Every Saturday, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 5:00 PM - Sunday, November 02, 2014, 7:00 AM
Every Saturday, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Every Sunday, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Every Sunday, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Every Sunday, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Every Sunday, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Second Sunday, Fourth Sunday of the month, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Every Monday, from 09/29/2014 to 12/08/2014, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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150th Anniversary means it is time for a Party! Christ Church will be celebrating her 150th anniversary next year in 2015. Let’s do something special to celebrate.
We are forming a committee to brainstorm ideas. Would you like to be a part of this committee? Please let Mother Joan or the Office know of your interest.
A Message from Bishop Stokes on Ebola
Dear People of the Diocese of New Jersey,
With many, I have been concerned about the devastation of the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa. Now, there is a reported case in New York, the fourth reported case in this country. More than 4,500 people have died since this current outbreak began. In August, the World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern." In announcing this declaration, World Health Organization Director Dr. Margaret Chang stated, "Countries affected to date simply do not have the capacity to manage an outbreak of this size and complexity on their own." She urged the international community "to provide this support on the most urgent basis possible."
Celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year, Episcopal Relief and Development has been an important part of the international response. Since the current Ebola outbreak, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working with the Anglican Diocese of Bo in Sierra Leone and the Episcopal Church of Liberia. Through its local partners, the organization is supporting awareness-raising efforts and providing food supplies in addition to personal protection equipment and disinfectants to under-resourced hospitals and clinics in the affected areas.
For information about this effort, please visit: http://www.episcopalrelief.org/uploaded/files/Church-In-Action/Worship%20Resources/Ebola-Sept2014/Ebola-FAQ-Sept2014.pdf.
Episcopal Relief and Development provides Episcopalians with an avenue to respond to humanitarian crises in a constructive and meaningful way. It allows us to give concrete expression to our faith as well as to our participation in the wider Anglican Communion. I urge all the people of the Diocese of New Jersey to support the work of ERD in the fight against Ebola.
Over the next year, we in the Diocese of New Jersey will be making a major effort to raise $150,000 to help Episcopal Relief and Development observe its 75th Anniversary. I hope all the parishes, mission and people of the Diocese will support this effort. You will be receiving more information about this effort over the next several months. I am grateful to Fr. Frank Hubbard who is leading our efforts.
I have been asked about our local response to the Ebola outbreak and how this might impact our own worship practices. While the appearance of Ebola in this country is a serious matter, I do not believe extraordinary actions are called for at this time in church. Prudent steps can be taken, such as the regular use of alcohol-based hand cleansers in church and providing them, perhaps in the pews for after the exchange of the Peace and for use by those administering communion before and after communion. Given that we are in the midst of flu season, these steps make sense anyway. In addition, for the comfort of some who may be particularly concerned about Ebola or flu, churches may wish to designate a specific "intinction" cup for the administration of the wine. If so, the cup so designated should be used exclusively for this purpose. We at Diocesan House will continue to monitor the Ebola story and make further recommendations should they be called for.
For now, we should pray for those affected by Ebola, and those throughout the world who struggle with many health and sanitation challenges. We should also support Episcopal Relief and Development as it continues to make a real and positive difference in the world.
Blessings and peace,
The Right Reverend William H. (Chip) Stokes, D.D. Bishop of New Jersey
ALPHA VETERANS ~ The Alpha Retreat is November 7-9, 2014 at St. Marguerite Retreat House in Mendham, NJ at a cost of $175 per person. If you've ever taken Alpha, you are welcome to come on Retreat. Contact Patti Russo for more information.
Interfaith Hospitality Network -- Our IHN guests arrive Sunday October 26th. There will be all kinds of opportunities to volunteer to make our guests feel welcome and secure.
Evening Hosts- 5:30-8:30pm - Share dinner with our guests, socialize with guests; assist parents with children’s needs. After dinner hosts may help children with homework or other children’s activities.
Overnight Hosts- 8:30pm-7am (serving God while you sleep!) Socialize with and assist our guests as needed and are available in case of emergency.
Set up – make beds and set up rooms for our guests after the 10:15 service on October 26th - takes about 1 hour.
Clean up- November 2nd -7am – help to fold up beds, put furniture away and load the trailer. About 1 hour.
Laundry- bags of laundry will be available to take home on November 2nd-please return within the next 2 weeks.
Dinner preparation- a preset menu is listed on the sign up board. People can provide part of a meal or an entire meal. Food needs to be brought to the church between 5:30 and 6pm, cooked and ready to eat. Persons who sign up to cook will receive a call early in the week with the # of guests needing food.
Any monetary donations are always accepted as well as providing requested items via a sign up board 2 weeks prior to our hosting date. The Beautiful sign up board will be outside of Disciples Hall. This is a wonderful outreach ministry that has a proven track record of helping families achieve and sustain independence. Thank you ahead of time for your continued support of this important Ministry. Dale Chant and Melissa Briggs
All Saints Day is Saturday November 1standis a major feast day of the Church calendar. **Correction to Chronicle publication** -- We will celebrate the Holy Eucharist on this day at our regular weekend services (There will not be a 10am service). We will remember by name all those from this Parish who have died since last All Saints Day. If you have other names you would like us to remember on this day, please include on “All Saints Day Names” on Name Tag Table or contact the church office prior to October 29th.We thank God for the examples they set before us and for the love that ties us to them eternally.
CROP WALK -- A very grateful THANK YOU to all the wonderful folks who joined us for this year’s Walk. For the 33rd year in a row, the sun was out for our walkers. There were approximately 550 people involved and we have realized about $17,000 so far. Our donation site www.crophungerwalk.org/oceancnj will remain open for anyone who could not make the walk but would like to make a donation. If it’s a check send it to our Treasurer: Rita Kearney 1401 King George Layne, Toms River NJ 08753 …Thank you! Alan
NEW ! Meditation-Spirituality Group
Every Wed. 7:00-8:30 meets in the Chapel
We have a discussion over a spiritual/theological subject We chant for 15 minutes, we meditate for 20 minutes. Then we close with Compline, and possibly some refreshments for those that want to stay and fellowship afterwards. Come and deepen your spiritual life for newcomers and parishioners
Peace be with you+
Facilitated by Prof. Thomas Farrell/MA Psychology and Religion Email:
The Sixth Women of Honor Luncheon of the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of New Jersey on October 18, 2014 Holiday Inn Manahawkin, NJ Congratulations to JoAnn Meehan of Christ Church as this years Honoree and to our Carolyn Belvin,, ECW leadership.
Eucaristía Santo En español cada sábado a las 6:30 pm en la capilla de la iglesia de Cristo
Holy Eucharist In Spanish each Saturday at 6:30 PM
Todos son bienvenidos - Boletines son bilingües
All are welcome ! Bulletins are bi-lingual
Bienvenido El Rev. Ramó Ubiera Regional Hispanic Missioner
ONE PLUS ONE Campaign: Starting in September, please bring a can (for our food pantry) and a dollar (for another food project in the world) and put them in the designated boxes
Please follow these links to see all the wonderful resources available at Christ Church. God is Good!
Head over to the EVENTS Page and take a look at some of the great pictures from the Bishop's Visit and Confirmation Sunday!
Click HERE for the link to the Missionary Society Video and Website
The Church is most truly itself, the Body of Christ, when it lives and breathes mission. The heart of this body is mission – both domestic and foreign mission – in partnership with anyone who shares that passion. Indeed, our baptismal identity is grounded in commitment to mission and in the assurance that in our faithful pursuit of that mission God will bless both us and our work. ~The Most. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate
Photographs by Mr. Art Delaney, With Many Thanks
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