“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)
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew arrainged for some medical students to come and share information
about strokes with us.
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
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.
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,
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
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.
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.
This committee is charged with maintaining, restoring and beautifying our church buildings
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.
Sunday School Our Sunday School Program is under the direction of Mrs. Amy Seaman (See Youth Page)
under the direction of Mr. Jim Franklin
Youth Group (See Youth Page)