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Fiestas and Feasts

Posted by Melanie, May 11, 2016

Parties are fun!  And Christ Church parties are super fun!  Last Friday evening we celebrated the Our Little Roses Mission and raised money to support the activities that are done with the girls on the trip.  The event was packed, the food was delicious and the fellowship was lovely.  I met so many parishioners I had not met before and we even had neighbors come and express excitement that we were hosting a Fiesta where the community was invited as well.

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Bearing the Seeds of New Life

Posted by John, May 4, 2016

One of the more vivid images in scripture is that of the mustard seed, the tiny seed capable of growing into a majestic tree. Jesus offers the mustard seed as a metaphor or illustration suggesting that this tiniest of seeds can produce a great flourishing, abundant shelter for more feathered friends than could be imagined.     

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How Can I Keep From Singing?!

Posted by Jason, April 28, 2016

The past month, I’ve had a couple of occasions to be a singer in a choir rather than the director. I always find this to be helpful to me – what is the director doing that I like/don’t like? What can I take away from this experience to make me a better director? Additionally, I enjoy singing. I always have; even though I’m not exactly a voice you’d want to hear singing a solo.

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Christ Church is the Best

Posted by Chris, April 20, 2016

A young elementary school aged member of Christ Church wrote about Christ Church for her class assignment. Read the perspective from the eyes of a younger member of Christ Church. I thought I should share this because as the title states “Christ Church is the Best.

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In the meantime...

Posted by Ann, April 14, 2016

The season of Easter always feels like the celebration of a new year to me because we cannot ignore the dizzying, liberating possibilities for new life that Christ’s resurrection holds for us. Brother Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE, said, as Christians we cannot escape the reality that “because He lives, we live also.” I wonder what resurrection looks like for you? What are you going to do with your new life?

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The Church at Work

Posted by Matthew, April 7, 2016

Last week, Sunday School resumed after taking a two-week hiatus for Holy Week. Around 8:45, Sunday School Leaders returned to pick up their rosters and make last minute preparations in their classrooms, while Room Parents stopped by to drop off snacks. As 9:00 a.m. drew ever closer, children and their families came down the stairs and made their ways to their classrooms.

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Live Deeply Into Easter

Posted by Heather, March 30, 2016

Before moving too far into Eastertide, I invite you to look back for a moment to Maundy Thursday. It was an incredible evening at Christ Church. There is a movement in Paris of church services that do not worry about the length of the service -- the Mass that takes its time. That is very much not our usual mode at Christ Church. But on Maundy Thursday, we were in kairos time, not kronos time or time that is measured and marked by minutes and seconds.

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Calling up and Bringing up “Little Christs” part 2

Posted by Melanie, March 9, 2016

The three perspectives I wrote about last week - hope, reciprocity and shared responsibility - help keep us get close to God and nearer to finding that best part of ourselves that is called serve others, i.e. our own “Little Christ.” I have to re-anchor myself to these perspectives all the time, it’s not a onetime shift in perspective. 

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Calling up and Bringing up “Little Christs” (part one of two)

Posted by Melanie, March 2, 2016

C. S. Lewis wrote that the singular purpose of the Church is to create “Little Christs.” The simplicity, yet pin point bold accuracy of this statement strikes me deeply.  What else should creating “Little Christs” be the singular purpose of? Parenting, working, loving, serving? If we think of our purpose this way and we accept that we are all called to serve, what does that look like in real life?  These big thoughts that we may agree hold important truths beg the question of how to translate them into our day to day lives.

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Beginning again; and again; and again in hopes of change

Posted by John, February 24, 2016

"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from."  Little Gidding

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