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April 17 , 2019

Join us as we celebrate the glorious Resurrection of Jesus Christ with Easter worship at St. Ignatius Chapel and Christ Church, Frederica. Invite your family, friends and neighbors, too! Get the complete list of services here.

Rector's Ramblings

This week's fire at Notre Dame cathedral was a shock. I was in a meeting at the church when I heard the news. As I pulled up the news on my phone, it was literally a jaw-dropping moment. I immediately felt a wave of emotion overtake me. Having been to the cathedral twice in my life, most recently to share the experience with my children, I know the value it holds as a religious and also architectural treasure. Like many around the world, it was heartbreaking for me to consider that the cathedral might cease to be.


Holy Week and Easter Worship ScheduleEasterSchedule

Please join us for worship during Holy Week and Easter. You will find a complete list of worship services for the rest of the week listed below. 

Thursday, April 18, 2019
12:00 pm - Maundy Thursday Liturgy at Christ Church
6:30 pm - Maundy Thursday Liturgy 
with Footwashing at Christ Church
Friday, April 19, 2019
12:00 pm - Good Friday Three Hour Devotion 
at St. Simons Presbyterian Church
4:30 pm - Stations of the Cross at St. Ignatius
6:30 pm - Veneration of the Cross at Christ Church
Saturday, April 20, 2019
6:30 pm - Great Vigil of Easter at St. Ignatius Chapel
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - Easter Sunday
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church
9:15 am - Worship in the Parish House at Christ Church
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
10:15 am - Easter Egg Hunt on Church Lawn
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church

Bluegrass Eucharist and Church Picnic
Mark your calendar for the annual Christ Church picnic, which will take place on Sunday, May 19, at Honey Creek. We'll have a traditional Bluegrass Eucharist, featuring Marshgrass in the chapel, followed by lunch on the grounds. This is a wonderful day of revival and renewal and all are encouraged to come. Contact: Glenn Queener at


Adult Sunday Morning Class
The Adult Sunday Morning Class  will NOT meet on Easter Sunday but, on April 28, will resume its study of James Moore's book, God Was Here, and I Was Out to Lunch, which explores how it is possible to miss God's opportunities of grace because we are sometimes too caught up with the "business" of our lives.   For more information, please contact Bob at 

Men's Study Group
The Men's Discussion Group will NOT meet on Wednesday, April 24. They are currently reading Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others. Author Barbara Brown Taylor recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places, while teaching the world's religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations. For more information, please contact Te Turner at .

 Children and Youth

Sunday School News

On Easter Sunday, April 21, we will have the annual Easter Egg Hunt during the Sunday School hour, beginning at 10:30 am. All children are welcome and encouraged to invite their friends and neighbors. Sunday school will resume meeting on April 28 and will conclude for the season on May 5, with the traditional Ice Cream Sundae Celebration!

Graduate Recognition Sunday
On Sunday, May 5, we will be recognizing our graduating high school seniors at the 11:15 am service at Christ Church. If your child or grandchild will be a 2019 graduate, please contact Julie Hancock at with the name of your graduate and information about where he or she went to high school, how he or she was involved in school and at church, and any post-graduation plans. We would also like a photo of your graduate, to share with the parish. Please send in your information to Julie by Thursday, April 25.
Vacation Bible School 2019
Vacation Bible School for children in PreK - Grade 5 will take place the week of June 10-14, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day. This year's theme is ROAR! Life is Wild - God is Good!  This epic African adventure engages the whole herd, as  kids explore God's goodness and celebrate  a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Every day will be an adventure! On Friday, there will be a lunch celebration at Noon with the Bouncy House! To register click here. For more information, please contact Mtr. Katie at

Summer Day Camp for Middle School

This summer, our Middle School youth will have the opportunity to give back to the community with Serving Our Neighbors, a week-long camp, from  July 15-19. All youth going into 6th-8th grades in 2019 are welcome. This is an all day, week-long camp that focuses on outreach in our community. More details to come! Contact: Mtr. Katie at

Christ Church Families on Facebook
Families! Please join the Christ Church Families Facebook group to keep up with all the latest events and activities. Find us on Facebook here !



Backpack Buddies

The Backpack Buddies will be packing again on Wednesday, April 24, at 10:00 am. We'll also be packing on May 1 and 15 (both Wednesdays) and all are invited to join the assembly line. To contribute financially or help in other ways contact Susan Shipman at

Spring Cleaning at Christ Church
Preparations for Holy Week and Easter got off to a great start with a major inside and outside spring cleaning at Christ Church. Many thanks to all who worked so hard on
multiple projects on Saturday and the installation of new Stations of the Cross on Monday. You've made Christ Church and St. Ignatius shine! Click here to see more photos of all the folks hard at work. 

Recognizing Street Beat Graduates
Street Beat  is a Safe Harbor program that supports homeless teens in Glynn County. Christ Church ministers to these youth through our hunger outreach program. Again this year, we will be collecting cards and donations for gift cards for the Street Beat kids who will be graduating from high school and heading to college, trade school, the military, or jobs. Please help us congratulate these young people by bringing signed graduation cards and contributions towards gift cards to the church office before May 17. (Names for the individual students are coming soon.) Contact: Tony Kreimborg at


Celebrating Our 90+ Ladies of the Church
Christ Church is having a Party for Our Ladies! Please join us as we celebrate all who will reach their 90th (or greater) birthday this year, in the Christ Church Parish Hall, on Sunday, May 12, Mother's Day, between the 9:15 and 11:15 am services. Come join our celebration of our very special ladies. RSVP: Please call the church office to let us know you are coming, at 912-638-8683.

ECW Scholarship - Applications Available Now
The Christ Church ECW announces that applications are now open for the brand new ECW Scholarship for young  women . This scholarship is available to graduating seniors or those who have graduated from high school and want to further their education. The applicant must be from Glynn or McIntosh County and be an active Episcopalian. The application deadline is April 21, 2019.  For more information, click here


O(utrageously) M(ature) (G)roup Meets in May

The Outrageously Mature Group will meet on Friday, May 3, at 11:30 am, in the Parish Hall. ALL are welcome to come for lunch, games and good times! We'll also be planning our next excursion. If you'd like to order lunch for $10 from Honeybaked Ham, please call the office at 912-638-8683 or contact Mtr. Ashton at

Christ Church Comforters - May 10
The Christ Church Comforters gather to knit and crochet on the second Friday of each month at 10:30 am in the parish hall. Prayer shawls and watch caps are blessed and given to those experiencing challenges, as symbols of the church's love and concern for them. The next meeting is Friday, May 10, at 10:30 am. Contact: Gay Barron at or 770-366-5091.

Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King  will meet next on Tuesday, May 14, at 5:30 pm, in the Parish Hall. We will gather for social time at 5:30 and will move on to discussing our service project at 5:45 pm. For more information, please contact Mtr. Ashton at

Stay Informed

Christ Church and Realm
We're happy to announce that the church has recently completed the transition to a new database, called Realm. Realm is more than a database. It's a comprehensive online ministry tool designed for real time connection. It helps Christ Church connect with you and you connect with us. It also allows you to manage your personal information, (and who is allowed to see it), control your giving,  and keep in touch with the groups that matter to you. On Monday, April 29, we will send out an invitation to connect with Realm. For more information, please contact Glenn Queener at

Christ Church Gift Shop - Now Open!

Our new Christ Church Gift Shop, (inside the Parish House, across from the reception area), is now open on Sundays, from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Come browse the assortment of unique items available, including hand-made prayer beads and our new history book. We'll also be adding new and seasonal items each week, so come by and check out the inventory. If you would like to make a purchase, cash, checks and credit cards are acceptable.
Our goal is to eventually have the shop open on a regular basis on weekdays, as well as Sundays, so we're looking for volunteers to serve as shopkeepers. Training will be provided. If you're interested in helping with the shop, please contact Ellen Kuehm at 912-996-3392 or at

Memorial Gifts
From time to time we are asked if there are things the Church can use that might be given as a memorial for a loved one or in thanksgiving for a blessing. Below is a list of opportunities for giving memorials and who you might contact about them. This is a sort of wish list; things that would be nice to have, but aren't in the budget. If you would like to make a memorial gift, please speak with the listed contact so that they know to expect the gift and can instruct you how the gift can be made. Partial gifts towards an item are possible as well.  

Current Memorial Opportunities:

Timpani Drum Set:  $4000 We would like a pair of timpani drums to bolster our music program and be available for regular use in our music program. Contact: Kathleen Turner at

Acolyte Robes: $1750 We are updating our acolyte ministry and their wardrobe. Each robe costs approximately $75 each. We need various sizes/lengths.  Contact: Mtr. Katie at

Sanctuary Chairs:  3 CHAIRS GIFTED - THANK YOU! We would like to add additional folding chairs in Christ Church in the choir area to replace the metal chairs.  Chairs are $200 each and are the same style used at the altar, dark wood with red pads. We hope to get 8, total. Contact: Kathleen Turner at

Giving Made Easy

You may use the CCF website to make pledges, donations and payments for some activities. Just select "Giving" at the top of the CCF homepage. This brings you to the pay portal. The process is fast and easy and allows you to pay by credit or debit card or by electronic bank transfer. You may change or add new payment methods at any time. Contact: Stan Kyker, CCF financial administrator at 912-638-8683.

Pastoral Care and Prayer List

Pastoral Care 

Your pastoral care team is here for you! If you have a pastoral concern, a blessing you'd like to share, want to arrange a hospital or home visit, and/or receive Holy Communion, please contact Mother Ashton Williston at 912-638-8683 or

Prayer List

To amend our prayer list or to update the church on the condition of your loved one, please email Mtr. Ashton Williston at  or call the church office at 912-638-8683.

Carl Alexander
Kris Barkley
John Barnes
Kathy Bee
Kelly Benhase
Gene Broadwell
Bob Brown
Beverly Burns
Jackie Byrne
Josh Calhoun
Barbara Canady
Greg Canady
Andy Cheshire
Dena Davis
Jackie Davis
Mary Lou Detwiler
Terry Doster
Page Faulk
Tom Finn
Patricia Friedel
Matthew Ganserite
Walter Graham
Angie Hansen
Burgess Hartsell
Carol Hoffine
Lise Hofmann
Lois Irvin
Jim Langston
Bill Littleton
Dorothy Lowery
Dot Marler
Tom Martin
Rachael Moore
Rebecca Murdy
Sandy Nyenhuis

Richard Quinelly
Terry Hall Robbins
Rob Rushin
Sam Spak
Clyde Smith
Willou Smith
James St. Clair
Grayson Strickland
Edith Tayloe
Sarah Taylor
Mary Triplett-Key
John Waite
Janice Walker
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Jennifer Willingham
Joseph Williston
Mary Jane Williston
Clint Winne
Martin Worthy
Putsie Worthy
Mell Wray
Hollis Youngner

Frances Ansley
Francie Satterfield

This  Week

Serving This Weekend
Susan Shipman - Chalice Bearer

Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:00 AM (CCF)
David Boland - Chalice Bearer
David Boland - Lector 
Toni Rowley - Usher
Ed Rowley - Usher
Nancy Butler - Altar Guild
Dorriann Branch - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church)
Peggy Goad - Chalice Bearer
Te Turner - Chancel Master
Peggy Goad - Lector - First Lesson
Barbara Sullivan - Lector - Second Lesson
Catherine Holt - Greeter
Steve Holt - Greeter
Dale Stoddard - Usher
Rees Sumerford - Usher
Ethel Horton - Altar Guild
Sherry Bowen - Altar Guild
Sandy Storino - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall)  
Jody Bradford - Chalice Bearer
Paul Salter - Chancel Master
Beth Smith - Lector - First Lesson 
Beth Smith - Lector - Second Lesson 
Oscar Covington - Usher
Bascom Murrah - Usher
Amy Jenkins - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Bonnie Harris - Chalice Bearer 
Lynne Fox - Lector - First Lesson
Lynne Fox - Lector - Second Lesson
Dana Parker - Greeter
Patrick Parker - Greeter
David Butler - Usher
Linda Wood - Altar Guild
Sandy Rice - Altar Guild


Wednesday, April 17, 2019
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
11:00 am - Lenten Movies
12:00 pm - Healing Service
12:00 pm - Community Worship - Wesley UMC
1:00 pm - Lenten Study
5:00 pm - Adult Choir
6:30 pm - X Church

Thursday, April 18, 2019
12:00 pm - Maundy Thursday Worship CCF
6:30 pm - Maundy Thursday Worship with Foot Washing

Friday, April 19, 2019
12:00 pm - 3 Hours Devotion at SS Presbyterian
4:30 pm - Stations of the Cross at St. Ignatius
6:30 pm - Good Friday Liturgy at CCF

Saturday, April 20, 2019
Holy Saturday
3:00 pm - Funeral for Frances Ansley
6:30 pm - Great Vigil of Easter at St. Ignatius

Sunday, April 21, 2019
Easter Sunday
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
9:15 am - Worship in Parish Hall (CCF)
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church
10:30 am - Easter Egg Hunt
10:30 am - Coffee & Lemonade on the Lawn
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church

Monday, April 22, 2019
Easter Monday - Office Closed

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Office Closed

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
10:00 am - Backpack Buddies
10:30 am - NO Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - NO Healing Service

Friday, April 26, 2019
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group

Saturday, April 27, 2019
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, April 28, 2019
Holy Humor Sunday
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
9:15 am - Worship in Parish Hall (CCF)
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church
10:30 am - Sunday School for All Ages
10:30 am - Coffee Hour
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church

Monday, April 29, 2019
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
2:00 pm - Handbells
4:30 pm - Choristers
5:00 pm - Trebles

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
10:00 am - Backpack Buddies
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service
5:00 pm - Adult Choir

Friday, May 3, 2019
11:30 am - OMG Meeting

Saturday, May 4, 2019
St. Athanasius Food Pantry
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, May 5, 2019
St. Athanasius Food Pantry
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
9:15 am - Worship in Parish Hall (CCF)
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church
10:30 am - Sunday School for All Ages
10:30 am - Coffee Hour
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
11:15 am - Graduate Recognition

Save the Date

May 5, 2019
Graduate Recognition Sunday

May 12, 2019
Celebration of 90+ Ladies
Sunday School Ice Cream Sundae Celebration

May 19, 2019
Parish Picnic at Honey Creek

June 10-14, 2019
VBS 2019