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Rector's Welcome

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 April 8, 2015 - April 14, 2015

THIS WEEK AT CHRIST CHURCH, GEORGETOWN

 

 

SPECIAL REMINDERS

A Visit to the Picturing Mary Exhibit: Join us on Sunday, April 12 after the 11:15 service for a brown bag lunch in the Memorial Room followed by a tour of this exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. We will have a brief introduction to this exhibit, and then carpool to the museum. Cost of admission is $10 for adults and $8 for visitors 65 and over. This extraordinary exhibit features more than 60 depictions of Mary, and more information about it can be found here.

 

Adult Forum: The Adult Forum resumes this Sunday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m. in Keith Hall. We will hear from Barry Seltser on Te Deum laudemus.

 

Mission Trip Shares: Youth participating in this summer's service trip to Iowa will be selling "shares" to support their trip. Parishioners are invited to become shareholders with a donation of $25 or more; shareholders will receive a handwritten postcard from the trip and an invitation to a Shareholder's Reception in late August, where youth will present on their work and trip. Shares can be purchased at church on Sunday, April 12 and Sunday, April 19. Contact Rita Yoe, Youth Missioner with questions.

 

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 additional volunteers - sandwich makers (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and two servers (6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.). Our next dates are Sunday, April 19, and Monday, April 20. If you would like to volunteer please email the Parish Office to sign up


LOOKING AHEAD

The Middle East Mission Group: We invite you to hear Bishop Lee talk about the founding years of the American Friends of Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20 in Keith Hall. Bishop Lee was the founder and first president of the AFEDJ and will tell us of the support this organization has given to the Holy Land -  Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Christ Church is a long time supporter of the work of AFEDJ.

Annual Art Show: Our annual art show will be held Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26. Save the date, invite your friends and stay tuned for more information.

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."

Praying with Scripture in the Benedictine Tradition: A Saturday morning workshop led by Bonnie Thurston, will be offered on April 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. David's Parish Church, 5150 Macomb St. NW, DC (just off MacArthur Blvd.) For more information, contact Friends of St. Benedict at 202.363.8061 or www.benedictfriend.org.             

Canterbury Cathedral pilgrimage in June 2015: The Benedictine Experience at Canterbury is June 22-29.  A number of Christ Church parishioners are participating. Please join us as we experience a balanced life of worship, prayer, study and rest, and learn to listen to God, in this magnificent space. This retreat is offered by Friends of St. Benedict; for more information, phone 202.363.8061 or email info@benedictfriend.org.   

Baptism Dates: April 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 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.

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.