The Herald
News and Events at Christ Episcopal Church - Somers Point, New Jersey

July 25, 2020
In This Issue
Office Hours

Church office hours are Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 4pm.  Our part-time parish secretary is Cathy Bauer.  Any questions concerning Service times, special events or need of church records, you may stop by or call the office number at 609-927-6262. 
Sunday Bulletin with Readings, Hymn Numbers, Flower Memorials 


Message from our Rector
One Bread, One Body, One Parish!

Dear Parishioners and friends,

It is my prayer that this letter finds you all safe and well.   As we continue to live in a time of restrictions with social gatherings and in-person worship our parish remains committed to its worship, ministry and service towards others!  

Our on-line worship, including Sundays and weekday vespers, has received over 25,000 views over the past four months! We have been blessed with positive feedback not only from parishioners but people from all over the country who have become accustomed to joining us through Facebook live.

 Parishioners continue to make cloth masks that are available to those who need them in the parish office.  Marian Heacock, who leads our parish Lunch Fellowship, along with those in that ministry make care packages for the residents of Spring Village in Galloway, since the parish hall has been closed. 

Ed Zipf our Warden in charge of property implemented solar lights to shine on our outside flags and in key areas within the Saint Christopher Memorial Garden at night.  The Society of Mary makes use of the Memorial Garden to pray the rosary together on the first Tuesday of each month at 11 am.  

Boy Scout Troop 55, which we proudly sponsor, is volunteering to give our parish hall a new paint job during the month of August; while vestry member Diane McKeefery has managed the beginning of the first phase of updating our parish hall kitchen, we now have new floors, a new microwave, and restaurant style sink.  These kitchen improvements have been made possible by the generosity of those who contribute to our Capital Fund.  If anyone wishes to make a contribution to this fund may do so by writing a check to Christ Church-Capital Fund.  

We anticipate reopening to in-person worship on Sunday, September 13.  Our Parish Committee for Health and Safety has completed the required reopening plan to submit to the diocese and once it is approved a hard copy letter will be sent to all parishioners on our mailing list detailing the instructions for in-person worship at the church.  These details, once approved will also be made available on our parish website and Facebook page.  

I look forward for us to be together, in-person, as soon as safely possible, thank you for your support and prayers!  

  Blessings in Christ our Lord,

Fr. Justin Falciani

New Floor in Parish Hall Kitchen

Live-Stream Worship continues via Facebook-live


On-line Service Times via Facebook live

Sunday- 10am Sunday Service with Spiritual Communion; Sunday School 11am by Zoom (Resumes In September after Labor Day)

Monday-Saturday-5:30pm Evening Prayer 

Wednesday- 10:30am- Parish Connection (Parish Updates and Adult Christian Education) 
Face Masks available in the Parish office

Parishioners who are in need of face masks are welcome to pick them up in the parish office, Monday thru Thursday 1pm to 4pm.

Flower Memorials

If you would like to have a flower memorial at the altar for a loved one or in thanksgiving, you may contact our secretary, Kathy, in the office to order flowers and select a date for the Mass.  The office number is 609-927-6262.
Prayer List

Healing prayers offered for :
Anna Livia, Jennifer, Charlie, Jill, Edward, Ruth Ann, Rich, Christine, Ryan, Jaclyn, Donna, Michelle, Jeanette, Harry, Brittany, Brandon, Loretta, Dave, Edythe, Adrian, Beth, Warren, Ann, Martin, Bill, Bobby, MaryAnn, Jessica, Mike , Ron, Judy, Harlan, Marty, Father Julian, Mark, Heather, Jim, Anne, Wilson, Colleen, Troy, Trayce , Elaine, Rachel, James, Shirley, Chalie, Mark, Brandon, Amanda, Michael, Barbara. 
Prayers for the Homebound are offered for Dorothy, Jean, Elsie, 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

*For adding a name to the parish prayer list please contact the parish office at 609-927-6262 or

Altar Flower Memorials for this Sunday

Altar Flowers are given for the glory of God and in loving memory of Jeanne Hight by her son Jeff Hight