Community Update

(8th April 2022)

Apr 8, 2022

What’s New at Christ Church This Week?

1. With our organist Antonio Ortega Rivera’s initiation, Christ Church has begun hosting musical concerts featuring local musicians! Please come, and invite guests! These evenings make for a fabulous date night or family outing.

Upcoming Concert at Christ Church:
* Friday, April 22, 6.30 p.m. Easter Concert.
Qahal Asociación Musical. Cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden (Christ lay in death 's bonds), by Johann Sebastian Bach, and Missa Brevis (Short Mass), by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.

Tickets: $150 MX per person, purchased at the door.

Concert Safety Protocols:
*Limited seating: 80 (during “semaforo verde”)
*At least 2 vaccinations to sit indoors, facemasks & hand sanitization
required, temperature taken at the door, space of at least 1 meter between
guests who have not arrived together.

2. Are you a youth or adult who would like to be confirmed or received as a growing Christian in the Anglican tradition? We hope to begin an inter-generational (and possibly bilingual) class the week after Easter. Please contact Mary Rosa at the church office to indicate your interest. Rev. Susan Dennen will teach this class during the coffee hour break between the 11:00 and 1:00 services. The bishop’s formal visit with us will be Sunday, July 3rd.

3. Christ Church is currently reflecting on recent changes to our service timings and would like to hear your feedback as to how you wish to continue your worship. Please take (literally!) 2 minutes to answer our quick survey: https://forms.gle/aaoV1cipxatejVKw5


What’s Ongoing at Christ Church?

• (Nearly) every Sunday except the last Sunday of the month, toddlers - 5th graders may gather at the colorful room on the ground floor at 10:55. They will return to their families before Holy Eucharist. Children’s bulletins and crayons and paper are available every Sunday morning for anyone who wants/needs to doodle during the service.

• Do you wish to receive Christ Church’s weekly email updates? Or, would you like to schedule an appointment with Rev. Elisabeth or Padre Germán? Please complete a registration form from the table at the back of the church, and indicate your need.

• We welcome children in worship services! However, for COVID safety reasons, we request families with unvaccinated children (&/or adults) to sit outdoors. Parents, please keep your children close to you throughout the service, including during the Eucharist, and consider bringing quiet toys, stuffed animals, &/or books to keep your children engaged. If you need a quiet space in which to give your children a snack, change their diapers, etc., you are welcome to use the nursery.

HOLY WEEK

Each service invites you to participate in a different part of the last week of Jesus' early life. God, our Creator and Sustainer, loved the whole world so much that God came to us in human form, Jesus the Christ. He died and rose again for us. Come, taste, and see the goodness and love of this God.

• "Stations of the Cross", April 8, 7:00 p.m. ~ Bilingual
Travel with Jesus as he carries his cross through Jerusalem and reflects on his emotions and encounters that night.

• "Palm Sunday", April 10, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. in English, and 1 p.m. in Spanish.
~ Sing joyful songs of worship and wave your palms with the crowds that welcomed Jesus to Jerusalem but later shouted, "Crucify him!"

• "Holy Thursday", April 14, 7:00 p.m. ~ Bilingual
~Experience with the first followers of Jesus the uncomfortable gift of Jesus washing their feet as a gesture of love and service. Taste the bread and wine in your mouth that Jesus offered to his followers during his last supper together. Then, watch as the altar is stripped away to represent the loneliness and anguish that awaited Jesus the next day.

• "Good Friday", April 15, 12:00 p.m. in English and 3:00 p.m. in Spanish
~Let the music, the narration, the silences, and the feeling of the hard wood of a cross draw you into the transforming reality of the meaning of Christ's death for all.

• "Easter Vigil", April 16, 7:00 p.m. ~ Bilingual
~Gather outside to hear poets and storytellers recount God's rescue acts throughout Scripture. In the darkness, a fire will be lit to visually proclaim our confidence that God cannot be overcome, even in death. We will process to the sanctuary in joyful anticipation of Christ's triumph over sin and death through the gift of his body and blood, given for us!

• "Easter Sunday," April 17, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. in English, 1:00 p.m. in Spanish
~Sing, pray, and delight in the mystery of Christ's resurrection, which makes possible all the good things we desperately need: life from death, beauty from ashes, forgiveness of sins, healing of anguish, welcome into God's family, and shared purpose with other followers of Jesus to join Christ in healing and helping our world.