Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Welcome, Chrissy Casey!
I am delighted to announce that Mrs. Christine Casey has agreed to serve as Interim Youth and Families Minister during the 2021-2022 program year. Chrissy holds an M.A. in Theological Education and an M.S. Ed. in Secondary Education, and has 20 years of teaching experience. She has supported Sunday School and youth programs in other churches. While we continue to search for an additional priest to join the Christ Church team, having such an experienced, enthusiastic educator to help us this coming program year is a real gift.
- Father Tim
Serving in this ministry is a welcome and joyful blessing for me, as an educator and as your fellow parishioner. I look forward to hearing from you, and to growing in faith and fellowship with you and your children.
- Chrissy Casey
Ministry with Children, Youth, and Families: Are you new to Christ Church? Does your household include young people who may be interested in Sunday School, Youth Group, serving as an acolyte or lector, or volunteering to feed those in need? If so, contact Chrissy Casey, Interim Youth and Families Minister.
New Phone System at Christ Church: A new, campus-wide telephone system will be installed on Tuesday, July 13 and Wednesday, July 14. Temporary disruptions of service are expected. In case of a pastoral emergency during an outage, contact the Rector: 202-255-8904.
Upcoming Funeral Liturgies: A funeral liturgy for the late Kathaleen F. (Kitty) Hempstone will take place on Wednesday, July 21, at 11:00 a.m., in the Church. A funeral liturgy for the late Guy S. Fairlamb will take place on Monday, July 26, at 11:00 a.m., in the Church. Your prayers and presence are requested.
Commemorative Service: On Sunday, August 1, during the 11:15 a.m. Eucharist, we will celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner” as our national anthem and the birthday of its author, Francis Scott Key (1779-1843), one of the founders of Christ Church, Georgetown. “The Star-Spangled Banner,” a poem written by Key during the War of 1812, was made the national anthem by congressional resolution on March 3, 1931. In addition to being a patriot, lawyer, and amateur poet, Key was a devout Episcopalian who wrote hymn texts and almost took Holy Orders. In 1817, he helped found Christ Church and, in 1823, he played a role in the formation of Virginia Theological Seminary.
Afghan Stray Animal League: A few weeks ago, in anticipation of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, Christ Church's mission partner, Afghan Stray Animal League (ASAL), had the opportunity to transport several cats and dogs that have been in its care to the U.S. ASAL is still in search of foster (temporary) and/or adoptive (permanent) homes for a few of the cats—all of whom are healthy, vaccinated, neutered/spayed, friendly, and ready to start their new lives here. Photos and descriptions of each are available. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about these extraordinary animals, contact parishioner Sheila Ward, Chair of the Saint Francis Guild. ASAL hopes to bring over more cats and dogs in the near future. If you are unable to foster or adopt, but would like to make a contribution in support of this urgent effort, visit NOTE: Given the tenuous security situation in Afghanistan, the preceding announcement is not intended for circulation beyond the Christ Church community.
Flower Memorials: If you would like to make a contribution to help offset the cost of the flowers that will adorn the altar on a particular Sunday or feast day, contact the Parish Office. Gifts are typically made in memory of deceased relatives and friends. Flower memorials are printed in the appropriate service leaflets and the names of the deceased are included in the Prayers of the People. If you have arranged for a flower memorial in the past, contact the Parish Office to confirm that you wish to do so once again this year.
Sunday Morning Nursery Care: The Christ Church Nursery, located on the first floor of the Parish Hall (3116 O Street, NW), has reopened after a 15-month-long hiatus.Child care is available from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Additional attendants are needed at this time. If you have child care or babysitting experience and are interested in a paid position, contact the Parish Office.
Weekday Worship: On Monday, June 7, the following schedule of weekday services went into effect. All weekday liturgies are held in the Chapel of Saint Jude. 
Monday—Morning Prayer, 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday—Evening Prayer, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday—Morning Prayer, 7:30 a.m., and Holy Eucharist, 12:00 noon
Thursday—Evening Prayer, 5:30 p.m.
Friday—Morning Prayer, 7:30 a.m., and Holy Eucharist, 12:00 noon
Recordings of Services and Events: All virtual services as well as recordings of forums and other educational offerings may be found at a consolidated location on the parish website.
Parish Office Hours: The Parish Office is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
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Holy Eucharist: Rite One
8:00 a.m.
in the Church

Holy Eucharist: Rite Two
9:00 a.m.
in the Chapel Garden

Holy Eucharist: Rite One
(1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays)
11:15 a.m.
in the Church

Morning Prayer: Rite One
(2nd and 4th Sundays)
11:15 a.m.
in the Church

Holy Eucharist: Rite Two
5:00 p.m.

in the Chapel of Saint Jude

Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday

Morning Prayer

in the Chapel of Saint Jude
7:30 a.m.

Wednesday and Friday
Holy Eucharist
in the Chapel of Saint Jude
12:00 noon

Tuesday and Thursday
Evening Prayer
in the Chapel of Saint Jude  5:30 p.m. 

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