Meaningful Worship + Creative Learning + Passionate Service
In an Historic Setting
Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendour,
Radiant in the brightness of your King!
Christ has conquered death! Glory fills you!
Darkness vanishes for ever! Alleluia!
Exult in glory! The risen Savior shines upon you!
God, renew me from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet.
from A Holy Island Prayer Book, by Ray Simpson
It seems we have waited a very long time for the wintry ground of death to crack open to the Risen Christ. And yet, we have not lost hope. For isn’t that just the way it is with our Lord? Sometimes it feels as if our skin has become so dry and brittle that no oil can soften it. Sometimes it gets so bad it feels as if our souls have crusted right over, and search our memories as we might, we cannot quite remember those carefree days when it seemed the sun would never set nor our limbs would ever tire. And yet we have not lost hope. For isn’t that just the way it is with Jesus? They all thought the game was over. They all knew the dream would never be a reality, for there he was: his lifeless body, hanging limp upon the tree. And then there came Sunday. And then came Resurrection. And then...it comes again to encompass us – body and soul – and we too, rise into new life. This Easter: May God renew you, from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet. Amen. Amen. Alleluia.
|Christ Church Pictorial Directory
Portrait Studios took
photos of parishioners on October 18th and 19th at the parish house.
If you missed this and wish to have your picture taken please
contact the parish office for other opportunities.
|Past Special Events|
|The 311th Parish Meeting was Held on January 26th
|Christ Church Celebrated Christmas
|The Lantern Tour Illuminated Local History
|Our First Annual Holiday Bazaar was a Success
|Thanks to all who attended and especially all who worked to make it a success!
|Baptism on March 2nd
Aniella Grace Ingenito
|Exterior Painting is Complete!!!|
guidance of Property Chair Rebecca Pruitt, the painting of the exterior
of the church was completed! The principle painting work was performed
by JAHC Complete Painting but with much preparatory work done by SES
Home Improvements. Our beautiful historic church is gleaming with
radiance once again.
Click on the picture for more shots from every angle of the beautiful work completed.
|Another Beautiful Wedding at
October 12, 2013
|Images of Christ Church
Then and Now
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year marks the 275th anniversary of the Christ Church
celebrate this anniversary, the parish, together with Dorn's Classic
Images, mounted an exhibit entitled, "Images of Christ Church
Shrewsbury: Then and Now". The exhibit featured
about the charter, old photos - including the earliest from 1869, new
photos, the church in art, and postcard views of the church.
There was also a special section called Then and Now that pairs old
photos of the church with matching contemporary ones. The
was held in the church parish hall from June 24th to July
The exhibit was free and open to the public. A catalog of the exhibit
has been prepared and is available for $20. If interested in acquiring
a copy please contact the parish historian at email@example.com
|Super Storm Sandy Repairs|
|Stained Glass Window Repair|
|The stained glass window repair is complete! Femenella Associates returned on July 26th to reinstall the windows as repaired by the Art of Glass studio.|
|On May 23rd, Cook's Tree Service
came to remove damaged limbs and remove stumps of fallen trees.
Part of Sycamore Avenue needed to be closed to treat the
white oak near the fence.
|Slate Roof Repair|
|On July 1-3, Leeland Slate Roofers of PA came to replace slates on the roof damaged by the storm. This work is now complete.|