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.
VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING
Please join us this Sunday, February 7th, 2021 at 11:30am.The Annual Meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom.
The entire congregation is strongly encouraged to attend. The meeting will open at 11:15am.
Please come early if you are new to Zoom so that we have time to assist you with your audio and video.
At the Annual Meeting, we will...
meet our new Vicar, The Rev. Susan Mills
hear a special message from Bishop Greg Rickel
vote on new Bishop's Committee members and delegates to Convention
An online Ash Wednesday service is planned for 2/17. Watch this email newsletter for details coming soon.HELP FOR HUNGRY NEIGHBORS
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 December, Christ Church Blaine donated 143 pounds of food 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! Our total for the year 2020 was 1,845 pounds!
2/13 April Thomson
2/27 Mary Rebman
2/28 Jodith Allen
3/4 Steve Windell
3/5 Lisa (GeeGee) Burns
3/9 Emmy Johnson
3/12 Harper Hamilton
3/16 Jerry Mason
3/19 Bruce Smith & Tracie Lamb
3/20 Jim & Jean Savidge
3/20 Gary & Debbie Little
3/20 Cullie Schewe
3/24 Mary Jellison+
3/28 Jay Rozendaal+
3/31 Jean Savidge
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
2/7 The Anglican Church of Burundi
2/14 The Anglican Church of Canada
2/21 The Church of the Province of Central Africa
2/28 The Anglican Church of Central America
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
2/7 Holy Spirit, Battle Ground and St. Matthew's, Castle Rock
2/14 St. James, Cathlamet and St. Timothy, Chehalis
2/21 St. Stephen's, Longview; St. Peter's, Seaview; and All Saints', Vancouver
2/28 Good Shepherd, Vancourver; St. Lukes/San Lucas, Vancouver; and St. Anne's Washougal
For peace and healing for...
All those ill with COVID-19
Claydene, Melanie and family
Health care providers
Jim & Jean
Peter & Christen
St. Stephen's, Oak Harbor
For the repose of the soul of...
We give thanks for the calling of Rev. Susan Mills to our parish, and we pray for safe and smooth transition to her new home in Blaine and Christ Episcopal Church next month.
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.
Our faith is not just something we check in with on Sundays; our faith is how we live lives of meaning and purpose every day of the week, if we will learn to notice and respond to how God is moving.
But this awareness, like anything worthwhile, takes practice. Which is why a weekly discipleship practice of Reading, Reflecting, and Responding to scripture in the context of community is so important.
The devotions on the Faith@Home website have been written with this practice in mind. Use them with friends or family to help you deepen your experience of faith experience from Monday-Saturday.
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.
Doug Dahl, Senior Warden; Mary Rebman, People's 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.