The Herald
News and Events at Christ Episcopal Church - Somers Point, New Jersey
February 6, 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, February 9 (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)

Tuesday, February 11, The Guild of All Souls, 11am (parish living room)

Wednesday, February 12, 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, February13, Lunch Fellowship, 11am to 1pm (parish hall)

The Season of Lent
+ Shrove Tuesday, February 25, Pancake Supper, Sponsored by Brotherhood of St. Andrew, 5pm to 7pm (parish hall)

+ Ash Wednesday, February 25, Morning Prayer 7am (chapel); Service 12noon (church); Mass 5:30pm (church), blessed ashes distributed at all services

+ All other Wednesdays in Lent, Stations of the Cross 5:30pm (church)

+ Saturday, March 28, Stations of the Cross for Children 9am (church)

+ Saturday, March 21, Lenten Quiet Day, led by Father Justin 10am to 5:30pm

Scout Sunday was held on February 2 at Christ Church, we are proud to sponsor Troop 55!
Adult Classes During Lent
During the Sundays of Lent, Father Justin will lead classes for adults who desire to be Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal Church.  The classes will be in place of the Adult Bible Study in the Parish Hall on Lenten Sundays from 9am to 9:45am.  All are welcome to participate! 
Those who want to be Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal Church and will be attending the classes can sign up in the narthex of the church, email Father Justin at, or call the office at 609-927-6262 and leave a message with Cathy, our parish secretary.  

The Dates are Sundays March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 9am to 9:45am in the parish hall.
Lenten Services Announced
Ash Wednesday, First Day of Lent, February 26
7am- Morning Prayer with Ashes (chapel)
12noon- Ash Wednesday Service (church)
5:30 pm- Mass with Ashes (church)

All other Wednesdays in Lent- Stations of the Cross, 5:30 pm (church)

Christ Church Reading Group
Our parish reading group will reconvene during the Month of March!  We will meet on all Mondays of March from 7pm to 8:30pm in the parish living room.  Our book we will read is "I was Born a Crime:Stories from a South African Childhood" by Trevor Noah.
Ladies who Lunch
                                                                   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
The ECW of Christ Church and Father Justin from Sunday, February 2.  The ECW meets the first Sunday of the month after the 10am Service in the Parish Living Room!