Update from the Bishop Transition Committee ...
... was released on February 8th and can be found here. Organized after Bishop Ian Douglas announced last April that he intended to retire, the Committee reports their process to date and what's next -- having identified a group of semi-finalists, the whole Committee will be on retreat with them mid-March. From those conversations, the Committee will discern a group of finalists whom they will present to the Diocese in late March.
You can review the whole timeline here, and subscribe here to the Committee's newsletter.
Exploring Confirmation with Will Parker ...
... continues this Sunday, February 13 immediately following Holy Communion. This program offers Christ Church High School students the opportunity to consider confirming their baptismal promises with Bishop Ian Douglas in June. What makes this program particularly exciting is that Will's father, the Rev. Andrew Parker, literally wrote the text they'll be using: Keeping the Promise, a curriculum for teenagers thinking about Confirmation in the Episcopal Church.
We will present the potential confirmands with their own inscribed copies of The Book of Common Prayer during this Sunday's 10a.m. service.
The Path Wraps Up Hebrew Bible
This week's "Journey Through the Bible" concludes our time in the Hebrew Scriptures with the stories of Queen Esther, rebuilding the Temple in Jerusalem, and the prophet Ezra summing up our journey so far. Ezra's summary would make Monday at 7p.m., or Thursday at 9:30a.m. particularly good times to join this Journey Through the Bible. Click here for the Zoom.
Copies of The Path are available on the Ushers' Table and on the Rectory Entry Hall shelf. Please feel free to join the conversation.
Unable to Obtain an Antigen Test?
The Town has provided Christ Church with a case of COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests -- especially for those who live at addresses to which covidtest.gov declined to deliver, as multi-family or commercial. The Rectory being one of the latter. These tests are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cecelia Parker's Poetry Table & Office Hours are back!
Be sure and check out Cecelia's Poetry Table after both Sunday services. Perhaps one of these poems might provide an occasion for you to explore a poetic, theological or personal topic with Cecelia Parker, our seminary intern from Berkeley Divinity School, the Episcopal seminary nested within Yale Divinity School.
Feel free to drop in for a visit with Cecelia during her Monday office hours between Noon and 5p.m. in the Guild Room. Her Wednesday office hours are via Zoom; visits on Wednesdays, also between Noon and 5p.m., are by arrangements made on Sunday, or via email. Reply to this message, and Cecelia will get back to you.
Update from Shoreline Interfaith Resettlement
Let's keep the Tareen family in our prayers as they work with SHIR volunteers to make the necessary massive adjustments from their rural life in Afghanistan to their new life in America.
Shoreline Interfaith Resettlement includes First Congregational Church of Guilford, St. George Catholic Church, Temple Beth Tikvah, North Madison Congregational Church, Christ Church, Guilford Rotary Club and other community individuals and groups.
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!