For the week of May 29, 2011
Christ Church Today Welcome to Christ Church
8:00 am–1:00 pm Infant Caring Room—this space is historic church and living congregation, we seek to
geared to baby care and provides a video embody God’s unbounded love by embracing,
link to the worship service. (Parish House liberating, and empowering people, whoever they
across from nurseries) are and wherever they find themselves on their
8:00 am–1:00 pm Nursery Childcare for infants and journeys of faith. Please join us.
children through age two in St. Matthew’s For information about Christ Church or
Infant Room, and for children ages three membership, please complete the Welcome Card in
and four in St. Bartholomew’s Room. the pew rack and put it in the offering plate. If you
(Parish House) These rooms are available are new to our community or just visiting, please
for your convenience. Children of all ages sign the Guest Book on the table in the portico.
are welcome at every service.
8:45 am–1:00 pm Christ Church Gift Shop open.
All profits benefit Outreach & Mission.
8:00 am Holy Eucharist
8:45 am Coffee Hour (Library)
9:00 am Holy Eucharist
10:15 am • Farewell Gathering for the Rev. Erika
• Second Reading: Lectionary-based
Bible Study (St. John’s Room) Join
others to read ahead to next Sunday’s
lessons, focusing on the Epistle lesson and
what application these Bible passages can
have for us now.
11:15 am Holy Eucharist
12:15 pm Coffee Hour (Churchyard)
5:00 pm Holy Eucharist
Welcome Sunday 8:45 am–1:00 pm; Tuesday – Saturday
We welcome Jim Jones; Peter Harper; Alfred 10:00 am–4:00 pm; 703-836-5258
Waite, Jr.; Brent & Pam James; Gary & Gail Have you seen our whimsical bicycle wall sculpture?
Sehorn; Randy Pierson; Elizabeth Grant; and This 25” x 36” metal bike is perfect for a sun room,
Chester H. Berg—all of whom visited us recently. deck, balcony, or beach house. Pop a potted plant
Our visitors honor us by their presence. in the bike’s basket and you have created wall art. A
coordinated metal bird cage planter is also a lovely
accessory for your home. Stop by soon!
118 N. Washington St. Free Parking
Alexandria, VA 22314 Cunningham’s Funeral Home on Sundays until 1:00 pm.
www.HistoricChristChurch.org From Washington St., take Cameron St. two blocks west,
turn right on N. Alfred St., and right into lot.
This Week at Christ Church A Look Ahead
Monday, May 30 June 5 is a Full Day from Start to Finish
offices closed Join us at the 9:00 am service for student recognition
10:00 am Memorial Day Service of Morning and Scout Sunday with youth preacher Ashley
Prayer (Wilkes St. Cemetery) Rain or Esquivel. Come to the 11:15 am service to
shine. From Duke St., take S. Henry St. meet Bishop Johnston and witness Receptions,
to the next light, turn right on Wilkes St., Reaffirmations, and Confirmations. A reception to
and go to the end. There is street parking honor all will follow in the Auditorium. Come back
before the cemetery and parking along at 5:00 pm for the Hymn Fest featuring Dr. Gerre
Wilkes St. and S. Payne St. before the Hancock and four full choirs. Stay for the festive
cemeteries. Bring chairs if you desire. garden reception that will follow.
Tuesday, May 31 Bring Your Coffee Mug on June 5
10:00 am Small Group Bible Study (PH Small The Environmental Stewardship Team has scheduled
Conference Room) a Coffee Mug morning for Sunday, June 5, on which
6:00 pm Christ Church Bridge Group (McMurray we will end using Styrofoam or paper cups. Please
Commons) make the effort to bring your own mug (or glass for
6:45 pm Education for Ministry (EfM) (Fowler lemonade or water) to church that morning and on
Conference Room) future Sundays. We will be better stewards of the
Wednesday, June 1 environment by purchasing fewer disposable cups, and
7:15 am Morning Prayer (Chapel) running the dishwasher less.
12:05 pm Holy Eucharist (Chapel)
Please join us at our regular Wednesday Join in an Interfaith Conversation
Eucharist as we celebrate the Visitation of with our Muslim Brothers & Sisters
the Blessed Virgin Mary (trans.) Sheika Farhananz Ellis, Director of the Interfaith
7:00 pm • Christ Church Knitting Club (FH and Community Outreach Committee at the All
Back Lounge Area) Dulles Area Muslim Society, (ADAMS Center),
• Covenant Class (PH Lower Level 2) who was our faith formation presenter earlier this
Thursday, June 2 month, has invited us to come to the Center for
7:00 pm Daughters of the King Study Group lunch, conversation, and to observe prayers on
(St. John’s Room) Saturday, June 11, 12:00 noon–2:00 pM. Space
8:00 pm Christ Church Choir (Choir Room) is limited to 25. If you are interested in attending,
saTurday, June 4 please contact the Rev. Ann Gillespie at agillespie@
9:00 am Labyrinth Prayer Walk (McMurray ccalex.org.
Commons) June 12 Starts Our Summer Schedule
Starting on Pentecost Sunday, June 12, and continu-
To learn about other upcoming Christ Church
ing through Open House on September 11, we will
activities, go to the web calendar at
have three services on Sunday. The services will be
held at 8:00 am, 10:00 am, and 5:00 pm.
Vestry Clergy The Rt. Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon, Clergy Residents
Liz Rudolph, Senior Warden The Rev. Pierce W. Klemmt, Director of Foundations As a teaching congregation,
Brian Wommack, Junior Warden Rector for Spiritual Leadership Christ Church offers
Jim Totten, Treasurer The Rev. Ann Gillespie, The Rev. Dr. Diane G. Murphy, experience in ministry and
Jeff Dienno, Paula Dubberly, Associate Rector for Worship Priest Associate mentoring, as well as support by its
Dorothy Friedlander, Elaine Ho, & Pastoral Care Melanie Mullen, members in developing the spiritual
Laura Humphrey, Seminarian leadership of these residents:
The Rev. Erika Takacs,
Ann McMurray, Ridge Multop, Associate Rector for Faith The Rev. Nick Myers
Betsy Thompson, Bob Thomson, M. Jason Abel, The Rev. Justi Schunior
Formation & Evangelism Director of Music
Education for Ministry (EfM)
Do you have a saint you’d like recognized?
EfM is a four-year course of study by the School of Please submit the information to Suzanne
Theology of the University of the South at Sewanee Froman at email@example.com.
that covers the Old Testament, New Testament,
Church history, liturgy, and theological trends Blessings on...
and movements in the Church. EfM can be taken ✠ Mary Dixon Hutcheson for refreshments on
one year at a time. Study is in a small group and May 22.
is guided by a trained mentor. To explore joining
✠ Mrs. Joan G. Ogilvy Holden, Head of St.
the EfM group at Christ Church, or to get more
Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, who received
information, contact Ridge Multop at 703-360-1870
an honorary doctorate at Virginia Theological
Seminary at the May 2011 graduation.
OUTREACH & MISSION ✠ Mary Ann Bier for her faithful work with
For information, please contact Michele Smith at the volunteers for the Carpenter’s Shelter Re-
703-778-4937 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ception desk and to all those who volunteered
at the desk this past Friday.
June ouTreach aT chrisT church ✠ All those who donated food during the
For our Lazarus guests, we invite and encourage month of May that was given to the ALIVE!
donations of men’s underwear (size M–XXL) Food pantry to serve the hungry of Alexandria.
undershirts, briefs and/or boxers, packages of
women’s underwear, Haines or Fruit of the ✠ All the children, moms, and dads that were
Loom (size M–XL). The client choice food involved in the Outreach Project on Outreach
pantry needs donations of canola cooking oil, Sunday.
salad dressings, and condiments that include ✠ Ann Spitler, Cullen Phillips, Jo Ann Acker-
sugar, flour, and mustard. man, Dorothy Dodson, Jean Berry, Jane Knops,
Ruth Arnold, Fran Reese, Mimi Vellek, and
Deliver Furniture for ALIVE! Michele Bajek for volunteering for Meals on
Christ Church will be responsible for making the Wheels.
ALIVE! furniture deliveries on Saturday, June 4. If ✠ Everyone who contributed to the Alex-
you are interested in spending a morning delivering andria Community Trust’s Spring2ACTion
joy to households in our community, please contact fundraiser for metro fare cards for our Lazarus
Rawles Jones at email@example.com. You will guests.
feel ALIVE after being involved in this morning of
reaching out to others. ✠ Anissa Parekh for chairing the Newcomers’
Brunch. All the Christ Church parishioners
YOUTH & FAMILY who shared their time and talent with our
Scout Sunday is June 5
If you are associated with the Boy or Girl ✠ Bonnie Lilley for supplying and setting up
Scouts, please wear your uniform on June the refreshments for the Newcomers’ Brunch
5 to the 9:00 am service. We will offer as well as Kristi & Casey Lowe for donating
a special scout blessing and honor our refreshments.
parishioners who volunteer or work with children
outside of church.
New Nursery Hours
Vacation Bible School July 11–15 From June 12 through September 11 the nursery
Registration for Vacation Bible School 2011 is open will be open from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm.
to children age three through grade five. This year’s
location is at our co-host, Grace Episcopal Church
at 3601 Russell Rd., Alexandria. Older youth (grades Deadline for Parish Life
six and up) are invited to become Counselors-in- June 2 for June 12 issue
Training. There are half-day and full-day options for Please send announcements to Suzanne Froman at
a minimal cost. To register, contact Julie Simonton firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions exceeding 50 words
at email@example.com. will be edited for length.
Christ Church Gift Program …It’s Pentecost Picnic Time!
Stumped by what to give the new graduate, the bride On Sunday, June 12, following the 10:00 am
& groom, the couple celebrating an anniversary, or Pentecost service, we will have an All-Parish
the birthday boy or girl? Look no further than the Picnic in the churchyard. Bring your favorite picnic
Christ Church Alternative Gift Program. Donate to foods—and enough to share! To help with the
a special project or ministry in honor of any fam- planning, we’d like to suggest a few foods. If you’re
ily member or friend and receive a gift card to send involved in the following ministry areas, please
their way. For further details and help, contact Linda bring the following picnic fare: Mission—cold fried
Dienno at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-778-4928. chicken; Pastoral care—cold fried chicken; Faith
Formation—picnic sides (potato salad, macaroni
Hymn Fest Party Goodies salad); Stewardship—picnic sides (deviled—or
The stewardship committee is organizing the stuffed—eggs for example); Sunday school, youth,
party that will follow the June 5 Hymn Fest. The families—desserts; Worship—desserts; Outreach—
committee invites everyone to participate by chips and pretzels, salsa and dip.
bringing their favorite treats (such as cookies, cheese
balls, spinach dip, etc.) to share. Anyone who wishes Purse for Erika
to contribute to the party can drop their goodies The Rev. Erika Takacs has accepted a call to
off in the Meade Room kitchen before the Hymn become the Associate Rector of St. Mark’s Church
Fest starts at 5:00 pm. If you need your container in Philadelphia and today is her last day at Christ
returned, please mark the bottom of it with your Church. We are collecting a purse for Erika as a gift
name and phone number. If you have questions, from us, as an expression of our gratitude for her
please contact Betsy Hahn at email@example.com or leadership and care. To contribute, please make your
703-598-4345. check out to Christ Church with Erika’s purse in the
memo line. You can either mail your check to the
Hymn Festival on June 5 church office or drop it in the collection plate. Please
Join us on Sunday, June 5 at 5:00 pm for remember that this is not a tax deductible gift.
Hymns of the Spirit, a Hymn Festival with
Dr. Gerre Hancock, one of the world’s Shrine Mont—A Place Apart
most respected church musicians. The Please join the Christ Church family for our annual
Christ Church choirs will be joined by the parish retreat at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs,
choirs from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in VA, the weekend of June 17–19. There will be
Arlington and the Church of the Redeemer something for everybody; from swimming and tie-
in Bethesda. A festive garden party reception will dying t-shirts for the kids to porch-sittin’ and Happy
follow the service. Hour sippin’ for the adults. If you want to volunteer
or help with planning and activities or if you have
The Feast of Pentecost any questions, please contact Chris & Julie Zavrel
Sunday, June 12 is the Feast of Pentecost and we at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Facebook at
warmly invite you to come and bring your neighbor Christ Church Shrine Mont Weekend for up-to-date
to our services. On that day we celebrate the birth postings, pictures, and fun.
of the Church and the gift of the Holy Spirit
that allowed all to hear God’s word in their own The Church and Sudan:
language. Be sure to wear red! Partnering for the Future
We will offer one 10:00 aM service that combines The sixth national conference of the American
the 9:00 and 11:15 am services. The services at 8:00 Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan
am and 5:00 pm remain unchanged. (AFRECS) is being held June 17–19 at Christ
Pentecost signals our switch to the summer Church Episcopal, 5000 Pouncey Tract Rd., Glen
schedule with 8:00 am, 10:00 am, and 5:00 pm Allen, VA 23059. Please check the website at
services. We return to the 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:15 www.afrecs.org for information about AFRECS,
am and 5:00 pm service schedule on September 18. conference costs, registration, and updates.
Tithes & Offerings
The tithes and offerings of all who worship at Christ Church support its outreach and mission
activities and allow us to do God’s work in the world. Please consider sharing the journey by making
a pledge; cards are in the pew racks. Contact Linda Dienno at 703-778-4928 for more information.