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This Week at Christ Church May 5 ~ May 12 A worshiping community in New Bern and the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina since 1715

♦ Welcome We are thankful that you have chosen Christ Church as your place of worship today. Should you desire pastoral services or notices of the church events, please complete a pew card and place it in the offering plate.

Envelopes for CPC donations (Church Periodicals Club) are in the pew racks. ♦ Feast of the Ascension High Eucharist on Thursday, May 9 at 7pm. ♦ Feast of the Ascension Organ Concert & Evensong with guest organist Casey Whaley on Saturday, May 11 at 5:30pm.

Sunday, 5/5 Please join us in the Parish House for Coffee Hour after each service CPC Sunday For those new to Episcopal 8:15am Sunday Breakfast worship, it is customary for the 10:00am Sunday School for all ages congregation to prepare for the service in quiet and prayer. 10:00am Parish Choir 5:00pm EYC Page numbers refer to the red 6:00pm EfM Alumni Gathering Book of Common Prayer. Hymns and Service Music (S) are found in the blue Hymnal 1982. PFS refers to the green Parish Family Songbook and WLP refers to the green Wonder, Love and Praise.

11:00am 12:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm

Monday, 5/6 Staff Meeting Noonday Prayer Men’s Bible Study Daughters of the King

Nursery Our nursery is available on Tuesday, 5/7 Sundays from 8:30am until 8:00am Holy Eucharist 12:15pm for children from 10:00am Women’s Bible Study birth to 3 years old. The 12:00pm Noonday Prayer nursery is located on the first 2:00pm Order of St. Luke floor of the education wing to 5:00pm Art Guild the right of the reception area.

5:30pm ECW Spring Dinner

Wednesday, 5/8, cont’d 3:45pm Cherubs and Choristers 5:00pm King George Choir 6:00pm EfM 6:15pm “Came To Believe” AA 7:00pm Parish Choir Thursday, 5/9 Feast of the Ascension 12:00pm Noonday Prayer 2:00pm Women’s Grief Group 7:00pm Feast of the Ascension High Eucharist Friday, 5/10 Saturday, 5/11 1:00pm Stepping Out Singles 5:30pm Feast of the Ascension Organ Concert & Evensong Sunday, 5/12 UTO Sunday Holy Eucharist: Rite I Holy Eucharist: Rite II Sunday School for all ages Parish Choir Morning Prayer: Rite II and Holy Eucharist EYC

Pastoral Care 7:30am We encourage you to let us Wednesday, 5/8 8:45am know when an illness, hospital10:00am Holy Eucharist 10:00am ization, death, transition or 10:00am joyful event occurs in your life. 12:00pm Noonday Prayer 11:00am For ongoing care, Stephen Ministers are available to pro5:00pm vide one-on-one confidential care-giving to individuals who Sunday, May 26 have experienced a loss, crisis or difficult life transition. ClerSunday, May 26 we begin our summer worship schedule with gy and Lay Eucharistic Visitors two services at 8am and 10am. are available to bring communion if you are unable to 8am Services: attend church services. If you 1st & 3rd Sundays ~ Rite: I would like a visit from one of the clergy, please call one of 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays ~ Rite: II them to make an appointment. They will be happy to come see you. Christ Episcopal Church Restrooms Restrooms are through the door at the left of the chancel, on either side of the entrance way into the Parish Hall.

252-633-2109 320 Pollock St., PO Box 1246, New Bern, NC 28563 Visit us on the Web at <http://christchurchnewbern.com> Christ Church’s Facebook page <http://www.facebook.com/ChristChurchNewBern>


Sunday, May 12 UTO Sunday The United Thank Offering is our chance to show how thankful we are for the abundance of God's blessings! Through UTO Offerings, we are given the opportunity to participate in the hands-on work that is so necessary and possible with these gifts. Please return the UTO envelopes for this special offering.

Just Ahead Monday, May 13 St. Elizabeth’s ECW @ 10am Saturday, May 18 Men’s Breakfast @ 8am Sunday, May 19 Pentecost Recognizing Our Youth RCS Sunday Pentecost Parish Picnic @ 12:30pm Wednesday, May 22 Diocesan ECW Annual Meeting and Luncheon at St. Thomas in Oriental @ 9am Friday, May 24 River Bend Koinonia Gathering at the home of Larry and Connie Whitney @ 5pm Monday, May 27 Memorial Day The Church office is closed

Sunday, May 19 Pentecost Honoring Our Youth RCS Sunday Sunday, May 19, we will honor our 5 graduating seniors, and celebrate the ways our middle and high school parishioners contribute to the life of Christ Church. Two of our graduating seniors will give the Homily. † † † Sunday, May 19 is the last Sunday for Sunday School for the 2012-2013 Sunday School year. Sunday School will resume in the fall on Sunday, September 15. † † † RCS Sunday ~ Help stock the RCS Food Pantry. The food item for the month of May is boxes of macaroni and cheese. † † † Pentecost Picnic Please join us on Sunday May 19 for our annual Pentecost Picnic. It will be held in the Ministry Center (rain or shine) after the 11:00 am service. Main course (chicken) and drinks will be provided. Look for additional details in your e-mail and our weekly publications. Wear your red! Ann Bustard Scholarship Award Winners Congratulations to the following graduating seniors that will receive an Ann Bustard Scholarship Award to the college of their choice: Whit Barnes, Amanda Buffa, Jay King & Dana McLaughlin. VBS 2013: Breathe It In Register now for Vacation Bible School, June 17-21. At Breathe It In, children discover the life-giving breath of God and learn to Breathe in Life, Breathe in Hope, Breathe in Courage, Breathe in Wisdom, and Breathe in New Life! Go to http://tinyurl.com/CCNBVBS2013 to register. For more details, contact Ann Bustard annbustard@christchurchnewbern.com or 252.633.2109. Reservation deadline is Monday, June 3 Farmworkers ~ Important Note Farmworkers are in real need of work clothes! The drive for farmworkers clothing will continue for two more weeks. Work pants, shirts, socks and shoes are needed. Because herbicides are used in the fields, the farmworkers change clothing 2 to 3 times a day. Please bring clothing to the church reception area or deposit it at by the RCS box at the rear door of the education building. Many thanks for your help.

Called to Serve... C-TV 10 (Channel 10), Sunday, 5/5 at 6:30pm and on Thursday, 5/9 at 7pm, or at www.calledtoservenc.com ~ Pastor Mike Boring of Forgiven Ministry, Taylorsville, NC

Christ Church Prayer List Copies of the Prayer List are available in the reception area.

***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 judidorn@christchurchnewbern.com


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