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This year for our Wednesday night Lenten study we will be doing something a little different, something more participatory. Using the book Creating at Scene in Corinth, we will be creating simulations of the Corinthian congregation, which received and discussed St. Paul's First Letter. Each participant will be given background material and then asked to be a character in the congregation: A well-born person, a slave, an artisan, a freed slave, a church leader. We will then act out various scenarios facing the Corinthian congregation, many of which are relevant today.
Simulation is a different way of learning, which opens us to a wide range of emotional and intellectual meanings.
One of Creating a Scene's authors, George McLain, is a Staten Island resident and friend of Christ Church. He will be with us on March 12 to introduce his book and the concept of simulations for learning.
Wednesday Nights in Lent classes begin on March 12 and will be held weekly on March 19. March 26, April 2, and April 9. Copies of Creating a Scene in Corinth.
are available for sale in the parish office. If possible, please read the first 94 pages before the first class.
Schedule for Wednesday Nights in Lent
7:00 p.m. Supper
7:30 p.m. Lenten study: Creating a Scene in Corinth
8:45 p.m. Compline
9:00 pm. End
Come for all or part of the evening
|Gentlemen, start your engines! On Saturday, March 8th from 6pm until 9pm our friends at Trinity Lutheran will be hosting their annual "Men Who Cook" event at their church on St Paul's Avenue. Every year men from the congregation enter into a "friendly" competition to see whose culinary skills can tempt the most complements. This year they have invited Christ Church to send a delegation of our own "Men Who Cook" to join them in this endeavor. Victor Stanwick, the leader of our Second Saturday program and soup kitchen chef extraordinaire , has put together a group of men who are willing and able to participate in this event. All are invited to attend this event to see how they fare with their "cross town" rivals. Doors open at 6pm and suggested donations are $10 per person, $20 per family. All proceeds go to the feeding ministries at Trinity Lutheran. The church auditorium is located at 309 St Paul's Avenue.
|Here are five resources available at Christ Church to help you keep a holy Lent.
- Sunday morning celebrations of the Holy Eucharist a 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
- Wednesday Nights in Lent book study followed by Compline at 8:45 p.m.
- Praying for someone using your Pocket Cross.
- Using daily mediations provided by Episcopal Relief and Development. Mediation booklets are available by both entrances to the church.
- Keep a 40 day carbon fast. A traditional way to keep Lent is to "give something up for Lent" like coffee, or alcohol, or dessert, or TV. This year, however, many Anglicans are taking a carbon fast to reduce the use of carbon based fuels on which we all depend.
Guides to a 40 Day Carbon Fast are by both entrances to the church.
|This Saturday, March 8, the youth group, Junior High/Rite 13 students and High School students, will be volunteering at the Trinity Lutheran Church soup kitchen, 309 St. Paul's Avenue.
We will meet at Trinity Church at 10:30 a.m. and will be done at 1:00 p.m. Parents must drop off and pick up their students and, if they are not staying, come inside to sign a permission slip.
The chaperones for this event will be Father Chuck, Deacon Geri, and Tracy Williams.
Watching a movie
The Girls Bed Down for the Night in the Nursery
Photos by Lisa Rhoades
|Christ Church has entered into an arrangement with Spin Green, an American woman-owned clothes recycling company, which gives clothes a second chance. By collecting clothes, they are kept out of landfills and either distributed to people in the US and around the world or are converted into eco-products such as home insulation.
A Spin Green collection bin is now in our parking lot and available to you and the community.
Spin Green monitors the bin and empties it when it's full, and Christ Church receives modest renumeration for having the bin on our property.
|The Police Department is looking for School Crossing Guards. Applications are available by the bulletin board in the Parish House.
|The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development are accepting applications for their 2014 Summer Youth Program. Applications are available by the bulletin board in the Parish House.
If you need additional information, please contact Sheila Hewitt at email@example.com.
|The following individuals have requested our prayers: Robin Beveridge, Shirley Black, Willie Black, Jr., Gregory Brown, Patricia Brown-Prestia, Fr. Steve Challman, Inez Colborne, Scott Crabbe, Dolly Denaro, Anne Devlin, Michael Devlin, Ruth DiToro, Marlene Elia, Amanda Freeman Taylor, Barbara Finnerty, Tina Grosick, William Johnson, Michelle Lane, Lucia Luciano, William Marcus, Donna Marlak, Janet Massa, Andrea McIntosh, Hugo McIntosh, Sr., Linda Messermer, Anthony Mobilia, Lynne Morishita, Juan Negron, Cecily Nordstrom, Linda Oppenheimer, Janice Pattison, Ryan Perrotta, Hal Reiersen, Jayme Robertson, Joyce Rowan, Meg Rowan, Karen Smith, Ann Sohm, Peter Swanson, Bishop Don Taylor, Evelyn Tuthill, and Sophia Vazquez Pazos. |
We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Gianni Colucci (12), Alice Wood Green (12), William Keck (13), Kenneth McLean (13).
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Anglican Church of the Church of England, The Most Rev. and Rt. Honorable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.
In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Katharine our Presiding Bishop, Andrew, and Chilton, our bishops, Allen, our suffragan bishop-elect and St. Stephen's Church, Pearl River.
We pray for the continued growth of the Carpenter's Kids Program.
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