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.
Alleluia! Christ is risen!!
Terrific Eastertide Events
~ Jazz Vespers: May 1 at 7 pm. Paul, Martha, and guest artist, jazz flutist Ali Ryerson. Well worth the wait!!
~ Mothers' Day is May 8. Women are invited to wear hats to honor their mothers and to church and stay afterward for a group photo.
The rector is on sabbatical from May 9 till August 10. You are invited to follow her blog here.
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.
Doug Hartline & Friends in Concert for Redding Social Services Programs ~ Tallies!
We are so pleased to announce that our concert featuring Doug Hartline & Friends on Sunday, January 31, raised $1196 for Redding Shares the Warmth and lots of bags of groceries for the Food Pantry. (Update: the rector likes round numbers so she made it $1200 even!) We thank all the generous people who helped to provide these funds to help others. God bless you all!
Captions for the photos, above: Left photo: Gary Blu, Ginny Hartline, and Doug Hartline on flute, banjo and guitar; center: Janet Metzger talks with us about Redding Social Services' Redding Shares the Warmth and Food Pantry; right, some of the groceries contributed to the pantry.