Special Electing Convention ...
for the XVIth Bishop Diocesan of Connecticut is scheduled to convene at 11a.m. May 21, in the CT Convention Center in Hartford and online. You can follow the Convention on the Episcopal Church in CT's YouTube channel here. That same link also provides access to recordings of the six Meet & Greet events, May 9-14.
Each nominee has a page with a photo, introduction and video, plus links to their resume and a sermon preached in/for their parish/cathedral; at the bottom of their page are their responses to five essay questions put to them all. Please click on the nominee's name to be taken to their respective page. They are the Reverend clergy Glenna Huber, Jeffrey Mello, Kate Morehead, Tanya Wallace, and Whitney Altopp Please keep the nominees, the Electing Convention including Christ Church clergy and delegatesBob Donahue and Susan Pogue in your prayers.
Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel in a Special Convention to elect a Bishop Diocesan
for the renewal and mission of your Church.
Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory.
Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
"A Musical Vigil for Peace Benefiting Ukraine" will be hosted by the First Church of Madison, on Saturday, May 21, at 8p.m. The quintet "Kyrie" includes voice, strings and organ.
Although Cecelia Parker's Internship with us has concluded, she plans to be with us for worship on Sunday, May 22. If you would like to participate in a "purse" for Cecelia, donations may be included with Sunday offerings or delivered to the Parish Office. Please make checks payable to Christ Church, with "Cecelia" on the memo line.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry released a hearfelt statement about last Saturday's malicious shooting in the neighborhood of Buffalo, NY, in which he grew up. Our Bishops Ian Douglas and Laura Ahrens also sent a message decrying the apparent racial motivation for this mass shooting.
Our "Journey Through the Bible" continues on Thursdays. Participants decided to return to an earlier pattern of reading passages together and then discussing them. After a wrap-up conversation about St. Paul, the Thursday group will move into Chapter 23, "Doers of the Word." Feel free to join the conversation Thursday at 9:30a.m. Click here for the Zoom.
An ECCT Network is organizing for participation in the Poor People's Campaign: Moral March on Washington, on June 21st. Buses have been reserved, including departure and return to New Haven.
Details and registration are available here.
Special Requests from the Guilford Food Bank
The Food Bank requests help with the items below. Please leave your donations in the bin by the the north (Town Hall-side) door to the Narthex. Thanks for helping our neighbors in need.
Baked beans, Canned tomatoes, Pasta Sauce, Cooking oil, Household cleaner, Laundry detergent, Paper towels, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Muffin mix, White rice
Communion in "Both Kinds" Has Returned
On Easter Sunday we again began offering the option to receive the consecrated wine at communion. Worshipers may take a sip from the shared chalice, or from an individual communion glass. To avoid crowding, the administration of communion continues at the foot of the chancel steps.
Our Bishops strongly urge us to continue refraining from intinction as we have practiced it -- note the 7th paragraph here. They also underscore that receiving in "one kind" is full communion.
Need an Antigen Test?
The Town provided Christ Church with a case of COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests. These tests are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Ushers' Table and in the rectory entry hall.
Mask Protocols ...
... in Worship: Mask-wearing is optional during inside gatherings of Christ Church.
... in Sunday School: Following the practice in the Guilford Public Schools, mask-wearing is optional -- always exercising special concern for any who are vulnerable.
Intercessory Prayer: Please help shape the Prayers of the People, by replying to this message with the people, birthdays, anniversaries, and concerns you would like included in the Prayers of the People.
We feature various authors from around our parish, commenting on topics of interest to our community. Enjoy! Comment if you are so moved!