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June 27, 2018
The church office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in observance of Independence Day. The noon Healing Service is also cancelled for the holiday.

Rector's Ramblings

I can't count the number of movies, older movies, in which the need to find a phone was a significant plot point. How many scenes have been shot over the years, in which a character is in a phone booth, for example? We have become so normalized to the idea that people carry cell phones and are always available, that the days of pay phones and land lines seem like ancient history, or at least like it should have been in the era before color film was used in Hollywood. Of course, I'm exaggerating, but I do find it funny when I note the dramatic shift in communication.  
I was part of a discussion the other day in which we were debating how long it should take a spouse to respond to a call or a text message on a phone. It was a light-hearted conversation in which some were being teased for their lack of response, which is indicative of the fact that they aren't always near their phone. Nonetheless, there is an expectation that we get back right away, and we get increasingly frustrated when that connection is delayed for any reason. 


Live from the 79th Episcopal Convention

Coverage of the 79th Episcopal Church General Convention in Austin, Texas begins on July 3, 2018. To see conference events, worship services and more, click here. (Please note that events scheduled are in Central Standard Time.)

As our X Choir heads to Texas to provide music for the General Convention,  they send their thanks to everyone who attended their fundraiser in June, as well as to those who provided silent auction items, purchased tickets and/or donated separately. The group travels with our pride and our prayers! 

Summer Worship Schedule

Christ Church is officially on the summer schedule. Regular weekend worship services take place on Saturdays at 5:30 pm, at St. Ignatius; and on Sundays at 8:00 am, 9:15 am and 11:15 am, at Christ Church. Kidurgy, our Liturgy of the Word for younger children, takes place on Sundays, at 9:15 am. Our regular weekend worship schedule will resume on August 19, 2018.


Adult Sunday Morning Class
The Adult Sunday morning class is studying Adam Hamilton's new book Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Troubled Times.  Everyone is welcome. Classes are in the parish house from 10:30 until 11:15 am and will continue to meet over the summer.  For more information, contact Bob at .

Men's Study Group
The Wednesday morning Men's Study Group is studying A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, by Tom Gjelten. A Nation of Nations is  "an incisive look at immigration, assimilation, and national identity" ( Kirkus Reviews ) and the landmark immigration law that transformed the face of the nation more than fifty years ago, as told through the stories of immigrant families in one suburban county in Virginia. Books are available in the church office for $13. For  more information, please contact Fr. Tom at .
Summer Programs for Youth and Children
Summer Camps at Honey Creek

There are a variety of Summer Camps available through the Diocese of Georgia at Honey Creek  for children and youth, beginning in June. To get specific information about each camp and to register, go to


St. Athanasius Food Pantry

Please bring your shelf-stable food donations for the St. Athanasius Feed My Sheep Food Pantry to St. Ignatius and Christ Church this coming weekend. The pantry especially needs canned corn, canned diced tomatoes and canned fruit. Full size boxes of cereal are always welcome, too. Thank you for your contributions!
Our Backpack Buddies Need Sponsors!
The Backpack Buddies ministry is in urgent need of sponsors for the children we serve throughout the school year. A donation of $100 will feed a child on the weekends for the whole school year and $50 will feed a child on the weekends for a semester. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Backpack Buddy sponsor, so that no child in Glynn County will go hungry during the upcoming school year. For more information, please contact Susan Shipman at   

Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King will have their monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 5:45 pm. They will meet in the Parish House. For more information, please contact Mtr. Ashton at
Susanna Wesley Guild Summer Lunch

The Susanna Wesley Guild will meet for their next luncheon on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 12:00 noon, at the King and Prince Hotel. For more information, contact Ethel Horton at
Hartline Yoga is Cool at Christ Church in the Summer!

Beat the heat, calm your mind and get in shape at the same time! Join us on Monday mornings, at 11:00 am, in the Christ Church Parish Hall for John Hartland's Monday yoga class. This is a gentle session, suitable for all ages. (He cares deeply for his "grasshoppers".) A donation of $10 is suggested.

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.

Save the Date

Icon Writing 3.0 at Christ Church
Fr. David Holland returns for the third consecutive year for our annual workshop. Fr. David Holland has been teaching icon writing for over 25 years and has never had anyone not finish an icon. No previous artistic ability is needed. Participants may choose one of the two icons to work on during the week.

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. Each brush stroke is a meditative act. Those who have painted icons describe the experience as deeply spiritual and faith-enhancing.
Icon Writing 3.0 is Sunday, Aug 26 through Friday, Aug 31.  The worship is limited to 16 people, so please register soon. We will meet from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm daily in the Parish Hall. The only thing you need to bring is a willing spirit and a snack, if you would like. Fr. David furnishes all materials and instruction. On Sunday, August 26, our icons will be blessed during the Sunday morning services. The cost for the workshop is $425. To register, call the church office at 912-638-8683 . For more information, contact Mtr. Becky at   or give her a call.

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

Join Rev. Tom Purdy, Rabbi Rachel Bregman, and Rev. Alan Dyer 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.
Carl Alexander
Alice Barlow
John Barnes
Kathy Bee
Craig Bolint
Doug Brantley
Gene Broadwell
June Brown
Terry Burns
Bonnie Chandler
Andy Cheshire
Jackie Davis
Mary Lou Detwiler
Robbie Dickinson
Kristen Erin
Beth Evans
Betsy Fitzgerald
Travis Gay
Ann Graham
Brad Graham
Burgess Hartsell
Lois Irvin
Misty Johns
John Killgallon
Bill Littleton
Larry MacDonald
Dot Marler
Marge Mitchell
Rachael Moore
Erin Jones O
Nancy Owenby
Margaret Payne
Jeff Rowell
Bob Saunders
Clyde Smith
Willou Smith
David Somerville
James St. Clair
Grayson Strickland
Edith Tayloe
Sarah Taylor
Timothy Tindall
John Waite
Janice Walker
Martin Worthy
Mell Wray
Hollis Youngner

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 Weekend

Susan Shipman - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, July 1, 2018 8:00 AM (CCF)
Carl Baumgardner - Chalice Bearer
Carl Baumgardner - Lector 
David Boland - Usher
Anna Belle McCaskill - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Paul Salter - Crucifer
Peggy Goad - Chalice Bearer
Paul Salter - Chancel Master
Mary Helen Moses - Lector - First Lesson 
Angie Burns - Lector - Second Lesson
Amy Jenkins - Greeter
Fred Collins - Greeter
Greer Brown - Usher
Godfrey Draviam - Usher
Lynne Turner - Kidurgy Shepherd
Ed Turner - Kidurgy Shepherd
Ann Graham - Altar Guild
Sandy Storino - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Paul Salter - Acolyte C
Bonnie Harris - Chalice Bearer
Paul Salter - Lector - First Lesson
Paul Salter - Lector - Second Lesson
Penny Jones - Greeter
Clif Jones - Greeter
John Killgallon - Usher
Sandy Rice - Altar Guild

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

Friday, June 29, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, June 30, 2018
St. Athanasius Food Pantry
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, July 1, 2018
St. Athanasius Food Pantry
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church
10:30 am - Adult Sunday Morning Class
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church

Monday, July 2 , 2018
11:00 am - Yoga
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Church Office Closed 

Friday, July 6, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, July 7, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, July 8, 2018
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church
10:30 am - Adult Sunday Morning Class
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church

Save the Date

August 19, 2018
First Day of Sunday School
Parish Hall Service Resumes

August 26 - 31, 2018
Icon Writing Workshop

September 2, 2018
Labor Day - No Sunday School

September 5, 2018
Adult Choir Practice Resumes