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This Week at Christ Church September 8 ~ September 15 A worshiping community in New Bern and the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina since 1715

Children’s Sunday School Open House at 10am

Welcome We are thankful that you have chosen Christ Church as your place of worship today. Sunday, 9/8 Should you desire pastoral Join us in the Parish House services or notices of the for coffee after each service. church events, please complete a pew card and place it in After 8:45 Welcome Reception for service Bill and Edna Marie Thomas the offering plate.

in the Parish House (join us For those new to Episcopal for cake & coffee) worship, it is customary for the 10:00am Children’s Sunday School congregation to prepare for Open House the service in quiet and prayer. Page numbers refer to the red After 11 Welcome Reception for Book of Common Prayer. service Bill and Edna Marie Thomas Hymns and Service Music (S) in the Ministry Center ( join us are found in the blue Hymnal for hors d’oeuvres and drinks) 1982. PFS refers to the green 4:00pm EYC Kick-Off at the home Parish Family Songbook and of the Huddle’s WLP refers to the green Won4:00pm Newcomer’s Social at the home der, Love and Praise. of Rev. Marquita L. Hutchens Nursery Our nursery is available on Monday, 9/9 Sundays from 8:30am until 10:00am St. Elizabeth’s ECW 12:30pm for children from 11:00am Staff Meeting birth to 3 years old. The 5:15pm Stephen Ministers nursery is located on the first 6:30pm Men’s Bible Study floor of the education wing to the right of the reception area. 7:00pm Daughters of the King

Tuesday, 9/10 , cont’d 2:00pm Order of St. Luke 7:00pm Inquirer’s Class 10:00am 11:00am 6:15pm 7:00pm

Wednesday, 9/11 Holy Eucharist Rector’s Bible Study “Came To Believe” AA Parish Choir Thursday, 9/12 Friday, 9/13

Saturday, 9/14 9:00am Stepping Out Singles off-site

7:30am 8:15am 8:45am 10:00am 10:00am 11:00am 5:00pm

Sunday, 9/15 RCS Sunday Holy Eucharist: Rite I Sunday Breakfast Holy Eucharist: Rite II Sunday School for all ages Youth confirmation Class Holy Eucharist: Rite II Walking the Labyrinth

Pastoral Care Tuesday, 9/10 We encourage you to let us 8:00am Holy Eucharist know when an illness, hospital10:00am Women’s Bible Study ization, death, transition or joyful event occurs in your life. For ongoing care, Stephen Ministers are available to provide one-on-one confidential Adult Education Classes: Session 1 care-giving to individuals who have experienced a loss, crisis September 15 ~ October 6 or difficult life transition. ClerThe Bible Mini Series with Study Guide (produced by Roma Downey), gy and Lay Eucharistic Visitors with The Rev. Marquita L. Hutchens, Pelletier Room are available to bring communion if you are unable to Synthesis with CB Evans, Library attend church services. If you would like a visit with one of 1st & 2nd Corinthians with Mark West, 2nd. Floor Living Room the clergy, please call one of The Karen Bible Study with Jane Ashford, Karen Classroom 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 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 Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina The Standing Committee of East Carolina is pleased to announce that the Diocesan Profile has been posted to the Episcopal Transition webpage. The Search Committee will be accepting applications for those asking to enter into the discernment process through September 27th, 2013. Kudos to our own Ray Tait for his work as a member of this diocesan committee. The Bishop Diocesan election is scheduled to take place on May 17, 2014 at Christ Church, New Bern and the ordination and consecration of the new bishop is planned for November 8, 2014. Wednesday, September 18 Cherubs resume @ 3:45pm Choristers resume @ 4pm King George resumes @ 5pm EfM begins @ 6pm Saturday, September 21 Men’s Breakfast @ 8am Sunday, September 22 Stephen Ministry Sunday Foyers Fall Kick-Off at the Ross’ @ 5pm Monday, September 23 Prayer Shawls @ 10am Sunday, September 29 CROP Hunger Walk @ 3pm Saturday, October 5 Pumpkins Arrive at 9am! Blessing of the Animals at 10am

Rector’s Bible Study The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas will hold a weekly Bible Study beginning this Wednesday, September 11 at 11am in the Library. Farmworkers There is a collection box in the reception area for clothing, jackets, hats, shoes and bedding for the Farmworkers. In Addition, the 23rd Annual Festival is next Sunday, September 15 at the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry in Newton Grove. A sign-up sheet for those who are interested in driving or seeking a ride is on the center table in the reception area. Sunday, September 22 ~ Fall Foyers Kick-Off The Kick-off for Fall/Winter Foyers begins with a gathering on Sunday, September 22 at 5pm at the home of Martha and Jim Ross, 216 Johnson Ave. Foyers is a Christ Church ministry whose purpose is to promote fellowship among parish members, while enjoying a great meal together. Everyone is invited to join! Your Foyer Group assignments will be distributed at that time. Please bring finger foods to share -- beverages are provided. If you would like to participate, contact Delle Curry, 634-1863, or . The reservation deadline is next Sunday, September 15. LGBT Eucharist & Gathering The LGBT community will gather at 7pm on Monday, September 23, for a Eucharist in the chapel followed by a brief meeting to greet and welcome new folks who have expressed interest in joining us, and to do some planning for the rest of 2013 and the upcoming year. Please come with friends, ideas, and a willingness to share. Light desserts will be served in the Parish House to close the evening. CROP Hunger Walk The 32nd Annual CROP Hunger Walk in New Bern, will be held on Sunday, September 29 at 3pm. Lee Ann Fordyce is coordinating our team. Please contact Lee Ann to join our team, 626-0506 or Many Thanks! RCS thanks all who contributed to the commercial refrigerator needed for the RCS kitchen. Your faith in action helps RCS continue to help those in need.

Called to Serve... C-TV 10 (Channel 10), Sunday, 9/8 at 6:30pm and on Thursday, 9/12 at 7pm, or at ~ Ashley Buffa, Christ Church parishioner and Senior at Havelock High School, has recently completed the Governor's School of North Carolina Summer Residential Program. ***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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