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					                               The Chi Rho News
                              The Newsletter of Christ Church
                                    Bradenton, Florida
                                 September 2012      Volume 26     Issue 9

                                From the Rector s Desk
      Jesus Christ said, Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them
to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to
the end of the age. (Matthew 28:19-20). Part of being a disciple is the ongoing
process of growth and learning. At Christ Church, we do not think that education
and formation cease when one is an adult. Growing in our faith should be a
continual practice.
      Last month, our Sunday School for our children began afresh for the
2012-2013 academic year. This month I want to remind the adults that we continue
to offer classes for them as well. On Sundays, Dr. Robert Baker will be offering adult
classes on a variety of topics beginning at 10:15 and concluding prior to the 11:00
service. Robert s knowledge and easygoing teaching style is always appreciated.
In September, he will be doing classes on Book of Job and a summary class on the
Cruelty of Heresy class that he and I co-taught last spring. He will then be leading a
longer class on the Minor Prophets of the Old Testament.
      The Wednesday Evening Bible study will be on hiatus for September but will
resume with a new Bible study beginning on October 10. We will study Paul s
longest epistle, his Letter to the Romans. This is the Book that in many ways inspired
the Reformation. Martin Luther came to understand the doctrine of justification
from his interpretation of Paul s famous Letter. In recent years, modern scholars
have come to question these understandings that go back to the patristic writings
of St. Augustine of Hippo. We will read and study Romans using the English
Standard Version of the Bible. I hope for a great deal of class participation and
good-natured give and take as we study this often misunderstood work of the great
apostle. I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evenings!
      Grace and peace,                                                 Father Joel+
Clergy and staff members may be contacted by                                Our Parish Mission Statement
using the listed extensions and phone numbers.
Please follow the prompts on the menu to leave a                                       Matthew 28:18-20
voice mail.
                                                                 And Jesus said, Go therefore and make disciples of
                          The Clergy                             all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father
                                                                 and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them
        The Rev. Joel J. Morsch, Rector, ext. 227                  to observe all that I have commanded you. And
                                                                 behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
        The Rev. Gretchen M. Platt, Deacon

                          The Vestry

                   C. J. Howard    Sr. Warden
                                                                           Hospitalization and Other
                   Janet Welch    Jr. Warden                                     Pastoral Concerns:
                   Heather Whelan - Secretary                    As a result of the Health Insurance Portability and
                  Jeanette Edwards - Treasurer                   Accountability Act (HIPAA), parishioners and
                                                                 family members who find themselves hospitalized
                         Terri Teigland                          can no longer expect the hospital authorities to
                  Paula Adams, Janet Argeros                     inform the clergy of their pastoral needs. The
                                                                 clergy depend on you to call the Parish office
              Wylene Graham, John Kendzior
                                                                 (747-3709) with as much information as possible.
           Buz Zoller, Andrew Sewell, Kevin Oden

                     Dolly Young, Alternate

                  H. Hamilton Rice - Chancellor
                                                                                   TABLE OF CONTENTS
                           The Staff
                                                                 General Information & Staff                        2
        Lynda Botzenhart      Youth Director, ext. 285
                                                                 Chi Rho Deadline                                   3
        Richard Odell     Facilities Manager, ext. 236

        Evelyn Pratt     Office Manager, ext. 230                Office Information                                 3

        Maryam Whitaker Administrative Assistant, ext. 221       Bible Studies                                      4
        Pamela Willey      Parish Coordinator, ext. 223          Music Notes                                        5
                       Music Department
                                                                 Music Opportunities for Gifting                    6
  Richard Benedum, D.M.A. Organist/Choirmaster, ext. 226
                                                                 CPC Sunday/Spiritual Direction                     7
   William Holt    Associate Organist/Choir Director

        Margaret Sanford      Jubilate Handbells                 Ministry News                                      8

                                                                 July Financial/Let s Do Lunch/Empty Bowls          9

                                                                 Christian Education & ECW Calendar                10

                                                                 Outreach Cruise                                   11
        Clergy Emergency Cell Phone:
                                                                 September Birthdays                               12
        Rev. Joel Morsch: 773-6018
                                                                 September Anniversaries/Saint Stephen s           13

                 Clergy Email:                                   Anglican Cycle of Prayer                          14

                Rev. Joel J. Morsch:                             Sunday Scripture Readings                         15
                                                                 Service Schedule                                  16

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Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and
        certain of what we do not see.

                                       Hebrews 11:1


 You may reach the Church staff by calling (941) 747- 3709
           Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
         (See phone extensions for staff on Page 2)
  Office will be closed for Labor Day, September 3, 2012.
There will be no noon day service in the Chapel on this day.



DR. ROBERT BAKER will be offering the final classes on the Book of
Job and then a summary class on the Cruelty of Heresy on SUNDAY
MORNINGS at 10:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall for all adults.

There will not be Wednesday evening Bible Study during the month
of September. In October, Father Joel will begin a Bible Study on
the Book of Romans.

MEN S GROUP BIBLE STUDY always welcomes new members.
Currently we are studying ABBA S CHILD by BRENNAN MANNING.
Come and join us in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday

DAUGHTERS OF THE KING meet on Wednesday mornings at 11:00
a.m. in the Parlor and would like to invite all Churchwomen to join
them for an adventure in discipleship. They are studying Jesus
Instead by Harry C. Griffith. This is a Bible study that will lead
participants to discover what Jesus would have his disciples do in
today s world.

THE EVENING DAUGHTERS OF THE KING is offering a Bible study
called Nurturing a Heart of Humility (The Life of Mary) on Thursdays
at 7:00 p.m. in Meeting Room #1. All are welcome!

                                MUSIC NOTES

Special music events for the coming year are now posted on the Church web site; be
sure to check that out and mark the dates on your calendars. And why not invite a
friend or neighbor? While you re looking at the web site, look at the photo gallery of the
magnificent Létourneau organ; you can see pictures taking the organ from the shop in
Canada, through unloading, to the final installation in the Church.
We also invite members of Christ Church to consider making a contribution to help
support the concert series and other special music activities and needs; names of
contributors will appear in all concert programs or donors can be listed anonymously.
If you would like to make a contribution, please write Concert Series on the memo
line, and send your check to the Church.
We re very grateful that the Vestry has continued to support the Music Program at
Christ Church in spite of the Church s tight budget. Nevertheless, we ve had to put off
many of the things that we d like to do or buy. We ve even had to defer or minimize
maintenance on the Church s organs and pianos we can get by for a short time, but
not indefinitely. We d also like to build an endowment for special music activities and
needs. We ve put together the beginnings of a special needs list, and invite each
Church member to consider offering special support. Each contributor will be listed in
the music programs for special events during 2012-2013.
Call or e-mail either of us if you have any questions. We thank you in advance for your
consideration and support and hope to see many of you at the next season s special
music events.

Dr. Richard Benedum                              William Holt
312-5875                                         746-6634            

                             OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIFTING
    New anthems for Christ Church Chorale                      $70 per composition

    Tune pianos                                                $75 each
    Guest musicians from Sarasota Orchestra for
     November 25 performance of Mozart Missa brevis in C
     during the 11:00 service                                  $1,250
    Music for February 3 performance by Christ Church
     Chorale                                                   $300
    Guest musicians from Sarasota Orchestra for
     February 3 performance of Schubert s Mass in G
     during the 11:00 service                                  $1,250
    Underwrite one concert                                     $1,500-3,000
    Annual maintenance of organs in church and chapel          $2,000
    I d like my gift to help build an endowment fund for the Music Program

    Use my gift where it s needed the most.

                                    AMOUNT OF GIFT
    Concert Sponsor $2500 and above                Crescendo $250-499
    Standing Ovation $1000 - 2499                  Arpeggio $50-249
    Applause $500 - 999                            A capella   under $50

Name as you would like it to appear________________________________________
City, State, ZIP________________________________________________________

                Church Periodical Club
The Church Periodical Club, an independent
organization of the Episcopal Church, is dedicated to
the ministry of the written word. In our Diocese
one-half of the offering may be retained by the
congregation for books, Bibles, Sunday School curricula,
grants to those seeking ordination etc. The other half is
sent to the Diocesan ECW Periodical Club chair and
Seminarians may apply to her for a grant for books.
September 9th has been designated Church Periodical
Club Sunday. The offering will be taken on that day.
The Church Periodical Club s Miles of Pennies is an
outreach program to provide books for children. One
mile of pennies equals $844.80 and a grant is for that
amount. There is a jar in the office and another in the
Narthex where you may drop in your pennies.

                               Spiritual Direction

Have you wondered about Spiritual Direction? Have you hungered for a chance to
discover and grow in a deeper relationship with the Mystery we call God? Maybe the
prayer life that you ve had all of your life seems to have dried up lost its meaning.
Or, your life seems to be going very well, but you know that there just has to be more.
That more you are looking for may be a different kind of being, or relating, or
listening. Each of us seeks a spiritual path that is uniquely ours. With a Spiritual
Director, a trained companion, it is possible to discover a new knowing of who and
whose we are in Christ. Meetings are scheduled in advance and generally occur

The purpose of Spiritual Direction is to redefine one s self in relation to God. Although
a lifetime undertaking, we do get side tracked and confused. A director can help the
directee clarify God s message. Where is God in my life? What is my story? Where
does my story fit into our common Christian story? How is the Holy Spirit at work in my
life? What is missing?

Direction is a conversation concerned with helping persons place themselves freely
before a loving God who is continuously reaching out. Directors help their directees
become more sensitive to God s personal call to them. As a person s relationship with
the Divine becomes more intimate, one lives out this richness in everyday life.

                                                        Sarah Miller

                               MINISTRY NEWS
E. C. W.                                                             by Joyce Cory
The women of Christ Church join in fellowship for the purpose of deepening
their spiritual life and to foster active participation in the whole Church
program. All adult churchwomen in Christ Church are members of the ECW
and are cordially invited to become active in the Church.

ST. ANNE S CHAPTER                                             by Joyce Cory
St. Anne s Chapter has been one of the Episcopal Church Women's
organizations here at Christ Church for many years. Our focus is to enable
women to grow in Christian fellowship. St. Anne s meets once a month from
October through May, on the second Wednesday of the month in the Church
Parlor at 9:00 am. Call Joyce Cory at 761-4269 for further details.

THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT is staffed by Mary Buonagura and
Sarah Miller. Mary and Sarah have special expertise to complement the
Rector in spiritual and pastoral matters. The Center offers free and confidential
pastoral counseling, guidance and direction for various challenges we all face
such as grief, depression, marriage and family, addiction, conflict resolution,
and spiritual growth. For an appointment, please call Mary at 941-778-2851 or
Sarah at 941-388-8743.

OUR LORD S PANTRY                                           by Christina Mason
We are in need of individual packets of oatmeal, peanut butter, cereal, small
cans of soup, spaghetti sauce (no pasta) and small cans of canned fruit. We
appreciate your continued support of this important ministry.

THE CHRIST CHURCH THRIFT SHOP                               by Eileen Alleman
The Thrift Shop has had a very good summer. Because sales have been so
good donations are really needed. Furniture ,cookware, and men s shoes are
especially needed now. Anything you enjoy having or need in your home will
appeal to our customers. However, we do not take TV s, electronics or
computers and computer accessories. Beginning October 1st the shop will be
open from 10:00 to 4:00. More volunteers will be needed to staff the additional
hours. Come by the shop and see what we do - you might like to join a great
group of people who have a good time working to raise funds for outreach
and also have time for partying.

                               Christ Episcopal Church

                Operating and Combined Financial Statements

                                      July 31, 2012

                                      Operating                      Combined

Revenue                           $ 455,375                      $    518,915

Expenses                             (513,045)                       (542,927)

Transfer in from other Funds          77,134                           79,925

Transfers out to other Funds           (2,520)                        (79,925)

Net Revenue over Expense         $    16, 944

Net Expense over Revenue                                         $    (24,012)

                        LET S DO LUNCH - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012

                               We begin our 2012-2013 with food, wonderful
                      fellowship, music and special speakers who will highlight
                                the active ministries of Christ Church.

                               Join us at 12 noon in the Parish Hall. Donations are
                                 accepted at the door. Be sure and sign up to
                                            attend. Door Prizes!

           EMPTY BOWLS - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2012
 The Empty Bowls event is held to raise money to combat
      hunger in our community. You may purchase a
  delicious home-made soup in a bowl you get to keep.
  The bowl is a reminder that someone else s bowl
      is always empty. The event takes place in the Parish
        Hall between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.
                All proceeds go to Outreach.


SEPTEMBER 9, 2012                  ACOLYTE TRAINING AND
OCTOBER 7, 2012                    ST. FRANCIS DAY, PET BLESSING 1-2 p.m.
Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will
not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

                                    2012-2013 EVENTS

                            EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN

LET S DO LUNCH                           SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012

EMPTY BOWLS                              SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2012

LET S BUILD A SALAD                      FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012

ECW ANNUAL MEETING                       WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012


ST. ANNE S ENGLISH TEA                   THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013

MINI-MIRACLE DAY                         SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013

A SURPRISE                               SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013

                     NOVEMBER 25, 2012 - DECEMBER 2, 2012
                   Nov. 25 (Sunday) - Tampa - Departs 5 PM
                  Nov. 26 (Monday) - Key West, FL - Afternoon
                           Nov. 27 (Tuesday) at Sea
            Nov. 28 (Wednesday) Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Full Day
        Nov. 29 (Thursday) Santo Tomas de Castilla (Guatemala), Full Day
                    Nov. 30 (Friday) - Costa Maya - Full Day
                             Dec. 1 (Friday) at Sea
                      Dec. 2 Tampa, FL (Welcome Home)

                   CATEGORY K (INSIDE) $770.00 per person
                  CATEGORY E (OUTSIDE) $978.00 per person
                CATEGORY B (BALCONY) $1,610.00 per person
                     (Book early for best cabin and pricing)
                   FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE SEPTEMBER 11, 2012

 Holland America Lines reserves right to impose a fuel supplement on all guests.

                            FOR MORE INFORMATION
                             CALL VICKI BRENEMAN
                                   TRAVEL NOW
                     941 794-8245 OR EMAIL:

                       September Birthdays
 2 Eleanor Fensterle   14 Edward Bennett      21 Cara Rawe

  Janet Gallagher        Kevin Marshall         Thane Reed
  Pam Willey             Bettye Sue McCurry     Barney Scott
 3 Julane Rodgers        Jennifer Mida        22 Olivia Ogles

 4 Don Adams             Becky Rung             Buddy Williamson
  Beatriz Irvin          Anna Ryskamp-Conn    23 Laura Lee McKeithen
  Jeannine Martin        Gail Tidmore           Dolly Young
  Bryan Russell        15 Ralph Faillace      24 Russell Amend
  Janet Welch            Donna Kezar            Kathy Curtin
 5 Michelle Sewell       Karen Kreisel          Art Harman
 6 Kate Boyd           16 Terry Leslie          Hannah King

  Jan Breakfield         Andrew Zoller          Kirsten Regal
  Wes Woodward         17 May Jo Gray         25 Roger Kezar
 7 Don Courtney          Buz Zoller           26 Blake Hadley
  John Friedricks      18 Bobbie Briggs         Jody Hadley
  Sharon Villars         Kyle Cleland           Will Kaklis
 9 Hannah Russell        Erin Leslie            Chris Woodward
10 Ginny Donovan         Aaron Welch          27 Norma Loenichen
  Sarah Stephenson     19 Meredith Argeros    28 Peggy McLaughlin
11 Manuel Lira           Konnie Chapman       29 Erin King

12 Grace McVay           Megg Faillace          Rick Teigland
13 Lauren Demo         20 Bess Carrier        30 Betty Gloede
  John McKay           21 Donna Courtney        Heidi Scott
  Maureen Mida           Grant Oden

                                 September Anniversaries
         2 Alan & Bev Prather                      16 Brian & Mary Braine

         3 Guy & Lisa Pessina                        Charlie & Nancy Locke

         4 Dave & Terry Leslie                     17 Robert & Ro Kennedy

         9 John & Alexandra Carstarphen            19 Richard & Sandra Wolfe

          Clifford & Cynthia Curley                22 Ernest & Janet Leemon

        15 Robby & Donna Ball

Saint Stephen's welcomes back all of its' students! We are excited to have
over 645 students in grades Pre-K3 through Twelfth Grade join us for the
2012-2013 school year with many classes filled to capacity.

Jan Pullen begins her twenty-fifth year at Saint Stephen's and ten years
serving as Head of School and we are very blessed to have her as our school

Save the Date: Friday, October 5th is our Homecoming and Tailgating
Extravaganza. Gates open at 3:00 pm with fun festivities for children of all
ages. The game kicks off at 4:00 pm and a BBQ dinner will be served at
halftime. Come join us!

                      Anglican Cycle of Prayer
                                Pray For:
          September 2, 2012 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
The Episcopal Church of the Sudan The Most Revd Dr Daniel Deng Bul Yak,
   Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan & Bishop of Juba.

           September 9, 2012 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
   The Anglican Church of Tanzania, The Most Revd Valentino Mokiwa,
          Archbishop of Tanzania & Bishop of Dar-es-Salaam.

          September 16, 2012 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
  The Church of the Province of Uganda The Most Revd Henry Orombi,
             Archbishop of Uganda & Bishop of Kampala.

        September 23, 2012 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
    The Episcopal Church in the USA, The Most Revd Katherine Jefferts
                    Schori ,Presiding Bishop of TEC.

         September 30, 2012 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
The Church in Wales, The Most Revd Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales &
                          Bishop of Llandaff.

 Yet have regard to the prayer of your servant and to his plea, O
  LORD my God, listening to the cry and to the prayer that your
         servant prays before you. II Chronicles 6:19.

These lectionary citations are from the Revised Common Lectionary
  as used by the Episcopal Church. We are now in Year B.

Celebration                          Lessons
September 2, 2012                    Song of Solomon 2: 8-13; Deuteronomy
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost    4:1-2, 6-9; James 1:17-27; Mark 7: 1-8,
                                     14-15, 21-23; Psalm 45: 1-2, 7-10; Psalm
September 9, 2012                    Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Isaiah 35:4-7a;
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost     James 2: 1-10, (11-13). 14-17; Mark 7: 24-
                                     37; Psalm 125; Psalm 146.
September 16, 2012                   Proverbs 1: 20-33; Wisdom of Solomon
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost      7: 26-8:1; Isaiah 50:4-9a; James 3:1-12;
                                     Mark 8: 27-38; Psalm 19; Psalm 116: 1 8.

September 23, 2012                 Proverbs 31:10-31; Wisdom of Solomon 1:
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost 16-2:1, 12-22; Jeremiah 11:18-20; James
                                   3: 13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9: 30-37; Psalm 1;
                                   Psalm 54.
September 30, 2012                   Esther 7: 1-6, 9-10; 9: 20-22; Numbers 11:
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost    4-6, 10-16, 24-29; James 5: 13-20; Mark 9:
                                     38-50; Psalm 124; Psalm 19: 7-14.

  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a
  workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
  rightly dividing the word of truth.

                 2 Timothy 2:15

Scripture readings can be found on

                 Christ Episcopal Church
                 (941) 747-3709
                 4030 Manatee Ave. W
                 Bradenton, Fl 34205

                                       Place Label Here

SUNDAY COMMUNION                             WEEKDAY COMMUNION
All Sunday Services are                    All Weekday Services are held
                                              in the Chapel of the Good
    held in Church                                    Shepherd
    7:30 a.m. Rite I                         Monday, 12:00 p.m. Rite I
  (Traditional Music)                      Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. Rite I
    9:00 a.m. Rite II                             with anointing
(Contemporary Music)                          Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
   11:00 a.m. Rite II                                     Rite I
  (Traditional Music)                             with anointing.
   PLEASE JOIN US                                PLEASE JOIN US
    FOR WORSHIP                                   FOR WORSHIP


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