The Herald
News and Events at Christ Episcopal Church - Somers Point, New Jersey
May 19, 2018
In This Issue
From our Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

It is with sadness that I report Bishop Councell is in poor health and now on comfort care.  He is a wonderful man and caring bishop.  He was very helpful to Christ Church many years ago when our parish was dealing with some challenges.  We had a truly spiritual and meaningful time with Bishop Councell when he was our guest for a weekend in the Fall of 2015 (9-27-2015) and conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Bishop Stokes' letter updating the diocese on Bishop Councell's health can be found here Please keep Bishop Councell and his wife Ruth in your prayers.  We will pray for them at all our Masses this weekend. 


Faithfully yours,


Fr. Justin 


Our Parish with Bishop Councell in 2015


Mainland Coral Society Concert

Spring Concert

The Mainland Choral Society will present its Spring Concert, From Mozart to Webber, on Friday, May 25 at 7:30 PM, here at Christ Church.
The Choral Society, under the direction of Stephen A. Beddia, will be accompanied by Debra Roland on piano. The Atlantic Pops will also accompany the group. A free-will offering will be taken (suggested donation - $10).
A cookie and punch reception will follow the performance.

Meet and Greet!

Stewardship Committee

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

Sunday Coffee Hour!
Coffee Hour on Sunday after the 10am Eucharist is a meaningful experience for becoming better acquainted and a great opportunity to welcome those new attending Christ Church. Recently we have not been able to enjoy this gathering regularly as there has been no one setting it up. Therefor it would be greatly appreciated if individuals or groups of people would be kind enough to volunteer. There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall.

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