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This Week at Christ Church July 28 ~ August 4 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. For those new to Episcopal worship, it is customary for the congregation to prepare for the service in quiet and prayer. Page numbers refer to the red 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. Nursery Our nursery is available on Sundays from 9:30am until 11:30pm for children from birth to 3 years old. The nursery is located on the first floor of the education wing to the right of the reception area. Pastoral Care We encourage you to let us know when an illness, hospitalization, death, transition or joyful event occurs in your life. For ongoing care, Stephen Ministers are available to provide one-on-one confidential care-giving to individuals who have experienced a loss, crisis or difficult life transition. Clergy and Lay Eucharistic Visitors are available to bring communion if you are unable to attend church services. If you would like a visit with one of the clergy, please call one of them to make an appointment. They will be happy to visit with you. Restrooms Restrooms are through the door at the left of the chancel, on either side of the entrance way into the Parish Hall.

Christ Church welcomes Gavin Patrick O’Neal into the Household of God Sunday, 7/28 Join us in the Parish House for coffee after each service. Monday, 7/29 11:00am Staff Meeting Tuesday, 7/30 8:00am Holy Eucharist 2:00pm Order of St. Luke 2:00pm Men’s Grief Group

Thursday, 8/1 Friday, 8/2 7:00pm Parish Movie Saturday, 8/3 Sunday, 8/4 8:00am Holy Eucharist: Rite I 10:00am Holy Eucharist: Rite II

Wednesday, 7/31 10:00am Holy Eucharist 2:00pm Women’s Grief Group 6:15pm “Came To Believe” AA

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

The Scriptures for Next Sunday, August 4 Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23 Psalm 49:1-11 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21

††††† Many Thanks! My whole hearted thanks for the incredible welcome I received at Christ Church last Sunday. I was truly overwhelmed and astounded by your generosity and hospitality. It was wonderful to finally meet so many of the congregation, although remembering each face and name may take me a little while yet! My thanks to the choir too, who helped support the service, and prompt me when I needed to either 'start' or 'stop' playing! I am very appreciative. One Sunday down, and many more to come. I'm looking forward to spending many years in New Bern and being part of your family at Christ Church. Warm regards, Dave

The Fall is Fast Approaching! Church and Sunday School activities will be resuming early in September for our children and youth. Consider teaching as a way to do “ all in our power to support our young people in their life in Christ”, as we promise in the Baptismal Covenant. You do not have to be a Bible scholar to teach; just a loving heart and a relentless spirit. Remember that a teacher is a learner, too! The church year is divided into six sessions, with 5 Sundays for each session and with 2 teachers in each class. Is God calling you to teach? Choose your session! There is no greater joy than working with children; think of the gift of presence and encouragement that you are giving them as they “bloom and grow”. Please check out the Education bulletin board in the reception area to sign up. RCS RCS Sunday is August 18, and the food item of the month for August is pork and beans.

Called to Serve... C-TV 10 (Channel 10), Sunday, 7/28 at 6:30pm and on Thursday, 8/1 at 7pm, or at ~ Pastor Jacob Luffy, Building for the Future

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

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