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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.
A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RICKEL:
Please Don't Feed the Fears: A Message from Bishop Rickel
"We all have gotten too comfortable with our own feelings about things, our own perspectives, without taking the time and energy it takes to search out the facts - even more importantly, attempting to engage those who may think differently from you."
 
Bishop Rickel offers this reflection about the divisions in our country and the reminder to "Please Don't Feed the Fears."

REGATHERING REPORT

Thanks to all who responded to Christ Church's regathering survey.
Please click here to read the full overview.

INPUT SOUGHT ON DIOCESAN RESOLUTIONS

These are the resolutions on the floor of our Convention this year. Your delegates represent YOU, Christ Church! So if you’d like to talk about how you’d like for them to vote on these issues before the Church, please contact April Thomson or Billie Watts prior to 10/23.  Thank you.
 
https://greeningspirit.com/2020/09/22/ethnic-ministries-circles-of-color-convention-resolutions  

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 September, Christ Church Blaine donated 156 pounds to the Blaine Food Bank. Thank you to all who remember those in need in our community each month, and to Bruce Smith for delivering food donations each week and collecting our poundage receipts!

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.

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

10/4 Mary Bradley
10/7 Colleen Gilliam
10/14 Sally Coulthurst
10/15 Richard Trautmann
10/16 Jory Mickelson
10/18 Pauline Emerick
10/20 Eileen Richardson

Don't see your name on this list?
Please
email Myra Ryneheart Corcorran to add your birthday and anniversary.

PRAYER LIST
  • For discernment and clarity for the Christ Church Call Committee.
  • For a fair and peaceful election.
  • For peace and healing for...
              all those ill with COVID-19 and all those caring for them
              health care providers and government workers, especially those in the White House
              Anthony H.
              Bert L.
              Camilo
              Colleen G.
              Elizabeth B.
              Kyla
              Mike
              Stephen H.             

              Steve W.
Please send your prayer requests to Jodith Allen, prayer list steward, at jodith@maritzia.com. 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 myra@laughingflowerlabyrinth.com with questions or interest.

VIRTUAL COFFEE CHAT
FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
Next Meeting: Sunday, November 1st
10:45am-11:15am 

Join Zoom Meeting via SMART PHONE, IPAD OR COMPUTER here:
https://zoom.us/j/92816563437?pwd=alAvTHljQlpGVS9hc2I1K0E5ODVnQT09
Meeting ID: 928 1656 3437
Password: 204251


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
  1. You'll arrive “muted” (microphone is off):
    1. When you are ready to talk, click the “unmute” button at the bottom left of your screen.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
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Parish Ministry & Lay Leader Contacts
BISHOP’S COMMITTEE
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
MINISTRY LEADERS
  • 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.
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Christ Episcopal Church · 382 Boblett Street · Blaine, WA 98230 · USA

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