This Week at Christ Church
Millie Coleman Honored: Today, Wednesday, April 26, the Diocese of Washington and Seabury Resources for Aging today held its annual service honoring the contributions of older adults to their congregations and the community. Christ Church's Millie Coleman was honored for her steadfast dedication, hard work, graciousness, and positive approach to the many ministries she supports at the parish. Nominations are invited of individuals who have made a significant impact through their service and leadership. We thank Millie for all her many contributions to the life of the parish.
International Mission Group Supper and Talk: Our International Mission Group and the Diocesan Southern Africa Partnership Committee invite you to an informal supper and talk on Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. We will be welcome the Venerable Sharron Dinnie and several teachers and students from Kwasa College (primary school) in Springs, South Africa. Guests from other parishes in the diocese will be joining us. RSVP to the Parish Office.
Saint Francis Guild Meeting: Christ Church's animal welfare mission group, the St. Francis Guild, will meet on Thursday, April 27, 6:30 - 8:30, in the Memorial Room. The agenda includes a presentation by mission partner Pets With Disabilities, and a discussion of plans for the rest of 2017. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Sheila Ward.
Verse and Vision: Dr. Kathleen Staudt, a frequent speaker at the Sunday Adult Forum, invites parishioners to a weekend of Verse and Vision, Friday-Saturday, April 28-29, in which she will be participating. There will be readings at a concert on Friday night and discussion groups and workshops on Saturday. For more information, visit www.verseandvision.org.
Christ Church Art Show: The annual Christ Church Art Show and Sale will take place on Friday-Sunday, April 28 - 30, with the opening reception 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on the Friday evening. The show/sale is open Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and on Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Artists contribute at least 50% of the proceeds to be used for Christ Church's parish outreach.
Sunday Adult Forum: There will be no Forum this Sunday, April 30. The forum resumes on Sunday, May 7, 10:00 a.m. in Keith Hall, when Professor Susan Bond will speak on Heaven, as part of the Why be a Christian? series. For more information on this series and prior presentations, visit the Sunday Adult Forum page of our website.
Welcome Reception: On Sunday, April 30, at 10:00 a.m. in the Rectory, there will be a Welcome Reception. This is an opportunity for those new to the parish to meet informally with clergy and other newcomers and parishioners. A light breakfast will be served. RSVP to the Parish Office.
UPCOMING IN MAY
Youth Choir at Christ Church: On Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 p.m., Organist and Choirmaster Tom Smith and Youth Missioner Rita Yoe invite all children/youth of the parish to the fifth and final of this season's opportunities for young people to participate in the music ministry of Christ Church. Families will gather in Keith Hall for a casual dinner of pizza and salad. Contributions of nut-free desserts are welcome. At 7:00 p.m., children/youth will move to the Choir Room to rehearse a choral anthem to be sung at the 9:00 Eucharist on Sunday, May 7. Parents will remain in Keith Hall for fellowship. Questions? Contact Tom Smith. NOTE: In order to participate, children must read at a first grade level.
Organ Recital by Tom Smith: On Wednesday, May 3, 12:10 p.m., at St. John's Church, Lafayette Square, Christ Church Organist & Choirmaster Tom Smith will perform a brief lunctime recital on the Lively-Fulcher pipe organ. Saint John's is located at 16th & H Streets NW, across from the White House. The program will feature works by English composers. Admission is free. All are welcome.
Refugee Ministry: On Wednesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m. in Keith Hall, our three parish refugee support ministry will hold a training session for interested volunteers. Mira Mendick, Community Resource Coordinator from Lutheran Social Services, our co-sponsoring social service organization, will conduct the training. Many have already expressed interest, but there is still time to join in helping to welcome a refugee family to our area. We hope to be assigned a family in the late summer or early fall. For more information contact Morgan Hodgson or Tooey Cameron.
Godspeed to the Reverend Alyse Viggiano: On Sunday, May 7, Alyse's will spend her last Sunday with us. She will preach throughout the day and lead the Coffee & Colloguy Hour in the Rectory. Alyse has been our Seminarian for the past two years and we wish her all good things in her future ministry in the Diocese of Texas. Please take time to thank Alyse for her service and to say goodbye.
Coffee & Colloquy Hour: On Sunday, May 7, 10:00 a.m., in the Rectory, we invite those looking for fellowship and conversation outside of our Sunday 10:00 a.m. offerings to join us for a monthly Coffee & Colloquy Hour. We will pray together, hear the 11:15 sermon, and enjoy questions, conversation and refreshments. For planning purposes, please RSVP to the Parish Office.
Choral Evensong: The next Choral Evensong will take place on Sunday, May 7, 5:00 p.m. Music by Maurice Besly, Philip Radcliffe, Herbert Sumsion, and Grayston Ives will be featured. A reception in Keith Hall will follow.
Winter Shelter Volunteer Appreciation Reception: Thanks to all who volunteered in support of this year’s Winter Shelter program. If you participated in the Shelter’s November or March residences at Christ Church, please join us for a Volunteer Appreciation Reception on Monday, May 8, 6:30 p.m., in the Rectory. Please RSVP to the Parish Office or call 202-333-6677 by May 1.
Sermons: The sermon from each Sunday’s 11:15 a.m. service is available on the Christ Church website. If you were unable to come to church or wish to read the sermon, click here.
Donations Wanted for the Thrift Shop: The Christ Church Thrift Shop is open on Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Donations of winter 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 Wednesdays between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Proceeds from this ministry go to further the parish's outreach program.