This Sunday at Christ Church – 11/23/14

crown_8649cSunday, November 23, 2014
The Last Sunday after Pentecost/Christ the King Sunday

It’s the last Sunday after Pentecost and next week we will begin the season of Advent. Join us after the 10:00 service this Sunday to prepare for the season of preparation as we make Advent Wreaths! The whole family is 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 – Influential Theologians: Frederich Schleiermacher
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 Advent Wreath Making
11:45 a.m. – The Third Service

This Sunday at Christ Church – 11/16/14

consec2Sunday, November 16, 2014
The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

It is Consecration Sunday for your pledges for 2015. If you haven’t pledged yet, click the “Easy Pledge Button” on the right side of the website. There you can make a secure pledge very quickly and easily.

This is the final Sunday to bring gently used coats, warm blankets and new socks for the Rite-13 and J2A “Warm-Up Pittsburgh” event. Collection boxes are in the Narthex. They will be taken for distribution at Trinity Cathedral, Downtown as well as Shepherd’s Heart  Uptown.

It is also the final Sunday for the Fall Discussion Series – Faith and Science: Friends or Foes. It begins with dinner at 5:30 p.m.

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 – Influential Theologians: Frederich Schleiermacher
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. – Fall Discussion Series

See you in church!

This Sunday at Christ Church – 11/9/14

veterans_8645cSunday, November 9, 2014
The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

  • This week we honor all of the Veterans who are or have been a part of the parish. Veterans’ Day is Tuesday, November 11.
  • This is the final Sunday to sign-up for the 2014 Holiday Gifts campaign – specifically if you opt to shop for presents for those who will benefit from HEARTH or St. Vincent de Paul Society. Cash donations will be accepted for another few weeks.
  • It is the last opportunity to purchase Christmas Greens (after the 8:00 and 10:00 services). The proceeds from the sale of Christmas Greens goes toward funding our 2015 Vacation Bible School program.
  • Because Choral Evensong is held this week, the Fall Discussion Series will not be held. The series will conclude next week – October 16.

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 – Influential Theologians: Frederich Schleiermarcher
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
6:30 p.m. – Choral Evensong

 

This Sunday at Christ Church – 11/2/14

clocks_990cSunday, November 2, 2014
The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost/All Saints’ Sunday

Remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday. Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. Failure to do so will result in an early arrival to church! (And we wouldn’t want that… actually we would, but…) Anyhow… 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 – Founding Fathers Series: Charles Wesley
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. – Fall Discussion Series

 

This Sunday at Christ Church – 10/26/14

A-TEC-Sheild_FinalSunday, October 26, 2014
The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

This Sunday, parishioners will have one last chance to check out the Fine Art Fest after it closes to the public on Saturday.

Also happening beginning this Sunday is WARM-UP PITTSBURGH – Helping keep the homeless of Pittsburgh warm!! through November 16. Our youths in Rite-13 and J2A will gather items to help our homeless friends during this upcoming cold and snowy winter in Pittsburgh through Shepherd’s Heart ministry and Trinity Cathedral. We want to collect blankets, winter jackets, hats and gloves (new or gently used) and new socks. The majority of clothes should be for men, with smaller amounts for women. After the 8:00 and 10:00 services our youth will be in the narthex to collect items and cash/checks (payable to Christ Episcopal Church).  The money will be used to buy new socks, as well as blankets and other winter items at local thrift stores. We will have boxes in the narthex and coat closet to drop off warm items in during the week. Please check with family and friends, in closets and attics, for gently used, primarily men’s winter jackets, hats and gloves…as well as any gently used warm blankets.  Ask people you know to donate money or to buy new socks! Contact Father Charlie for more info.

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 – Founding Fathers Series: John Wesley
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. – Fall Discussion Series – Faith & Science: Friends or Foes? The evening begins with dinner followed by the presentation and open discussion.

See you in church!

This Sunday at Christ Church – 10/19/14

butterfly_10267cSunday, October 19, 2014
The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

NOTE: This Sunday was supposed to see the beginning of The Fall Discussion Series – Faith & Science: Friends or Foes?  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the series start has been delayed by one week. It will instead begin on Sunday, October 26 at 5:30 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 – Church Founding Fathers Series: English Reformation
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!

This Sunday at Christ Church – 10/12/14 (…and a peek at the new doors!)

animals_9671cSunday, October 12, 2014
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

This Sunday is full of events at Christ Church.

The Founding Fathers Series continues with a discussion of the English Reformation.
The annual Blessing of the Animals service (a week later because of Oktoberfest last week) will be held at 2:00 p.m.
Choral Evensong returns for the season this Sunday as well, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Our complete 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 – Founding Fathers Series: English Reformation
9:30 a.m. – Youth Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School (Grades 1-5 will have their own Eucharist in the Children’s Chapel and will not join their families in church)
11:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
11:45 a.m. – The Third Service
2:00 p.m. – Blessing of the Animals
6:30 p.m. – Choral Evensong

Also, our new doors arrived this week. This is the first leg of the “Red Door and More” Campaign. Earlier this year, the contractors who made the new doors took the stained glass panels from the old doors and reconditioned them for installation in the new doors. The brass hardware from the old doors have been reconditioned as well and have been shown off on their “old homes” until the new doors arrived. Within a couple of weeks, the new doors will be installed. Here’s a sneak peak at the shiny new doors. (Click for larger views.)

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This Sunday at Christ Church – 10/5/14

fest_8570cSunday, October 5, 2014
The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Our annual Oktoberfest celebration happens this Sunday following the 10:00 service. Weather permitting, we will hold it out in the parking lot. (It’s supposed to be a little brisk on Sunday morning.) Come join us!

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 – Founding Fathers Series: John Calvin
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. – Oktoberfest
11:45 a.m. – The Third Service
6:00 p.m. – Frank Theology

Coming up next Sunday, October 12: The Blessing of the Animals at 2:00 p.m. and Choral Evensong at 6:30 p.m.