This Week at Christ Church Parish

August 4 -- August 18, 2018
Next issue will be August 25, 2018 (deadline is August 22)

"Lord Jesus, who traveled with the disciples on the road to Emmaus: Be with us on the way, that we may know you in the scriptures, in the breaking of bread, and in the hearts of all whom we meet.  Amen."
(from St. Augustine's Prayer Book, published by Forward Movement)

 

God in the Neighborhood The Memorial Garden

After a mid-summer refresh and a fresh layer of mulch, the garden looks inviting. It's is a cool and peaceful spot to spend some time sitting on one of the benches or chairs. You can rest, think, dream, sit under rustling trees, and listen to birds sing. And, thanks to Terry Karpen, Queen of Spades Gardens & Landscapes, there are now there are plant labels in the ground to identify the plants.

Guest Preacher -- On Sunday, August 12, The Rev. Michael Watson (a transitional deacon in the Diocese of New York) will preach and officiate at Morning Prayer.  Please note: No 5 pm service on Aug. 12.

Men’s Group meets monthly to explore issues of spirituality and personal growth. We are here to support each other, to share stories, to be better fathers, husbands, men. We also examine the future of the church, how it affects us, and the part we can play. Next meeting is August 14 at 7:30 pm in the church hall. Email sinclan@optimum.net for more information.

Dorothy Day Dinner Donations  Sue Pople organizes the donation of ingredients for a monthly spaghetti dinner served to guests at Dorothy Day House.  Donations of pasta, sauce and meatballs are always needed for this event.  We are still looking for meatballs for the August meal.
 

Altar Guild seeking additional members.  Men and women are invited to give their time and talent to this wonderful mission which requires only a two month time commitment out of the entire year.  To learn more or to volunteer, please contact Connie Borofsky at dreacathercb@aol.com.


Confirmation Classes currently being planned.  If you have a child who is a rising 9th grader (or older) who would like to consider being confirmed, please contact the office.
 

Flat Jesus -- Traveling this summer? Stay in touch even while you are away.   Take pictures with him in all the places you visit (from the exotic to the mundane) and send them back for us to share: clergy@christchurchredding.org

Education for Ministry (EfM) -- A  new group is forming and will meet at St Timothy's (4670 Congress St., Fairfield) on Tuesdays, 7-9:30 pm from Sept. 4 through May.  Contact: Nina Josko (203.583.0339) or Georgette Geotsi (203.913.0622).