Sunday, March 27, 2011

Romp thru the Prayer Book

Father Richard has been giving classes on the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. The gatherings have been popular with much lively conversation.

Easter Vigil at the cathedral

Christ Church will be taking five people to the Easter Vigil to be confirmed/received. We will attend the Vigil at the Cathedral of St Paul in Erie on Saturday, 23 April 2011 at 8:10 pm. Check the easel in the parish house for carpool possibilities.

In and out cleanup day - 16 April

On Saturday, 16 April we will once again gather to work on the parish both inside and outside, weather permitting. The Altar Guild traditionally has their cleanup day then so we will join them. It would be wonderful for the gardens to be neat for Easter! We also need to work on the two kitchens which we didn't get to during the very successful Organize the Clutter day.

Many thanks to all who came to help on 26 March! Much progress was made with useless and broken junque filling the dumpster with more to heave once it is emptied, useful toys going to Women's Shelter and other stuff either claimed by its owner or ordered carefully so it can be found when needed. We hope.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Special prayers

Father Vic Kinnunen had a heart catheterization on 23 March. He is home and doing well.

Bill Williams is in ICU with multiple problems. Prayers requested for him and for the family.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spelling Competition - Go Roarke!

Our Roarke will represent Meadville in the 61st annual Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee this Saturday in Pittsburgh.  We know he will do well. We send our prayers for calm and concentration, especially for his father who will accompany him.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Organize the Clutter

The parish will gather around 9 am, or whenever you can come, on Saturday, 26 March to toss, clean and organize the stuff that has accumulated in the Walker Room and the Sunday School rooms.  Anyone who has a special interest in anything that is stored in the church must be there to protect their stuff or risk losing it.  Please come and help!

Samaritan Supper, Wednesday, 23 March, 5:30 pm

Be a good Samaritan – join us for supper

In the well-known parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus describes how the Samaritan traveler had compassion on a man who had been beaten and left for dead, offering his own time and money to aid in the wounded man's healing. Jesus's closing admonition is not just for the lawyer who questioned him but for all of us: "Go and do likewise".

In Lent, we are all called to offer compassion and aid to the poor and the wounded. We do this in part through prayer and through sharing what we have with others. To help us answer this call, we will be holding a "Samaritan Supper" at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23 to benefit battered women and children in our own community. The short prayer service, to be held in the Walker Room, will include a ritual of healing, and a simple meal of soup and bread will be provided.

Participants will be asked to bring an item from the list below or a cash donation for the Greenhouse (make checks payable to WSI Inc.). Contact Shelley or Elizabeth so we know how much soup to make.

The Greenhouse needs:
Disposable diapers (med. or lg.),  New XL t-shirts,  Prepaid phone cards,  Feminine hygiene products,  Orajel/anbesol,  Umbrellas,  Adult pain relievers, esp. non-aspirin,  Hair brushes,  Band-aids,  Adult cold remedies,  Adult toothbrushes,  Laundry soap,  Antacid tablets, Pepto-bismal,  Note books,  AA batteries, Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair brushes, Body Wash, Scrubbies, Boxes of tissues, Craft Supplies (glue, paint, markers, scissors, etc.)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ash Wednesday

The Ash Wednesday liturgy will be at 7:30 pm at Christ Church.  The noon eucharist will be cancelled and will resume on Wednesday, 16 March at 12:05.  See you in church!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


The calendar in the March 2011 Chronicle is now correct.  Sorry.