Special Mid-Week update

Mother Elisabeth Sinclair

Aug 31, 2021

Dear Christ Church,

I greet you in the peace of Jesus Christ our LORD, whose steadfast love and intercession can be a daily help to us in all the tossing winds of our lives and the greater world circumstances. I am writing to share a couple of time-sensitive announcements with you.

First, beginning this Sunday, September 5th, all services will meet in-person for a service of Holy Eucharist (communion in one kind, meaning that worship participants will receive bread only). The service times in English are 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. The service time in Spanish is 1:00 p.m. If you wish to attend, please make a reservation with the church administrative assistant Mary Rosa by the Wednesday evening before the service. We ask all participants who sit indoors to be vaccinated and masked. We also have limited outdoor seating, which works well in good weather but has no protection during a rainstorm. We ask everyone to please remain masked (except when speaking or reading from the altar or lectern), maintain a safe distance from others, and hand-sanitize regularly while on church premises. If you are physically vulnerable to disease, if you have been exposed to someone with COVID symptoms, if you are unwell, &/or if you feel uncomfortable being in public settings during the pandemic, please stay home. You can participate in the service online, you can attend some of the mid-week prayer Zoom prayer options, and/or you can request an in-person visit in your home. Whether at home or at church, you are loved by God, and you matter to this community.

Second, the vestry and I welcome each of you to attend one of several listening sessions with us by Zoom over the next two weeks. This is a time for us to hear you, regarding:
• how you are and any spiritual needs you're experiencing
• dimensions of Christ Church's life and ministry that you find encouraging and inspiring and would like to help maintain
• dimensions of Christ Church's life and ministry that concern/trouble you and that you would like to help change
• gifts you want to offer (time, talent, treasure, prayer) to contribute to dreams you believe God has for Christ Church, our neighborhood, our diocese, and our city
• etc.
To register for one of these sessions, please follow this link: CC Listening Sessions

Every date/time has 2 slots for vestry members (most of which have already been filled) and 10 slots for parish members. Click the "sign up" box to add your name.

Third, remember to stop by the church's used book sale fundraiser this week, and invite friends, as you feel comfortable: September 2-5, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. daily. Please follow all COVID safety protocols while on the church property.

May our God refresh you with the reality of divine love around, above, beneath, and within you,

Rev. Elisabeth