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April 6 ~ April 13 Looking beyond Easter to CHOCOLATE SUNDAY

Yes, Easter is but two weeks away. We are blessed to experience a rich Holy Week at Christ Church as noted in the box to the right. But there are some among us that are chaffing at the limitations of their 40 day Lenten Discipline. I suspect the chocolate devotees among us will embrace an idea that makes coming back to church on the Sunday following Easter a true joy: CHOCOLATE SUNDAY! Imagine the Parish House or even the Ministry Center filled with chocolate based goodies to share during our three coffee hours. Everyone is invited to bring their chocolate favorite, either your own creation or one you know just everyone will love! Here’s a brief list of chocolate creation ides:                  

Black Forest cake Boston cream pie Chocolate brownie Chocolate cake Chocolate chip cookie Chocolate-covered potato chips Chocolate marquise Chocolate pudding Chocolate tart Chocolate-covered bacon Death by Chocolate Devil's food cake Éclair Flourless chocolate cake Fudge cake German chocolate cake Mississippi mud pie Pain au chocolat

Those Serving Today 7:30 Celebrant: The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas Verger: Hal Stirling Eucharistic Ministers: Bob Emory, David Spence Greeters: Don Smith, Stephene Smith 8:45 Celebrant: The Rev. H. Paul Canady Verger: Hal Stirling Eucharistic Ministers: Jane Broaddus, Linda McAlister Acolytes: Alex Norwood, Alexander Pastor, Victoria Pastor Ushers: Jesse Garman, Abby Garman, Ed Childs, John Childs Greeters: Larry Whitney, Connie Whitney Musicians: Mark West, Alesron Lancaster Director of Music: David Leahey 11:00 Celebrant: The Rev. Marquita L. Hutchens Eucharistic Ministers: David Mair, Nancy Mansfield, Ken Chance Acolytes: Philip Buffa, Kate Williamson, Randall Hudson Ushers: Joe Mansfield, Vins Bower, Hal Von Dolln, Audrey Von Dolln Greeters: Willis Stevens, Carolyn Stevens Director of Music: David Leahey Altar Guild: Joanne Phillips, Alice Underhill, Martha Ross, Helena Polese, Rebecca Liberty

Preparing for Maundy Thursday with a Red Sanctuary Light

There is an expression of a Maundy Thursday tradition that I would like Christ Church to experience during Holy Week. As we do not have an Aumbry or Tabernacle in public view in which to keep the reserve sacrament, I have placed a red encased sanctuary light behind the altar on a special stand for use through Easter. A light such as this is used in churches to recall Exodus 25:8-9 and John 1:14 (God has pitched God’s tent among us = The word became flesh and dwelt among us). In common use, the Red Sanctuary Light, or what I call The Light of the Presence, burns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until the moment on Maundy Thursday when we process the consecrated Body and Blood of Jesus Christ out of the church for placement on the Altar of Repose in the Chapel. The Light of the Presence is extinguished on Maundy Thursday as process singing “Now, my tongue the mystery telling.” Please be sure to tell me how this experience affected your Holy Week devotion. These pictures help tell the story of what you cannot see from the pews. Perhaps, a more public expression, such as Aumbry or Tabernacle in public view, will be an outcome this trial use.

Christ Church Clergy Interim Rector ~ The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas ~ Mobile 252.876.6841 Associate Rector for Pastoral Care ~ The Rev. Marquita L. Hutchens ~ Mobile 252.639.0606 Associate Rector for Youth & Young Family Ministries ~ The Rev. H. Paul Canady ~ Mobile 252.571.6892 Christ Church Staff Director of Music ~ David Leahey Operations Manager ~ Nancy Przybylko Director of Children’s Ministries ~ Ann Bustard Receptionist ~ Judi Dorn Nursery Staff ~ Stephanie Hawkins & Megan Uihlein Sexton ~ Bill Marshall Christ Church Vestry Term thru 2014: Ellen Chance, David Cook, Kathy Mansfield, Ray Tait Term through 2015: Jane Merritt, Senior Warden, Mike Power, Junior Warden, Mark Johnson, Charles Smith Term through 2016: Ross Beebe, Terry Brubaker, John Harper and Jettie Pelletier Christ Church welcomes information concerning church events and ministries. All items submitted for publication must be received in the office by no later than noon on Wednesdays, and are subject to editing based on the date (if applicable), content and available space. Submit items to

In peace we pray to you, Lord God Names on the list of families and friends remain on the prayer list for three months. If there is someone that needs to remain on the prayer list, please call the office to have their name placed on the list again. For our ill and recovering parishioners: Art and Diane Vance, Fred Latham, Barbara Willis, Norma Doane, Edna Bearnes, Doris McDougal, Herb Parker, Elliott Hudgins, Gary Derck, Margaret Hornby, Percy Thackston, Pat Chandler, Janet Stevens, Marge Trubiano, Lois Besanko, David, Jackie Barney, Dru Nichols, Linda Lore, Ralph Cowan, Jeanette Armour, Vance Harper Jones, Eddie Eddleman, Mike Pridgen, Ellen Maguire, Chris Thackston, Baker, Donna Johnson, Muriel Latham, Steve Dembickie, Kay Gariepy, Dottie Parker, Sonja Doran, Kim Huddle, Sue Hartley, Jean Reichenbach, Jay Valentine, Steve O’Brien

For our families and friends: Bella, Natalie, Natalie, Baby Alice, Holt, Karen, Virginia, Jim, Zachary, Arianna, Phyllis , Carolyn, Steve, John, Frances, James, Anna Mae, Steve, Jan, Andrew, Travis, Paul, Cynthia, Ima, Josh, Ruth, William, Derek, Tina, Bernie, Hudson, Donna, William, Carol, Michael, Jan, William, Mariya, Martin, Bob, Marcia, Biagio, Kris, Beth, Judith, Eve, Yvonne, Bill, Shirley, Frank

Will Cook, Virginia Dutton, Anna Louise Flanagan, Kate Flanagan, Malia Guidage, Sarah Hancock, Victoria Hooper, Campbell Huddle, Jacques Jandrain, Sarah Jeske, Ashley King, Jay King, William Little, Tyler McClimon, Dana McLaughlin, Samantha Miller, James Robinson, Claire Shields, Ray Shields, Branham Talton, John Thomas, Eli Turner, Ian Turner

For our deployed military: Capt. Jason White, Cpl. Jason Church, Sgt. Bill Jarvis, Capt. Paul Truog, LCPL Ross Drury, SPC. Tyler Joseph, LT. Daniel Miller, PO1 Michael P. Gormley, Andrew Konzen, LT. Col. Chris Richie and family Michele, Hannah and Kate, Capt. Delbert R. Patton, PO James Hartley, SSG Andrea D. Eubanks, 1st LT Andrew Bonell

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Mary’s, Gatesville Pamlico Deanery San Gabriel, Consuelo, Dominican Republic

For our students away from home: Moe Andreiev, Whit Barnes, Kelsey Bennett, Lawrence Bowers, Amanda Buffa, Cory Connell, Brittany Ferrell,

Christ Episcopal Church 252-633-2109 320 Pollock St., PO Box 1246, New Bern, NC 28563 Visit us on the Web Christ Church website <>

Called to Serve... C-TV 10 (Channel 10), Senior Pastor Brent Manning, West Vanceboro Church of God, shares how God has called him recently to lead a young, and growing church outside Vanceboro. Sunday, 4/6 at 6:30pm and Thursday, 4/10 at 7pm, or at

Sunday, 4/6 Join us in the Parish House for coffee after each service. RCS Spring Ingathering Sunday 10:00am Sunday School for all ages 12:15pm Acolyte Training 12:30pm Listening in Lent (Pelletier Room) 5:00pm Listening in Lent (Ministry Center) 5:00pm First Intentional Communion (Pelletier Room) Monday, 4/7 1:00pm Listening in Lent (Pelletier Room) 4:15pm Cherub & Choristers 6:00pm Stephen Ministry 6:30pm Men’s Bible Study 7:00pm Listening in Lent (Fairfield Harbour) 7:00pm Daughters of the King Tuesday, 4/8 8:00am Holy Eucharist 10:00am Women’s Bible Study; Philippians (Women’s Connection Room) 2:00pm Order of St. Luke 7:00pm Listening in Lent (Pelletier Room) Wednesday, 4/9 10:00am Holy Eucharist

Adult Education Classes: Session 6 Synthesis with C.B. Evans, Women’s Connection (Please note the change of location for Synthesis) Q&A About the Bishop Election with The Rev. Paul Canady, Library

Intergenerational Event—April 13 Please join us on Sunday April 13, 2014 in the parish house for an Intergenerational Event. We will make Palm Crosses from palm fronds. Instructions available to facilitate the creation of your crosses. All ages are welcome to come after the 8:45am service.

Decorating for Easter Saturday, April 19

Volunteers are needed to help with decorating the church for Easter. We will also need someone that can climb a ladder. Please meet in the sanctuary at 9:00am.

11:00am Rector’s Bible Study; 8 Deadly Thoughts (Library) Wednesday, 4/9, cont’d. 6:00pm EfM Program 6:15pm “Came To Believe” AA 7:00pm Parish Choir Thursday, 4/10 7:00pm Listening in Lent (River Bend) Friday, 4/11 5:00pm Stations of the Cross (Chapel) (Please enter at the reception door) Saturday, 4/12 9:00am Stepping Out Singles Sunday, 4/13 The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday 7:30am Holy Eucharist: Rite I 8:45am Holy Eucharist: Rite II 10:00am No Sunday School 10:00am Intergenerational Event (Parish House) 11:00am Holy Eucharist: Rite II 7:00pm Passiontide Concert

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