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Morning Prayer this Sunday October 28

Join us this Sunday for Morning Prayer.  Kurt’s message will focus on the blind man Bartimeaus who asks Jesus to restore his sight. But interestingly he says “my teacher-let me see AGAIN,’ meaning…he used to be able to see. What is this Gospel message saying to us, perhaps, about how we used to see things and maybe don’t anymore? 9:30am for Morning Prayer.  Sunday School will be provided this week.

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Sunday School Every Other Sunday

Reminder to all families with kids Sunday School, under direction of Mo Thomas, began last Sunday October 14th and will continue every other week (next Sunday School October 28).  We will continue our system of having kids in church until just before the readings, then returning to church before the peace.  This is a good time to get back into the rhythm of our young people having great spiritual formation support on Sundays.

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St. Francis Part III

So how is Francis of Assisi relevant today?  Well, there are the obvious ways-he is patron saint of the environment and we want to protect mother earth;  he is a friend of all creatures (suggest reading Canticle to the Creatures);  and his movement continues to serve the poor and Christ in all that they try to do. But I believe Francis is more relevant to us in a secular way than religious.  You see Francis Read more…

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Part II–Francis of Assisi

So what happened to the Franciscan Movement after Francis.  Well, during his lifetime actually, strife began to build.  While Francis had wanted his friars (which he called The Friars Minor to differentiate from anything major) to remain completely possession free, in total poverty, soon with the growth of the movement men began to push for a lessening of the Rule (a monastic or mendicant Rule is the guidebook for how they live their lives).  With Read more…

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So much going on…

  WHAT’S GOING ON AT CCL Praying names/Morning Prayer/Bible Study this Wednesday starting at 10am OCTOBER 7—BIG DAY FOR CCL October 7th, we will have a Blessing of the Animals at 9:30. There are flyers in the back of the church. PLEASE TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR POSTING OR DISTRIBUTING SOME OF THESE FLYERS. This is an ideal way for us to expose new people to Christ Church. Let’s make sure we fill up the tent (thanks Read more…

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Christ Church featured on popular Episcopal Web site–Bishop Goff sends congrats

The story of Christ Church’s vision development and What Would Jesus Do challenge is a featured story on the popular Episcopal web site Episcopal Café.   www.episcopalcafe.com/imitating-jesus/ Bishop Susan Goff, after reading the story, sent this email to Vestry: Dear Friends at Christ Church, I just read the Episcopal Café article on Christ Church. Well done, all of you! The article conveys a church that lives a healthy combination of trying “new” things and holding Read more…

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CCL and the Jesus Movement

CCL as part of the Jesus Movement Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has encouraged Episcopal Churches to name their commitment to being part of the Jesus Movement.  Here’s how Christ Church articulates its commitment: CHRIST CHURCH LUCKETTS, VA— AS FOLLOWERS OF JESUS WE ARE GUIDED BY ASKING: “WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?” AS MEMBERS OF THE EPISCOPAL BRANCH OF THE JESUS MOVEMENT, WE ARE FOLLOWING HIM INTO LOVING, LIBERATING, LIFE-GIVING RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, WITH EACH OTHER, WITH Read more…

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CCL as part of the Jesus Movement

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has challenged Episcopal parishes to herald the fact we are part of the Jesus Movement. Here is a way to show CCL as a member of the Jesus Movement: CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH LUCKETTS, VA AS FOLLOWERS OF JESUS WE ARE GUIDED BY ASKING: “WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?” AT CHRIST CHURCH WE DON’T CARE WHO YOU LOVE-AS LONG AS YOU LOVE; WE DON’T CARE WHO YOU VOTED FOR-AS LONG AS YOU LOVE; Read more…

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