Mother Elisabeth Sinclair
Feb 3, 2022
What’s New at Christ Church This Week?
With Christians around the world, Christ Church celebrated the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Jesus (in the temple) on Wednesday, February 2nd. This feast is also known by other names, including Candlemas, when the church blesses for God’s use the candles for the coming year, in remembrance that Christ is the light of the world, just as Simeon prophesied. If you have candles you wish to have blessed, please bring them to church tomorrow, and Mother Susan or Padre German will bless them.
February 15th-April 12th, Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m. (in person & virtual options), Way of Love small group curriculum of interaction and spiritual renewal. Sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A4A62DA0FCC43-way
February 27th ~ We will have only one worship service at 10:30 a.m.; it will be bilingual, in-person, and on Facebook Live. At 12:30 p.m., we will meet by Zoom (only) for our Bilingual Annual Meeting. This is your opportunity to get up-to-date on all things financial and ministerial, elect new vestry members, and pray together as we move into 2022. Please make every effort to attend.
Some 2022 Needs at Christ Church: Can you help?
Additional videographers & social media communication assistants for Sunday worship services and special events; training provided.
Many thanks to those who have responded to needs posted recently for people to help with children’s formation, digital organization of our archives, etc. You are a blessing!
What’s Ongoing at Christ Church?
Financial Stewardship Update:
We have surpassed the number of pledges we received last year. This is a great joy! Thank you, each one, who has offered your financial gifts to support Christ Church. Your generosity and faith are enabling Christ Church leadership to make a fiscally wise yet comprehensive plan for the coming year.
This month, we are sending off three dear-to-us ministers from our community. Padre Quintín Alcazar Uribe has been with us for over three years, assisting in the Spanish-speaking service. He is a former Roman Catholic priest who is hoping to be received into the Anglican Communion, so the bishop will soon transition him to another church, where he can gain additional experience and continue his Anglican formation. Adrian Cajiga and Antonio Pacheco, also formerly Roman Catholic, have been our seminarians for several years. They have been ministering at Christ Church while also serving 7 (!) mission parishes in Hidalgo, and they are now formally transitioning to full-time ministry in Hidalgo.
We have benefited greatly from these three men’s presence among us, and we will miss them enormously, but we pray God’s continued grace and power for them in their new contexts.
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.