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July 17 , 2019


Rector's Ramblings

While on vacation the last two weeks, I very much enjoyed the opportunity to worship with churches where I was not required to be on or up front. Both Sundays I was away, we worshipped with a St. James; St. James, Hendersonville, NC, and St. James, Lancaster, PA. The latter is my home parish, and while I wasn't there in person, I enjoyed worshipping from my living room the morning after we returned from our travels. St. James in Hendersonville was an enjoyable Sunday morning in a beautiful church with friendly people. It was our first time visiting, and I'm glad we were able to worship there.

My Livestream participation in the liturgy of St. James, Lancaster was special, not just because I grew up there and spent my first three years of ordained ministry there, but because this was the Sunday they were decommissioning the church's organ. I decided I wanted to watch from afar rather than attend another church closer to home. It was most definitely the right choice for me.


Summer Worship Schedule
The summer worship schedule is now in effect. Regular weekend worship services take place on Saturdays at 5:30 pm at St. Ignatius Chapel, on Demere Road, and on Sundays at 8:00 am, 9:15 am and 11:15 am at Christ Church, Frederica. 

Kidurgy all summer!
Kidurgy, our Liturgy of the Word for younger children, takes place during the 9:15 am worship service. Children have their own service in the Kidurgy room of the Parish Hall, with singing, scripture and prayer, then return to receive Communion with their families. Contact: Mtr. Katie at


Adult Sunday Morning Class 
On July 21, the Adult  Sunday  Class will begin a study entitled  Pray Like Jesus which will run through August 28. There will be another break for Labor Day Weekend, September 1, then on September 8, the class will begin a study entitled  The Gospel According to Leviticus . Read more about these books here . For more information, contact Bob Brown at .
Women's Book Study 
The women's study group meets on Thursdays at 1:00 pm in the parish hall. They are currently reading Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor.  On August 1, they will begin a study of An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith . In this book, author Barbara Brown Taylor reveals meaningful ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see, from simple practices such as walking, working, and prayer. Contact: Mtr. Ashton Williston at .
Men's Study Group - Taking a Summer Break
The Men's Discussion Group, which meets on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am, is currently on hiatus until late July . For more information, please contact Te Turner at .
Icon Writing Workshop - August 26-30IconWorkshop
The fourth annual icon writing workshop will be held August 26-30 in the Christ Church parish hall. The instructor this year is Kara Nelson. Icon writing is much more than learning to paint an icon, a painting depicting Jesus, Mary, angels or saints. Orthodox Christians consider making icons more a form of prayer than art and believe the writer's hand is guided by God as s/he writes in paint. The group will work from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, but you may work more or less as your eyes, body and soul are so inclined. Each day will begin with a brief worship and Eucharist filled with instruction about icons. The cost is $375. No previous experience is needed and all materials will be furnished. Just bring a lunch and a willingness to learn. Contact: Mtr. Becky at .
Icon Writing Group - On Holiday
Please note that the Icon Writing Group that meets on Fridays at 12:00 pm and Saturdays at 10:00 am is taking a break for the month of July. They will resume meeting on Friday, August 2. For more information, please contact David Blatchford at
 Children and Youth

Acolyte Festival - August 24, 2019
The annual Diocesan Acolyte Festival will take place in Augusta this year, on the weekend of August 24-25, at the Church of the Good Shepherd. All acolytes from grades 3-12 are invited to participate. For more information, please contact Mtr. Katie at or Canon Joshua Varner 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 !



Serving Our Neighbors
They're here. They're there. They're everywhere! All over Glynn County this week, Christ Church youth have been working and helping others in our first Serving Our Neighbors Camp! Check out some photos of the activities of these busy kids here. For more information about this youth outreach project or any of the other programs at Christ Church for children and youth, please contact Mtr. Katie at
This summer, we are collecting children's books for youngsters living in Glynn County. Many thanks to all who have already donated! The books that were distributed were enthusiastically received by the children, but we still need more!

Please bring new or gently used children's book for ages Pre-K through 6th Grade to the church office in the Parish Hall, during regular business hours on weekdays, or on Sundays, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. For more information, please contact Susan Shipman at .
Backpack Buddies
School will be starting again before you know it and so will the need for weekend food bags for children here in Glynn County. You can help by sponsoring a child for $100 for the school year, or by helping the Backpack Buddies fill bags for monthly food distribution. Please join us on on packing days on the following Wednesdays at 10:00 am:  August 14, August 28, September 11 and September 25. If you'd like to sponsor a child in  the Backpack Buddies program, please contact Susan Shipman at

The Safe Harbor 2019 Street Beat graduates would like to express their gratitude to all the folks at Christ Church who brought in graduation cards with kind, encouraging messages and all those who contributed towards gift cards honoring their accomplishments. Thank you, Christ Church!


Tour of Homes 2020 Is Ramping Up!
Many hands make light the work...
As the planning begins for the March 21, 2020 Tour of Homes, there are openings for committee chairpersons. We are looking for men and women to share their talents in the following areas: benefactors, marketing, tour buses, ToH kick-off party, celebration party assistant, and signage. We're happy that so many folks have already stepped up to chair various committees and look forward to filling the rest of these vital positions with more talented volunteers!

If you'd like to help with this most worthwhile project, please contact the chairs, Susie Henning and Tami Black.

Christ Church Comforters & OMGs!

The Christ Church Comforters will have their next meeting on Friday, August 2, at 10:30 am, in the Christ Church Parish Hall. Please bring your yarn, needles, hooks and any shawls you've been working on recently.

Afterwards, all are invited to stay for lunch with the O(utrageously) M(ature) G(roup) at 11:30 am. This will be great time to socialize, relax, and catch up. Following lunch, the OMGs will be playing games and Comforters members are welcome to join them to play or just stay for more conversation and fun. 

If you'd like lunch for $10 from Honeybaked Ham, please call the church office at 912-638-8683 with your order by Wednesday, July 31, at noon. For more information, please contact Mtr. Ashton at
Stay Informed

Christ Church Gift Shop - Open Sundays!

The 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, wooden crosses, Moravian stars and the Christ Church history book. We're 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.  If you're interested in helping with the shop, please contact Ellen Kuehm at 912-996-3392 or 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.

Eric Andreae
Kurt Anderson
Kris Barkley
Kelly Benhase
Harry Branch
Gene Broadwell
Beverly Burns
Jackie Byrne
Josh Calhoun
Greg Canady
Dena Davis
Jackie Davis
Mary Lou Detwiler
Tom Finn
Patricia Friedel
Dave Geiszler
Ann Graham
Walter Graham
Angie Hansen
Lise Hofmann
Lois Irvin
Bill Littleton
Dorothy Lowery
Dot Marler
Tom Martin
Kimberly Maxwell
Rebecca Murdy
Sandy Nyenhuis

Frank Owenby
Richard Quinelly
Johnny Riddle
Julia Riddle
Terry Hall Robbins
Rob Rushin
Skip Slocum
Clyde Smith
Willou Smith
David Somerville
Sam Spak
James St. Clair
Edith Tayloe
Sara Taylor
Jamie Thomas
Mary Triplett-Key
Pat Vinton
Janice Walker
Sarah Whitman
Clint Winne
Martin Worthy
Mell Wray

This  Week

Serving This Weekend
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer

Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:00 AM (CCF)
David Boland - Chalice Bearer
David Boland - Lector 
Ed Rowley - Usher
Toni Rowley - Usher
Anna Belle McCaskill - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)  
Gavin Williams - Acolyte TB
Donna Purdy - Chalice Bearer
Paul Salter - Chancel Master
Susan Garrett - Lector - First Lesson
Sally Essig - Lector - Second Lesson
Brooke Sumerford - Greeter
Rees Sumerford - Greeter
Clif Jones - Usher
Douglas Lane - Usher
Sandy Rice - Altar Guild
Sandy Storino - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Mary Helen Moses - Chalice Bearer
Lynne Fox - First Lesson
Lynne Fox - Second Lesson
Diane Ansley - Greeter
Henry Ansley - Greeter
David Butler - Usher
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

Weds., July 24, 2019 Noon Healing Service (CCF) 
Jeannie Wade - Altar Guild

Thursday, July 18, 2019
9:00 am - Youth Helping Neighbors
1:00 pm - Women's Book Study

Friday, July 19, 2019
9:00 am - Youth Helping Neighbors

Saturday, July 20, 2019
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, July 21, 2019
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
9:15 am - Kidurgy
10:15 am - Coffee Hour
10:30 am - Adult Sunday Class
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church

Monday, July 22, 2019
9:30 am - Manna House
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
11:00 am - Putsie Worthy Funeral
1:00 pm - Mission & Ministry Meeting

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
12:00 pm - Healing Service

Thursday, July 25, 2019
1:00 pm - Women's Book Study

Saturday, July 27, 2019
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, July 28, 2019
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
9:15 am - Kidurgy
10:15 am - Coffee Hour
10:30 am - Adult Sunday Class
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
Save the Date

August 3, 2019
Safeguarding Training Class

August 10, 2019
Acolyte Training

August 11, 2019
Sunday School Open House and Registration
Acolyte Commissioning
Blessing of the Backpacks

August 18, 2019
Sunday School Starts
9:15 Parish Hall Worship Resumes

August 26-31, 2019
Icon Writing Workshop

September 1, 2019
Blessing of the Icons

September 3, 2019
Hand Bell Choir, Choristers and Trebles Rehearsals Start

September 4, 2019
Adult Choir Rehearsals Start