WELCOME TO CHRIST CHURCH! We are happy to have you worshipping with us today! If you are a visitor or if you would like to know more information about the life, work and ministry of Christ Church, please fill out a “Connect Card” located in the pew rack. You can drop the completed card in the offering plate or give it to a member of our staff, an usher or vestry member following the service. We are glad you are here!
COFFEE HOUR is immediately following the 10 am worship service. Light refreshments are served. Please consider staying after worship for this opportunity of fellowship!
WELCOME Rev. Kay Rackley as our guest priest this morning. Kay is the retired Canon of Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland. In retirement, she continues ministry through supply work, teaching, and serving as a spiritual director. She lives in Cleveland with her two dogs, Urak (which is Hungarian for Gentlemen) and Awe-ggie (a contraction of Awesome Doggie). She competes in agility with both dogs (which are Hungarian Pumi). Urak will be competing in the AKC Invitational in December.
SPIRITUAL FORMATION FOR CHILDREN is held each week during 10 am worship service. We use the Montessori-based curriculum, Godly Play. Interested children (K-5) are welcomed to join in the procession. Children return to the church during The Peace so they may join their families for Holy Eucharist.
Temporary CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Mon & Thur: 8 am – 2 pm; Tue & Wed 10 am – 1 pm.
TOWER LIGHTING The tower lights are lit each night in December in loving memory of John and Francess Novak. Given by Al Novak and family.
BRING US YOUR SCRAPS! We are currently collecting aluminum cans and scrap metal. Please bring any cans or metal and place beside the maintenance garage at the rear of the parking lot. These items are collected and sold as a fundraiser for our general operating fund.
VESTRY MEETING will take place on Sunday, December 18 at 4:00 pm.
SEEKING NEW VESTRY MEMBERS FOR 2023! We are looking for individuals to serve on the Vestry. The basic responsibilities of the vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church’s mission by word and deed, to select our next rector, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances. If you are interested in serving on the Vestry, please contact Carol McMichael at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COOKIES! Christ Church cookie bakers. As you begin your Christmas baking, please remember we will need your delicious cookies for the reception after Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 18. If possible, please deliver to the kitchen Friday morning, the 16th or Saturday morning the 17th, the Kitchen hallway door will be open. We will be traying the cookies after the 8 o'clock service on Sunday morning the 18th. Mark them “Lessons and Carols”.
HANGING OF THE GREENS on Friday, December 9 at 6:00 pm. We need YOU! We will spend time decorating the church and chapel for the Christmas season. Children will have an activity. Dinner is provided by the church. Please sign up after church today or see Paul or Jamie to let us know if you are willing to help out!
A FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS will take place on Sunday, December 18 at 6 pm. The evening will include carols of the season, as well as works for chorus and orchestra. This concert will feature The Parish Choir, who will be joined by the Children’s Choir, Handbell Choir and a professional chamber orchestra with Richard Konzen at the Church’s Casavant organ. Amanda Beagle and Shaun McGrath will be the featured soloists. A reception will follow the concert in the Parish Hall. Invite your friends and neighbors!
PLEDGE CARDS for 2023 are available in the back of the church. If you are interested in supporting the work and ministry of Christ Church please consider making a financial commitment by filling out a pledge card and returning it to the church office.
CHRISTMAS EVE FESTIVAL LITURGY will take place on December 24 at 5:00 pm. This service will include carols of the season, a pageant for children and a sermon by the Rev. Kay Rackley who will lead the service and preside at the Eucharist. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for this meaningful service!
CHRISTMAS DAY LITURGY will take place on December 25 at 9 am in the Christ Church Chapel. This service of carols and readings will be led by Jan Henrey and Gary Richards.
Our Annual RUMMAGE SALE is back! Mark your calendars for May 5-6, 2023. We are currently accepting donations in the church office during regular office hours.
BLESSING BOX: Thanksgiving is past, Christmas is around the corner and the Lincoln School children’s needs continue. JOY! We have an opportunity to bring JOY! Christ Church has a long history of Christmas giving. For years families were helped through the Christmas Giving Tree. If you are able, please purchase a gift or two for a child to bring them JOY this Christmas. Return your gift WRAPPED with a gift tag attached noting the gender - boy, girl or both along with the size or age as appropriate. Gift may be returned to the Blessing Box in the Narthex or outside the Parish office. There are not enough words to express my gratitude for your many kindnesses. God Bless You. Linda Day
WEDDING SOUP will be for sale until it’s sold out. Feel free to pick your soup up after church on Sundays. It will be an honor system. You will find a bank bag for cash or checks on the door of the white freezer in the kitchen along with plastic bags for your soup. Please have the exact change or make your check payable to Christ Church and note wedding soup on the memo line. $5.00 Pt, $7.00 Qt.
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