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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 February 11, 2015 - February 17, 2015

THIS WEEK AT CHRIST CHURCH, GEORGETOWN

SPECIAL REMINDERS

Adult ForumJoin us Sunday, February 15th at 10:00 a.m. in Keith Hall to hear Barry Seltser speak on Confession.
Choral Evensong: The next Choral Evensong will be at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 15. Music of Arthur Baynon, William Smith, Clifford Harker, and Stephen Paulus 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.
Blessed PalmsYou are invited to bring in your blessed palms from last year to be included in the bundle burned for the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday.There will be baskets in the back of the church to collect the palms this Sunday, February 15.
Soup Kitchen: Our soup kitchen dates are the third Sunday and Monday of the month. We still need volunteers to help make sandwiches from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 15. Please email the parish office to sign up.
An Invitation to Holy LentInformation about worship and programs in Lent can be found here. Our Holy Week Schedule can be found here.
The Shelter Returns to Christ Church on March 1: "...for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me..." (Matthew 25:35). It takes about 80 volunteers serving over the course of two weeks to provide hospitality, nutritious meals, and a warm welcoming environment for our shelter residents. If you’re thinking of undertaking an additional Lenten discipline, we need team leads, cooks, sleepers, and help with logistics. To find a description of the duties and sign up online click here or contact Catherine Ballinger Burns at 202-471-4380 or laboheme3023@icloud.com.
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 at our websiteAs of February 10, we have $1,227,822 in pledges or gifts from 400 families or individuals.
 
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 16
"Church House of Pancakes" (CHOP): CHOP returns this year for Shrove Tuesday, February 17. All are invited to a pancake supper hosted by CCG youth from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Auditorium (2nd floor of the Parish Hall).  All donations will benefit CCG Youth Mission trip to rural Iowa in June 2015. RSVP to the Parish Office.
Ash Wednesday Services: Ash Wednesday falls on February 18, marking the beginning of Lent. Services, all including the imposition of ashes, will be in the church at 7:30 a.m.12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. The full choir will be present at 6:00 p.m., and nursery care will be available from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. See below for more information on programs in Lent.
Lent All-InSunday, February 22 at 10:00 a.m. is our Lent All-In. All ages (and families) are invited to mark the beginning of the season together in the Auditorium, 2nd Floor of the Parish Hall. Sunday School classes do not meet during All-Ins. Contact Rita Yoe, Youth Missioner with any questions.
 
LOOKING AHEAD
Third Space Georgetown Young Adults Speakers Series: Please join us onTuesday, February 24, 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.
Baptism Dates: April 4, 12 and 26, 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: We only have 3 spaces left for our Summer 2015 Youth Mission’s trip to Paton, Iowa from June 23 to 29. Contact Rita Yoe, Youth Missioner with any questions or to reserve your spot. 
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