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February 7, 2018
The Frederick Cousins Guild Oyster Roast is this Friday, February 9th, at 6:00 pm! Get your tickets at the church office or from a Guild member. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

Make plans to join us for Pancakes at the Pier, in the St. Simons village, on February 13th, as we celebrate Shrove Tuesday!

Rector's Ramblings

I finally broke down and asked Santa for an Apple Watch this year. I must have been good because I found one under the tree on Christmas morning. What is an Apple Watch, you might ask (since some folks don't keep up with such things)? It's a "smart watch" made by Apple, which pairs with my iPhone. It is, first and foremost, a watch, but it can do a lot more. It can give me notifications about incoming phone calls, messages, emails (I don't use this feature - too many!), the weather, your health, and so many other things. It's not as fancy as some folks might think, and yet it's still pretty impressive at the same time. I have enjoyed it for its simplicity and its style. It's not as intrusive as I worried it would be, and has proven itself quite useful in the weeks I've had it.
The Apple Watch is not the only smart watch out there; there are many, ranging from very inexpensive to thousands of dollars. All things being equal, the Apple Watch is moderately priced when compared with other smart watches. Each brand's watches have signature abilities, things that they excel at. I think the Apple Watch is right in the middle, right in the sweet spot, which might account for its top sales position in its market. Over the last seven to eight years, I have become an Apple consumer. In that time, I've had two MacBook laptops, two iPads, four iPhones, and now the Apple Watch. None have disappointed me, apart from the annoying battery issue with the iPhone 6s. But I digress.


Rooted and Relevant - February 11th
On February 11 at 6:00 pm, the EYC will host their Rooted and Relevant worship service in the Parish Hall.  This will be led by students, adults and clergy and open to any who wish to attend. It includes creative liturgy and music that is sometimes softly meditative and other times loud and upbeat. Contact Brad Hamil at if you would like more information.

Ash Wednesday - February 14th
Ash Wednesday is February 14th. Services will be held at 7:00 am at St. Ignatius, at 12:00 noon in the historic church at Christ Church, Frederica, and at 6:00 pm, the Convocation Service will take place in the Christ Church Parish Hall. Each service includes the imposition of ashes and Holy Eucharist. 

Lenten Meditation Series
By John La Boone
" I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways. I will delight in your decrees and not forget your word." - Psalm 119:15-16

One week from today on Ash Wednesday, we will revive the Christ Church Lenten Meditation Ministry. It is a series of daily devotionals for Lent created by members of our parish (plus a few special friends of Christ Church). We have modeled this program on the Episcopal Church's popular Forward Day by Day booklets, but we did the whole thing ourselves. Previously, we produced a Lenten meditation series for four years during (2011 - 2014), and now, it's back.
This year's collection is called "A Shared Pilgrimage." Each day the members of Christ Church will receive the listings of the lectionary readings for that day and then a brief reflection - either written or musical - on how those Bible passages spoke to the person making the offering for that day. The day's selection will end with the Episcopal Church's collect for the day. We have the opportunity to travel together on a journey through the Lenten season of prayer, study and introspection by using the series in our daily devotions. Though we will be in different locations while we make use of the meditations, we are still fellow pilgrims traveling together on our journey to Easter Day. 

Daily Lenten Prayers
Father Tom will be offering daily text prayers in Lent, through Easter week. Those who would like to receive a daily text message prayer should email their names and cell phone numbers to him at

Christ Church Lenten and Easter Brochure
There will be a myriad of classes, studies, worship opportunities and activities available at Christ Church during the Lenten Season. You will find details about these offerings, as well as the worship schedule for Holy Week and Easter in the  comprehensive Lenten and Easter guide  here. This Lenten and Easter brochure is also available on the Christ Church website homepage, here.


Daughters of the King
All Christ Church women are invited to join us on Sunday, February 11th , at 12:30 pm for an informational lunch. Angel Bernier is the President of The Order of the Daughters of the King for the Diocese of Georgia.  She we will be coming to discuss Christ Church's St. Elizabeth of Hungary Chapter. If you are interested in becoming a Daughter, being reinstated as a Daughter, or are an active Daughter, come and help us discern the mission of this Chapter at Christ Church. To learn more about the  order visit  . If you have any questions please contact Ashton at 

Adult Sunday Morning Class
Dr. Bob Brown's  adult Sunday morning class continues  its discussion of study of the New Testament using The Great Courses lecture series. Everyone is welcome! Classes take place in the Parish House each Sunday from 10:30 until 11:15 am. For more information, contact Bob at

Men's Study Group
The Christ Church Men's Group is currently reading the book  Technology and Religion: Remaining Human in a Co-Created World  by Noreen Herzfeld.The group meets each Wednesday  morning at 10:30 am  in the teen room in the Parish Hall. (Books are available through book sellers online.)
Women's Study Group
The Women's Study Group meets at 11:30 am each week. The group is currently focusing on a new book, Brene Brown's  Braving the Wilderness - The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone . For more information, contact Mtr. Ashton: .

A Day of Prayer - Lenten Retreat
Dr. Anna Wright will lead a Day of Prayer at Christ Church on Saturday, February 17 beginning at 9:30 am. Do you struggle to stay focused in prayer? Are you looking for new ways to pray? Are you longing for a bit of quiet space in your frenetic world? Dress casually, wear comfy shoes and come with open minds and curious spirits to explore different ways to pray. The day-long retreat includes lunch and the cost is $25 per person. To register for the Day of Prayer, please contact Mtr. Becky at

Final Chapters

Beginning on Thursday, February 22, at 2:00 pm, our clergy will lead Final Chapters, a five week course centered on end of life preparation. Topics include financial planning, living wills, funeral planning, dying with dignity, and much more. Please contact Mtr. Becky at, if you are interested in joining this group.

Lenten Labyrinth Walk
Thursday, February 22: Join us at 6:00 pm to walk the Labyrinth in the Parish Hall, reflecting on the religious art of Randy Siegel. The Rev. Jann Briscoe will lead the meditation and walk.

EYC and Pathfinders Activities

Souper Bowl Sunday
Many thanks to all who donated their delicious soups and more to the EYC Souper Sunday fundraiser last week. With your help, we raised nearly $700 for youth missions and projects!

EYC Ski Retreat Weekend
On Friday, February 16th, the Christ Church EYC will head to Lake Junaluska and the Cataloochee Ski Area for a weekend of fun and fellowship. Please keep them in your prayers during their journey. 

There is so much going on with our youth at Christ Church! Click here for the 2018 Winter/Spring schedule of activities. 

For more information about all the youth programs and activities at Christ Church, please contact Brad Hamil at .

Children and Youth

Parents! Summer will be here  before  you know it, so mark you calendars for this year's summer programs at Christ Church. Vacation Bible School will take place from June 11-15 and Camp Kanuga returns for the week of June 18-22. More information will be available in weeks to come, but now is the time to save these dates!


The 2018 Tour of Homes Wine Opener was a tremendous success!

We couldn't have done it without: Beth Thrift's elegant accommodations and gracious hospitality, David Lowe and Chris Triplett and their abundance of breathtaking flowers,  Dana and Patrick Parker providing fruitful flowing libations, George Ingram our merry melodious pianist, Fr. Tom Purdy, Kathleen Turner, David Lowe and Mtr. Becky Rowell supplying captivating entertainment, Julie Hancock's photography and David Quemett and Purple Sage served a bounty of delectable delights! See more pictures of all the fun here .

For Tour Day  we still need parkers, house docents and more baked goods. Even if you have already volunteered for a job, we will need LOTS of baked goods for our Parish House visitors. Please consider baking something from our CCF Cookbook and making a recipe card to label your contribution.  

It's still not too late to become a benefactor! Check out all things TOH on

Save the Date for the Homeowners'  Celebration Party, on Sunday, March 18th, at  Musgrove.

For more information or to get involved with the Tour of Homes, contact:  Beth Smith  912-506-7577 or 
Charlotte Graham  912-506-3431


Church Docents Needed!

We are in urgent need of docents in the church and are currently seeking volunteers to help  once a month, on a weekday or weekend afternoon, in a 2:00 - 5:00 pm shift. If you have ever considered helping share the story of Christ Church with visitors, this is your  opportunity . A brief training session is offered.  If you would like to join our corps of Christ Church ambassadors, please contact Fred Collins at 912-222-2643.

2018 SGHS Bridge Run
The 2018 Southeast Georgia Health System Annual Bridge Run is Saturday, February 17th and Christ Church has a team! Official registration on the Active SGHS website closes at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, February 13th, 2017.To sign up for the team, go to .

If you ordered a CCF shirt for the Bridge Run, please pick it up on Thursday, February 15 or Friday, February 16 at the Church Library between 1:00 -3:00 pm.
Reminder: Those running or walking - we are meeting at 8:00 am near the registration table on Saturday, Feb. 17th for pictures. Harry will be holding the church banner.  If you have any questions, contact Diane Sheehan at .


Frederick Cousins Oyster Roast This Friday!OysterRoast

The Frederick Cousins Oyster Roast is this Friday, February 9th, at 6:00 pm! Tickets for the Oyster Roast are available from guild members or at the church office (please pay by check or cash). The price is $25 advance or $30 at the door. Proceeds will go to the Compass Rose Society, which supports the programs and ministries of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and to various local charities. Please call Louise Bartlett if you have any questions at 912-638-3303. 
(Guild members - if you've signed up to bring a dessert or Brunswick Stew to the oyster roast, please have it at the parish house by 5:45 pm on Friday, February 9th.)

Shrove Tuesday - Pancakes at the PierPancakesatPier
Christ Church will be hosting the first Pancakes at the Pier
event on February 13th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Neptune Park in the St. Simons Village. There will be pancakes at the Casino and parades through the park led by local musicians. Come for the games, pancake relays and fun for all ages and bring your friends and neighbors! Contact Fr. Tom at for more information.

Coffee HourCoffeeHour
Coffee Hour hosts are needed to help provide refreshments between our 9:15 am and 11:15 am worship services on Sundays, in the Parish Hall. Please contact Christine Plank at to sign up to help.
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 !

Stay Informed

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 giving link. If it's your first time at this site, you'll have to create an account. 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.

Ushers Needed
Can you volunteer to usher occasionally at weekly worship? Your service would provide vital assistance to both the congregation and the clergy. Please contact Sharon Joy at  or 912-638-8683 .

Save the Date

An Interfaith Journey to the Holy Lands: Relationship, Understanding, and Community Harmony

Join Rabbi Rachel Bregman, Rev. Alan Dyer, and Rev. Tom Purdy as they lead an interfaith journey to the Holy Land with Medji Tours in June 2019. This once in a lifetime trip aims to build relationships across cultural and religious lines in our community by exploring together the shared roots of our traditions in Israel and Jordan. Additionally, this interfaith journey hopes to begin a longer-term process of continuing to form relationships, deepen understanding, and build community across other faith organizations in Glynn County, Georgia upon our return. This trip is open to any and all who would like to participate in this holy work. For more information, click here.

Pastoral Concerns

Prayer List

Please help us keep the prayer list current by notifying Mtr. Becky of any changes in the status or condition of your loved one.
Nancy Acree
George Almasi
Kurt Anderson
Malicia Atkinson
Kris Barkley    
Harry Branch
Doug Brantley
Gene Broadwell
Bob Brown
Terry Burns
Barbara Canaday
Marilyn Canady
Paddy Carley
Kristen Cutler
Mary Lou De Bisschop
Mary Lou Detwiler
Robbie Dickinson
Anna Doxey
Andy Doyle
Betsy Fitzgerald
Stephen Freedman
Ewell Gay
Travis Gay
Louise Gentile
Max Germaine
Mary Jean Giobino
Rosalind Griffin
Kevin Hancock
Burgess Hartnell
Kevin Heeny
William David Herndon
Mike Herrin
Christopher Hewetson
Cheryl Hieatt
Jane Higginbotham
Brenda Hollis
Greg Hollis
Alexander Hutcheson
Eileen Hutcheson
Ellen Hunter
Lois Irvin
Glenn Jones
Carlin Kenny
Christi Lambert
Billie Lewellyn
Keith Lewellyn
Bill Littleton
Sam Livesay
Martha Lovett
Jerry Lowe
Cathy McCarthy
Mamie Meadows
Marilyn Miller
Marge Mitchell
Mary Elizabeth Paris
Margaret Payne
Vivian Peterson
Dale Pierson
Kari Powell
Chris Prater
Joetta Principato
Rajika Reed
Jack Riner
Mark Robinson
Julie Sargent
Phyllis Sartin
Robert Saunders
Willou Smith
David Somerville
Richard Stamper
James St. Clair
Samantha Lee Stevens
Joel Stewart
Grayson Strickland
Edith Tayloe
Beth Varn
John Waite
Janice Walker
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Martin Worthy
Mell Wray
Hollis Youngner
Keith Zimmerman 
Esther Zylstra

Penny Flickinger

To amend our prayer list, or to update the church on the condition of your loved one, please email Mtr. Becky Rowell ( or call the church office at 912.638.8683.

This  Week

Serving This WeekendServersNeeded

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 5:30 PM (St. Ignatius Chapel)
Susan Shipman - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 8:00 AM (CCF)
Robert Brown - Chalice Bearer
Robert Brown - Lector 
Paul Ploeger - Usher
Anna Belle McCaskill - Altar Guild
Dorriann Branch - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Paul Salter - Acolyte C
Eva Purdy - Acolyte TB
Kerrigan Hamil - Acolyte TB
Calleigh Purdy - Acolyte - PW
Te Turner - Chalice Bearer
Robert Brown - Chancel Master
Barbara Sullivan - Lector - First Lesson 
Paul Salter - Lector - Second Lesson
Brooke Sumerford - Greeter
Rees Sumerford - Greeter
Bud Dorsey - Usher
      Margie Dorsey - Usher
Ed Turner - Kidurgy
Sandy Rice - Altar Guild
Sandy Storino - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall, Frederica)
Isabella Williston - Acolyte C
Beth Smith - Chalice Bearer 
Hugh Brown - Lector - First Lesson
Hugh Brown - Lector - Second Lesson
Oscar Covington - Usher
Lynne Turner - Kidurgy Shepherd
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Ava Parker - Acolyte C
Alice Barlow - Chalice Bearer
Barbara Abbate - Lector - First Lesson
Barbara Abbate - Lector - Second Lesson
Ben Slade - Usher
Ann Graham - Altar Guild
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

Feb. 14, 2018 Ash Wednesday Service 12:00 Noon
Jeannie Wade - Altar Guild
Sandy Storino - Altar Guild

6:00 PM (Parish Hall, Frederica)
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

This Week at Christ Church
Evening Prayer is held Wednesdays through Sundays at Christ Church, Frederica at 5:00 pm.
*Unless noted otherwise, all events take place at Christ Church  

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
5:00 pm - Adult Choir Practice
5:30 pm - Bible Study
6:30 pm - X Church

Thursday, February 8, 2018
11:30 am - Women's Study Group

Friday, February 9, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
6:00 pm - Frederick Cousins Guild Oyster Roast

Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, February 11, 2018
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
9:15 am - Parish Hall Worship at CCF
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church, Frederica 
10:20 am - Sunday School for All Ages
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
12:30 pm - Daughters of the King Meeting
6:00 pm - EYC Rooted and Relevant Eucharist

Monday, February 12, 2018
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
2:00 pm - Christ Church Hand Bell Practice
5:30 pm - Pancakes at the Pier

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
7:00 am - Ash Wednesday at St. Ignatius
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Ash Wednesday Service at CCF  
5:00 pm - Adult Choir Practice
6:00 pm - Ash Wednesday Convocation Service PH

Thursday, February 15, 2018
11:30 am - Women's Study Group
12:30 pm - Finance Committee Meeting

Friday, February 16, 2018
EYC Ski Retreat
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group

Saturday, February 17, 2018
SGHS Bridge Run
9:30 am - Lenten Quiet Day
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, February 18, 2018
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
9:15 am - Parish Hall Worship at CCF
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church, Frederica 
10:20 am - Sunday School for All Ages
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica

Save the Date

February 13, 2018
Shrove Tuesday - Pancakes at the Pier

February 14, 2018
Ash Wednesday

February 17, 2018
SGHS Bridge Run
Quiet Day Prayer Retreat

February 22, 2018
Labyrinth Walk

March 1, 2018
Community Seder

March 4, 2018
Evening Choral Evensong

March 9, 2018
Parents' Night Out

March 10, 2018
Question of Identity Retreat

March 25-31, 2018
Holy Week

April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday

May 6, 2018 
Bishop's Visitation