Celebrate Christmas with Christ Church Seaway!

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2017 Christmas Service Times (All Welcome)

Sunday December 17 Advent III – 10am Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday December 24 Advent IV – 9am Combined Advent Service

Sunday December 24 Christmas Eve – 7:00pm All-Ages Eucharist

Sunday December 24 Christmas Eve – 10:00pm Choral Eucharist

Monday December 25 Christmas Day – 9:00am Holy Communion

(The window pictured above is from St. David’s church in the lost village of Wales. It is now installed at Christ Church Seaway)

2017 Christmas Pageant

christmas-pageantThis Sunday December 3 the Christ Church Sunday School and members of the Youth Group will be telling the story of Jesus’ birth through a special Christmas pageant. The play will be featured as part of the regular Sunday morning liturgy. Everyone is always welcome!

Make-it, Bake-it, Grow-it, Sew-it

Come one, come all: Advent is just around the corner and Christmas draws closer every day. This annual bazaar auction is a great way to support the ministry of Christ Church and do some Christmas shopping at the same time. Homemade quality donations can be dropped off the day before or on the morning of Nov. 25. This is an event not to be missed!MIBIGISI 2017-1.jpg

All Saints Sunday

This Sunday November 5th, Christ Church Seaway celebrates the feast of All Saints. It is an occasion to remember and celebrate the lives of all who have lived in witness to God’s love and have journeyed along the way of Christ. Worship services will be held at 8am and 10am. Following the 10am service there will be a brief memorial service to prayerfully remember those who have gone before us. During the memorial service there will be a chance to light candles in memory of departed loved ones. Everyone is welcome to attend.

PWRDF Christmas Cards

This Christmas

…give development, relief and justice!

Spread the word of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund’s important work and support the program at the same time. Each pack includes 12 cards and envelopes. A minimum donation of $20 is recommended. Please see Mallory Green on Sunday for details. In the meantime, check out pwrdf.org for some of the PWRDF’s latest news!

Animal Blessing Service

St. Francis with AnimalsSunday October 1 @ 4pm

Bring your pets, livestock, and stuffed toys to be blessed in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals!

Everyone is welcome!

(Please call ahead if special arrangements are needed for large or exotic animals!)

Update to Congregation on the Status of Meetings with Other Parishes in the Deanery

Please take a moment to read this update which was read by Joanne Walker-Keefe (rector’s warden) this Sunday. Please also pray for guidance as we plan for the future of Christ Church.

I know you haven’t heard from me since May and that is mainly because there has not been anything new to report. We will be meeting with Trinity Cornwall and St. John’s Lancaster this week to see if we can come up with a plan to share our priestly services and then on September 26 we meet with Bishop John, Sanjay from the financial office, and the corporations from the rest of the deanery.

I want to put to rest a rumour going around that, if we don’t accept this arrangement, we will close. This is not the case. There has never been a discussion on closing. All we are trying to do is save money. That being said, if anyone has any suggestions on how we can improve our financial situation, please bring them to Reverend Patrick or one of the Wardens . If we chose to opt out of any arrangement with Trinity and St. John’s we can. The reality is that we don’t bring in enough money to cover our expenses which is why we have been having so many fund raising events throughout the year but that is still not enough. If we chose to opt out, we will have to draw approximately $50,000 a year from our consolidated trust fund to cover our annual deficit, which could keep us going for about 10 years and I think everyone would agree that that would really not be a good solution and not in our best interest.

Once we have the 2 meetings I mentioned we hope to have a plan to present to you and we will call a special vestry to give the details and answer any questions.