WORSHIP MINISTERS SCHEDULE
SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Lenten Bible Study for Adults - Sundays 9 am
Fr. Keith will lead our Lenten Bible Study on Sunday mornings at 9 am in the Community Center beginning Feb. 23. The class will consider the significance of Jesus' final seven words spoken from the cross. As we understand and identify with His suffering, we will be challenged and transformed by His message to "pick up your cross and follow Me."
The course materials include a book and a study guide for $20. Scholarships are available upon request, so please don't let the cost keep you from participating in the class. All are welcome! Please contact Stephanie Toperzer in the Church Office at 772.562.8670 to place your order, or leave your request on a Connect Card.
Kids Sunday School in Lent Will Teach Them About Jesus
Our Children's Ministry provides weekly Sunday School for children ages 4 through 10 years, and nursery care for infants to 3 years. During Lent, our study will be on the "I Am" statements of Jesus. Kids will learn who Jesus is and why we can trust Him completely, based on the very important things He told us about who He is - God himself. All are welcome, and we encourage you to invite families with children, or perhaps your own grandchildren, to come and learn along with us. Learn more about Children's Ministries at Christ Church.
Great Litany Services and Noontime Prayers - Each Weekday, Feb. 27 - April 3
Each weekday during the Lenten season, the Great Litany will be prayed at 12 Noon in the Church. The Great Litany is the earliest liturgical worship service translated from Latin into English by Archbishop Thomas Cramner, and first published and authorized for use in the year 1544. Included in every Prayer Book since 1549, this series of petitions and acknowledgments of our shortcomings has been used by Anglicans in seasons of penitence and crisis, as well as historically for springtime crop planting prayers, known as “rogation” for more than four centuries. The service will last 15-20 minutes, will be led by staff members and Lay Eucharistic Ministers, and will include a brief opportunity for mention of those who are ill. The Noontime service will begin Thursday, Feb. 27, at 12 Noon, and will occur each weekday through Friday, April 3.
"Unity" Sunday Eucharist Worship - 10:30 am
Our Sunday worship service at 10:30 is designed to promote congregational unity and fellowship. Replacing the Classic and Encounter formats, this Eucharistic Worship emphasizes the "three streams" of our Anglican faith: Scripture, Sacraments, and Spirit. Our focus will continue to be centered on the authority of Scripture and expressed through observing the time-honored sacraments while experiencing the power, freedom, and ministry of the Holy Spirit.
This new, Eucharist Worship This time change allows for an hour of discipleship opportunities to begin at 9 am for all ages, thus enabling those serving in the Choir, Band, and/or AV to be able to attend these classes and still have time to prepare for the worship service.
"Embrace the Journey" - Feb. 28 - April 24
Although Anglicans believe that life is sacred and God has a true and good design for each life, many people struggle when facing end of life issues. Christ Church is offering an adult education series, "Embrace the Journey," to help people understand and apply God's Word to the process of aging, dying, and related issues. Facilitated by Carol Pearson, the series includes a DVD teaching with workbook and discussion material. The series will be held on Fridays, Feb. 28 through April 24, from 3-5 pm. We will begin in the Nave with a time of prayer before moving into the Conference Room for teaching and discussion. For more information or to register for this series, please use a Connect Card or call Stephanie Toperzer in the Church Office at 772.562.8670.
Rector Installation and Deacon Ordination Service - Sunday March 8
The Rev. Canon Keith Allen will be installed as our fourth rector. During this same service, his wife, Kim Allen, will be ordained as a Deacon. Our Bishop, Neal Lebhar will preside. More details to come concerning this exciting Eucharist Worship service which will be followed by a reception in the Community Center.
Haiti Mission Team Leaves March 19
The mission team will return to Jacmel, Haiti, on March 19 and in one week will construct a permanent, covered pavilion for the school in Lavanneau. This shelter will provide relief from the sun during lunch and student assemblies. They need to purchase and transport a powerful generator, welding supplies, and construction materials. The original structure was erected in 2018, and last year's mission team readily decided to propose a new roof as part of the 2020 mission. If you wish to contribute to this project, please contact James Regan.
Spring Lenten 40 Days for Life Observance Begins March 3
Every Tuesday in March, from March 3 through March 31, from 6 am to 6 pm, you’re invited to join other Christians of all denominations for the Annual Spring Lenten 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re invited to stand or sit and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil on the sidewalk outside of A Woman’s World Medical Center, 503 S 12th Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34950, and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach.
If you cannot participate on Tuesday, you are welcome to pray onsite any other day of the week. To sign up for vigil hours, visit www.40DaysforLife.com/fort-pierce. If you need help signing up online or would like more information, please contact Katherine Booth, Co-Leader Anglicans for Life, email, Cell 386.506.9477 or www.facebook.com/40DaysFortPierce.
Financial Peace University: Managing Money, Retiring Debt, Living Free
Wednesdays at 7 pm, Mar. 4 - Apr. 29
Planning for the future is hard when you are still paying for the past. Learn a better way to beat debt and have a better future. Register for Finalcial Peach University online here for these seminars to be held in the Christ Church Community Center.
Dinner & Lecture with Rev. Canon Dr. Winfield Bevins - March 19
Plan to attend a dinner and lecture with author and teacher, The Rev. Canon Dr. Winfield Bevins, on Thursday, March 19 at 5 pm in our Community Center. Winfield Bevins is a “liturgical missiologist” whose passion is helping others connect to the roots of the Christian faith for discipleship and mission. His latest Zondervan book, Ever Ancient, Ever New, examines how returning to historic, creedal, and liturgical Christian practices has had a lasting impact on young adults seeking truth and authenticity in the Church. Please call the Church Office at 772.562.8670 for more information on this event. Also, Rev. Bevins will preach at Christ Church on Sunday March 22.
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Re-Introducing The Book of Common Prayer
A distinct element of Anglicanism is our liturgy found in the Book of Common Prayer. You are encouraged to get a personal copy for home use. Orders placed through Christ Church will receive our bulk order rate. Apart from your household copy, please consider donating a hardcover book to Christ Church for use in corporate worship. The linen hardcover edition is $17. A deluxe softcover edition with gilded pages is available for $32. Please use a Connect Card or contact Stephanie Toperzer at 772.562.8670 in the Church Office with your information. .
Let the healing begin with Road to Recovery - Wednesdays at 6 pm
This ministry, led by Mike and Kate Pitman, helps you identify strongholds in your life find freedom from their grip. Join our journey on Wednesdays at 6 pm in the Christ Church Conference Room.
Sunday Worship For Kids
The ministry to children happens in the Promise Land wing of our campus and includes Children's Sunday School for grades K-5 and nursery care during all Sunday services. Our trained teachers are each background-checked, fingerprinted, and experienced in early childhood education.
Women’s Bible Study - Wednesdays at 9:15 am
The Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study, led by Sandy Bowler, meets on Wednesdays at 9:15 am in the Christ Church Community Center. Bring a Bible and a notebook, and come early for coffee and fellowship in the café, prior to the class. Newcomers are always welcome!
Adult Bible Study - Thursdays at 7:30 am
The Adult Bible Class meets weekly on Thursday mornings in the Christ Church Conference Room. The current study is on the lives and ministries of the 12 Apostles.
Coffee and donuts are served at 7:15 am; we end promptly at 8:30 am to accommodate our working members. The class is taught by John Campani and Dr. Bill Blackburn, and all material is provided at each class.
GriefShare Sessions - Mondays at 2 pm
Christ Church offers 13-week sessions of GriefShare for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, whether recent or long ago. We are a warm, caring support group serving as an oasis on your long journey through a dry season of grief.
Our afternoon class meets weekly on Mondays at 2 pm in the church Conference Room. Because each class is its own topic, newcomers may join at any time.
This group is open to the community, as the program is nondenominational and features Biblical concepts for healing. If you would like more information about the program, please contact Carol Pearson at 772.231.0566, or visit www.griefshare.org.
Daughters of the Holy Cross
The DOHC is a nurturing and empowering group of women and girls within the Anglican Church of North America who are united in committing their lives to the work and service of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and building up His Body, the Church, through Prayer, Service, Study and Evangelism.
Currently, they meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month after the 10 am Healing Service followed by a simple lunch. For more information, please contact Martha Willoughby at 772.231.3702. We look forward to getting to know more sisters in Christ.
Christ Church Choir
Make a joyful noise to the Lord! So says the Psalmist and we welcome new voices to support the 9 am Classic Worship service in our Christ Church Choir! Rehearsals are held each Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Choir Room. The only requirements are a willing heart, time to attend rehearsals and Sunday services, and the ability to carry a tune. If interested, please call Brady at the Church Office – 772.562.8670.
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