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This Week at Christ Church for April 16, 2014 - April 23, 2014

THIS WEEK AT CHRIST CHURCH, GEORGETOWN
 

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER AT CHRIST CHURCH 
 
Wednesday in Holy Week  – April 16
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist with hymns and a meditation (Chapel) 
 
Maundy Thursday – April 17
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist and the Stripping of the Altar (followed by a Vigil in the Chapel until 9:00 p.m.) 
 
Good Friday – April 18
12:00 noon  – Ecumenical service at Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton Street, N.W. (Preceded by a procession through the streets of Georgetown – gather at Grace Church, 1041 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., at 11:30 a.m.) 
 
4:00 p.m. – Stations of the Cross at Christ Church (especially suitable for children), meet in the Chapel Garden 
 
6:00 p.m. – Good Friday Liturgy  
 
Holy Saturday – April 19
10:00 a.m.  – Prayers for the day (Chapel) 
 
Easter Eve – April 19
8:00 p.m. – The Great Vigil of Easter 
 
Easter Day – April 20
8:00 a.m.  – Holy Eucharist
9:00 a.m.  – Festival Choral Eucharist
11:15 a.m. – Festival Choral Eucharist
1:30 p.m. – Holy Eucharist at the Georgetown Retirement Residence, 2512 Q Street, N.W.
5:00 p.m. – Choral Evensong
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist (Chapel)
 
Nursery care is available at the Parish Hall Nursery from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Easter Day.  Care for children of all ages is available at the Parish Hall Nursery from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
 
If you would like to share in the giving of Easter floral decorations for the church,please send your contribution to Diana Laurie’s attention at the parish office or telephone by Thursday, April 17.   Checks should be made payable to Christ Church, Georgetown.  If your gift is a memorial, please give the name(s) to be remembered. 
 
 
SPECIAL REMINDERS 
 
Youth Education:   Sunday School classes and youth groups will not meet on Easter Day.  Classes will resume on April 27.  But please don't leave church on Easter Day without picking up your Easter flower from Keith Hall!
 
Sunday Adult Forum There will be no Adult Forum on Easter Day, April 20.  There also wil be no Adult Forum on April 27 because the annual Art Show and Sale will be in progress in Keith Hall at that time.  The next Adult Forum will be in Keith Hall at 10:05 a.m. on Sunday, May 4, when Dr. Kathleen Staudt, Professor Susan Bond, Dr. Paul Crego, and the Reverend Stephen Arbogast lead the concluding session in Year Two of our “Holy Lives” series. 
 
Choral Evensong The next Choral Evensong will be at 5:00 p.m. on Easter Day, April 20.  Music of Edward C. Bairstow, Herbert W. Sumsion, Alfred Herbert Brewer, and Peter Hurford will be featured at that time.
 
Urgent Volunteer Needs:  The Soup Kitchen goes out this month on April 20 and April 21.  We still need two cooks for Sunday, April 20 (5:00 to 7:00 p.m.), andone server for Monday, April 21 (6:45 to 8:15 p.m.)  If you can help out on the Easter holiday week-end please email Amy Mathes (amy@christchurchgeorgetown.org).

Cathedral Tour The Thrift Shop Guild is sponsoring a guided tour of Rowan Le Compte’s stained glass windows at the Washington National Cathedral.  Originally scheduled for April 12, this now has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m.  Please join us!  Call the parish office at 202-333-6677 to make your reservation.  There is a $10 charge to visit the Cathedral.  On April 26 the group will meet at the west end of the cathedral before starting the tour.
 
Third Space Georgetown – New Young Adults Speakers Series This new ministry (akin to Theology on Tap) launched March 25!  This shared endeavor, with the other two Georgetown Episcopal parishes, continues every 4th Tuesday to bring young adults and friends of all ages together over food and drink to discuss matters of faith and life.  The next one is April 22 when the speaker will be our parishioner, Dr. Eric Motley, Vice President and and Executive Director of National Programs for the Aspen Institute.  Mark your calendars and go to our Facebook page at Third Space Georgetown for more information and updates! 
 
Easter Family Movie Night:  Please join us in the Auditorium from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25, for the final family movie night (aka Grinch Night) before summer!  This is sponsored by Youth and Family Ministries, but is an intergenerational event for the whole parish.

 
LOOKING AHEAD 
 
S.O.M.E. Breakfast:  April has a fifth Tuesday so we will be responsible for the So Others Might Eat breakfast on Tuesday, April 29.  Volunteers meet at the Parish Hall at 6:00 a.m., and proceed as a group to the S.O.M.E. location at 71 O Street, N.W., where the breakfast is prepared and served, and return to the Parish Hall about 8:45 a.m.  Please contact the parish office if you can help on April 29 or call Tooey Cameron at 202-338-8772. 
 
Mission Monday The speaker at the Mission Monday planned for May 5 will be Teresa Zutter, Special Programs Director, First Star Greater Washington Academy.  First Star, a national 501(c)(3) public charity, fights for the rights of abused and neglected children nationwide.  First Star also promotes success after foster care through residential Foster Youth Academies that aim to change the odds stacked against foster youth and to level the field for all young people by providing supportive, educational, residential, and day programs.  The Greater Washington Academy is in its second year and will be in-residence at the George Washington University in July.  Parishioners Cherie Jones and Conici Blount serve on the board of the Greater Washington Academy.  The evening will start at 6:30 p.m. in Keith Hall, and dinner will be served.  To sign up please contact the parish office at 202-333-6677 or info@christchurchgeorgetown.org.
 
Upcoming Saint Francis Guild Meeting The Saint Francis Guild, Christ Church's animal welfare mission group, will hold its next business and planning meeting on Tuesday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Room on the third floor of the Parish Hall.  All are welcome to attend.  Questions?  Contact Sheila Ward atsheilaward@fastmail.fm.
 
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 each time: two sandwich makers (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and two servers (6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.).  Our May dates are Sunday, May 18 and Monday, May 19.  Please contact Amy Mathes at the parish office to sign up – (amy@christchurchgeorgetown.org).