Beloved in Christ, I am writing to inform you about changes to our safety guidelines that will be effective from the 30th of May. We will maintain our current guidelines for this Pentecost Sunday and make the change the following Sunday. Trinity Sunday will mark a turn to a new liturgical season and hopefully a new season of this pandemic. These new guidelines aim to keep us safe while allowing individuals to make decisions about what is comfortable for them for worship.
Beloved in Christ, With the expiration of the Hamilton County mask mandate and an increasing number of us receiving our vaccinations, I have received a number of questions about our current safety precautions for Sunday worship at Christ Church. We will continue to follow our existing safety precautions for the time being. Although many of us, myself included, may feel some fatigue from these precautions, they remain our best way to care for each other. We will of course continue to
Beloved in Christ, As Easter approaches and Springtime appears on the horizon, many of us are beginning to think about what this next season will bring with it. One thing I am hoping this season will bring with it is an increasing number of us receiving our COVID vaccinations. I have received my first dose and will, Deo volente, receive my second dose the week after Easter. It has been wonderful to hear from many of you that you have received your
Holy Week marks the high point of the Christian year when we celebrate the passion and resurrection of our Lord. The rites specific to these days connect us to the earliest forms of Christian worship and, therefore, mark a key point in the yearly liturgical round of our sanctification. The mysteries of Christ's life made present on these days form that life in us as well. My hope is that some of us will be able to take part in
The Book of Common Prayer asks us to observe a holy Lent "by self‑examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self‑denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word." To help us read and meditate on God’s holy Word, we will be taking time each week to study St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians together at noon on Tuesdays via Zoom. Fr. Will will introduce the reading from Scripture and facilitate the discussion. There will be no preparation or outside
Week 1: Praying with the BCP In this session, we will look at the Book of Common Prayer with an emphasis on daily prayer. The Book of Common Prayer is at the heart of our life as Episcopalians but can often intimidate us when we try to open it up. We will start to navigate the various parts of the BCP to understand some of the services that make up our liturgical life together. We will end our time together by