The Herald
News and Events at Christ Episcopal Church - Somers Point, New Jersey
April 2, 2018
In This Issue
From our Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
Christ is Risen!  Alleluia!  This was the most special Holy Week and Easter Services since my ordination!  The celebration of our redemption during Holy Week and Christ's victory for us with his Resurrection from the dead on Easter Day was felt with true enthusiasm as 244 people participated in all three of our Easter Services! 
At the Easter Vigil six Sunday School children received their first Holy Eucharist: Matthew Dennis Barnabei, Charlotte Rose Healey, Logan Brian Healey, Grady Lauren Mathis, Lainey Anne Mathis, and Joanna Grace Napoli.  Thanks to the dedication of  parents and Sunday School teachers our children are learning the Christian Faith within the Tradition of the Episcopal Church!  Our entire parish is commended for their welcoming of children in our Liturgy and worship, this has lead many young people to volunteer to participate at the altar on Sunday as shown in our pictures!
May you and your families have a Blessed Easter Season!

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Justin
Easter Services



111 years old on Easter Day!  Happy Birthday to our oldest parishioner, Helen Turner!


April Calendar


Andrew Donchey, Congratulations!!!





Episcopal Church Women

Order of Saint Luke Meeting Change

Due to Holy Week there will be no Meeting/Study in March. Our next Meeting will be April 25 th at 7pm in the Parish Living Room. Everyone ais encouraged to join in the Study of the Healing Miracles at any point. It is not necessary to have begun at the beginning. This provides a wonderful opportunity to learn a lot more about each miracle and what it relates about our life.

General Convention: Parish Meeting (Sunday, April 22)
A Parish Meeting about General Convention 2018 and the possibility of a new Book of Common Prayer.  Father Justin will be representing our Diocese as an alternate deputy at convention (July 5-13) in Austin TX. During our meeting Fr. Justin will be able to answer questions and share your thoughts and/or concerns with the larger church at General Convention.  
After General Convention, Fr. Justin will have a follow-up parish meeting along with other deputies and alternate deputies who participated.
Our Parish meeting will be Sunday, April 22, after the 10am Service.

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,  Sarah , Adrian,  Elizabeth,  
Ruth Ann,  Rich,  Christine,  Ryan, Jaclyn , George , Donna,  Michelle ,  Tara,  Jeanette,  Harry,  Brittany,  Brandon , Loretta , Maryanna, Donna, Dave, Wally, Diane,  Tom , Laura,  Deede,
Raymond,  Charlie,  Karen,  Jill, Edward, Beth, Martin, May, Leigh, Bobby, Lee, MaryAnn,  Jessica, Mike, Father Julian, Mark, Ave Maria, Heather, Ralph, Wally, Traci, Ray
Prayers for the Homebound are offered for Helen, Dorothy, Jean, Elsie, Irene, Lucy,  Sally
Prayers for all those in the Armed Forces and especially our parish family : 
Anthony, Glenn, Evelyn, Charles, Dominick, Morgan, Nicholas,  Jessica, & Jesse. 
This Week's Readings


Moments At Christ Church



Christ Church, Somers Point, NJ | | | 157 Shore Road
PO Box 97
Somers Point, NJ 08244