"Lemonade in the Shade," follows the 10a.m. service. Stop by the table in the shade out the north door (Town Hall-side). for ato greet visitors and catch up with fellow parishioners. Please also consider providing lemonade or iced-tea, and sign-up on the clipboard.
Calendar Planning Meeting for the fall will begin in the Parish Hall at 11:45a.m. with windows and fans turned on. Our goal will be to combine the dates that our programs and groups have for their events, to avoid conflicts, and to aid parish communication. Please be sure that your group or ministry is represented at this meeting! We'll try to get to December 31st in 45 minutes!
Sunday Morning Worship:
9a.m. Morning Prayer in the Garden. Please remember a lawn chair, and to watch your distance. Service moves into the Parish Hall with open windows in case of rain.
10a.m. Holy Eucharist. Two options: 1. Participate inside the nave; 2. Participate via livestream.
For the inside, in-person option, please remember to wear a mask, and maintain distance between "bubbles" of families and friends. Communion will be distributed in one kind (wafers) to those who wish to receive at the Children's Altar; Spiritual Communion prayer will remain available.
Notwithstanding the historic importance of the common cup in Anglicanism, our Bishops assure us that communion in one kind (i.e. wafers) does make for a full communion.
Our Outreach Team thanks all who used their gifts of hospitality by providing snacks (or funds) to support the mission of CT Violence Intervention Program with at-risk teens in New Haven. All your contributions have been delivered and the window sills are bare again. This Sunday concludes this appeal. And remember, if you'd prefer to provide a donation, the Team will shop for you.
Our Outreach Team was instrumental in helping plan and support this past week's Youth Mission Challenge. Our 13 youth participants and YFNR all learned and did a lot thanks to Jenifer McShane, Debbie & Antonio Greco, Winnie Seibert, Suky & Rodger Bryan, Jennifer Huebner, Page Pelphrey, and First Congregational Church's Chaplain Charlotte White.
On Sunday morning, we'll bless the five backpacks for men newly released from incarceration assembled by our youth during Monday's Challenge.
Sunday School is now on summer vacation. Nonetheless, the Sunday Paper, Jr. -- a cartoon re-telling of Sunday's gospel for all ages -- remains available. There are insights here for all ages!
The dates in August for Vacation Bible School will be announced on Tuesday morning.
Tag Sale Donations of housewares and small furniture items (i.e. they'll fit in your trunk) may be left in the former nursery Monday-Friday, 10a.m.-3p.m. and Saturday, 10a.m.-noon.
Wednesday's Order for Evening will celebrate the Eve of the Commemoration of Pauli Murray, Episcopal priest, legal scholar, civil rights activist, and Yale College namesake. Join our livestream prayers and hymns, Wednesday evening, June 30, at 7p.m. This week's service will conclude our Wednesday Order for Evening services -- at least for the summer.
Thursday Bible Study is now on summer vacation. The walls of Jericho have tumbled down, and, to conclude the book bearing his name, Joshua has led a ritual to renew the Covenant. The Thursday group does plan to gather socially on occasion during the summer.
Regular study gatherings will resume on September 16.
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 are continuing our experiment with leaving the door closest to the Guild Room unlocked between 10a.m. and at least 3p.m. Please enjoy a quiet moment of prayer, likely alone, and pick up a candle stub for prayers at home.
Thanks to all for your faithfulness! Thanks to your faithfulness, we are able to continue our shared life of worship and witness with renewed hope. Please continue your financial support of our common life by bringing your offering to a service, or by mailing to Christ Church, PO Box 574, Guilford, CT 06437.
In the faith, hope and love of Christ,
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