Christ Church Welcomes You
O Almighty and most merciful God, grant that by the indwelling of your Holy Spirit we may be enlightened and strengthened for your service; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
Rev. Justin A. Falciani, Rector
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The month of March brings us the Holy Season of Lent. The word "Lent" is an ancient word for spring. It is a time in our personal lives for new life to appear, and for us to say "good bye" to old attitudes that hinder our relationship with God and one another. Lent lasts for six weeks and recalls the time Jesus spent in the desert for forty days, in prayer and reflection toward the heavenly Father. That is why in imitation of Christ we are invited on Ash Wednesday "to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word." (BCP 265)
Every Tuesday during Lent we will offer the Stations of the Cross at 7:00pm in the church. Following the Stations, we will be leading classes in the parish living room for those preparing for Confirmation, Reception into the Church, Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows, and anyone who wants to learn more about their faith. The time will be from 7:30pm to 8:15pm. The Tuesday dates are March 11th, 18th, 25th; April 1st and 8th. We will be using the Catechism from the Book of Common Prayer and the text "What Episcopalians Believe: An Introduction" by Samuel Wells.
In the month of February we welcomed Linda and David Hagan into our parish family! As a parish, your ministry of Christian love and fellowship continues to attract others to join us in our work for the Kingdom!
May God continue to bless our parish as we live to proclaim the Christ: who is both God and Man.