This Sunday at Christ Church – 3/1/15

second_5524cSunday, March 1, 2015
The Second Sunday in Lent

This week sees the beginning of our Lenten Supper Series. We will return to our potluck supper format where attendees are asked to make a main dish or a side dish to share. The church will provide dessert and coffee. Dinner begins at 5:30 with the presentation to follow. This year’s topic is Suffering: Four Ways to Understand It. There will be four sessions – March 1, 15, 22, and 29.

Our schedule:
8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
9:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
9:10 a.m. – Adult Forum
9:30 a.m. – Youth Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
11:45 a.m. – The Third Service
5:30 p.m. – Lenten Supper Series

See you in church!

This Sunday at Christ Church – 2/22/15

first_5523cSunday, February 22, 2015
The First Sunday in Lent

We are officially in the season of Lent and the 8:00 and 10:00 services will begin with The Penitential Order. (Basically the Confession of Sin is moved up to the beginning of the service rather than midway through.)  There will also be a special collection for Episcopal Relief & Development’s Global Needs Fund. Additionally, the ERD “Hope Chests” will be available to collect your spare change during Lent. Those will be collected the Sunday after Easter Day.

Winter weather should be cleared by the time Sunday rolls around, but if not tune to this website, WPXI-TV (11), WTAE-TV (4), or KDKA-TV (2) for alternate information.

Our schedule for this Sunday:

8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
9:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
9:10 a.m. – Adult Forum
9:30 a.m. – Youth Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
11:45 a.m. – The Third Service

See you in church!

Ash Wednesday at Christ Church – 2/18/15

ash wednesdayWednesday, February 18, 2015
Ash Wednesday

There will be three services for your convenience on Ash Wednesday:

7:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes Rite I
12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes Rite I
7:30 p.m. – Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes Rite I with music

This Sunday at Christ Church – 2/15/15

Easter Day 2012 - The Alleluia Banner at the 11:00 service

Sunday, February 15, 2015
The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

(Despite the cold temperatures on tap for Sunday, we will still be “in business” for the week. Attend at your own discretion.) This is the last Sunday before Lent. We will mark the occasion with the “Burial of the Alleluia” at the end of the 10:00 service. (The term “Alleluia” is omitted during the penitential season of Lent.)

Our schedule:

8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
9:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
9:10 a.m. – Adult Forum
9:30 a.m. – Youth Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
11:45 a.m. – The Third Service

This week:

Shrove Tuesday, February 17 – Parish Pancake Supper 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Ash Wednesday, February 18 – Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist – 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon – 7:30 p.m.

This Sunday at Christ Church – 2/8/15

epiphany_7594cSunday, February 8, 2015
The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Our schedule:

8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
9:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
9:10 a.m. – Adult Forum
9:30 a.m. – Youth Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowhip
11:45 a.m. – The Third Service
6:00 p.m. – Frank Theology
6:30 p.m. – Choral Evensong

See you in church!

This Sunday at Christ Church – 2/1/15

epiphany_7594cSunday, February 1, 2015
The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

So it looks like we’re in for a round of nasty winter weather this weekend. Predictions are coming in and they all say something different. (Naturally!) Therefore, if you wake up Sunday morning and you aren’t sure if church is “on”, you can tune into WPXI-TV (11), WTAE-TV (4) and KDKA-TV (2) and look for “Christ Episcopal Church, North Hills” to see if we are closed. You may also check this website, our Facebook page or our Twitter feed for the same information.

Should the nasty weather pass us by, we have a fun event planned! Our parish administrative assistant, Janet McClintock is a newly published author and she will be selling and signing copies of her new book – Worst of All Evils – after both services. It is a thriller and is the first in a series. Be sure to congratulate Janet as you pick up a copy of her book.

Our schedule:

8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship (and book signing)
9:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
9:10 a.m. – Adult Forum
9:30 a.m. – Youth Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship (and book signing)
11:45 a.m. – The Third Service

See you in church!

This Sunday at Christ Church – 1/25/15

Canon Jim addresses the congregation

Sunday, January 25, 2015
The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

This is Annual Meeting Sunday. Because of this, we will have just ONE service at 9:00 a.m. with the annual meeting following. Childcare for children through third grade will continue through the meeting.

Our schedule:

9:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Annual Meeting

See you in church!

This Sunday at Christ Church – 1/18/15

epiphany_7594cSunday, January 18, 2015
The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

This week we’re welcoming our newcomers with special receptions after both services! We understand that a traditional Anglican Epiphany Cake has been made for the occasion and we look forward to celebrating!

Our schedule this Sunday:

8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship – Newcomers Celebration
9:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
9:10 a.m. – Adult Forum
9:30 a.m. – Youth Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship – Newcomers Celebration
11:45 a.m. – The Third Service

This Sunday at Christ Church – 1/11/15

epiphany_7594cSunday, January 11, 2015
The First Sunday after the Epiphany

We are officially back into the swing of things for the new year this Sunday and everything is full speed ahead! Sunday School starts up again and children in grades 1-5 will participate in their own Children’s Eucharist. Meanwhile, at the 10:00 service there will be baptisms. Don’t forget about “The Third Service” at 11:45 a.m. and Choral Evensong at 6:30 p.m.! As always, all are welcome!

Our schedule:

8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
9:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
9:10 a.m. – Adult Forum
9:30 a.m. – Youth Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist & Baptism Rite II
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
11:45 a.m. – The Third Service
6:30 p.m. – Choral Evensong

Looking ahead to the next two Sundays:

On January 18th we will celebrate “Newcomers Sunday” after both services to welcome those who have recently joined our parish. The celebration will include a traditional Anglican Epiphany Cake. (See our poster on our Facebook page!)

Then on January 25th – being the last Sunday of January – is our Annual Meeting. There will be just ONE service at 9:00 a.m. that day with Sunday School in session at the same time. That will be followed by the meeting at approximately 10:30 a.m.

This Sunday at Christ Church – 1/4/15

christmas at christ church - draft 1Sunday, January 4, 2015
The Second Sunday after Christmas Day/The Eleventh Day of Christmas

Happy New Year! It’s still Christmas though and this Sunday we ease back into the swing of things… well for the most part. There is no Sunday School for children and youth this Sunday, that will resume on January 11. However, this Sunday evening, it’s the monthly meeting of Frank Theology – a discussion of theology, faith, culture, science and more over a glass of wine or beer with Father Charlie. That starts at 6:00 p.m.

Our schedule this week:

8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
9:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
9:10 a.m. – Adult Forum
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
6:00 p.m. – Frank Theology

See you in church!