputies for 2019: Annual Meeting, Sunday, January 6, 2019 after the 10am Service: Deadline for Nominations, Sunday, December 30

                    Christian Formation

Discovering Spiritual Identity
A four week presentation/discussion
By Fr. Don Page
Aspects of Spirituality- Nov. 27 &28
Spiritual Dimensions- Dec. 4&5
Walk by Faith- Not by Sight- Dec. 11 &12
Ultimate Spiritual Experience/Final Chapter of Earthly Life- Dec. 18 & 19
Beginning Nov. 27 and Ending Dec. 19
Tuesdays from 7pm to 8pm
Wednesdays from 11:15am to 12:15pm


Upcoming Services and Ministries!

- Tuesday, December 4, Society of Mary, 11am (Parish Living Room); Adult Forum, 7pm (Parish Living Room)


- Wednesday, December 5, Holy Eucharist, 10:30am (chapel); Adult Forum, 11:15am (Parish Living Room); Knit Wits (parish Knitters), 1:30 pm, 199 Pebble Beach Drive, Mays Landing


-  Thursday, December 6, Healing Service, Spring Village at Galloway, 11am



Saint Christopher Memorial Garden at Christ Church


Ecumenical Food Bank and Discretionary Sunday

Prayer List

Healing prayers offered for :
Anna Livia, Jennifer, Charlie, Jill, Edward, Ruth Ann, Rich, Christine, Ryan, Jaclyn, Donna, Michelle, Tara, Jeanette, Harry, Brittany, Brandon, Loretta, Dave, Edythe, Adrian, Beth, Warren, Ann, Martin, Bill, Leigh, Bobby, MaryAnn, Richard, Jessica, Mike , Ron, Judy, Harlan, Marty, Ralph, Father Julian, Mark, Odin, Heather, Jim, Ralph, Monica, Anne, Wally, Wilson, Troy, Tanner, Claire

Prayers for the Homebound are offered for : Helen, Dorothy, Jean, Elsie, Irene, Lucy,Sally
For First Responders everywhere, especially for those in our parish family serving our local communities: Linwood, Mark, Michelle, Jim, Anthony, Stephen, Wally, Stephanie, Ward, Rachel, Charles, Rob, Catelyn, Michael
Prayers for all those in the Armed Forces and especially our parish family : 
Anthony, Glenn, Evelyn, Charles, Dominick, Morgan, Nicholas, Jessica Jesse, Keith, Andrew
This Week's Readings
Services and Ministries this Week
Sunday, December 9, 8am Holy Eucharist; 9am Adult Forum, Sunday School, Youth Group; 10am Holy Eucharist

Tuesday, December 11, 7pm, Adult Forum, 7pm (Parish Living Room)

Wednesday, December 12, 10:30am Holy Eucharist (Chapel); 11:15am, Adult Forum (Parish Living Room)

Thursday, December 13, 11am to 1pm Soup Fellowship (Parish Hall)

Saturday, December 15, Guild of all Souls, 10am (Chapel); 5:30pm Holy Eucharist (Church)
                                                            Moments At Christ Church