Welcome to
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The Rev. Karen Ann Campbell, Rector
5 Hampton Street/PO Box 570 Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-0128
email address: info@christchurchshny.org
Sunday September 2nd
Pentecost 15

8:00am Quiet Eucharist
10:00 am Hymns, Eucharist
Monday office closed

Readings 

Theme
The Bible is actually a wonderful 
library of Books: History, poetry, & letters

The Collect 
Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.  Amen.
We rocked the walls of Christ Church on
The Gospel Sunday. I have been struggling to figure out how to attach a few clips of the worship singing so you can experience it. This is why there was no Good News the previous two weeks.

In my sermon, I explained how many of these Gospel songs, gave comfort to those oppressed by enslavement and some were the code to give instructions to people fleeing slavery through the Underground Railroad. Enslaved people were not allowed to gather in groups except to go to Church. The lyrics of the hymns contained instructions for finding freedom and safety.
In conclusion, I told a story about the use of the song "This Little Light of Mine" in contemporary time, a year ago in Charlottesville, VA. On NPR Reverend Sekou told about how he had trained people to stand quietly in protest of the Nazis and the KKK.

A group standing in solidarity with them, but without training, was getting amped up by the slurs and slogans the groups were yelling as they marched by in the street. Rev. Sekou decided that the only help would be to sing. He began singing, This Little Light of Mine. His group and the other group of protesters chimed in. People began to relax and become more joyful. The KKK and The Nazis were baffled that people could express so much joy while being threatened.
Below enjoy one minute clips from our choir and guest soloists Dawnett Darden and Marvin Joshua from the Hoo Doo Loungers. Press this button, it takes you to our web site, click on "worship" and see 3 videos of our choir and the Hoo Doo Loungers.
Is Your Pledge up to Date?
While you have been Traveling, this Summer, at home we still have bills to pay. Please mail your pledge to PO Box 570, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.
Dinner With Jesus
is back Saturday September 7th
5-7:00pm. Children will meet in the sanctuary . We will hear a story about Jesus ---an amazing feeding of thousands of people. We will make Communion Bread (That will be used for our Sunday Communion).
A Little Child Shall Lead Them
I reported that our Gospel Sunday was a rouser. At the peace, Mario told me that his daughters had some money to give to the Community Cafe. I told him to have them hold it until the Announcements because if it went into the plate offering without a note we couldn't separate it.
At Announcements, because we had about 20 visitors, I gave a short explanation about Community Cafe. The girls bounced up with their money. Olivia had $97.00 and Ella had $105.00. They use the jar method to learn to manage money. With their allowance, they put some in a jar to save. Some goes in the jar to spend and some goes into the jar to give away.
Their generosity may have become contagious, after the worship service E. T. Williams said he and Lyn would buy the refrigerator for The Cafe.
Thank you to Ella, Olivia and ET and Lyn. Donations are gratefully being recieved. Soon we will hold a cake and coffee to share our Blue Prints for a new commercial kitchen.









Pray for a new Day
Gracious God, in you we live and move and have
our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit,
that in all the cares and occupations of our life
we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   (BCP Page 100)
We Pray for those in any need, especially:
Evelyn, Marilyn, James, Manel, Kathy, Mercedes, Jen, Allison, Gini, Nancye, Beth, Billy, Lewis, Barbara, Albert, Chris, Lisa, Betsy, Elinor, Dawn, Rosemary and Kent. Lee's surgery was successful 
Praise and thanks to God
Gini Booth Harris would love to receive notes or cards c/of
West Hampton Care Center room #434
78 Old Country Rd, Westhampton, NY 11977

We pray for all those who are serving in the Armed Forces, especially: Brian and Heidi Montgomery, Herbert Thompson Jr., 
Michael Campbell, Brian Fackler, Michael Kennedy, Marc Arseneault, Connor Diesing and Riley Burke.