To Know Christ, and to Make Christ Known
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Our Holy Week and Easter services have been added to our Reopen.Church page. You can sign up for them by clicking this link: https://reopen.church/r/Zkst53kb. If you have any trouble, please contact the church office at 866-5133, and we will sign you up.
A Brighter Haiti, Virtual Bible Study
Our friends over at LightfromLight encourage you to join them for the Missouri fundraiser for the Lespwa Timoun Clinic. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased at lightfromlight.me/abhmotickets/. The event will be indoor and outdoor to accommodate for Covid precautions.
If you would like to sponsor the Lespwa Timoun Clinic, please visit lightfromlight.me/abrighterhaitimo/ to make a donation. A Brighter Haiti will take place on Saturday, May 8, at 4 p.m. at the Diamond Room located at 2340 W. Grand Street.
We also invite you to our virtual Bible Study Group lead by Rev. Amy Winkle, Staff Pastor at Trinity Anglican Church in Atlanta, GA. We will meet each Monday in April via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. EST. To register for this event, please visit lightfromlight.me/biblestudy/.
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Christ Church Lenten Service Project (Part 1)
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Here is a recap of last week's Lenten Service Project at Christ Church. If you would like to join us for in-person Evening Prayer followed by a Lenten Service Project and soup-to-go, please visit our website at ChristEpiscopalChurch.com and click the "Plan a Visit" button to sign up ahead of time. A special thank you to Kenny Kabak, Mary Bohlen, and our friends over at The Connecting Grounds!
Sign up for in-person worship: Please be sure to sign up for worship at https://reopen.church/r/Zkst53kb. Pre-registration helps to ensure that we do not exceed our occupancy limit as set forth by county health officials and allows for contact tracing. You can also sign up by visiting our website at ChristEpiscopalChurch.com and clicking the “Plan a Visit” button. If you have trouble or don’t have a computer or smartphone, please contact the church office at 866-5133 before 5 p.m. on Friday and we will sign you up.
The Adult Forum: This Sunday we will discuss "From many, One: Conversations Across Differences." We invite you to engage in one-to-one listening and sharing across the many differences that separate us. You can get involved in a deeper conversation that starts with what do you love? What have you lost? Where does it hurt? What do you dream? We will be using GoToMeeting and you can join at 9 a.m. For more information and a link to join please contact the church office at 866-5133 or email email@example.com.
Bishop Field announces last day as Bishop: The Right Rev. Martin Scott Field, Bishop of West Missouri for the last 10 years, announced his intent to resign in 2021 during his address to the diocese’s Annual Convention in 2018. He now shares that his resignation will be effective September 14, 2021. You can read more about it and other news from The Diocese at spirit.diowestmo.org.
OneSolePurpose at Bissett: Bissett Shoes will arrive in May, just in time for summer! The event is scheduled for Friday, May 14, and will take place on one day instead of two this year. We will begin measuring the children's feet at noon and will pass out their shoes that same afternoon. We will need 12-15 volunteers to handle both groups. We are planning to be outside, weather permitting.
If you still have not yet donated it's not too late! The cost of a new pair for each child is $26.00. You can make your check to Christ Episcopal Church with “OneSolePurpose” in the memo line. For more information or to volunteer, contact Kathy Sheppard at 861-9971 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Brighter Haiti: Our friends over at LightfromLight encourage you to join them for the Missouri fundraiser for the Lespwa Timoun Clinic. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased at lightfromlight.me/abhmotickets/. The event will be indoor and outdoor to accommodate for Covid precautions. If you would like to sponsor the Lespwa Timoun Clinic, please visit lightfromlight.me/abrighterhaitimo/ to make a donation. A Brighter Haiti will take place on Saturday, May 8, at 4 p.m. at the Diamond Room located at 2340 W. Grand Street.
Virtual Bible Study: Our friends over at LightfromLight also invite you to our virtual Bible Study Group lead by Rev. Amy Winkle, Staff Pastor at Trinity Anglican Church in Atlanta, GA. We will meet each Monday in April via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. EST. To register for this event, please visit lightfromlight.me/biblestudy/.
Geranium Orders: Garden Guild is needing your help to fill our geranium orders! We are offering four colors: red, salmon, white and a variety of pink. Please place your order by April 22. You may pick them up at church on Saturday, April 24, between 10 a.m. and noon. The cost is $5. New this year, Garden Guild will deliver to anyone who is unable to come to church or feels more comfortable staying home. Please be sure and let us know when ordering where you live and what time to deliver. You can call the church office at 866-5133 or contact Kathy Sheppard at 861-9971 or email email@example.com for orders and delivery.
Hope & Faith in a time of discouragement: The Episcopal Churches of West Missouri invite you to join a conversation about the challenges of 2020 and moving towards recovery and hope. Come and join us as we gather online from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on April 20 to hear insights from both lay and clergy on maintaining and building faith and hope in a time when our lives have been turned upside down. All are welcome to participate. Please register ahead of time at https://conta.cc/2PKY3v4.
Safe to Sleep: As always, the needs continue for Safe to Sleep! Currently on the list are peanut butter, decaf coffee, earplugs, disposable masks, rain ponchos, travel-size deodorant, small rolling suitcases or backpacks, and, of course, volunteers! Thanks to all of you who continue to remember the ladies of StS with your donations of items or financial support. For more information, please contact Jane Mellers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jane Mellers
Rare Breed: Rare Breed continues to provide sack lunches for youth in need. We deliver on the third Tuesday of each month. Please consider joining our ministry. You can sign up to bring food by visiting bit.ly/3hksaSX. You can also leave your donations of food in the church kitchen with a note for Rare Breed. Suggested items include single-serve/pop-top entrees, such as canned chicken, microwave pasta, single-serve tuna with crackers, soup/chili, sub sandwiches, soft granola bars, trail mix, fruit cups, fresh fruit, ramen noodles, chips, Gatorade, pre-wrapped burritos, single-serve vegetables, and any creative idea you come up with!
The Support Group for Dementia Caregivers will meet on April 18 at 2 p.m. via Zoom. For more information and for a link to join, please contact Dr. Eloise Thomas at 417-343-9884 or email email@example.com.
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CHRIST CHURCH WELCOMES YOU
Christ Episcopal Church Welcomes All People.
We welcome you to participate fully in worship, fellowship, and service opportunities – regardless of your race, age, sex, national origin, marital or family status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, level of education, religious background, or political viewpoint. Regardless of your background or identity, we believe that you are made in the image of God, and we are excited to welcome you to Christ Episcopal Church.
The Diocese of West Missouri
The Right Rev. Martin S. Field, Bishop
The Episcopal Church
The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop