Welcome to the Christ Church eCommunicator | March 2, 2021
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This Week at Christ Church
Listening In Lent Speaker Series
Tomorrow - March 3 @6:00 p.m. PT
Come hear the fabulous Rev. Ricardo Sheppard preach it this Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. in the next of our Listening in Lent Speaker Series. Filled with Christ’s fiery passion, Ricardo is a wonderful speaker with a lot to say. It should be an inspiring evening! Attend the interactive Zoom call; these events will not be recorded, so don't miss out! Join us tomorrow evening, Wednesday, March 3 at 6:00 p.m. PT

There is also an option to join by telephone:
Passcode: church
Telephone: 669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 314 288 1158
Worship this Week
In-Person in the Courtyard
Last Sunday's service was amazing with the Bishop's visit, Mtr Regan's installation AND, coming together in-person!

We will continue our outdoor service this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in the church courtyard. Remember, you must wear a mask and maintain a safe social distance from others at all times. You will need to check-in at the front gate, have your temperature taken, and sign-in. You may want to review the safety guidelines before Sunday.

If you're not ready to attend in person we hope that you will log-on to the Christ Church Facebook page to join us live. You do not have to have a Facebook account to view the live stream. We will be broadcasting in real-time so it will be just like you're here with us! If 10:00 a.m. is still a little early, you will be able to watch the service 24/7 after its conclusion.
Parish News
Meet the New Senior Warden
Craig Blasingame
We are so pleased to introduce our new Senior Warden, Craig Blasingame. In accordance with the Vestry Manual - "The Senior Warden is the Rector’s Warden (i.e., the Rector’s right-hand person)." - a VERY important position.

Here's a little bit from Craig...

I am pleased and honored to have been called by our Mtr Regan to serve as your Sr. Warden. Please don’t hesitate to come to me with your concerns and suggestions. I prayerfully hope that we will be able to emerge from our COVID isolation stronger for our support and love of one another. I especially want us to have an opportunity to discern together and work to realize the goals that surfaced in our CAT and Listening Sessions last year. Keep those suggestions and comments coming.

My wife, Sue Steven and I have been members of this congregation for over 15 years. Our home is in the Cays. Sue and I are retired and love to bicycle and sail. We hope to see you on the bike path or out on the water. I have three children and Sue and I have four grandchildren, ages 4 to 24. Daughter, Amy Blasingame and her two children, Claire and Andrew Hurd live in the village and attend Christ Church.

I am retired from a career as a technical sales engineer for a large computer company. Prior to that, I was an officer in the NOAA Commissioned Corps making off-shore charts and doing oceanographic studies. I have a BS in Geophysical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from Temple University.
Lent at Christ Church
Soup at Home
Wednesday "Soup Suppers"
We hope you are enjoying the Lenten soup recipes on Wednesdays and will join us for the evening's speaker and conversation beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom. Feed your body and then your soul.
Stations of the Cross
Fridays afternoons at 12:00 noon
Join the Daughters of the King at 12:00 noon each Friday in Lent for a virtual walk through the Stations of the Cross on the Christ Church YouTube channel

Letting Go in Lent
Service Ministry/Thrift Shop
Hopefully, you've gotten into the swing of letting go. We have a daily suggested item that we post each morning on the Christ Church Instagram and Facebook pages. Follow us! Drop your items off at the Thrift Shop Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
A Call to LIstenng
Listen to Learn = Listen to Love
We have invited you to reach out to others with intention this Lent; to make an actual phone call. As you listen, you just might hear God speaking to you through a friend and/or neighbor. We hope the calls you've made have been fruitful and fulfilling.
Lent for Families
Holding Lent
Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. via Zoom
A Tangible Prayer Journey for Teens - Youth in grades 6-12 will spend the Lenten season experiencing the Divine in new ways. Toolkits will include prayer journals, prayer beads, Visio Divina cards, and more! Contact Charlette Preslar if your teen would like to participate but is not currently on the youth contact list.
Family Book Study
Conversation and creative activities
Only a fool is not afraid.
Mrs. Whatsit, A Wrinkle in Time

Listening to a good story is one of the first ways we learn to listen. During Lent, families are invited to read A Wrinkle in Time together. We will gather on Zoom four times during Lent for conversation and creative activities related to the book.
Contact Charlette Preslar if you haven't received a book or information on the book study but would like to participate.
Parish Office Closure
Enhanced safety for staff
For the safety of our staff. the parish office will remain closed to the public until after Easter This means that only staff may be in the building. There is a basket with bulletins and formation resources by the front door, so don't hesitate to stop by to make a pick-up! However, we will be unable to let anyone inside. The phone will continue to be answered during office hours from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and all of the staff may be reached via email! In a pastoral emergency, you may contact Mtr. Regan Schutz (503) 915-5755 or Deacon Tom Morelli (619) 838-3218. Here is a link to our contact page.
Weekly Events

All parish events are taking place online. Check the specific event to find the link to either a Zoom meeting or YouTube video

Tuesday - 6:30 a.m.Men's Bible Study
  • Passcode: church
Tuesday - 10:00 a.m.Centering Prayer
  • Passcode: church
Wednesday - 5:00 p.m. - Bible Study - on hiatus during Lent.
Tuesday/Thursday @ 5:00 p.m. - Yoga with Heather
Thursday - 10:00 a.m. - Healing Service
  • Passcode: church
Saturday - 7:00 p.m. - Fireside Chat
  • Passcode: church
Sunday - 9:30 a.m. - Lauds (available 24/7 on the parish YouTube channel)
Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship - live on Christ Church Facebook page
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