THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE
EPIPHANY JANUARY 15, 2017
8:00am Spoken Eucharist
10:30am Choral Eucharist
Growing in faith ~ Serving our neighbors ~ Creating community
WELCOME! We hope that you will find spiritual nourishment and fellowship with us this morning. This bulletin will guide you through today’s service step-by-step. Restrooms are located by going out the door located next to St. Mary’s Chapel (which is on the right), and following the hallway through the doors. All are handicap accessible. If you have any questions at all, our ushers will be happy to help you.
We are delighted that you have chosen to worship with us and invite you to join coffee and light refreshments after the 8:00 service in St. Mary’s Chapel, and after the 10:30 service in the Parish Hall.
The main altar flowers are given by Katie and Russell Fay in thanksgiving to God, and in celebration of the baptism of their daughter, Elizabeth Marie Fay. The St. Mary’s chapel altar flowers are given by John Heinz Oemer to the glory of God, and in memory of his partner Bart Ferguson Harris (June 25, 1926-January 13, 2012) on the 5th anniversary of his death.
If you would like to have flowers dedicated in memory of a loved one, or in celebration of them or of a special event in your life, just contact the Church office, or you can donate online. -2-
THANK YOU! As of Wednesday, January 11th, the following people have pledged their commitment to serving Christ through the mission and ministries of Christ Church, their parish home: Hillary Alleyne Ellen Anello Teresa & Michael Anazodo Pearl Anderson Priscilla & Henry Arnold Cornelia K. Banks Cordelia Banks Gwenda Barnes Debbie Bloomer & Richard Fox Roly & Linda Cortes Dolores Dalzell Amy Davis & Dan Walker Sophia Donarumo Joseph & Jane Durham David Drislane & Leo Toledo Io-Aurelia Duncan Joseph & Jane Durham Christopher Dwyer Nancy Fairty Shirley Farquharson Keandre Farquharson Keshawn Farquharson Helen Frye Nadine Gaita Lambert Gibson Elmer Hill Dwight & Gail Jackson Sheila Jackson David & Dorothy Johnson Stan & Michelle Laikowski Richard Lamb Betty Leake Bridgett Lindo
Danita Locks Mr. & Mrs. Basil London Johnelle Mannie Maria V. Marin Dona Marino Denise Massay-Williams Judith Mayo Josephine McGrail Leamon & Patrine McKenzie Clara Mitchell Frances A. Myrill Robert & Simone Plass Susan Ravens Stephanie & Ben Reynolds Mark Richardson Juliet Robinson Bonnie Roy Faith Salaash William Seeman Nadine M. Sempier Leroy & Pansy Swan Kevin & Danielle Treuberg Corielle Vogel Emmanuel Wakhata Vera Wallace Rosalie Wannat Rhonda Watson Robert and Joan White Permelia Wright The Rev. Diana Wilcox Dan Wing & Yvette Lucas Elizabeth L. Yarborough
This list will be updated each week. If you believe you have sent in a pledge, and your name is not listed below, please contact Bob Solon, our Director of Finance, in our office at 973.743.5911, or by email at [email protected]
THE WORD OF GOD THE PRELUDE Please stand, as able.
PROCESSIONAL HYMN 76 (Hymnal 1982
Words: C. Coffin Music: Winchester)
On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry
OPENING ACCLAMATION Celebrant People
(Enriching Our Worship, p. 51)
Blessed are you, holy and living One. You come to set your people free.
THE COLLECT FOR PURITY Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen. Said together at 8:00, sung by all at 10:30. GLORIA (Hymnal 1982, S280 Composer: Powell) Said together at 8:00, sung by all at 10:30.
THE COLLECT OF THE DAY Celebrant People
God be with you. And also with you.
Let us pray together.
O God in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Please be seated for the readings.
FIRST READING Lector
The first reading is from the book of Isaiah
Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not grow faint or be crushed until he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his teaching. Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it: I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness, I have taken you by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness. I am the Lord, that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to idols. See, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them. Lector People
Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people. Thanks be to God. -7-
Read responsively by full verse at 8:00. Sung by all at 10:30.
PSALM 29 Ascribe to the| LORD, you gods, * ascribe to the LORD |glo-ry and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory |due his Name; * worship the LORD in the |beauty of holiness. The voice of the LORD is upon the waters; the God of| glory thunders; * the LORD is up|on the mighty waters. The voice of the LORD is a pow|erful voice; * the voice of the LORD is a |voice of splendor. The voice of the LORD breaks the |cedar trees; * the LORD breaks the ce|dars of Lebanon; He makes Lebanon skip |like a calf, * and Mount Hermon |like a young wild ox. The voice of the LORD splits the flames of fire; the voice of the LORD shakes the| wilderness; * the LORD shakes the wilderness of Ka-desh. The voice of the LORD makes the |oak trees writhe * and |strips the forests bare. And in the temple |of the LORD * all are| crying, "Glo-ry!" The LORD sits enthroned a|bove the flood; * the LORD sits enthroned as |King for evermore. The LORD shall give strength| to his people; * the LORD shall give his people the| blessing of peace.
SECOND READING Lector
The second reading is from the Acts of the Apostles
Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ--he is Lord of all. That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” Lector People
Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people. Thanks be to God.
All stand, as able, for the Gospel.
THE GRADUAL The choirs sings a verse, then the congregation joins in with the Alleluia, singing it 2x before the gospel, and 2x afterwards.
Choir only: Verse: Speak, O Lord, your servant is listening. You have the words of everlasting life. -9-
THE HOLY GOSPEL Celebrant People
The Holy Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ according to Matthew Glory to you, Lord Christ.
Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” Celebrant People
The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Praise to you, Lord Christ.
The Rev. Diana L. Wilcox
SILENCE FOR REFLECTION
THE RITE OF HOLY BAPTISM
We welcome into the household of God Elizabeth Marie Fay, who is to be baptized today.
PRESENTATION AND EXAMINATION Celebrant Parents & Godparents
(Book of Common Prayer, p. 301)
The Candidate for Holy Baptism will now be presented. I present Elizabeth to receive the Sacrament of Baptism.
Will you be responsible for seeing that the child you present will be brought up in the Christian faith and life? Parents and Godparents I will, with God's help. Celebrant
Will you by your prayers and witness help her to grow into the full stature of Christ? Parents and Godparents I will, with God's help. The celebrant asks the following questions of the parents and godparents who act as sponsors for the child, who cannot yet answer for herself.
Question Answer Question
Do you renounce Satan and all the spiritual forces of wickedness that rebel against God? I renounce them.
Do you renounce the evil powers of this world which corrupt and destroy the creatures of God? I renounce them.
Do you renounce all sinful desires that draw you from the love of God? I renounce them.
Do you turn to Jesus Christ and accept him as your Savior? I do.
Do you put your whole trust in his grace and love? I do.
Do you promise to follow and obey him as your Lord? I do.
The celebrant addresses the congregation, saying
Will you who witness these vows do all in your power to support Elizabeth in her life in Christ? We will. -11-
THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT Celebrant People
(Book of Common Prayer, p. 304)
Let us join with all those in the church who are committing themselves to Christ today and renew our own baptismal covenant. Do you believe in God the Father? I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God? I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was Buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit? I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers? I will, with God’s help.
People Celebrant People
Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord? I will, with God’s help.
Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ? I will, with God’s help.
Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? I will, with God’s help.
Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being? I will, with God’s help.
PRAYERS FOR THE CANDIDATE
(Book of Common Prayer, p. 305
The Celebrant then says to the congregation
Let us now pray for this child who is to receive the Sacrament of new birth. Leader People
Deliver Elizabeth, O God, from the way of sin and death. Christ, hear our prayer.
Open her heart to your grace and truth. Christ, hear our prayer.
Fill her with your holy and life-giving Spirit. Christ, hear our prayer.
Keep her in the faith and communion of your holy Church. Christ, hear our prayer.
Teach her to love others in the power of the Spirit. Christ, hear our prayer.
Send her into the world in witness to your love. Christ, hear our prayer.
Bring her to the fullness of your peace and Glory. Christ, hear our prayer.
The celebrant says
Grant, O God, that all who are baptized into the death of Jesus Christ your Son may live in the power of his resurrection and look for him to come again in glory, who lives and reigns now and forever. Amen. The service of baptism continues on page 16.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (Adapted from Sundays and Seasons, Year A
Called to be a light to the nations, let us pray for God’s justice, peace, and healing.
Pour out your Spirit of unity, triune God. Renew our lives in the promises of baptism. Hold us together in the oneness of the body of Christ. Empower us to be one as you are one. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
People Leader People Leader
People Leader People Celebrant
Pour out your Spirit of life, eternal God. Move over polluted waters. Breathe on barren fields. Strengthen ancient cedars and oaks. Engage us in your care of sea, land, and sky. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great. Pour out your Spirit of wisdom, holy God. Guide politicians and military officials as they wrestle with complex situations. Grant them courage and compassion to work for peace in every nation. We pray also for our neighborhoods of Bloomfield and Glen Ridge. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great. Pour out your Spirit of justice, gracious God. Heal the pain of all who are victims of crime. Be present with all who are imprisoned. Reconcile broken relationships within communities. Comfort the sick and their caregivers. We pray especially for those on our parish prayer list. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great. Pour out your Spirit of peace, resurrecting God. Bring all who grieve into a community rooted in you. Uphold them with your grace and keep us all grounded in your promise of life eternal. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great I invite you now to offer your own intercessions or thanksgivings, either silently or aloud.
COLLECT AT THE PRAYERS
(Adapted from Sundays and Seasons, Year A)
Receive these prayers in the name of Christ, the light of the world, who is one with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
(Wonder, Love & Praise
Words: Taize Community
Music: J. Berthier)
The clergy, candidate, and sponsors process to the labyrinth and gather at the baptismal font at its center. The choir and congregation follow, as able, gathering around the baptismal party, all singing the refrain, a cantor sings the verses:
THANKSGIVING OVER THE WATER
(Book of Common Prayer, p. 306)
Our God be with you. And also with you.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give God thanks and praise.
The Celebrant continues:
We thank you, Almighty God, for the gift of water. Over it the Holy Spirit moved in the beginning of creation. Through it you led the children of Israel out of their bondage in Egypt into the land of promise. In it your Son Jesus received the baptism of John and was anointed by the Holy Spirit as the Messiah, the Christ, to lead us, through his death and resurrection, from the bondage of sin into everlasting life. We thank you, Father, for the water of Baptism. In it we are buried with Christ in his death. By it we share in his resurrection. Through it we are reborn by the Holy Spirit. Therefore in joyful obedience to your Son, we bring into his fellowship those who come to him in faith, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Now sanctify this water, we pray you, by the power of your Holy Spirit, that those who here are cleansed from sin and born again may continue for ever in the risen life of Jesus Christ our Savior. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
THE BAPTISM Celebrant
(Book of Common Prayer, p. 307)
I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Then the Priest marks each child's forehead with the sign of the cross using Chrism.
You are sealed by the Holy Spirit in Baptism and marked as Christ's own for ever. Amen. A candle is lit from the Paschal Candle for the child.
Receive the Light of Christ. Amen. The celebrant will then sprinkle the congregation with the waters of baptism. The celebrant continues
Heavenly Father, we thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon this your servant the forgiveness of sin, and have raised her to the new life of grace. Sustain her, O Lord, in your Holy Spirit. Give her an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works. Amen. Celebrant All
Let us welcome the newly baptized. We receive you into the household of God. Confess the faith of Christ crucified, proclaim his resurrection, and share with us in his eternal priesthood.
Please stand, as able.
THE PEACE (Enriching our Worship 1, p. 56) Celebrant People
The peace of Christ be always with you. And also with you.
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS OFFERTORY ANTHEM
These Are They Which Follow The Lamb
John Goss (1800-1880)
HOLY COMMUNION THE GREAT THANKSGIVING Please stand, as able.
DOXOLOGY (Hymnal 1982, 380 vs. 3
Tune: Old 100th)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below; Praise God above, ye heavenly host: Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
(Hymnal 1982, S120)
The Celebrant continues (Book of Common Prayer, p. 367)
It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. Because in the mystery of the Word made flesh, you have caused a new light to shine in our hearts, to give the knowledge of your glory in the face of your son Jesus Christ our Lord. Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name: -18-
(Hymnal 1982, S129 Said together at 8:00. Sung by all at 10:30.
The Celebrant continues (Eucharistic Prayer B, Book of Common Prayer, p. 368)
We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life. On the night before he died for us, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.” -19-
Therefore, according to his command: Celebrant and People
We remember his death, We proclaim his resurrection, We await his coming in glory; The Celebrant continues
And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine. We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation. Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, to you be honor, glory, and praise, for ever and ever. AMEN. Sung by all at 10:30am.
THE GREAT AMEN
And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,
THE LORD’S PRAYER Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory for ever and ever. Amen. (8am only – 10:30 next page) FRACTION (Enriching Our Worship, pg. 69)
We break this bread to share in the Body of Christ. We who are many are one body, for we all share in the one bread.
(Wonder, Love & Praise, 875
Composer: Gary James)
COMMUNION HYMN 121
Words: F. B. Tucker
Christ, when for us you were baptized
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
(Enriching Our Worship, p. 69)
God of abundance, you have fed us with the bread of life and cup of salvation; you have united us with Christ and one another; and you have made us one with all your people in heaven and on earth. Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit, that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the world and continue for ever in the risen life of Christ our Savior. Amen.
THE BLESSING (Book of Occasional Services, p. 23, adapt.) May Christ, the Son of God, be manifest in you, that your lives may be a light to the world; And the blessing of God our Creator, Christ our Redeemer, and the Holy Spirit our sustainer, be with you now and always. Amen. -25-
RECESSIONAL HYMN 448
Music: Deus tuorum militum)
O love, how deep, how broad, how high
DISMISSAL Celebrant: People
(Book of Common Prayer, p. 366)
Let us go forth to proclaim the good news of God in Christ! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
January 8, 2017 – Epiphany 1(A): Baptism of Our Lord The Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord is celebrated each year on the Sunday following the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6. The event of Christ’s baptism is recorded in all four gospel accounts: “In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased’” (Mark 1:911). “Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased’” (Luke 3:21-22). “The next day he saw Jesus coming towards him and declared, ‘Here Detail from 13th-century freso above is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he baptismal font, Zica monastery, near of whom I said, “After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me Kraljevo, Serbia because he was before me.” I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.’ And John testified, ‘I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, “He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.” And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God’” (John 1:29-34). “Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, ‘I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?’ But Jesus answered him, ‘Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.’ Then he consented. And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased’” (Matthew 3:13-17).
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WORSHIP SCHEDULE SUNDAY Holy Eucharist – 8:00am Holy Eucharist with Music – 10:30am Last Chance Mass – 6pm WEDNESDAY Healing Eucharist – 12:00pm Labyrinth Walk – 7:00pm Compline – 8:00pm THURSDAY Evening Prayer – 6:30pm THE LEADERSHIP OF CHRIST CHURCH Wardens: David Drislane and William Seeman Clerk of the Vestry: Rick Fox Treasurer: Dan Wing The Vestry Class of 2017 Danita Locks Bob Plass David Brinkerhoff
Class of 2018 Lambert Gibson Denise Massey-Williams Benjamin Reynolds
The Reverend Diana Wilcox, Rector William Davies, Director of Music Candice Whitaker, Director of Family Ministries Open, Director of Communications Bob Solon, Jr., Director of Finance Donald and Renee Gibson, Sextons Jean Bannon, Director, Nursery School
Class of 2019 Joseph Durham Rick Fox Kevin Treuberg
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Growing in faith ~ Serving our neighbors ~ Creating community SUNDAY PAPER JANUARY 15, 2017 BAPTISM TODAY! There is no greater joy in the Christian community than to welcome a new member into the Body of Christ. Today at our 10:30am service, we will welcome into the household of God Elizabeth Marie Fay. She will be our 14th baptism in just over 2 years! If you feel called to baptism, or baptism for your child, please see Mother Diana.
ANOTHER IMPORTANT THANK YOU! Last Sunday, we asked folks to step up to help take down all the greens from Christmas. Well, many of you gave of your time and as a result, the Christmas de-greening happened so much faster this year. I know that our Sextons, Don and Renee Gibson, very much appreciated the help. We are also grateful to Don for hauling out the trees, and taking out all of the greenery for storage until next year. It takes a village to put it up, and another to take it all down. Christ Church is truly blessed with many good hearts and hands. Thank you all! Mother Diana+
ANNUAL MEETING – NEXT SUNDAY
Our Annual Parish Meeting will be on Sunday, January 22nd, and there is so much good news to share. We will be electing new people to the Vestry, presenting the budget for 2017 based on the pledges we have received, and so much more. There will be only one service – at 10:30am – no 8am service. Please bring a dish to share at the meeting.
CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE All the news (and loads of wonderful photos) are available in our Christmas Edition of our Parish Newsletter. If you did not get one, they are available in the back, where the bulletins are – or ask an usher for one.
SERVING THIS WEEK – JAN 15 & 18
TEXTING SERVICE – PLEASE OPT-IN!!!
8:00 AM Service Worship Assistant: Rick Fox 10:30 AM Service Seminarian:
Worship Assistants: Cordelia Banks Acolytes: Cordelia Banks © Aidan Hess, Nadine Gaita Lectors: Dan Wing, Emmanuel Wakhata Ushers: Pat Rotella, Kevin Treuberg Altar Guild: Sheila Jackson Counters: Dan Wing, Leamon McKenzie Sunday School Teachers: Candice Whitaker Wednesday Lay Leader: Rick Fox
AROUND THE DIOCESE ANNUAL DIOCESAN CONVENTION – JAN 27-28
The 143rd Annual Diocesan Convention will be held Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Hilton Parsippany. The theme for this year’s Convention is “Joining God in Shaping Our Future.” Convention will take a different approach this year, with workshops and round table discussions taking priority of legislative business sessions. Our deputies to Convention this year are: Rhonda Watson (as an Alternate for Ben Reynolds), Bill Seeman, and Richard Lamb. Also, Mother Diana will be running for some elected offices, including Deputy to the 2018 General Convention of the Episcopal Church. As Vice-Chair of Diocesan Council, she will also be presenting a report to convention.
We are pleased to announce that both Christ Church of Bloomfield and Glen Ridge & the Nursery School of Christ Church has the ability to provide real-time information via SMS messaging directly to your mobile device. As this is a “permission-based” service, you have to opt-in to give us the permission to send you messages via SMS. Note that the service we use will not sell or provide your mobile device number to any other organization or marketing company – this is for our exclusive use. Once you opt-in, instructions are also provided on how to opt-out. To be added to the Christ group, text CHRISTCHURCH to 313131 to receive messages such as: church function reminders; closings (weather related or otherwise); and other events. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kevin Treuberg (parent and Vestry Member) via email at: [email protected]
THEOLOGY ON TAP – JAN 19 Our next Theology on Tap will be January 19th at Fitzgerald’s 1928 on Herman Street in Glen Ridge in the Sidecar Room. The topic will be announced soon, so stay tuned. They all start at 6pm and run to about 8pm (or whenever the Spirit moves). Stop by, buy a drink, and pull up a chair. Everyone is welcome.
FINAL PLEDGE PAYMENTS DUE In the excitement of Advent & Christmas, and in the joy over the response to our 2017 Stewardship Campaign, we can sometimes forget to complete the final payment for 2016 on our pledges. Please remember to get those in, so that our finance office can prepare the end of year statements and mail them out in January for your records. Also, don’t forget to get your 2017 pledge cards in as well. Every pledge is important! Also, pledge envelopes are here for those who have pledged.
OUTREACH FAIR – FEB 12
Do you want to make a difference in the world? Have you been wondering how you might live out the call of Christ to love and serve? Then the Outreach Group is offering a chance for you to explore this, and and be a part of planning how we, as parishioners, may live into out baptismal covenant to
BOOK CLUB – Jan 30 The next Christ Church Book Club meeting will occur on January 30th, at the Fox/Bloomer house at 7 pm. The book is "You Are What You Love" by James K. A. Smith. The Amazon link is below. “In this book, award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made. Smith helps readers recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices. He explains that worship is the "imagination station" that incubates our loves and longings so that our cultural endeavors are indexed toward God and his kingdom.” (Amazon Review)
seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves to strive for justice and peace among all people, respecting the dignity of every human being to proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ
On February 12th, following the 10:30am service, you will have an opportunity to participate in table discussions centered on understanding our dreams, and the gifts of head, hand, and heart that each of us are able to offer in service to others. So, mark your calendars, because as Mother Diana is always saying – church is not the destination, but where we are given the strength for the journey – and it is that journey we will be envisioning.
GOSPEL OF MATTHEW – FEB 26 Mtr. Diana will be leading a multi-part series on the Gospel of Matthew during Epiphany. Come see for yourself the clear and distinct interpretation of this evangelist on the identity of Jesus, and what that meant then, and now. The dates are Sunday, Feb 26th and March 5th after the 10:30am service coffee hour in the Coursen Room. So grab a cup o' joe, something to munch, and then come as we bring the text alive!
PARISH PRAYER LIST
THIS WEEK AT CHRIST CHURCH Wednesday Holy Eucharist 12pm-1pm (Church) Labyrinth Walk 7pm-8:00pm (Church) Compline 7pm-8:30pm (Choir Loft)
As a community of faith we pray this week for our church, our neighbors, the needs of the world, and these special concerns… In the Anglican cycle of prayer we pray especially for Kyushu (Japan) and the Rt. Rev. Luke Ken-ichi Muto. In the Diocesan cycle of prayer we pray for The Clergy, Wardens, Vestry and people of Christ Church, Budd Lake and St. Paul’s, Chatham, and in thanksgiving for the work of the members of the Bishop Anand Resource Center
Thursday Evening Prayer 7pm-8:30pm (Choir Loft) Adult Choir Rehearsal 8pm-9pm (Coursen Room)
For the lives of Mary Coursen and Byron Phillips, and their families.
In our parish, we pray for the Marilyn Olson, Lynne Oliver, Catherine Sanford; April Allen; the Rev. John Laney and Joan Laney; Kathryn Marie Natvig; Martha Crawford; Lorraine; the Rev. Terry Wing; Ljerka; David Johnson; Maggie Cameron Leckey; Amy Waldron; Edward Manger; Joseph Bianco; Betsy Ginsburg; Debbie Gottsleben; Trisha Pflaum; Miriam Sampson; Kathleen Sullivan; Frieda Smith; Carla Dal Colletto Wilcox; Jean Riis; Cynthia Bartley; Corrado Gigante; Helen Frye; Lambert Gibson; Janel Ramirez; Matthew James Saunders, Eris Yarborough; Henry Arnold; Betty Burrows; Alice Fairty; Alphonso Jenkins; Ellen Packard; Margaret Wiley; Victoria and Carol Saunders; Charles Anderson; Stacey Marshall; Donna DeBellis-Russo; Irwin and Betty Debnaun; Eileen, Gary, and Christopher; Roseann and Henley Alleyne; Kent Haynes; Glen Amos; Bonnie, Herb, Audrey, and Donald Gustafsson; Ralph and Karen Turano; Olga Yearwood; Janet Pierre; and Neal Periera. We pray for all those serving in the military, especially Peter Wilcox (USA), as well as the families of all those who serve, or have been lost in action. We pray for all the children and staff of our Church & Nursery School, especially Maria Parades, Loredana Maritato, Michael Gibson and family; Vinnie Campione and family, as well as the Spoerl and Fertig families.
SERVING NEXT WEEK – JAN 22 & 25 8:00 AM Service Worship Assistant: Christopher Dwyer 10:30 AM Service Seminarian:
Worship Assistants: David Drislane Acolytes: David Drislane © Lectors: Joe Durham, Nadine Sempier Ushers: Bonnie Roy, Leo Toledo Altar Guild: Sheila Jackson, Dodi Dalzell Counters: Leo Toledo, Joe Durham Sunday School Teachers: Candice Whitaker Wednesday Lay Leader: Mtr. Diana Missed church this week? Want to share a sermon? Check out our sermon podcast, available on iTunes. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/christ-episcopalchurch/id1048509110 Most of all – subscribe to it!
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