Sunday School Awards
Mayor Jack Glasser shares with us how his strong faith is at work everyday.
- Laetare Sunday also known as Rose Sunday
On Rose Sunday the priest wears rose colored vestments. Also known as Laetare Sunday or Mothering Sunday.
Mothering Sunday is in honor of our Mother Church and The Blessed Virgin and also a time to honor all mothers.
Fr. Justin blesses the women of the church thanking each one for their service to the church and to their families and gives each one a flower.
Within the life of the Church, from the beginning, there has been a variety of ministries. According to St. Paul, each ministry is a specific gift of the Holy Spirit, moving us to "serve." The theological foundation of these ministries is a firm belief that a church is not a community of laypersons gathered around a minister, but rather a community of ministers gathered around God.
Here, at Christ Church, we offer many Lay Ministries:
These persons are known as "servants of the altar."
Their primary duty is to assist the Celebrant in whatever way he or she needs or prefers.
This group travels annually to participate in The National Acolyte Festival at the National
Cathedral in Washington, DC, and The Diocesan Acolyte Festival at Trinity Cathedral in
Anyone baptized, child to adult may become an acolyte!!!!!!!
These are the persons "behind the scenes" who prepare our Sanctuary for each Service
and assist the Celebrant in preparation for the Service.
They work in teams, serving once a month for approximately 30 minutes.
Wednesdays, 9:45-10:15 am lead by The Rev. Justin Falciani,
held in the Rector's office followed by the Wednesday Healing Service at 10:30 am in the Chapel
Sunday mornings, 9:15 a.m.-9:50 a.m. lead by Mr. Walter Minot,
held in the Parish House living room. This bible study will continue through May, break for
- Choir Under the direction of Doug Murdock
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.
This time of fellowship is held after the 8:00a.m. and 10:00 a.m Sunday Services
in the Parish Hall.
Coffee, tea and juice are provided, and volunteers sign up to donate baked goods.
Brunch is served during Hospitality Hour on the 2nd or 3rd Sunday of each month,
and is organized by our Episcopal Church Women.
The "Knit Wits" meet on Wednesdays 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in the Parish House living room.
These ladies knit and crochet hats and blankets for the newborns at Shore Memorial Hospital
and for the homeless.
- 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.
Mark Kelsey begins his new ministry as a Lay Eucharistic Visitor
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.
These persons bring forth the gifts of bread and wine to the altar during the Offertory at
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.
- Service Programs
- Sunday School Our Sunday School Program is under the direction of Mrs. Amy Seaman (See Youth Page)
- Youth Group (See Youth Page)
Our Youth Group is under the direction of Mrs. Carol Goloff
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.