Cub Scout Visit 2018

CHRIST CHURCH HOSTS LINCROFT SCOUTS

On Sunday April 8th 2018, the parish provided a tour of the church for the Lincroft Cub Scouts and many of their parents. They learned about the Episcopal and other religions as well as the extensive history at Christ Church especially around the Revolutionary War. There was also a special guest: Benjamin Lippincott. Lippincott is buried in the Christ Church graveyard but was a key figure in the formation of the State of California in the mid nineteenth century. Lippincott was portrayed by Bob Honecker.

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Easter 2018

Christ Church Celebrates Easter

The parish celebrated Easter with a Sunrise service at 6 am and a traditional service at 10 am. The 10 am service was the Eucharistic service with full choir accompanied by organ and trumpet. The music included several anthems by Handel including the joyful Hallelujah chorus. Children decorated the Easter cross during the service and the Easter egg hunt in the churchyard afterwards. The children who found the two Alleluia eggs received a Lamb Cake.

Palm Sunday 2018

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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.

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County Grant

Christ Church Receives County Grant

AWARD RECEPTION FEB 2018

On February 26th Christ Church was presented with a grant from the Monmouth County Historical Commission. This grant, in the amount of $5200, was awarded for the rebuilding of two of the chimneys on the 1824 Rectory that resides within the Four Corners Historic District. Robert M. Kelly, Jr. accepted this grant on behalf of the Church. Here he is shown with Maureen Leach, a Commissioner on his right and Lillian Burry, a County Freeholder on his left.

2018 Vestry Commissioning

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COMMISSIONING OF THE JUNIOR WARDEN AND VESTRY AND DEPUTY TO THE DIOCESAN CONVENTION

During the February 11th 10 am service, the new junior warden, new vestry members, and Delegates to the Diocesan Convention were commissioned.

O Eternal God, the foundation of all wisdom and the fount of all courage: Enlighten with your grace the Wardens and Vestry of this Congregation, and so rule their minds, and guide their counsels, that in all things they may seek your glory and promote the mission of your Church.

Eternal Lord God, who by the Holy Spirit presided at the council of the Apostles to guide them in all knowledge and truth: Be present with the Delegates of this Parish. In the passions of debate give them a quiet spirit, in the complexities of the issues give them clear minds, and in the moments of decision give them courageous hearts. Guide them in all things to seek only your glory and the good of your Church.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Annual Meeting 2018

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Christ Church Annual Meeting 2018

The Annual Meeting was held on January 28 in the parish house complete with a wonderful Pot Luck meal. Mother Lisa thanked the vestry members completing their terms: Elaine Feyereisen, Sarah Schmid, Rita Saible, and Rachelle Spencer. Newly elected members are Jim O’Connor, Robert Kelly, Edgar John, and Dianne Regiec. Georgette King, Connie Goddard, and Jim O’Connor were elected to serve as Alternate Deputies to the Diocesan Convention. A full slate of 2018 Vestry members can be seen in the About Us tab of the web site.

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Epiphany Pageant 2018

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CHRIST CHURCH CELBRATED EPIPHANY

Christ Church held a pageant to celebrate Epiphany during the Sunday service. Donna Devlin created and directed this wonderful celebration commemoration of the Three Kings visiting the Christ child.

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