PARISH NEWS & NOTES
Church announcements and events are also in our Thursday e-Weekly newsletter. If you would like to be added to the distribution list, contact Crystal Spranger. Printed copies can also be found at the back of church. Please inform the office of email changes.
Friday Night Sunday School (FNSS): All Are Welcome!
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Pre-K - 12th grade; Prayer, Fun Lessons, Crafts, and Meal. Please bring your family and friends! Those who don't attend Christ Church services are invited for an opportunity to move deeper in our faith and make a difference in our world. Contact the office if you're interested in participating with our vibrant program. To learn more, please visit about our growing programm, please click the following link:: http://www.christepiscopalchaptico.org/youthministry.html.
3 Squares in Bag
In case you missed the article in the Enterprise on Wed, the first annual 3 Squares in a Bag was very successful. Christ Church was very generous, providing about a quarter of the bags that were there, and a significant portion of the cash donations that went to purchase additional meal supplies. At the end of the morning, more than 30 bags were filled, and almost 100 meals put together. The completed bags were immediately taken to Three Oaks Homeless Shelter and St. Mary’s Caring for distribution to needy families. There were many incomplete meals which would be completed with cash donations and they too would be taken for distribution. Thank you to Hilary Laskey and Robbie Loker.
Altar Flower Contributions:
To make a donation towards altar flowers as a memorial or in celebration of a birthday, anniversary, etc., please submit to the office, and dedications will be listed in the Sunday bulletin. On the memo line of your check, please include your flower dedication. You may drop it in Sunday's offering plate, by the office during business hours, or mail it to P.O. Box 8, Chaptico, MD 20621.
McKay's Reward Earnings for Christ Church:
Thank you to all in the congregation whom help us raise funds by linking your card to Christ Church. If haven't done so and would like to, please enroll at www.mycommunityrewards.com. From the drop down menu, select Christ Church.
Just around the corner from us, is in need of the following items: Peanut Butter, Jelly, Hamburger Helper, Noodle & Rice Sides, Pancake Mix, Noodles, Mac & Cheese and Juice. Monetary donations are also accepted, and can be sent to the Parish office and will be forwarded to the Food Pantry.
Christ Church “Heritage” Prints:
Painting of Christ Church, by Kate Curtis, 1986. Contact the office to buy one. Cost: $50.00.
Christ Church Custom Ornaments: Order Today!
Beautiful, elegant, & affordable. 3D-24kt gold finish, boxed and gift ready ornaments. Hang them on your tree or in a window. Perfect for gifts, collectibles, keepsake to cherish for many years to come. Two Types: Traditional - $12.00 each or Stain Glass SunCatcher - $15.00 each. Please contact Crystal by email or call 301-884-3451.
If you'd like to join the parish, become an Acolyte, Lector (Lay Reader), LEM (Lay Eucharistic Minister), Eucharistic visitor, or are considering baptism, confirmation, or marriage; please talk to Fr. Christopher. The rites of reconciliation (confession) and ministration to the sick (anointing) are available upon request.
Gluten-free communion wafers are available. Please let clergy, ushers or greeters know of your need.
The Episcopal Church uses the Revised Common Lectionary. You can find it online at: Lectionary Page. It's good to up with the Daily Office and weekly readings