Saturday, June 8th 9am-3:30pm
This year we are replacing the Flea Market with a Sidewalk Sale. All sorts of Household items. Furniture will be placed outside (weather permitting) and some items will be for sale in the Parish Hall. This is a church fundraiser.
Rock bottom prices and bargains. Come one, come all!!!
CHRIST CHURCH SHREWSBURY
COSTUMED GRAVEYARD TOUR
On May 18th at 10 am Christ Episcopal Church will host a Costumed Graveyard Tour. This is one of a number of events at the church celebrating our historic graveyard’s 300th anniversary. The Costumed Graveyard Tour consists of actors portraying Notable Figures in the graveyard. The performers, members of our Dead Actors’ Guild, stand by their gravemarkers and tell their stories. A costumed guide brings the visitors to each of the characters being portrayed. The depicted individuals span the graveyard’s history from the 17th to the 20th century. As a whole, it is a portrait of the evolution of our community’s history.
Free and open to the public.
WEEKEND IN OLDE MONMOUTH AND GUIDED GRAVEYARD TOUR
On May 4th from 10 to 5 and May 5th from noon to 5, Christ Church will participate in Weekend in Olde Monmouth. Visitors can see this historic church and artifacts on display. This is a special year for this since it is the 250th anniversary of the church building. The display materials will focus on that including images of the church in old photos, art, and postcards.
On May 4th at 10 am Ryan Radice will lead a tour of the graveyard. Ryan is a gifted guide who knows the graveyard intimately. He also conducts tours at Ellis Island. This tour is also special since 2019 is the 300th anniversary of the graveyard. Learn about notable figures, gravestone artistry, and, special features.
Free and open to the public.
Delve into Holy Week more deeply with this booklet prepared by our Rector, the Reverend Lisa Mitchell
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Lenten Study Group: Soup and Discussion
Come join us in the library on Sundays in Lent (beginning March 10th) during coffee hour for a discussion of Barbara Crafton’s new book Come Here, Jesus. (Available on Amazon for $13.22) This little book is erudite and down to earth full of humor and also full of profound spiritual depth offering insights about Jesus who is the divine Son of God but also fully human.
We will begin promptly at 11:45 with a light lunch of soup and bread and finish up by 1:00.
THE READING OF THE NAMES: 2018
The parish held its annual Churchyard Memorial Service, including the Reading of the Names. The names of all veterans interred in the graveyard were read on Sunday, May 21st after the 10 a.m. service. These veterans span the eras from the French and Indian War to Vietnam. Due to inclement weather, for the first time in memory the event was held inside the church instead of in the graveyard.
The veterans’ names were read by Judi and Stuart Buncher in costumes made by Judi.
Stuart Buncher portrayed Marine Corporal Andrew Tomlin. Corporal Tomlin was one of two NJ Marines to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was awarded the medal for heroism in the Second Battle of Ft Fisher, January 15th, 1865. Judi Buncher portrayed a woman of the Civil War Era attired in formal period dress.
CHRIST CHURCH CELEBRATES PALM SUNDAY
Christ Church noted Jesus’s triumphant entry to Jerusalem with its Palm Sunday procession from the parish house to the church. Palms were distributed to the congregation. The service featured the reading of the Passion according to St. Matthew and the use of our 1708 silver Communion Service from Queen Anne.