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During our World Cafe visioning retreat day on March 14th (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) we will face the future of Christ Church in two dimensions: The personal experience of members in and with the church, and the institutional future of the church.


To prepare for those discussions and the intended depth of the day’s conversation you might want to prepare by thinking about and responding to these questions: Read More


Connections This Week


Join the Adult Forum for Lent Madness on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. in the library. You probably know some background of Francis of Assisi, but how about Teresa of Avila or Irene the Great? All Saints come from humble beginnings. Come and engage in a Lenten discipline that is both inspiring and entertaining.


Check out the new book review of Just Jesus and Walter Wink: Collected Readings, by Barbara Schlachter: “I am so glad that these two books are now in the Christ Church Library! Give yourself a treat and read them, starting with Just Jesus and then the collected readings.” Read More

Easter is a wonderful time to be baptized, at any age, and Lent is a traditional baptism

time of preparation. If you are contemplating baptism for yourself or someone

in your care, please contact Fr. Ben at your earliest convenience.


Daughters of the King Prepare for Lent

Quiet Day and Walking the Stations of the Cross will be March 21st from 9:00 a.m.— Noon, at Grace Episcopal Church, 525 A Ave NE. We would like to invite everyone from Christ Church and Grace Church to attend. No matter how young or old, male or female – let’s prepare ourselves during Lent.

And Then...

An Open Invitation to All in the community. The Labyrinth “Walking to the Cross” will be available in the Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall/Undercroft from Sunday, March 22nd through Easter Day, April 5th. Self-guided booklets will be available and the Labyrinth will be open for walking and private or group meditation whenever the church is open (Monday – Friday 9 AM to 3:30 PM) and during weekend services. A Taizé music service at the Labyrinth will be offered on Monday, March 30th at 7 PM. If your group would like to experience the Labyrinth outside of normal business hours, please contact Judy Welch (319) 721-9776 or judy-welch@uiowa(dot)edu to make arrangements.


Why is all that toilet paper in Nurse Judy’s office?

Because the Mary Magdalene Chapter of the Daughters of the King is “Rolling Into Lent!” with a Toilet Paper Roll challenge. We are challenging other groups at Christ Church to “Roll” with us during Lent .

Please keep toilet rolls in your area until the end of Lent. They will then be collected and taken to the Loaves and Fishes food pantry.


The deadline for submitting articles for the next newsletter is at noon, Tuesday, March 10th.

To read the latest printed Christ Church Connections newsletter in full, point your arrow to What's Happening in the gold ribbon across the top of this page and click on CCC Newsletter.



Our Mission Statement at Christ Church

The Mission of Christ Episcopal Church is to experience and 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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