Christ Episcopal Church, 382 Boblett St., Blaine, WA USA
Christ Episcopal Church is an affirming and inclusive Christian community. Our members and leaders strive through love, worship and service to welcome all people just as God created them. No matter where you are on your journey of faith, our welcome knows no boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, or economic condition. We believe that God delights in the diversity of creation and so do we.
"Stewardship is a way of life." - Bishop Rickel
Click on this Vimeo Link: https://vimeo.com/460364011 to hear a brief message from Bishop Rickel on stewardship.
"This work of stewardship, this act of giving back,
is good for our very souls." -Bishop Rickel Image credit:Vimeo/Diocese of Olympia
VIRTUAL COFFEE CHAT FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH - October 4th! 10:45am-11:15am Instead of every Sunday, we are now meeting the FIRST Sunday of each month.
If you are using your LANDLINE OR CELL PHONE, please call +1 253 215 8782
You will be prompted to punch in your meeting ID number followed by #
Meeting ID: 928 1656 3437# You then will be asked to enter your pass code followed by # Passcode: 204251#
Image credit: unitedwalpole.org Things to Know About Zoom Coffee Hour
You'll arrive “muted” (microphone is off):
When you are ready to talk, click the “unmute” button at the bottom left of your screen.
There will be a delay as the Host lets everyone into the meeting. Be patient as it takes a few minutes to join, and for your audio and video to start up.
If you have Zoom on full screen, you will be able to see more people. There is also a small button on the top right of your screen which allows you to switch from “Speaker View” to “Gallery View” so you can see more people!
MEMBER EVELYNE HENDRICKS FEATURED
Christ Church's own Evelyne Hendricks was featured in this week's Northern Light. Read all about Evelyn's counseling and hypnotherapy work in this article. Courtesy photo.REGATHERING REPORT Thanks to all who responded to Christ Church's regathering survey. Please click here to read the full overview.
FOOD BANK DONATIONS NEEDED
Please keep up your generous donations whether food or financial support. As has been reported, we are the only ones who give diapers, baby food, and formula so that type of contribution is always needed. Food donations as well as hygiene items and pet food are always in demand. If you leave donations on the back porch, that works well. Please let Mary Rebman know (360-319-8495). This is what we can do to help and heal our community.
In August, Christ Church Blaine donated 65 pounds to the Blaine Food Bank. Thank you!
LOADS OF LOVE
This vital ministry of Christ Church Blaine provides laundry money, detergent, dryer sheets, and refreshments at The Washhouse on 3rd Street on the first and third Mondays from 5-7:30pm. Social distancing measures are being followed during this time for the safety of volunteers and program participants. To learn more, or volunteer to help, contact Susan Thomson.REST IN PEACE AND RISE IN GLORY
Jerry Jenkins, a former parishioner of Christ Church, died on August 30, 2020. He was at home with Hospice Care. A small service was held last week. If you would like to send a card to Sharon Jenkins, her address is 627 Parkstone Way, Folsom, CA 95630.
For health and strength for Firefighters and Emergency Responders in the Pacific Northwest and all Health Care Providers.
For the repose of the soul of Jerry Jenkins, and comfort for Sharon and family as they mourn his loss.
For discernment and clarity for the Christ Church Call Committee.
For peace and healing for...
all those ill with COVID-19
Please send your prayer requests to Jodith Allen, prayer list steward, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jodith updates our list and shares it with the prayer team for daily prayers by the prayer team.
NOTE FROM THE TREASURER
If you normally place your pledge in the offering plate on Sundays, please consider mailing it while worship services are cancelled to 382 Boblett St., Blaine, WA 98230. You may also click on the "Donate Now" button or this link to be connected to the secure giving page on our website. Thank you!
Please note that pledges may be modified or changed, especially if you are experiencing financial hardship during the pandemic. Email Susan Thomson, our pledge secretary, if you need to make any changes.
SEEKING COFFEE HOUR HOSTS
Volunteers are welcome to "host" virtual coffee hour.Is this something you feel called to do? Duties could include one or more of the following: 1) signing into the meeting 5 minutes prior and admitting folks to the Zoom meeting 2) serving as conversation facilitator and tech advisor as needed and/or 3) providing conversation questions or themes each week. Training and support provided. Contact email@example.com with questions or interest.
Doug Dahl, Senior Warden; Mary Rebman, Junior Warden;Jodith Allen, Gary Little, Sexton Pro Tem; Eileen Richardson, Secretary; Myra Ryneheart Corcorran; Jim Savidge, Sexton Emeritus; Bruce Smith, Peter Smith,April Thomson STAFF
Carl Bradley, Organist
Mary Rebman, Housekeeping
Eileen Richardson, Treasurer
Susan Thomson, Bookkeeper and Guitarist/Choir Leader
Altar Guild: Mary Rebman
Children’s Giving Garden: Wendy Kunst-Massey
Choir/Music Committee: Susan Thomson
Crafters: Eileen Richardson, Caroline Hodgins
Garden Team: Brooke Finley
Hospitality: Jeane Austin, Leslie Mason
Outreach: Susan Thomson
Prayer Team: Myra Ryneheart Corcorran
Ushers: Jeanne Austin
Want to get more involved?See our list of contacts/ministry leaders if you feel called to help in a particular area of worship or parish life. We’ll be happy to answer your questions, and we welcome your help.