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What’s Happening This Weekend
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This Sunday, March 16th, there will be one worship service only at 9 AM, followed by the All Parish Annual Meeting, followed by brunch in the Parish Hall. Childcare will be available during the annual meeting. Printed copies of the annual report are available in the narthex, the parish office, by mail at your request, or you can click here.
Our Mission Statement at Christ Church
share God’s love by welcoming, empowering and serving in Christ’s name.
Our Vision Statement
Seeking Christ in ourselves,
Serving others in Christ.
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Is your committee meeting missing? Please phone the office! (363-2029)
Author and theologian F. Buechner says that, “In many cultures there is an ancient custom of giving a tenth of each year's income to some holy use. For Christians, to observe the forty days of Lent is to do the same thing with roughly a tenth of each year's days. After being baptized by John in the river Jordan, Jesus went off alone into the wilderness where he spent forty days asking himself the question what it meant to be Jesus. During Lent, Christians are supposed to ask one way or another what it means to be themselves:
1) If you had to bet everything you have on whether there is a God or whether there isn't, which side would get your money and why?
2) When you look at your face in the mirror, what do you see in it that you most like and what do you see in it that you most deplore?
3) If you had only one last message to leave to the handful of people who are most important to you, what would it be in twenty-five words or less?
4) Of all the things you have done in your life, which is the one you would most like to undo? Which is the one that makes you happiest to remember?
5) Is there any person in the world, or any cause, that, if circumstances called for it, you would be willing to die for?
6) If this were the last day of your life, what would you do with it?
To hear yourself try to answer questions like these is to begin to hear something not only of who you are but of both what you are becoming and what you are failing to become. It can be a pretty depressing business all in all, but if sackcloth and ashes are at the start of it, something like Easter [new life and resurrection] may be at the end.”
Christ Church asks you to keep a holy Lent. How? By worshiping together, prayer, fasting, self-examination, self-denial and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word. Join us in worship and learn more about who you are and to whom you belong. Could you deny yourself a bit of time and bake bread for use at communion (recipes available)? Could you visit the Loaves & Fishes food pantry on a Tuesday afternoon to see what this ministry is really like? Could you make a private confession? Could you learn what fasting really means and why it is so helpful to becoming whole (that’s the next newsletter column)? Could you answer honestly the questions asked by Buechner (working on only one a week could be a powerful approach to Lent)? Could you……..how will you…….keep a holy Lent?
C U in church! Martha+
Sr. Warden Mary-Jo Lee, Jr. Warden Jerry Anzalone, Janet Leary, Herm Reininga, Anne Salamon, Judy Schillinger, Mark Sullivan, Trish Varnum