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Sunday Service Schedule

Beginning Sunday, November 29

On the First Sunday of Advent, November 29, we will transition from the multi-service schedule we have kept since early September, when limited in-person worship resumed. Beginning that morning, there will be one combined celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 11:15 a.m. This change comes in response to the pressure that has been placed upon the very small number of volunteers — Altar Guild, Flower Committee, acolytes, lectors, and ushers — who are able and willing to serve at the present time. Additionally, total Sunday attendance has been hovering around 50 individuals. Since Christ Church can accommodate 100 people at appropriate social distance, consolidation of the two services makes a great deal of sense. The Coronavirus will be with us for some time to come and we seek to do what is safe as well as sustainable. As circumstances change, we will revisit the schedule.

Please note that we will continue to post a virtual celebration of the Holy Eucharist on the parish blog, Grace under Quarantine, each Sunday. Those who participate in the virtual liturgy have the opportunity to come to Christ Church and receive the Blessed Sacrament one at a time (or by household) on Sundays, from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m.

As in past weeks and months, those who wish to attend in-person Sunday services must register in advance. To do so, click here. The weekly deadline to reserve a space for you or your household is Friday at 12:00 noon. If capacity has been reached, those who are unable to attend in-person worship on a given Sunday will receive first right of refusal to attend the next. For more information, contact the Parish Office.

Service Leaflets and Announcements

Sunday, November 29: Advent I

Holy Eucharist: Rite One, at 11:15 a.m. (Church)

Sunday Forum

Sundays at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom

The Sunday Forum continues weekly at 10:00 a.m. Click here to access the Forum via Zoom. For full details of the 2020-21 program, click here.

Weekday Service Schedule

The current schedule of weekday services is as follows:

Monday: Virtual Morning Prayer
Tuesday: Morning Prayer in the Chapel, 7:30 a.m.
Wednesday: Virtual Sung Evening Prayer
Thursday: Morning Prayer in the Chapel, 7:30 a.m.
Friday: Virtual Morning Prayer

In keeping with both diocesan parameters and guidelines, and District of Columbia restrictions, no more than ten people may attend Morning Prayer on Tuesday and Thursday. Masks must be worn and appropriate social distancing must be kept at all times. Since copies of The Book of Common Prayer have been removed from the Church and Chapel, attendees are encouraged to bring their own. To purchase a simple pew edition of the Prayer Book, click here. To purchase a leather-bound Prayer Book and Hymnal combination, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: All who plan to attend Morning Prayer in the Chapel of Saint Jude must read, sign, and date the Diocesan Covenant for Regathering in Worship. Signed copies of the Covenant may be mailed, or scanned and emailed, to the Parish Office. Alternatively, attendees can read, sign, date, and submit the Covenant upon arrival at Christ Church. Copies will be available at the entrance to the Chapel.

Virtual Sung Evening Prayer features members of the choirs of Christ Church and Saint John’s Church, Georgetown, who chant various portions of the liturgy.

All virtual services will be posted on the parish blog, Grace under Quarantine. We once again extend sincere thanks to parishioner Lain Wilson and the Reverend Gini Gerbasi, Rector of Saint John’s, for their ongoing leadership of this important collaborative ministry. If you would like to become involved in the production of weekday virtual services, contact Lain Wilson.

 

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