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July 24 , 2019


Rector's Ramblings

Father Tom will not be Rambling today, but will share his thoughts again next week.

O Lord, support us all the day long, 
until the shadows  lengthen, and the evening comes, 
and the busy world is  hushed, 
and the fever of life is over, 
and our work is done.
Then in thy mercy, grant us a safe lodging, 
and a holy rest,
and peace at the last.  Amen.
BCP 833


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 
The Adult  Sunday  Class is currently engaged in a study based on  Pray Like Jesus , by Don Underwood, which will conclude on August 28. The class will take a break for Labor Day Weekend, September 1, then on September 8, will begin a study entitled  The Gospel According to Leviticus . Read more about these books here . All are invited to join us. 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 .
Wednesday Night Bible Study
The Wednesday Night Fall 2019 Bible Study  will begin on August 21 and end on September 25. The study, A Quick Journey Through The Bible, will re-group books/contents of the Bible to bring out key principles, visions, teachings, etc. in each group. Attendees, who previously in their Christian journey have read through the whole or considerable sections of the Bible, will find the study and discussions particularly interesting and thought provoking. The classes will begin at 5:30 pm and end at 6:25 pm. The study will be held in the Vestry Room of the Parish House. You have an open invitation to attend! Contact: Godfrey Draviam 912-638-8747 or
Icon Writing Workshop - August 25-30IconWorkshop
The fourth annual icon writing workshop will be held August 25-30  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  4:00 to 6:00 pm on Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Thursday, and 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Friday, 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.To register, call the church office at 912-638-8683. For more information, contact Mother 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

Teacher Training and Safeguarding Class
Training for all adults who work with Children and Youth will take place on Saturday, August 3, from 9:00 - 11:00 am in the Parish Hall. Nursery care will be available. Contact: Mtr. Katie at
Safeguarding Training will be provided to all who still need it on Saturday, August 3, at 12:30 pm, in the Parish Hall. Mother Katie will lead this training session. Please sign up by calling the church office at 912-638-8683.

Acolyte Training and Commissioning
Acolyte   Training   will take place on Sunday, August 11, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm in the church. Children and youth in grades 3 - 12 are invited to attend. Acolytes are an important part of our worship services at Christ Church, serving regularly as crucifers, torch bearers, and priest walkers, and sometimes as thurifers and banner-bearers, as well. Come learn about each type of server and the duties they perform and join the acolyte team.  We will be commissioning our acolytes for 2019-2020 on Sunday, August 18, at the 11:15 am worship service.  Contact: Mtr. Katie at .
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
All over Glynn County last week, our Christ Church youth got a chance to help in places where they were needed, as part of the first Serving Our Neighbors Camp! They packed medical kits at MAP International, stocked shelves at Second Harvest, gave St. Athanasius a deep clean, put together and delivered lunches to homeless folks at the Well, and packed 200 bags for the Backpack Buddies program! 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
School Supplies Needed
The start of a new school year is just two weeks away! There are many families in the area that struggle to provide the needed school supplies for their children. In the past few years, Christ Church has worked with GEM (Glynn Episcopal Ministries) to make sure area students have the materials they need for a successful school year. If you'd like to contribute, please see the following list and help our area students by purchasing these school supplies and leaving them in the church office by Sunday, August 4. Items Needed: Backpacks, #2 pencils, Colored pencils, Pencil boxes and pouches, Pencil sharpener, Pencil top erasers, Pink erasers, Glue sticks, Crayons (16 and 24 packs), Large crayons (8 pack), Scissors - Fiskars for the lower grades, Wide rule composition notebooks, Single subject spiral notebooks, Primary paper, Loose leaf notebook paper, 2-pocket folders, Pocket folders with prongs, Black or blue pens, 3-ring binders, Markers, Highlighters, Composition books with grid paper, Cleaning wipes, Hand Sanitizer (large refill size)
Contact: Donna Purdy at
Backpack Buddies
Last week, our children and youth worked hard during Serving Our Neighbors to pack 200 bags  for the Backpack Buddies!

School will be starting in two weeks 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, $50 for half the 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

St. Athanasius Feed My Sheep Food Pantry
The St. Athanasius Feed My Sheep Food Pantry needs your non-perishable food donations for August. Please bring them to  St. Ignatius and the Christ Church Parish Hall on the weekend of August 3-4, or drop off donations in the grocery cart, during regular business hours, at the church office in the Parish Hall. Items that are always needed include canned soups, vegetables, fruits and meals like Spaghettios. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry! 


Eight Months Until Tour Day!
Tour Day, March 21, 2020, will be here before you know it!  We've got a great team started, but still need an Assistant House Chair, Kickoff Celebration Planner, Private Bus Organizer, Signage Manager, and a Recruiting Volunteer. Plus we will need EVERYBODY's help to make this the best Tour of Homes yet!  If you'd like to help with this most worthwhile project, please contact the chairs, Susie Henning at  or Tami Black at
tblack@vangardventures.comRead more about this year's tour in the most recent Tour of Homes newsletter  here .

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

Kitchen and Pantry Clean-Up

A major kitchen and pantry cleaning is planned for August. Over the years we've accumulated an over supply of utensils clogging the cabinets and drawers. Some of the counters are covered with containers left from previous potluck dinners. 
The plan is to take surplus items to Hello Goodbye for resale. If there's anything of importance to you that you want to retrieve, please check the kitchen as soon as convenient. We would like all items reclaimed by Sunday, August 18. For more information, please contact Junior Warden Alice Barlow at

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
A wide assortment of Christening gifts are available.
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.

Bob Altenbach
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
Johnny Justice
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
Ralph Wade - Chalice Bearer

Sunday, July 28, 2019 8:00 AM (CCF)
Carl Baumgardner - Chalice Bearer
Carl Baumgardner - Lector 
Peg McBride - Usher
Bonita Wright - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)  
Daven Wray - Acolyte C
Jimmy McQuade - Acolyte TB
Robert Wray - Acolyte TB
William Temple - Acolyte CW
Jody Bradford - Chalice Bearer
Robert Brown - Chancel Master
Barbara Sullivan - Lector - First Lesson
Ralph Wade - Lector - Second Lesson
Rip Graham - Greeter
Charlotte Graham - Greeter
Fred Collins - Usher
Joe Wilkinson - Usher
Peggy Goad - Altar Guild
Susie Henning - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Bruce Bland - Acolyte C
Bonnie Harris - Chalice Bearer
Bonnie Harris - First Lesson
Susan Shipman - Second Lesson
Frankie Ansley - Altar Guild
Pat Collins - Altar Guild

Weds., July 31, 2019 Noon Healing Service (CCF) 
Ethel Horton - Altar Guild

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
Monday, July 29, 2019
11:00 am - Yoga
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
12:00 pm - Healing Service
Thursday, August 1, 2019
1:00 pm - Women's Book Study

Friday, August 2, 2019
10:30 am - Christ Church Comforters
11:30 am - OMG Meeting
Saturday, August 3, 2019
St. Athanasius Food Pantry
9:00 am - Teacher Training
12:30 pm - Safeguarding Training
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, August 4, 2019
St. Athanasius Food Pantry
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 11, 2019
Sunday School Open House and Registration
Blessing of the Backpacks
Acolyte Training

August 18, 2019
Sunday School Starts
9:15 Parish Hall Worship Resumes
Blessing the Teachers
Acolyte Commissioning

August 25-30, 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

September 15, 2019
Parish Picnic