Welcome to Christ Church Parish, Redding, CT
we are redding's episcopal parish
We are a welcoming community of loving Christians exploring our faith, serving others, and growing in God's love.
Come, Holy Spirit!
~ Episcopal Church of Connecticut, Southwest Region Convocation is Friday evening, May 13 and Saturday, May 14. It will be held at Christ and Holy Trinity Church in Westport. Register for the Friday evening, Saturday morning, and/or Saturday afternoon events here.
~ Our Church Picnic is on June 12, following the 10:00 am Holy Eucharist. Feel free to wear casual clothing!
~ The Summer Schedule of Services begins on the weekend of June 25 & 26. Each weekend in summer we meet for Eucharist at 5:00 pm on Saturdays and 9:00 am on Sundays. We return to our regular service schedule on September 11.
rector on sabbatical until mid august
The rector is on sabbatical from May 9 till August 10. You are invited to follow her blog here. In emergency during the rector's absence please call the wardens, Joey Davey (203 938-0328) or Janet Metzger (203 938-2951) or Beth, our parish administrator in the church office (203 938-2872). They will connect you with the priest on call. Our supply priests are the Rev. Nicki Kimes and the Rev. David Pople. For five Sundays we will be treated to sermons by four of our own guest lay preachers. Come to support them and of course to worship.
A Word to the Church
from the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church
Holy Week, 2016
On Good Friday the ruling political forces of the day tortured and executed an innocent man. They sacrificed the weak and the blameless to protect their own status and power. On the third day Jesus was raised from the dead, revealing not only their injustice but also unmasking the lie that might makes right.
In a country still living under the shadow of the lynching tree, we are troubled by the violent forces being released by this season's political rhetoric. Americans are turning against their neighbors, particularly those on the margins of society. They seek to secure their own safety and security at the expense of others. There is legitimate reason to fear where this rhetoric and the actions arising from it might take us.
In this moment, we resemble God's children wandering in the wilderness. We, like they, are struggling to find our way. They turned from following God and worshiped a golden calf constructed from their own wealth. The current rhetoric is leading us to construct a modern false idol out of power and privilege. We reject the idolatrous notion that we can ensure the safety of some by sacrificing the hopes of others. No matter where we fall on the political spectrum, we must respect the dignity of every human being and we must seek the common good above all else.
We call for prayer for our country that a spirit of reconciliation will prevail and we will not betray our true selves.