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Vinegar Bible 2017

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1717 GIFT FROM THE PARISH

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On September 30th the parish held a special event in celebration of the 300th anniversary of our treasured Vinegar Bible. This event consisted of several presentations regarding its History and musical performances of choral selections of that era. Below are some photos of the event. The presentations, the program booklet, additional photos and other information can be found at the blue button near the top of this home page.

1717 MOTHER LISA,, BISHOP STOKES, AND BOB KELLY

1717 MOTHER LISA, BISHOP STOKES, AND BOB KELLY

1717 MADREGALIA

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LYNN, MIMI, PEGGY, PRISCILLA

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THE VINEGAR BIBLE

2017 is the 300th birthday of our treasured Vinegar Bible. We are planning a celebration of this special year and this segment of the web site will document these activities.

THE VINEGAR BIBLE, LIBERATED

The Vinegar Bible, one of the parish’s treasured religious artifacts was extracted from its display case on June 19th. Its freedom allowed us to use it for our Gospel reading on June 25th and for all to see pages that have not been on view for many decades. The Bible is in remarkably good shape with a binder that is in good shape and pages, that while they show the wear of many page turnings for about 175 years, that are sturdy in their handling.

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Vinegar Bible Art Internship

In this 300th anniversary of our treasured Vinegar Bible, we have explored many aspects of this beautiful historic and religious document. After removing it from its display case in June, we have seen many remarkable aspects of this impressive tome. One such aspect is the set of numerous illustrations in the Bible. There are two full page drawings as well as head and tail pieces for each Book of the Bible. These were made from engravings by various artists but who these artists were and what the depictions represent are not known.
In order to build our knowledge of these illustrations we have engaged a student in the Art Department at Monmouth University to study these images. The parish has had student interns over the past four years focused mostly on aspects of our history. This is the first time we will have an art student performing such an internship.
The internship will align with the current (Fall) semester at the University. The student is Campbell Lee and she is a junior. Campbell is an English major in Creative Writing and an Art History minor.
Her mentor for this Independent Study will be Art Professor Corey Dzenko.
Please join me in welcoming Campbell and her adviser to the Christ Church community.

Campbell Lee

Campbell Lee

 

Pentecost Conversations 2017

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PENTECOST CONVERSATIONS

Christ Church celebrated Pentecost with a special outdoor service held on the south side of the churchyard. The service was also special since the sermon was a family of interactive discussions among the congregants about an important aspect of the parish’s future. This aspect is how we can grow our connections and involvement in the Community and the Community’s awareness of Christ Church. Many ideas were generated and will be assessed shortly.

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Easter 2017

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CHRIST CHURCH AT EASTER 2017

The parish celebrated Easter with a service with great music, the decorating of the cross by the children, the Easter Egg hunt in the graveyard, the lamb cakes, and abundant decorations.

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Cub Scout Visit 2/2017

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ANOTHER TROUPE OF OCEANPORT CUB SCOUTS VISITS

This group of cub scouts accompanied by many of their parents visited the church on February 11. They heard about the history and what a church really means. Patrice Thornton portrayed Graham Kearney Cooke for them.

Annual meeting 2017

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CHRIST CHURCH ANNUAL MEETING JAN 22 2017

 Our annual parish meeting was held with Mother Lisa on sabbatical. As usual, a wonderful pot luck meal was provided by the parishioners. In Mother Lisa’s absence, outgoing senior warden Elaine Feyereisen presided.

The new 2017 Vestry and Wardens are depicted below. From left to right are Nancy Stewart (Vestry Clerk), Sarah Schmid, Peggy James (Senior Warden), Elaine Feyereisen (Junior Warden), James Craven, Sue Napoletano, Walter Dein, Jamie Green, Kit Saible, Joanne Montgomery, and Dave Regeic (Treasurer). (Jim O’Connor and Rachelle Spencer-Mikita were not present.)

Meaningful Worship + Creative Learning + Passionate Service In an Historic Setting

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Welcome.  Whether you have been to Christ Church many times or whether you have just discovered us, we are delighted that you are here. For over three hundred years Christ Church has been known as a place to deepen your relationship with God, nurture a sense of community, and make an impact on the world.

As the Rector, I am firmly committed to three goals: Worship that is dynamic and meaningful;Learning that is creative and engaging, and Service, that passionately spills out into the community and world beyond.  Many have found respite, sustenance, and personal challenge within our walls, but there are many ways one can connect with us even from a distance.  My hope and prayer is that you will find a place here too.

Peruse our website; I am certain you will find just the right thing for you and your family.  And do contact us; I would be happy to begin a lifelong conversation with you.

Peace,

Lisa S. Mitchell, Rector
   Lisa S. Mitchell, Rector

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Table of Contents

Upcoming Special Events

MadRegalia

Flea Market

Moravian Chicken Pies

Youth Group Prime

Ongoing Special Events

Queeni Caay Scholarship Fund

New Videos of Christ Church

Girls’ Friendly Society

Historic Preservation Grant Award

Sandy Disaster Relief Grants

New Aerial Video of Christ Church

New Historic Sign Installed

The Town Clack and Bell are Back in Operation

Seeing is Believing

Past Events

Presiding Bishop at Royal Wedding

Lincroft Cub Scout Visit

Christ Church Easter 2018

Christ Church Palm Sunday 2018

St Patrick’s Day Dinner

Christ Church Receives County Grant

2018 Vestry Commissioning

Christ Church Annual Meeting 2018

Epiphany Pageant

Christmas Eve 2017

Holiday Bazaar and Lantern Tour

Gerard Marengo Walkway Dedication

Enhanced Graveyard Landscaping

59 Bells

Blessing of the Animals

New Roses in the Heritage Rose Garden

Mother Lisa Celebrates 20 Years of Service

Christ Church Celebrates Independence Day

4 Baptisms, 3 Sundays, Month of May 2017

Pentecost Conversations

The Reading of the Names

Another Beautiful Wedding at Christ Church

Christ Church Participates in WOM 2017

The Shrewsbury Clock Face Has a Makeover

Reverend Kathleen Bishop at Christ Church

Gerchak Family Visits the Clock Tower