We welcome again this morning the Rev. Mark Glidden, who is our supply priest, celebrating with us each Sunday. Looking for more insight on the transition process? Go to www.episcopalct.org, type “transition ministry” in the search bar, scroll down to Transition Ministry in ECCT, click on it and you're in!! The transition process is new to us as well but we will do our best to answer your questions. We are here for you and will get through this together. --Connie and Joey
Easter Food Basket Food: This Lenten season we are once again launching an effort to provide bountiful baskets of food to needy families served by the Danbury Dept. of Children and Families (DCF). A sign-up sheet of families and lists of suggested non-perishable food items can be found on the library table in the parish hall. The Mission Committee will provide grocery gift cards for the purchase of meat and fresh produce. Please consider shopping for a family, or teaming up to shop with other Christ Church members to give these families a feeling of abundance. Please bring food to the parish hall by NEXT SUNDAY, with the number of your DCF family clearly marked on all bags. Volunteers will then pack everything into sturdy boxes for ease of delivery.
EASTER FLOWER DEADLINE: Would you like to dedicate flowers for someone on Easter? The sign up sheet and envelopes for sponsoring flowers is outside the pulpit-side door. Our suggested donation is $20-$75. If you would like this dedication to be included in the special insert on Easter, please let the office know by March 19. Thank you!
Maundy Thursday Prayer Vigil—March 29/30: This year we'll feature the labyrinth again and open the church all night from 9 pm after the Maundy Thursday service till 7 am on Good Friday morning. Please take a week and sign up on the poster on the easel in the parish hall. It's great to have at least 2 people for each hour, if possible.
Easter Vigil Reception Help Needed--This year we host Bethlehem Lutheran for our Easter Vigil on the evening of March 31. Our Hospitality Committee will have the parish hall already set up for Easter and it will be beautiful! Now we need a few different parishioners to supply the goodies for a simple reception after the Easter Vigil. Please sign up in the parish hall if you are willing to provide food, or if you can help set up or take down. The reception will probably begin around 9:30 pm and end by 10 pm. Thanks so much for your help.
EASTER EGG HIDING AND HUNTING...April 1...the egg hiding and egg hunting are supervised by our high schoolers this year. All kids too old for hunting are asked to help HIDE the eggs before the 9 o'clock worship; please have your egg hiders here at 8:30 a.m....egg-HUNTERS will begin the hunt at approximately 10:30. (Adults are welcome to hide eggs if they are not hunting for them.) Parents of egg-hunters are asked to bring in a dozen plastic eggs filled with candy (no peanut products, please) for each of your children prior to 8:30 a.m. on Easter morning.
Dorothy Day -- The Dorothy Day meal for April will be delivered on April 5 (the Thursday after Easter). We have enough spaghetti but will need 300 meatballs and 10 jars of sauce. Thank you. Sue Pople
Hospital Visits: Danbury Hospital has informed us that temporarily they have technical difficulties in sending out requests by their patients for clergy visits. Therefore, if you are entering the hospital and desire a visit from a cleric, please let one of the following know directly: Connie Borofsky, firstname.lastname@example.org/ 203-731-1892, Joey Davey, Joeydavey@sbcglobal.net/ 203-733-9342, or David Pople, email@example.com/ 203-241-9099.
Parishioners who celebrate a birthday this week: Keri Hoyt, Ed Manuel, Aidan McKinnon, Emma McKinnon, Carolyn Savitsky. Happy birthday to you!
Our Dinner-less-Dinner Fundraiser for Mission invitations
are coming your way!
What creative item can YOU contribute
to our Petite Silent Auction?
On April 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm we’re holding our Celebration Evening right here in our Parish Hall for reaching our 2018 Mission goal. Apart from all the delicious food, sumptuous wine, great entertainment and your favorite company, we’re holding a petite silent auction of very unique items. Now we need you, our church members, who have such unique talents, to put on your thinking caps and let us know what you can provide for our silent auction. If you have artistic skills – we need them, if you can cook a great meal and host a fabulous dinner party That would be AMAZING!!!. –– How about a poolside luncheon?? Please call or email Eileen Wilkinson with your suggested contribution (and maybe expect a call from her). She can be reached at 203.321.9923 or better yet… email her @ firstname.lastname@example.org.