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March 7, 2018
IN THIS ISSUE
EC101 began again this evening, but it's not too late to sign up, if you're interested in this highly informative class. Get the details you need to join the group here.

Daylight Savings Time starts this Sunday, March 11th, at 2:00 am! Don't forget to "spring" forward when you set your clock!

Rector's Ramblings


In the Wednesday Men's group, we've been reading Richard Rohr's daily Lenten meditations. As we are wont to do, we often stray a bit as one topic of conversation springboards us into another. This week, the unexpected but fruitful conversation evolved around what happens to us when we die. The meditation for one of the previous days had tackled the concept of continuity between this world and the next.
 
The scripture passage that Rohr was reflecting on was the one about Lazarus and the rich man.  You'll remember that in the story, after both have died, Lazarus is in heaven in Abraham's bosom, and the rich man is in hell in torment. To his immortal chagrin, the rich man learns that his inability to cross the chasm of compassion in this world means it won't be crossed in the next. In the story, and in Rohr's reflection, it's a cautionary tale. As such, our conversation drifted easily into understanding how God redeems and forgives us and how that equates to our eternal disposition.       

Worship


Join Us for Special Music This Sunday



The Great Hall liturgy this Sunday will have special music. The handbell choir will be premiering a piece based on the hymn Dear Lord and Father of Mankind that Kathleen Turner arranged while on Sabbatical. The piece scored for Handbells and Cello is dedicated with love to Elizabeth Freyer. The Adult choir, Choristers, and Trebles will also be in attendance. The sequence hymn is Shall We Gather at the River. This Sunday is Lent IV and we will be remembering those dear to us that we have recently lost, so please come and be a part of this special liturgy. 
 
Christ Church Lenten and Easter Schedule
There are 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.
 
Easter Lilies
Remember a loved one at Easter when you order a lily to decorate the altar on Easter morning. Send the name(s) and a check for $30 per lily to Ethel Horton, 402 Palm Court, SSI, 31522. Make checks payable to "Christ Church Altar Guild." Please make your order by March 28.


 
Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King will next meet on Tuesday, April 10th, at 5:45 pm, in the Parish House. Please contact Mtr. Ashton at ashton@ccfssi.org  if you are interested in becoming part of this  organization or if you would like more information about them.


Formation 


EC101EC101
Episcopal Church 101 is a six-week study for anyone wishing to know more about the Episcopal Church, either in preparation for being confirmed, received or reaffirmed (wonder what the difference is among those?) or simply to answer those "why do we" questions. The class meets on Wednesdays, at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall and will conclude on April 11th. If you are interested in joining this group or would like to know more, please contact Mtr. Becky at becky@ccfssi.org or call the church office at 912-638-8683.

 
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 rwb385@gmail.com.

Final Chapters

Our clergy is leading Final Chapters, a five week course centered on end of life preparation. On March 8th, at 2:00 pm, Mtr. Becky will lead a detailed discussion about funeral planning and will provide funeral planning guides to participants.  Please contact Mtr. Becky at becky@ccfssi.org, if you are interested in joining this group.

The Art of Lent


A weekly art talk and reflection featuring guest artists will take place throughout Lent. Father Tom will host. Come to the Parish Hall each Wednesday at 1:00 pm. A simple lunch will be served. The next session is March 14th, when the stained glass of Christ Church and St. Ignatius will be the focus of the discussion. Please contact Fr. Tom at tom@ccfssi.org or Mtr. Becky at becky@ccfssi.org for more information about this Lenten art series.

Women's Study Group
Join the Women's Study Group on Tuesdays, at 11:30 am, for their study of 24/6, written by Matthew Sleeth. The book is centered on "Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy." In today's 24/7 lifestyle, remembering to rest can be difficult. During this season of Lent we will focus on centering our lives on Christ and taking our Sabbath intentionally. Contact Mtr. Ashton at ashton@ccfssi.org if you are interested in joining the group.

A Question of Identity RetreatWhoAmIRetreat


On Saturday, March 10, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, author Randy Siegel will discuss how answering the question, "Who am I?" brings power, purpose and peace into our lives. Randy writes, "Our spiritual and psychological health rests in the question of identity. Regardless of whether we call it ego, personality, or persona, we need a strong one if we are going to navigate the world and enjoy a successful life. At the same time, if this is the only way we see ourselves, we will never be truly fulfilled. There's something deep within that longs to return to our essence, or divine self, and be in union, reunion, and communion with the Divine." 

Using poetry, prayer, music, dialog, and journaling, participants will explore where they are in their lives and examine a number of career, life, and spiritual tools to assist in the journey, including:
· Proven four-step process to package, present, and promote their best selves for success.
 
· Means for tuning into their "internal GPS" to help more intentionally navigate their lives.
 
· Three-tiered psychological spiritual system to help claim their Divine DNA and become the person they were born to be.

The cost of the workshop is $25 and includes materials and a light lunch. Please sign up for this event by contacting Mtr. Becky at becky@ccfssi.org by Friday, March 9th. (We need headcount to order the lunches.)

EYC Rooted and Relevant for Lent


The next  EYC Rooted and Relevant service will take place on  March 18th, at 6:00 pm, in the Parish Hall. This Lenten service will be contemplative and include an optional labyrinth walk. All are welcome to attend and worship. 

EYC and Pathfinders Activities



This weekend, March 9th - 11th, New Beginnings #52 will be taking place at Honeycreek and Christ Church youth and adults will be on staff and taking part in the retreat. Please keep them in your prayers. Read more about New Beginnings here.

The weather is heating up and so is the schedule for our youth! We've got a bowling trip at the Strike Zone set up for this Sunday, March 11th. Check out the the rest of the  activities happening this spring here.

There is so much going on with our youth at Christ Church! P lease contact Brad Hamil at brad@ccfssi.org to get the latest information and updates!

Parents Night Out - March 9th


From 6:00 to 9:00 pm, on Friday, March 9th, parents are invited to experience an evening out. Parents, enjoy a Lenten treat to focus on you, while you leave the little ones with us (infants to 12 years). Contact Kathleen Turner to sign up your children or to volunteer at kathleen@ccfssi.org.
 
Christ Church Annual Easter Egg Hunt


The Christ Church Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on the front lawn of Christ Church after the 9:15 am Easter Sunday services (April 1). We are asking all who are willing and able to please donate 50 or more FILLED plastic eggs. Please fill eggs with: jelly beans, stickers, temporary tattoos, bubble gum, jaw breakers, mints and tootsie rolls, etc. Donations of filled plastic eggs may be left in the Parish Hall office. If you have any questions, please contact Mtr. Ashton at ashton@ccfssi.org.

Summer Programs


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. Please contact Ashton at ashton@ccfssi.org if you can help.


Camp Kanuga returns for the week of June 18-22. More information will be available in weeks to come.

ECW

 
The 2018 ECW Tour of Homes Is Only Ten Days Away! Get Your Tickets Now!
The 65th Annual Christ Church Tour of Homes is Saturday, March 17th. Tickets are in the following stores now: Antiques, Etc., Cloister Collection, H & H Lifestyles, Jekyll Realty, Maggie's Boutique, Ned Cash & Associates Jewelers, Roberta's, St. Simons Drug Store, The Tabby House, and Viola's Market. You may also buy tickets at www.christchurchtourofhomes.org or at the church office in the Parish House, Monday through Friday. (Please bring exact change, $40 per ticket, or you may pay by check.) 

Please consider baking/making some goodies  for  the Parish Hall stop of the Tour. You may drop off your baked items in the kitchen on Friday, March 16. If your contributions are made from recipes in the Christ Church cookbook, please include a card naming the recipe. Contact: Catherine Holt at 912-230-7845 or by email at catherinemargaretholt@yahoo.com

The annual Tour of Homes Homeowners' Celebration Party will be on Sunday, March 18th, at 6:00 pm at  Musgrove Retreat. Please contact Beth Smith at 912-506-7577 or by email at bsmithapril@gmail.com and let her know if you're planning to attend.

For more information or to get involved with the Tour of Homes, contact:  Beth Smith
bsmithapril@gmail.com  912-506-7577 or 
Charlotte Graham 
ripandcharlotte@att.net  912-506-3431


ECW Scholarship
A newly established scholarship fund created by the Christ Church Frederica Episcopal Church Women is being inaugurated this year. Annually, the Christ Church Frederica ECW Scholarship Fund for Women will provide $2,500 to a female high school graduate pursuing a degree through an academic or technical college or university. The student must be of the Episcopal faith and hale from Glynn or McIntosh County. 
 
"Many of our Christ Church women have, over the last fifteen years, donated to this wonderful effort to establish a scholarship program for our young ladies. The fruit of our gifts will now benefit many young women with their future educational goals. In establishing this scholarship we honor those who came before us and saw this as just a dream... but now it is a reality and we could not be more pleased," noted Jane Watson, President, Episcopal Church Women.
 
Applications may be accessed via the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation website here  and are due no later than April 21, 2018. Candidates will be screened and interviewed by a scholarship committee and the award will be made in May.


Outreach


Christ Church Comforters
The Christ Church Comforters will meet this F riday, March 9th, at 10:30 am. Even if you've never picked up a knitting needle or a crochet hook, you're invited to join the group for a lively session of knitting, crocheting and praying for those in need of comfort. For more information about the group, please contact Gay Barron at gaylor61@gmail.com .

Docents and Greeters Needed in Christ Church!


Have you ever visited a historic site or beautiful landmark and found it closed? It's supposed to be open but on the day you come it's closed! Sadly, visitors to Christ Church are traveling long distances to experience our beautiful history only to find our doors closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, because we don't have volunteers to welcome them. We need friendly parishioners on a short-term basis Tuesdays or Wednesdays,  to greet visitors until we are able to recruit and train docents. Call Sharon in the church office, at 912-638-8683, if you would like to volunteer short-term or need more information. If you are interested in joining our docent team, we are currently seeking volunteers to serve once a month in afternoon shifts from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. There is a training session before docents embark on an enjoyable and rewarding opportunity to share the remarkable story of our church. For more information please contact Fred Collins at fredwcollins@yahoo.com.

Backpack Buddies


The Backpack Buddies will be gathering twice in March to pack for their young friends. The first packing date will be Wednesday, March 14th, at 10:00 am, in the Parish Hall. The second Parish Hall packing day will be Tuesday, March 27th, at 9:30 am. (Please note the earlier than usual time on the 27th!) If you've never had the opportunity to partake in this rewarding activity, you are most welcome to join the assembly line this month! For more information about the Backpack Buddies program, please contact Susan Shipman at susanshipman@att.net.
 
Divorce Care Ministry


Have you been separated or divorced? Have you learned valuable lessons and experienced healing from the hurt? Would you like to help others do the same? Then please call or email to learn more about the different volunteer opportunities available with the Divorce Care Ministry at Epworth By the Sea. An informational meeting will be held at 9:30 am, Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Arthur J. Moore Museum, at Epworth By the Sea, St. Simons Island, Georgia. Please contact Rev. Dave Hanson at jdavehanson@bellsouth.net or call 912-634-6384.

Fellowship

 
Live Poets Society
The Live Poets Society will be gathering for their monthly session for April on Tuesday, April 3rd, at 4:00 pm. The Live Poets Society meetings give those with a literary bent an opportunity to discuss their efforts with others who share their talents and interests. Contact Angie Burns at angiemama33@comcast.net for more information.

Cross Collection on Display at Epworth
The Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum at Epworth-by-the-Sea Conference and Retreat Center, is happy to announce a special exhibition in the Atrium of the Museum which will be on display from Ash Wednesday  to Easter Sunday , the whole season of Lent.  

The exhibition is the cross collection of one of our own, the Rev. Dr. Robert W. (Bob) Brown. The crosses represent a collection gathered over a 40-year ministerial career and come from all over the world. They are made of a huge variety of materials and reflect many different interpretations of one of our most sacred symbols.  Though more than 90% of the crosses have been gifts, no cross has ever been repeated and never has the entire collection been on display at one time.  Dr. Brown is particularly pleased to offer this exhibition for the enjoyment of the members of Christ Church, Frederica.  May the cross, as a symbol, remind us of sacrifice and commitment and, especially, of the power of love. 

Up with People!
Up with People is coming to Glynn County, March 26 to April 2, 2018. Up with People was founded on the principle of using music as a means to communicate with and inspire people. In each city we visit, Up with People cast members perform a vibrant and inspiring musical stage show that brings the community together to enjoy a night of entertainment while sparking people to take action in meeting the needs of their communities, countries and the world. It's fun for the whole family and an experience you'll never forget!

The Advance Team is looking for host families for the cast members. Host families provide a place to sleep, limited transportation and some meals. While the cast is in town they will be getting involved volunteering in the local community. You can learn more about the 100 member cast from 20 different countries  here. If you have any questions, please contact Ashton at  ashton@ccfssi.org about her experience while traveling with Up with People.  

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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 christinehplank@yahoo.com 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 PushPay.com 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


Lecture Series in May


As part of the Locherie Lecture Series, Dr. Matthew Sleeth will join us on Friday, May 4 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to lead a seminar focusing on the responsibility of Christians to care for the glorious creation in which God has entrusted us. Dr. Sleeth is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and has two post-doctoral fellowships. He is the author of Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action (Zondervan, April 2007), the introduction to the Green Bible (2008, HarperOne), and 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life. More information about the lectures will be available in the weeks to come.

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
Carl Alexander
George Almasi
Kurt Anderson
Malicia Atkinson
Kris Barkley    
Harry Branch
Doug Brantley
Gene Broadwell
Bob Brown
Terry Burns
Barbara Canaday
Paddy Carley
Andy Cheshire
Mary Lou De Bisschop
Mary Lou Detwiler
Robbie Dickinson
Anna Doxey
Andy Doyle
Betsy Fitzgerald
Stephen Freedman
Ewell Gay
Travis Gay
Max Germaine
Mary Jean Giobino
Brad Graham
Rosalind Griffin
Kevin Hancock
Burgess Hartsell
William David Herndon
Mike Herrin
Cheryl Hieatt
Jane Higginbotham
Brenda 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
Teddy Lynch
Larry MacDonald
Dot Marler
Cathy McCarthy
Mamie Meadows
Marilyn Miller
Marge Mitchell
Erin Jones O
Mary Elizabeth Paris
Margaret Payne
Vivian Peterson
Kari Powell
Chris Prater
Joetta Principato
Rajika Reed
Jack Riner
Mark Robinson
Julie Sargent
Phyllis Sartin
Willou Smith
David Somerville
Richard Stamper
James St. Clair
Samantha Lee Stevens
Joel Stewart
Grayson Strickland
Edith Tayloe
Sarah Taylor
Timothy Tindall
Beth Varn
John Waite
Janice Walker
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Martin Worthy
Mell Wray
Bo Yates
Betty Young
Hollis Youngner
Keith Zimmerman 
Esther Zylstra
Catherine
Cheryl
Emma
Larry
Laura     
Margie
Marilyn
Mary       
Sharon  
Sharon
Susan

Departed:

Greg Hollis
Mary Ann Moses King
 
To amend our prayer list, or to update the church on the condition of your loved one, please email Mtr. Becky Rowell ( becky@ccfssi.org or call the church office at 912.638.8683.
 

This  Week


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Saturday, March 10, 2018 5:30 PM (St. Ignatius Chapel)
Ralph Wade - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, March 11, 2018 8:00 AM (CCF)
Robert Brown - Chalice Bearer
Robert Brown - Lector 
Peg McBride - Usher
Anna Belle McCaskill - Altar Guild
Dorriann Branch - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Slade Turner - Acolyte C
Daven Wray - Acolyte - TB
Robert Wray - Acolyte - PW
Sale Turner - Chalice Bearer
Robert Brown - Chancel Master
Lynne Fox - Lector - First Lesson 
Alice Barlow - Lector - Second Lesson
Sue Henning - Greeter
Susan Imhoff - Usher
Zaida Clay Harris - Usher
Mary Hardee - Kidurgy
Sandy Storino - Altar Guild
Sandy Rice - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall, Frederica)
Abigail Williston - Acolyte C
Donna Purdy - Chalice Bearer 
Fred Collins - Lector - First Lesson
Fred Collins - Lector - Second Lesson
Oscar Covington - Usher
Sarah Kreimborg - Kidurgy Shepherd
Tony Kreimborg - Kidurgy Shepherd
Kay Brown - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Te Turner - Acolyte C
Donna Purdy - Chalice Bearer
Bonnie Harris - Lector - First Lesson
Bonnie Harris - Lector - Second Lesson
Jeff Poulos - Greeter
Tracy Poulos - Greeter
Ben Slade - Usher
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild
Ann Graham - 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  

Thursday, March 8, 2018
11:30 am - Women's Study Group
1:00 pm - Family Counsel Meeting
2:00 pm - Final Chapters Workshop

Friday, March 9, 2018
10:30 am - Christ Church Comforters
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
6:00 pm - Parents' Night Out

Saturday, March 10, 2018
8:30 am - 4:00 pm - A Question of Identity Retreat
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, March 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 - VBS Planning Meeting
6:00 pm - EYC (Middle School)
7:00 pm - EYC (High School)

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

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
2:00 pm - Christ Church Hand Bell Practice
4:30 pm - Choristers
5:00 pm - Trebles

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service (CCF)
1:00 pm - Art of Lent Reflection and Lunch  
5:00 pm - Adult Choir Practice
5:30 pm - EC 101
6:30 pm - X Church

Thursday, March 15, 2018
11:30 am - Women's Study Group
2:00 pm - Final Chapters Workshop

Friday, March 16, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group

Saturday, March 17, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm - ECW Tour of Homes
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, March 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
6:00 pm - EYC Rooted and Relevant Holy Eucharist
6:00 pm - ECW Tour of Homes Celebration at  Musgrove

Save the Date

 
March 18, 2018
EYC Rooted and Relevant Lenten Eucharist

March 25-31, 2018
Holy Week

April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday

May 4&5, 2018
Dr. Matthew Sleeth Lectures

May 5&6, 2018 
Bishop's Visitation