Christ Church, Oberlin E-News
June 6, 2018

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The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) is the corporate and legal entity of the national Episcopal Church (Canon I.3)  What on earth does that mean
This Saturday at 3:30 pm the Rev. Margaret D'Anieri will fill us in! 
Equally importantly, she will lead us in conversation about how to think about  Mission in our postcolonial world.  She will also speak about our Diocesan partnerships with Tanga and Belize.  Don't miss this opportunity for information and lively discussion!  We will meet in the church, and a  
simple Eucharist will follow at 5 pm.
Please note the time change of this event which begins at 3:30.    
Coming up:  
June 9 Kendal Eucharist 11 a.m. 
June 9 3:30-5 pm Saturday Sabbatical series: the Rev. Margaret D'Anieri, Canon for Mission, on Bishop Hollingsworth's staff will speak about the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, also known as the Episcopal Church.   
June 9 Holy Eucharist  5 p.m.  
June 10 Morning Prayer at 8 and 10:30 am (hymns at 10:30); Lindsay Graves will provide the homily.  
June 12  Properties Committee 7 p.m.
June 19 Mission Endowment Board 7 p.m.  
June 20 Vestry Meeting  
June 24 Credo String Quartet at the 10:30 service 
June 25 - 29 VBS Peace Lab  
2018 Bishop's Annual Appeal Information concerning this year's collection is available at the church. Please prayerfully consider making a contribution to this most worthy program/process. If you can, Fr. Brian invites you to join Yorki and him in becoming a "Bishop's Partner" with the contribution of $1000. However, participation at any level is vital.  Last year $300,000 was raised for mission work across our diocese including our community meal program and our outreach to college students, and the presence of Steve our seminary intern and Fr. Greg our curate.   
Flocknote Update
One way we are hoping to stay connected during my Sabbatical Leave is by utilizing Flocknote. If you are having a challenge with getting to connected with Flocknote, please speak with me or Mary McGill and we will be happy to help you get on board.  We are making the transition to Flocknote and we need you to get connected--especially if you have the ability to receive text messages! We still need a number of cell phone numbers from members of the parish. Please check to see if you have registered your cell phone. Thank you!

Curate's Corner
Dear friends in Christ, 
On the horizon we have two big events: Vacation Bible School and the Belize Pilgrimage.  VBS is June 25-29, and our theme for VBS this year is "Peace Lab: Discovering God's Way of Peace."  If you can help out with VBS in any way, please contact me! Thank you! We will be blending the theme of  peacemaking with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's call for us to be caretakers of creation. Being peacemakers and being stewards of God's creation go hand-in-hand, and I look forward to how we will integrate these themes, especially with our trip to Belize and our relationship with Bellwether Farm. It is going to be an exciting week! 

We can always use more volunteers: shepherding our bigs and littles groups during the week, helping with our activity stations (arts and crafts, science, games, bible stories), and praying for our kids. Specifically, I invite you to pray that this ministry will help us make peace in our hearts, in our homes, in our community, and in our world. May the peace of God which passes all understanding be known and shared in this ministry and in all of our ministries in the Episcopal Church of Lorain County.


  Bishop Annual Appeal

2018 Summer Camp at Bellwether Farm!
Bellwether Farm is now accepting registration for our first year of summer camp! Summer Camp is open for those who will have finished 2-12 grades by the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Camps will be run from Sunday-Saturday from July 8 -  July 14. and July 15 - July 21. (Note NEW dates!)
Activities will include: Archery, Canoeing, Swimming, Cooking, Arts and Crafts, Athletic Field Games, Animal Husbandry, Gardening, Nature Hikes, Fishing
Pricing will be in a tiered system.

Bellwether Farm's voluntary tiered pricing structure is intended to help families recognize how much a week at camp really costs and then select the level of payment most appropriate for their circumstances.
Tier 1 - $325
This is a heavily subsidized rate and does not reflect the full per- camper cost associated with providing summer camp programs.
Tier 2 - $425
This rate is the projected full cost of providing a summer camp program for each camper.  
Tier 3 - $525
This rate accounts for the full cost of providing a Bellwether Farm summer camp program AND provides extra funds to assist campers who have financial needs. Scholarships are available.

Please email our Camp Director, Brandon Gooch at to request more information regarding available scholarships.

 during  Fr. Brian's Sabbatical...  
 During Fr. Brian's sabbatical it is the utmost  importance for there to be clear communication throughout our parish community.

The staff, wardens, and vestry are committed to making sure information is shared as frequently and efficiently as possible.

During these next four months, stay connected, stay informed and STAY IN THE BOAT!
Invitation from the Yorkos:
Alyssa's Graduation Party
You are invited to celebrate Alyssa's graduation from Firelands High School with us!
June 23, 2018 4pm -- ??
9460 Gifford Rd.
Amherst, OH  44001
Join us for food, games, and a bonfire  
To Hold in Our Prayers...  
Pray for the repose of the soul of Emagene Wransky, Susan Howell's sister, who died last week. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Pray for our Muslim brothers and sisters who are journeying through their 2018 experience of Ramadan.

Pray for Fr. Brian on his sabbatical leave. 

Greg and Jimmy
 The Rev. Greg Stark and the Rev. Jimmy Madsen (former Pastor at First Lutheran Church, Lorain) will be leading worship at Christ Church during Fr. Brian's Sabbatical leave.   
 A Prayer for the Parish
Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family.  Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent.  Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Savior.  Amen.   
(BCP p. 817) 

Thank you mystery gardener for the red, white, and blue flowers by our church sign!
Lemonade on the Lawn 
During the summer months, after the 10:30 service, we serve  lemonade on the lawn (weather permitting) in lieu of coffee hour.  We still need volunteers on July 15 and 30, and August 5 and 26.  If you would like to serve lemonade and a snack on one of those Sundays, please sign up on the list at the entrance to the church or contact the Parish Office:
440 775 2501 or