“But just as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, (and) in love – see that you also excel in the grace of giving. (2 Corinthians 8:7)

Ministries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew arrainged for some medical students to come and share information

about strokes with us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christ Church Soup Fellowship!





 
 
 
We had a wonderful year with our outreach ministry to the community of providing food and fellowship to our neighbors.  We are especially blessed with the connections we made with residents from Spring Village in Galloway and Shalom House in Ventnor. 
 
 
 
Our ministry is blessed by all those who volunteer to help and supply food the second Thursday of each month!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Volunteers Needed!
 
 
 
We are ready to form a schedule of volunteers for 2016; we need volunteers for setting up and serving, food donations, and guest speakers.  The goal is to have this in place for at least the next six months so as to run efficiently, successfully, and in an organized manner.  Contact Father Justin at ccsprector@verizon.net or at the office 609-927-6262 to volunteer time, food, or be a guest speaker.  There will also be a sign-up sheet in the narthex.


 
 
Vestry Retreat January 2016
 
 



 





 



 

 

 

 

 

            Barbara & Charlotte representing the OSL at Spring Village.

 

                       August Vestry Retreat

 

 

  

 

 

The monthly breakfast gathering for the Brotherhood will be held on Saturday, August 22nd at 9am in Point Diner (Somers Point). All men of the Parish are invited to join us. Please contact Fr. Don (926-0435) to let us know you plan to join us. This will help in seeing that we receive ample seating. We are also pleased to report that the dog house has been filled once again. Lisa from Kibble Cubboard expressed appreciation for our support. We pray that the parish will continue to help us in providing for the care of pets in need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Guild of All Souls is our newest ministry here at Christ Church.  Come join us on the

second Thursday of each month in the living room for prayer, worship and great discussions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew helps set up for the Soup Fellowship Kitchen this month then later gets to share some Fellowship with one of our guests.

Good job Andrew!

 

 

 

Ralph leads the Congregation in Morning Prayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Order of St. Luke had it's Organizational meeting on December 1, 2013. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          All Episcopal women are automatically members of the E.C.W.  

          These ladies meet on the first Sunday of each month following the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist,

               in the Parish House living room.

          Their purpose is threefold:  Mission & Ministry, Fund Raising and Sociability.

          Their Outreach program is attested by the funds they raise for various charitable organizations

               such as The Episcopal Relief and Development Fund, The Atlantic City Rescue Mission, The

               Atlantic County Women's Abuse Center, Kathleen's Closet, The Salvation Army, The

               American Red Cross, The E.C.W. Mission, Adelaide's Place, local foodbanks and

               other various causes, as well as needs within our own church.

          Sociability runs through all their endeavors as these women enjoy working together, organizing

               fellowship activities within our church and engaging in fellowship outside of church.

          This group meets twice a month:

               1st Sunday of each month, following the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, in the Parish House

                      living room.

               1st Wednesday of each month, following the 10:30 a.m. Healing Service, in the Parish

                      House living room.  After this meeting, the ladies engage in fellowship and lunch

                      at a nearby restaurant.    

  • Finance Committee

         This committee is charged with overseeing of the accounting procedures and maintenance of the

              financial records of our church.

  • Lay Eucharistic Ministers

           These persons are licensed by our Bishop to administer the consecrated elements (wine)

              of the Eucharist.

           Lay Eucharistic Ministers must be 16 years of age or older, confirmed, and in good standing

               in the parish.

Lay Eucharist Visitors

  

           These persons are licensed by our Bishop to administer the consecrated elements of

                the Eucharist (bread and wine) to the sick and shut in.  

            Lay Eucharistic Visitors must be adult, confirmed communicants in good standing in the parish,

                have a means of transportation and committed to helping others.

             If you are a "people person" and enjoy helping others, you will find this ministry very,

                spiritually rewarding!

Lay Readers

 

     These persons are trained in the reading of the Word, and will be licensed by our Bishop

                to read Lessons and Psalter or lead the congregation in the Prayers of the People

                during Worship Services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. Justin with some of the ladies from the ECW

at the afternoon Winter Tea

 

 

 

 

  • Weekly Flower Delivery

          Altar flowers are delivered to the homebound or infirm following the 10:00 a.m. Sunday

               Service.

  • Worship Leaders

          These persons are licensed by our Bishop, to lead the congregation in Morning and Evening

               Prayer in the absence of clergy.

 

Anyone reflecting on their "gifts,"  feeling a nudge from the Holy Spirit and wanting to learn more about our Ministries, please contact the church office @ 609-927-6262!

  

The Ministry Institute of the Diocese of New Jersey

Our diocese offers a wide range of adult religious courses, workshops, conferences and retreats. Click here to access a list of course offerings.

Education for Ministry

Every baptized person is called to ministry. The Education for Ministry (EfM) program provides people with the education to carry out that ministry. During the Service of Confirmation we ask God to "Renew in these your servants the covenant you made with them at Baptism. Send them forth in the power of the Spirit to perform the service you set before them." EfM offers an opportunity to discover how to respond to the call to Christian service.

Member Mission Leadership Institure

Member Mission assumes that the primary agents of God’s mission in today’s world are the laity in their daily places – their homes, work, local community, the wider world, their leisure, spiritual health, and their church’s life and outreach. Interested? Click here.

For interesting articles and books, click here for Forward Movement Publications.

 

Knit Wits

 

 

           The "Knit Wits" meet on Wednesdays 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at the home of Jean Eichorst in Mays Landing.  

           These ladies knit and crochet hats and blankets for the newborns at Shore Memorial Hospital

               and for the homeless.

 

 

 

 

 

Oblation bearers:       These persons bring forth the gifts of bread and wine to the altar

during the Offertory at each Service.

 

 

 

 

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Property Committee

           This committee is charged with maintaining, restoring and beautifying our church buildings

                  and grounds.

            There are always volunteers around "sprucing, painting, fixing or cleaning up."

            Our landscape is beautified and maintained by our "garden angels."

            Our property is handicapped accessible.

  • Service Programs

  • Sunday School    Our Sunday School Program is under the direction of Mrs. Amy Seaman   (See Youth Page)                                                                                                                                                             

  • Ushers/Greeters   

  • under the direction of Mr. Jim Franklin

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  • Youth Group     (See Youth Page)