This Sunday at Christ Church – 3/22/15

fifth_5527cSunday, March 22, 2015
The Fifth Sunday in Lent

Our Lenten Supper Series will continues this Sunday. Supper begins at 5:30 and attendees are asked to bring a main dish or side dish to share. The presentation will follow.

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

This Sunday at Christ Church – 3/15/15

fourth_5526cSunday, March 15, 2015
The Fourth Sunday in Lent

This Sunday our Rite-13 participants will take part in the Rite-13 Liturgy – a very brief addition to the 10:00 service. During the liturgy, the congregation is asked “Will you who witness this new beginning keep those present in your prayers and help them, share with them your ministry, bear their burdens, and forgive and encourage them? We answer, “We will, with God’s help.”

Our Lenten Supper Series will begin this Sunday. The first session scheduled for March 8 was cancelled due to the weather. There will be just THREE sessions – March 15, 22, and 29. Supper begins at 5:30 and attendees are asked to bring a main dish or side dish to share. The presentation will follow.

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 – 3/8/15

clocks_10075cSunday, March 8, 2015
The Third Sunday in Lent

First and foremost… don’t forget that we “Spring Ahead” for Daylight Saving Time this weekend! Before you go to bed on Saturday night, set all clocks ahead one hour… or run the risk of arriving an hour late for church on Sunday! It’s the first sign that spring is coming!

Because of the weather this past Sunday, our first week of the Lenten Supper Series was cancelled. It will not be made up and the series will continue as scheduled on Sunday, March 15. This week, there will be Choral Evensong at 6:30 p.m. as it is the second Sunday of the month.

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
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

See you in church… it Daylight Saving Time!!!

Weather Cancellations – 3/1/15

SnowflakeSunday, March 1, 2015

Due to the snowy weather, today’s 11:45 a.m. “Third Service” and tonight’s Lenten Supper have been cancelled. The 8:00 and 10:00 services will proceed as normal.

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!