The Herald
News and Events at Christ Episcopal Church - Somers Point, New Jersey
June30, 2018
In This Issue
From our Rector

Dear Parishioners and Friends,


Over the next two weeks I will have the privilege to attend the 79th General Convention of our Church in Austin Texas as an alternate deputy for our Diocese.  General Convention takes place once every three years and is the business session of the Episcopal Church.  Among many important topics, this Convention will address revision of the Book of Common Prayer; our relationship with the United Methodist Church; and the structure of our Church in the 21st Century.


After General Convention we will have an information gathering at our parish with other deputies to explain, discuss and answer question about the decisions made in Austin.  I ask you keep our church leaders in your prayers during this time!




Fr. Justin







Capital Campaign News: our Closing Celebration!
Our original goal was $103,170 and we raised in pledges over $136,000!
Thank you!


Blessing of Infinity Cross in Memorial Garden!

Upcoming Services and Ministries!

- Tuesday, July 3, Society of Mary, 11am, Parish Living Room


- Wednesday, July 4, Holy Eucharist, chapel, 10:30am; Knit Wits (Parish Knitters), 1:30pm @ 199 Pebble Beach Drive, Mays Landing


- Thursday, July 5, Healing Service, Spring Village at Galloway, 11am

Memorial Garden Committee

What a joy for the creation of the St. Christopher Memorial Garden of Christ Church.  We are thankful for the funds received through the Diocese from the former Church of the Epiphany, Ventnor, that enabled this project to be completed.  This is now an opportunity for you to support the perpetual care of the memorial garden.


You can do this by purchasing a dedication brick to be placed on part of the garden pathway.  At this time there are a limited number of bricks available.  Your engraved brick can be obtained at $100.00 per brick.  A couple of ideas for the dedication are in memory of someone, honoring someone, or sponsoring a brick for whatever reason. 


To obtain an order form, you may leave a message at the church office at 609-927-6262 or email Marilyn Anderson  Forms are also available in the church narthex. 


Yours in Christ,


Memorial Garden Committee

Ecumenical Food Bank

From the Teacher: Vacation Bible School, July 16-20!
A Note from the Teacher
As the school year comes to an end, the summer fun gets ready to begin!  Vacation Bible School will be July 16-20.  Keep reading the newsletter for updates as plans are completed.  Ideas are sparking!
Amy Seaman

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, Traci, Ray, Wilson

Prayers for the Homebound are offered for : Helen, Dorothy, Jean, Elsie, Irene, Lucy, Bob, 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

Moments At Christ Church