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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 March 11, 2015 - March 17, 2015

THIS WEEK AT CHRIST CHURCH, GEORGETOWN
 
SPECIAL REMINDERS
Adult Forum: Join us Sunday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. in Keith Hall to hear Susan Bond speak on Sanctifying Life: Prayers of Blessing, Anointing and Absolution.
An Invitation to Holy Lent: Information about all worship and programs in Lent can be found here. Our Holy Week Schedule can be found here.
Choral Evensong: Join us Sunday, March 15 at 5:00 p.m. Music of Herbert Brewer, Richard Ayleward, Orlando Gibbons and John Goss 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.
Soup Kitchen: Our soup kitchen dates are the third Sunday and Monday of the month. There is a leader for each date and a need for four additional volunteers - two sandwich makers (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and two servers (6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.). We are still looking for servers for March 16. Please email the Parish Office to sign up.
 
WEEK OF MARCH 16
Making Choices About Time: Monday, March 9 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. we will continue a series of conversations based on content provided by the Brothers of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, at the home of Merrill and Tim Carrington in The Palisades neighborhood, off MacArthur Blvd. 2332 Nebraska Ave. RSVP to Merrill - gmerrillc@verizon.net.
Adult and Youth Lent Program and Supper: Join us for the forth night of our five week lent series on Tuesday, March 10  from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We will gather for a soup supper at 6:30 p.m. in Keith Hall. If you would like to help provide food please sign up here. Adults will hear from the Reverend Kyle Oliver on “Christian Ethics in Relation to the Internet and Digital Technology,”  and youth will travel “Through the Wardrobe” to learn lessons from the classic book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Nursery care will be available.
Kerygma Bible Study: Wednesday, March 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Keith Hall. Join us for this five week bible study that will explore the last week of Jesus’ life. A study guide will be used for these sessions and can be purchased here, or contact Reverend Elizabeth Keeler for a copy.
Sunday Mornings: Through March 29 from 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation or Sacramental Confession in the Chapel of St. Jude. Available by appointment with clergy anytime throughout the year.

LOOKING AHEAD
Quiet Day: Saturday, March 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Jude.Periods of restlessness are common in our spiritual lives but are often misread and resisted. During this Lenten Quiet Day we will explore some of the core reasons for spiritual restlessness. Our primary conversation partner will be Julian of Norwich, a Medieval English visionary known for comforting restless souls. Consider gifting yourself this time in Lent to slow down, still your mind, and open yourself up to a deeper understanding of how God is working in your life. The Lenten Quiet Day will be lead by Dr. Donyelle McCray, Assist. Professor of Homiletics and Director of the Office of Multicultural Ministries at VTS.
Interfaith Covenant Prayer Service: The Good Faith Communities Coalition, of which Christ Church is a member, will gather on Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. to affirm its covenant to reduce homelessness in the District of Columbia. Mayor Bowser has been invited to attend. The gathering will be at Second Baptist Church, 816 3rd St NW. All are welcome.
Parish Office Closed: The Parish Office will be closed on Easter Monday, April 6.
Women’s Spring Retreat: Save the date for this year’s spring retreat, Friday, May 8th to Saturday, May 9th. We will venture to the Retreat and Conference Center at  Bon Secours for a time of connecting and learning together. The theme of this years retreat is "Making time to connect with God in our busy world."
Baptism Dates: April 4, 12 and 26, May 24, June 28 and July 19 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.
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 onWednesdays 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 orcheryl.jones@sothebysrealty.com.
Christ Church Facebook Page: Don’t forget to “Like” us on facebook. Our daily posts include information about special projects and programs at Christ Church, pictures from events and information from other like-minded organizations.