Tuesday, January 25, 2011

After the annual meeting

Despite the outside temperature of 7° F, Christ Church members came for the eucharist and stayed for the annual meeting. Special thanks to Mary and Hank for making the effort, walkers and all. We watched the diocesan video, "It's a Great Day in the Kingdom," then elected Rod and reelected Betty and Shelley to the vestry. There were a few questions about items in the budget which were easily explained. Outgoing Senior Warden Tom expressed appreciation for his predecessor Gay who held the parish together, Father Larry Donahue for bringing healing and Bishop Sean Rowe for sending Father Richard Elberfeld. Father Richard set out four areas the parish must address - Education/Formation, Outreach, Stewardship and Community Involvement. We can't pretend there are no big challenges.

Copies of the Annual Report are available in the church office.

A brief vestry meeting elected Shelley as Senior Warden, Bronnie as Clerk and Pauli as Treasurer. The Junior Warden election was postponed.

After the meeting most people stayed for a soup and salad lunch provided by several generous souls.

At Christ Church Meadville, there is much hope for a bright future given the cheerful participation of everyone in the parish. It is truly "A Great Day in the Kingdom".

Monday, January 17, 2011

Christ Church Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of Christ Church Meadville will take place following the eucharist and before the dismissal during the 10 am liturgy on Sunday, 23 January 2011. A hot lunch will be provided afterward. Yes, provided. You won't have to bring anything unless specifically asked. For those who don't want to negotiate the stairs, transportation will be provided from the parking lot by the parish house door.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Seeking carpet

If you have looked into the Sunday School room lately you may have noticed how stained and gross the carpet is. We need approximately $200 to replace it. If you can help. please mark "carpet"on your donation.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Noon eucharist on Wednesdays

Beginning Wednesday, 19 January 2011, the liturgy of the eucharist will be celebrated at 12:05 pm on Wednesdays in the Walker Room at Christ Church. Holy Women, Holy Men, a publication of The Episcopal Church, will be used. Bring a bag lunch and join the discussion afterward.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Robert Martin

Today we heard that our beloved former priest Robert Martin passed away last night - 11 Jan 2011. The funeral will be Friday, 14 January 2011, 12 noon at St Andrews Episcopal Church, Pickering, OH.

The obituary is here.

Watch this blog for further news.