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All Parish Potluck

First Sunday of the month

Everyone is invited to join us for a time of food and fellowship at the monthly parish potluck following the 10:45 am service on the first Sunday of each month. 

If your last name begins with
A-G: Please bring a dessert (around 12 servings)
H-P: Please bring a side dish (around 12 servings)
Q-Z: Please bring a main dish (around 12 servings)
If you're not able to bring your assigned dish, please bring something simple like bread, drinks, rotisserie chicken....

Please consider also bringing an item to donate the Blessing Box. 

Please contact Mary Brinkerhoff with any questions. 
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Christ Church Women's Fellowship

Saturday, April 30th, 6-9 pm

The ladies of Christ Church are invited to gather once a month for an unstructured time of food and fellowship. In April, the ladies are invited to the home of  Devorah Stacey at 8516 Green Branch Drive. The theme for April's gathering is "lemon" so ladies are invited to bring a drink or dish to share with lemon as an ingredient. We hope you will be able to join us!

Please contact Brandi Guel with any questions or if you need the address!
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New Ministry Opportunity

Serving our brothers through the making of blankets

We are delighted to extend an invitation to those Christ Church parishioners who are crafty, or would like to use your hands to work for Jesus. Please contact Ann Orgeron to talk about making prayer shawls for brothers or sisters who are going through difficult seasons. We would love to share examples of how the Holy Spirit has performed His work through Prayer Shawls. 

Contact Ann Orgeron with any questions.
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Weekly Men's Gathering

Sundays at 8 pm

Each Sunday, the men of Christ Church are invited to gather for a time of casual fellowship, usually around a fire pit. Please bring your own beverage. The group starts around 8pm and meets at a rotation homes. The hosting sign up sheet link is available in the weekly church newsletter. 
Please contact Michael Nichols for details or with any questions.
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7th-12th Grade Youth Hangout

Alternating Sunday nights, 5pm

The youth of Christ Church Waco are invited to the home of Dr. Buras every other Sunday night from 5:00-6:30 pm. 

Please contact Dr. or Mrs. Buras with any questions. 
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Pew Renovation Project has Begun!

 

Several newly restored pews now  installed in Nave!

Make sure you take a close look at  the four beautifully renovated and restored pews in the nave. Prayerfully, as the funds are available more of them will be restored until all are done!

Talk with Gail Ratzlaff or another member of the vestry about this project!
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Missions Committee Gives $8,000

In response to the horrible situation in Ukraine, $8000 of the Christ Church missions budget has been approved to send to The Anglican Relief and Development Fund which has established several partnerships working with Ukrainian refugees within Ukraine or in neighboring countries. For more information, visit the ARDF website:
https://ardf.org/relief-ukraine-2022
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Sunday afternoons, 4:30 pm

The weekly undergraduate Bible study meets at 4:30 pm on Sunday evenings to study the book of First Corinthians, and share fellowship over a light meal. 

Currently, there are four families who will rotate in hosting: Ann Theriot, the Brinkerhoffs, Kopperts, and Loves. 

Students can contact Josiah Stephens  for details, especially regarding transportation.  Parishioners who are interested in supporting or participating in this ministry can contact Andrew Brinkerhoff, or talk to Fr. Nicholas regarding anything related to Anglican Student Ministries.
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Undergraduate Students Welcome

This Sunday, we will commission and bless the inaugural class of the Society of Saint Anselm, a new ministry for undergraduate students directed by Fr. Nicholas and sponsored by Anglican Student Ministries and Christ Church.

The Society of Saint Anselm is a community of students committed to the worship of God, the integration of faith and study, and the practice of an ordered life of prayer and spiritual discipline. Following in the way of Saint Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109), we believe that the intellectual life is one of “faith seeking understanding,” that all learning is fundamentally an act of worship and praise of the God who created and sustains all things, and that grounding our lives of study in a pattern of prayer and spiritual discipline enables us to love God with all our hearts, souls, and minds (Mat. 22:37). To this end, the society takes on a common Rule of Life, consisting of daily prayer, the study of Sacred Scripture, spiritual discipline and direction, and practices of contemplation.

Join us in thanking God for these students and their shared commitment to Christ and his Church. And pray for them in the months ahead as they seek a life of worship, order, and spiritual growth.

For more information about the Society of Saint Anselm and how you might join or support the community, please email Fr Nicholas at nicholas@christchurchwaco.org
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The phone app is also handy!

Breeze serves a vital role at Christ Church. Through it, members can access the church directory, give online, check the church calendar, and coordinate ministry volunteers. Because of this, it is vital that our members keep their information up to date. That way when we create meal trains, visit one another’s homes, or simply want to give an encouraging phone call, we have an easy way of contacting one another. And don’t worry: your contact information is safely stored and only available to the other members of Christ Church.
 
Click here to update your profile: https://christchurchwaco.breezechms.com

Please contact Stevi Nichols with any questions.