Weekly news & announcements
October 8, 2020
View all Regathering Team and COVID-19 updates here.
This Friday, October 9 at 8 p.m. the Christ Church Choir will be featured during Sung Compline at our Cathedral of St. Paul in Boston. Compline is the final service of the Daily Office. The service gives thanks for the day that is ending and looks forward with hope to the coming of the new day. A brief meditation will be offered by our Rector, and musical offerings from our choir. Participants can sing along using the musical setting which will be screen shared as the gathering begins.

Join on Zoom here.
To join by phone dial the number below and the Meeting ID when prompted:
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 941 5268 3874
B Safe is continuing the B Love grocery distribution this fall because an overwhelming number of St. Stephen's Youth Program families are in economic crisis. We need 25 bags for 10/15 (next Thursday!) and 25 for 11/19. 

They will use as many as we can get, more bags or less bags, will be welcomed. If you have any questions please email or call me. Christ Church has always taken care of those in need.

Thank You for being YOU!!! -- Kathleen Kelly
Take the "With Malice Toward None" pledge. Learn more here.

Check out the Episcopal Church's education series on the basics of election process and transition of power.

Sign up for A Season of Prayer: For an Election, beginning 10/27 continuing until 11/4.
Thousands of racial justice and healing leaders and practitioners across The Episcopal Church gathered to build community, craft strategy and equip each other for action during a series of “Becoming Beloved Community NOW” online gatherings at the end of July 2020. These webinars are now available for viewing here.
Join the Diocesan Election-Eve Prayer Vigil
Join our Cathedral Church of St. Paul in an online prayer vigil on Monday, November 2, at 7 pm, in collaboration with other congregations in the Diocese wanting to join together to pray for our nation, for safe and fair elections, and for all candidates and voters. Nick has volunteered Christ Church to take part. Be in touch with him to learn how you can be part of our effort.
Bud and Ruth Ann Cederholm stopped by the Church last Friday. They checked out the awesome 125th Anniversary Exhibit (Thank you Nancy Stern for your hard work putting that together), the beautifully renovated Chapel, and the gorgeous new organ.
They send their love and well wishes to all!
Organ Notes by Linnea Wren
Boston's Temple of Music and the Great Organ

Boston’s Music Hall opened in 1852. A four-story structure, it was the largest performance space in Boston. Between its main floor and two balconies, it seated over 2,000 people. It was intended as a “temple of Music.”.....
There has been something missing in the hymn singing…you. We are seeking to widen the circle of voices that offers choral music as part of our weekly worship services. Please consider adding your voice to the congregational hymns and perhaps join the Choir as well. We now have the opportunity to include you from your home, and it’s easier than you think. Click the link below to the invitation from our Music Director, Pamela Goody.
Thanks to all who made the Blessing of the Animals such a blessing, particularly Cocoa, Maggie, Amber, Marla, Bella, Chloe, and Louise.
We are blessed indeed!
Thanks to Bill Hagar for taking the photos.
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Christ Church households are working on this coming Monday's meals right now.

Households prepare food at home and bring their contributions to the Church to be driven into Boston. It's a great way to be active in service in love of neighbor.

The upcoming dates are: 11/8, 12/13, 1/10,and 2/14. Please email Emilie, Ingridor Joanna to volunteer. Thank you to all who are loving our neighbors in this way.
Christ Church Videos

Watch past services on our Facebook Sunday Services" playlist or on our Youtube channel. View bulletins and eBlasts or read Nick's sermons here.
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At My Neighbor's Table

Sunday, October 18 at 5 p.m.
The At My Neighbor’s Table Series in Needham has been holding interfaith conversations about race and equity since 2017. The topic on Sunday, October 18 from 5 p.m. - 6.30 p.m is examining housing policies through a lens of equity. Click on the flyer to learn more and register here.
Solar Panel Update
The solar system continues to genereate savings for the Church and carbon-free energy for our power needs. The system generated about 5,242 KwH of electricity last month and has saved the Church about $3,378 so far this year.

If you or someone in your family is in the hospital or in need of pastoral care, please call the church office so that our clergy or the Pastoral Response Ministry team may be notified and tend to the need.
The office number is (781) 444-1469, and you can reach Nick at ext. 113.