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November 20, 2020 | The Weekly Round Up
Worship
Morning Prayer:
Weekdays at 9:00am
Zoom Meeting ID:
818 1246 5796
Thank you to Melissa Ritz who is now leading these daily prayers. New members are always welcome!
Sunday November 22: In-Person Worship Paused
Bishop Jane has directed all Anglican Churches in the Diocese of Edmonton to close for two weeks in order to try and help flatten the COVID curve in our province. We will move back to online worship at this time. This coming Sunday will be live-streamed at 10am with a zoom coffee hour to follow at 11:30am. I hope you will join us.

This Sunday we are celebrating the Reign of Christ the King, our final major feast day before we begin a new church year with Advent! Rev. Sue will be our preacher.

If you'd like to read ahead, the readings for Sunday are Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24, Ephesians 1:15-23, and Matthew 25:31-46.
Zoom Coffee Hour 11:30am on Sundays
I miss seeing your faces! Please join Rev. Sue on Sundays at 11:30am for coffee hour on zoom. We will have a chance to wave, say hello, and have a quick chat. It will be 30 minutes and I would LOVE to see you.
Here are the details:
Meeting ID: 816 2573 6346
Passcode: 462802
14 Days of Prayer
As we pause in-person worship for the next two weeks, I invite you to join your Christ Church family in a commitment to daily prayer for our church, community and world. Here are some resources to guide your prayers. Won't you join me?
Advent Market Coming Up
Come Enjoy with the Neighbourhood!
Yes, we are still having our Advent Market! We will scale it up or down depending on government COVID protocols.

Join us for free activities, Nativity walk, and live music, all in the beauty and surroundings of the church garden. Warm up around a fire and prepare your hearts for Christmas! We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Food Bank. Please wear a mask and follow all AHS guidelines to keep everyone safe this Holiday Season.

Dates: November 29th, December 6th, 13th, 20th
Times: 3pm till 7pm.

If you'd like to share the event or stay up to date, check out http://christchurchedmonton.org/advent-market/
Volunteers Needed to Make Advent Magical
We need volunteers to help with the Nativity Walk, distributing craft kits to children, and marshalling. 

All this will be done in keeping with AHS COVID-19 protocols. We kindly ask that you wear a mask. Access to the Church Hall will be limited to the bathrooms. This is an outside event that will be held Sundays from 3:00 to 7:00.

We need volunteers for the four Sundays in Advent. Please volunteer here or e-mail Anne Smith if you can pitch in!
Tree Donations and Heater Loans Needed
We are looking for Donations!
To help make our event a success we are currently looking for donations of the following items:
  • Six Live Christmas trees of any size and one live Christmas tree 9ft or taller
  • Fire Wood

We are looking to borrow!
To help make our event a warm and welcoming place for all those who visit, we are looking to borrow:
  • Propane Fire Pits
  • Propane Patio Heaters

For questions or donations please contact Marcus Hoople at christchurchadventmarket@gmail.com.
Learning Opportunities
Sisters of St. John the Divine Online Quiet Day

The SSJD are taking the Quiet Day they usually host at Christ Church online this year.

Sister Doreen McGuff will be presenting on the topic Angels and Announcements: Luke 1:26-38 and the Three Movements of Spiritual Life.

The Quiet Day will be held over Zoom on December 5th, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM. To register, e-mail Rev. Maureen at maureen.crerar@gmail.com. A Zoom ID and passcode will be sent to all registrants.
Public Lecture: Why Is Sex Such a Big Deal?

Issues of sexual and gender diversity (SGD) generate a disproportionate amount of controversy and emotional intensity relative to other issues of moral concern. How can people with differing views stay at the table and navigate conversations and decisions about SGD without dividing or disintegrating families and churches? In this talk, Dr. Heather Looy, will suggest some psychological barriers to constructive dialogue among Christians, and some ways to overcome them.

Heather and her husband Anthony are members of Christ Church. It would be wonderful to attend this event and support Heather's research and area of interest.
Faith and Finance
Keep an eye on your mailboxes-both physical and digital-for the 2020 Stewardship letter and pledge form. Since we can't drop off our forms in person this year, there are options to either mail or e-mail your pledge form to Christ Church.

Filling out and returning your pledge form is such a help for our staff and vestry as they plan programming and expenditures for the coming year. It also gives you a yearly opportunity to reflect thoughtfully and prayerfully on your finances and your offering. We know that might feel a bit odd in this year of uncertainty. Thank you for taking the time, and thank you for your faithfulness to Christ Church no matter what you are able to contribute.

If you're starting to plan holiday spending and would like to include a seasonal donation to Christ Church, socially-distanced offerings can be made via e-transfer to donations@christchurchedm.ca, or through our Canada Helps page.
Staffing News
New Communications Director
Please join us in welcoming Levi Klassen into his new role of Communications Director for Christ Church! Levi brings experience managing web content, newsletters, and social media to this role. Levi is a student in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at MacEwan University, and you may recognize him as Jude and Porter's dad.

Levi will be working part-time to coordinate communication, empower connection among those in our parish and reach out to those around us with the support of a team of volunteers.

Please keep Levi and his family in your prayers as he takes on this new role!