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Welcome to Christ Church, Georgetown!  Whether you are a life-long Christian or just inquiring about or beginning that wonderful and exciting journey of faith, here at Christ Church you will know welcome, love, respect, and belonging.

 

 

 
 

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This Week at Christ Church for January 21, 2015 - January 27, 2015

THIS WEEK AT CHRIST CHURCH, GEORGETOWN
 
LOOKING AHEAD TO LENT
 
Monday Evenings, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Carrington Home. SSJE Lenten program centered on The Gift of Time offered at Tim and Merrill Carrington’s home, 2332 Nebraska Avenue, NW.
 
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Keith Hall & Sanctuary. Lenten Intergenerational Evening which includes Simple Soup Super at 6:30 p.m. Adult Program - Examining Ethics and the Christian Moral Life and Youth Program - A Journey to Narnia at 7:00 p.m.

  • February 24: An intro to Christian moral ethics/the Christian moral life with Dr. Timothy Sedgwick

  • March 3: Christian ethics in relation to business and work with The Reverend Stephen Arbogast:

  • March 10: Christian ethics in relation to medicine with Panel of Doctors from Christ Church Georgetown

  • March 17: Christian ethics in relation to the internet and digital technology with The Reverend Kyle Oliver

  • March 24: Wrap up of series with Dr. Timothy Sedgwick

 
Wednesday Mornings, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Keith Hall. Kerygma Bible Study  - A Journey Through Holy Week. A five week bible study that explores the last week of Jesus’ life as accounted for in all four Gospels and St. Paul’s writings.
 
Friday afternoons, 12:10 p.m., Chapel of St. Jude. A Service of Healing and Holy Eucharist.
 
Sunday Mornings, 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., Chapel of St. Jude. Sacrament of Reconciliation or Sacramental Confession. Also available by appointment with clergy anytime throughout the year.
 
Quiet Day - Saturday, March 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Chapel of St. Jude.
 
The Daily Offices continue to be held on weekdays in the Chapel of St. Jude. Morning prayer at 7:30 a.m., Noonday prayer at 12:00 p.m., Evening Prayer at 5:30 p.m.

More detailed information about services in Lent and these events will be forthcoming.
 
SPECIAL REMINDERS
Parish-Wide Survey: The Search Committee asks for your help in completing a parish-wide survey, which is designed to give us information and insight to write the Parish Profile as part of our search for our Parish’s 21st Rector. You can start the survey here, or you can pick up a hard copy in the back of the church.
 
Rector Search Committee Meetings: If you wish to talk with members of the Rector Search Committee please join us after Sunday services (see locations below). The purpose of these informal meetings is to allow the exchange of information between Parishioners and Search Committee members.
  • Sunday, January 25 after the 8:00 a.m. service in the Chapel, after the 9:00 a.m. service in the Memorial Room (3rd Floor of Parish Hall) or after the 11:15 a.m. service in the Chapel

  • Sunday, February 1 after Choral Evensong and the 5:00 p.m. service in the Chapel

 
J2A "Re-boot" Meeting: Youth currently in grades 7, 8, and 9 and their parents are invited to an informational/interest meeting on Sunday, January 25 to discuss returning to the "J2A" pilgrimage tradition during the 2015-2016 school year. Please meet at 10:00 in the Parish Hall Front Office (location changed from original postings!). Sunday School will be held concurrently for current 6th graders. Contact Rita Yoe with questions rita@christchurchgeorgetown.org.

Adult Inquirer’s Class: Our inquirer’s class is for newcomers, inquirers, and all adults wishing to be confirmed, received or to reaffirm their baptismal vows in the Episcopal Church. Come explore with us the Christian life, the history and the sacraments of the Episcopal Church, as well as the mission and ministry of Christ Church, Georgetown.  This course is open to all who wish to explore and reflect on their faith and Episcopal identity more deeply. Questions for discussion include: What do Episcopalians believe about the Bible? Why is the Book of Common Prayer so important to Episcopalians? Can I have doubts and still be an Episcopalian? How did the Episcopal Church come to be?  Please contact the Reverend Elizabeth Keeler with any questions, elizabeth@christchurchgeorgetown.org. Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. – January 25 and February 8 in the Chapel of St. Jude.
Adult Forum: Join us this Sunday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. in Keith Hall to hear Barry Seltser speak on Cranmer’s Collects.
Every Member Canvass: The Every Member Canvass for 2015 currently is underway. It is especially important this year as we move into a time of transition. The dollar goal is $1,323,000 from 500 pledges or gifts. Pledges can be made online here. As of January 20, we have $1,196,942 in pledges or gifts from 386 families or individuals.
 
WEEK OF JANUARY 26
Women’s Bible Study “Who Do You Say That I Am?”: Please join us as we read The Four Witnesses by Robin Griffith-Jones and explore why the four Gospels offer strikingly different testimony to the life and death of Jesus and what this means for our lives and faith. The study will be guided by the Reverend Elizabeth Keeler. She can be reached at 202-333-6677 or elizabeth@christchurchgeorgetown.org if you would like additional information. Tuesdays: January 27, February 10 and 24. Fellowship 6:30 p.m.; Bible Study 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial Room, third floor Parish Hall.
Third Space Georgetown Young Adults Speakers Series: Please join us on Tuesday, January 27, at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Le Pain Quotidian (2815 M Street, N.W.) for this month's gathering of Third Space, where young adults (and their friends) gather over food and drink to discuss and consider the intersection of life and faith. Third Space Georgetown is open to all. More information and updates can be found on our Facebook page.
Family Movie Night: Join us in the Parish Hall Auditorium on Friday, January 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a night of fellowship, movies, and pizza. Please bring a nut-free side or dessert if you are able. Contact Rita Yoe with questions or to RSVP, rita@christchurchgeorgetown.org.
198th Annual Meeting: The 198th Annual Parish Meeting will take place in the church at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 1. A Junior Warden and four Vestry Members will be elected at that time. Please plan to attend.
 
LOOKING AHEAD
Mission Monday: Monday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. is our next Mission Monday in Keith Hall. Our International Mission Dinner will star Anita Henderlight, the Executive Director of Africa ELI, the high school we support in the Republic of South Sudan. She will update us on the schools and their progress despite the political unrest. We welcome young people (with or without their parents) and their friends who may find volunteer opportunities in our relationship. Please email the Parish Office to sign up.
Washington Humane Society’s 2015 Sugar and Champagne Affair: Would you like to drink champagne and indulge in desserts from the city's top chefs while helping one of Christ Church's Mission partners? Then join us on February 4 to help fund the vital work done by WHS to care for lost, abandoned, and neglected animals in the District-many of whom have subsequently found loving homes with you and your neighbors. For more information, go to www.washhumane.org.
Choral Evensong: The next Choral Evensong will be at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 1. Music of Samuel Sebastian Wesley, Philip Radcliffe, Herbert W. Sumsion, and Edward C. Bairstow will be featured at that time. Choral Evensong will continue on first and third Sundays through May.Each service is followed by a reception in Keith Hall.  
Baptism Dates: February 8, April 4 and 12, and May 24 have been set aside for baptisms which could be arranged at the 9:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., or 5:00 p.m. services. Please call the clergy to schedule and plan a baptism.
Youth Mission Trip, Summer 2015: The Summer 2015 Youth Mission’s trip has been booked, and registration is open! We will travel to Paton, Iowa June 23 to 29. Please contact Rita Yoe, Youth Missioner with any questions or to reserve your spot - rita@christchurchgeorgetown.org.
Christ Church Thrift Shop: Donations of clothing, gift, and kitchen items are needed and may be dropped off at the parish office at 3116 O Street, N.W. any time during the week or at the shop on any Wednesday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Thanks for supporting this very special ministry.  
Yoga at Christ Church: The Christ Church yoga class is continuing on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in Keith Hall. New participants always are welcome. For more information and to register please contact Cherie Jones, 202-352-7529 or cheryl.jones@sothebysrealty.com.