The Herald
News and Events at Christ Episcopal Church - Somers Point, New Jersey
January 4, 2020
In This Issue
Office Hours

Church office hours are Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 4pm.  Our part-time parish secretary is Kathy 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. 
Readings Sunday, January 5 (Our parish uses track 1 in the Lectionary)
Upcoming Events
All Sundays, 9am to 10am, Adult Forum (parish hall); Sunday School (undercroft); Youth Group (undercroft)

Monday, January 6, Feast of the Epiphany, Mass 10:30am (chapel)

Tuesday, January 7, Society of Mary, 11am (parish living room)

Wednesday, January 8, Mass 10:30am (chapel), Touching Base with Adelaide's Place 11:00am to 1:00pm (parish living room); Parish Knitters 1:00pm to 3:00pm (parish living room); BSA Troop No. 55, 6:30pm (church undercroft) 

Thursday, January 9, Lunch Fellowship, 11am to 1pm (Parish Hall)

Sunday, January 12, Annual Meeting, 11:30am (church)

Tuesday, January 14, Guild of all Souls, 11am (church)

Wednesday, January 15, Mass 10:30am (chapel), Parish Knitters 1:00pm to 3:00pm (parish living room); BSA Troop No. 55, 6:30pm (church undercroft); Brotherhood of Saint Andrew, 7pm to 8:30pm (parish living room)

All Tuesdays in January, Reading Group, 7pm to 8:30pm (parish living room)

Church Calendar Meeting: Saturday, January 25
Due to the many ministries, outreach and activities that take place at our church and parish house, we follow a general parish calendar in order to prevent double bookings of spaces and times.  All ministry and group leaders or a representative should participate in the calendar meetings for organized scheduling of events.  

On Saturday, January 25, we will have are first parish calendar meeing of the year at 10:00am in the parish hall.  Please note that events approved on the parish calendar will take precedent over events that are not.  

If there are any questions, please contact Kathy, our parish secretary in the office (609-927-6262)

Healing Ministry at Spring Village at Galloway
 For the past nine years we have had a healing ministry at Spring Village at Galloway.  Many parishioners have been in residence at Spring Village over the years and parishioner Jean Blasiack serves as missioner.  At Spring Village, Father Justin celebrates the Eucharist and offers the Sacrament of Anointing, the first Thursday of the month at 11am.  All parishioners are welcome to join us!


Christ Church Reading Group
Our parish reading group has planned to meet next during the month of January, all Tuesdays from 7pm to 8:30pm in the parish living room.  The next book selected to be discussed is "Night" by Elie Wiesel, it can be purchased through! 
Ladies who Lunch
                                                        Looking for Church Counters

                                                           Vestry/Convocation/Deputy Nominations for 2020
Elections to church offices will be held at our annual meeting on Sunday, January 12, 11:30am in the church.  If interested in being nominated to a position please contact Fr. Justin at or Patti Stocker at, you may also leave a message with our parish secretary, Kathy, at church office, 609-927-6262.  

                                                                   Food bank and Discretionary Fund

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, Marilyn, Elaine, Rachel, James, Shirley
Prayers for the Homebound are offered for :   Helen, 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

Moments at Christ Church