Official News from the Lambeth Conference can be found here and here. The 2022 Lambeth Conference drew over 650 bishops of the Anglican Communion together for prayer, fellowship, deep conversation, and reflection on "God's Church for God's World." Be sure to read the "Letter from Lambeth" by Bishop Ian, Bishop Laura and Bishop-elect Jeffrey. YFNR found it quite moving!
The Celebration of the Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas's ministry as Bishop Diocesan of CT will be from 2-5p.m., Saturday, September 10 at Camp Washington. Details and registration to attend -- and to ride the South Central Region bus, are available here. No charge to register; closes August 31.
Beating Guns: Hope for People who are Weary of Violence discussion group began Aug. 10th and plans to meet next on August 24, then Sept 7 and 21 at 6:30p.m. in the Rectory (where there is AC!). All the books have been claimed, but the text is available online.
Vacation Bible School is fully subscribed! Please help with shoeboxes and egg cartons for crafts! Drop them off in the narthex or the Parish Office, Tuesday-Thursday.
Tag Sale News: Be sure to have Saturday, September 24, 8:30AM to 3PM on your calendar; to that add the opening reception on Friday, September 23 hosted by the Vestry. At the reception, you'll have a first chance to review and purchase sale items for a $10 entry.
Donations of like-new housewares, clothing and small furnishings are now being received on Sundays during service times and Tuesdays-Thursday, 10AM-2PM in the former Nursery. Co-chairs Rose Robinson and Patti Kron welcome your participation.
Parish Transitions Congratulate Senior Warden Susan Leonard! She has arranged for supply clergy to serve every Sunday from September 18 through January 15, 2023. Questions or Concerns? Please direct to the Wardens Susan Leonard and Michael Haggans or Vestry Members Bet Cummiskey, Beth Brause, Lisa Ste. Marie, Sandy Beatty, Virginia Syombathy, Sheward Hagerty, Caroline Herrick, Rob Hutchison, Cindy McNamara, Janice Novak, or Tony Leonard. Look for upcoming announcements about the September 11th "FareForward Voyager" Celebration.
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.
Tea, Mayonnaise, Ketchup, Hot chocolate(mix), Sugar, Canned tomatoes, Household cleaner, Laundry detergent, Paper towels
Communion in "Both Kinds" continues
We currently provide two options for receiving 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.
Mask Protocols in Worship Mask-wearing is optional during inside gatherings of Christ Church. Please remember to "love your neighbor" by taking appropriate preventative measures.
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!