Trinity Sunday, May 30, 2021:
Trinity Sunday: we will join with the rest of the Episcopal Church in CT for a livestreamed "Fifth Sunday" service hosted by St. Paul's Church, Fairfield, at 10a.m. on ECCT's Facebook and YouTubechannels. Their Rector will be preaching; he's young, hip, talented, smart, and also a native of the Pacific Northwest; so we can expect greatness!
Looks like rain will drive our 1p.m. Mid-day Prayers into the Parish Hall, with all the windows open.
Change is coming on June 6:
On Sunday, June 6, our Garden Service will return to its summer time of 9a.m.
At 10a.m. on June 6, our red front doors will be wide open for those who wish to participate in-person in the livestream Holy Eucharist. On the recommendation of our Worship Options Group, our Vestry asks in-person participants to wear masks, and maintain distance between "bubbles" of families and friends. Communion wafers will again be consecrated during the Great Thanksgiving and offered to those present at the Children's Altar; the Spiritual Communion prayer will be offered for those on the livestream.
Following the 10a.m. service, at about 11:15a.m., we will move to the garden for a box-lunch and to reconvene our Annual Parish Meeting. You can RSVP for the lunch by replying to this message.
Digital Sunday School Is observing the Memorial Weekend holiday. Children and Youth Ministries Director Tyler Jarvis will provide his final two sessions of Digital Sunday School for June 6 and 13. Tyler has received his degree, and, with his family, is on the road to Texas. As things turned out, schedules didn't permit in-person delivery of your cards and his purse; so it's not too late to contribute a card and/or contribution!
Lunch for Community Soup Kitchen (CSK): Beginning at 10a.m., Tuesday, June 1, we'll step into the breach for CSK hosted by Christ Church, New Haven. We'll be making sandwiches in our Parish Hall, and brownies. If you'd like to pick up the mix and bake at home, please reply to this message. It's available.
At 10:30a.m., Wednesday, June 2, we'll load up and take all the lunch makings into CSK, and help with serving beginning at 11:30a.m. We should be on our way back to Guilford about Noon:30.
I'm looking forward to working on this project with y'all! Yes, we'll wear masks and gloves.
Virtual Coffee Hour: We can talk about the 10a.m. ECCT service. The link to YFNR's Personal Zoom Room seems to work well. So, join the conversation via Zoom on Sunday, May 30 at 11:30a.m. by clicking this link.
Wednesday's Order for Evening will commemorate the Martyrs of Lyon. Join our livestream prayers and hymns, Wednesday evening, June 2, at 7p.m.
Thursday Bible Study will finally(!) get the Israelites into the land promised to them. This raises some touchy questions which we won't dodge beginning at 9:30a.m. Thursday, June 3 via Zoom.
Purple Flags have Returned. The purple flags in front of Christ Church demonstrate our solidarity with the rest of the Town in encouraging healthy choices among our young people. This is one of Guilford D.A.Y.'s projects, which have "achieved great success in reducing teen alcohol/substance abuse by 50% or more over the past ten years, moving [Guilford] from statistics worse than the state average, to a position substantially better than average," reports leader Bo Huhn.
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 who are mailing in your offerings!
Thanks to your faithfulness, we are able to continue our shared life of worship and witness. Please continue your financial support of our common life by bringing your offering to a garden service, or the parish office, or by mailing to Christ Church, PO Box 574, Guilford, CT 06437.
In the faith, hope and love of Christ,
p.s. Copies of Forward Day by Day for May-July are still available. Please respond to this message if you'd like to have one mailed to you. They are also available to be picked-up on the chancel table with the candle stubs.
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