Coming Up at Christ episcopal church:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27: Consecration Sunday
Our Consecration Sunday Guest Speaker will be Diane Paddison, founder of 4Word the only global organization for Christian women in the workplace led by women.
This Sunday we will respond to what God is calling us to give by placing an Estimate of Giving Card on the altar. Immediately following each of the Sunday services a Celebration Meal will occur. It is catered and there will be no charge to attend. However, we ask that you make a reservation by completing the card distributed today, calling the church office, or going to www.cecsa.org/consecration-sunday. If you cannot attend, please note that on the reservation card.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27: Children's All Saints Celebration
11 - 11:30 a.m. in the FMC Children’s Chapel. Our Happy and Sad Jack-O-Lanterns will return to teach us the true Christian meaning of Halloween - All Saints Evening. We will celebrate all the Saints in Heaven and on Earth as our preparation for Halloween. Children may wear their Halloween costumes to church this day - only bright, happy ones, please! Children will join their parents in the 11 a.m. service during announcement time or may be picked up by parents at 11:45 in Children’s Chapel if not attending the 11 a.m. service.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31: Trunk or Treat
Mark you calendars now to take part in the most spooktacular night of the year at CEC. Decorate your car trunk, pull out your best costume, load up on candy, then head to our parking lot to share Halloween goodies and goodness with neighborhood children.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3: All Saints Sunday
Do not skip church on All Saints’ Sunday! Thanks to the generosity of our Friends of Music patrons, Christ Church is able to host the third annual All Saints' Sunday celebration. On November 3, at both the 9 and 11 a.m. services, an orchestra of 21 musicians and our choir will lead us in singing the great All Saints’ hymns. The music of John Rutter and Johannes Brahms will be featured, along with one of my own hot off the press compositions, They rest from their labors. This is a principal feast day, so I encourage you to be present with your church family as we remember all those who have gone before us. –Josh Benninger
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5: Christ Church Women's Fall Fiesta
5 - 7:30 p.m. at Paloma Blanca. All women of the church are invited to the annual fall gathering. Heavy appetizers and iced tea for $15/person, $10/seniors. RSVP to 210-736-3132 or www.cecsa.org/fall-fiesta.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9: Connections Thankful Gathering
5 - 8 p.m. at the home of Susan and John Thompson, 3127 Candlewood Ln, 78217. Autumn has arrived and Susan and John Thompson are looking forward to hosting A Thankful Gathering. This 5th annual Connections! pot-luck gathering is always rich in lively conversation, loving laughter, good food, and delightful fellowship. To RSVP or to learn more, call or text Susan at 512-771-0873. For all the details, pick up an invitation at church. All ages are welcome; this includes all ages.This includes you!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10: Noisy Offering and Food Pantry Thanksgiving Bags
9 & 11 a.m. Our November collection will focus on Thanksgiving. The money collected in the Noisy Offering will go to purchase turkeys for our Sidewalk Saturday families. For the Food Pantry, we will be collecting bags of Thanksgiving sides to add to the turkeys. This shopping list has all the details.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10: The Well Brunch
11 – 1 p.m. at the Duesing’s home. Our Young Adults are invited for brunch. RSVP to Justin Lindstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12: Coping with Grief During the Holidays
12:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. Have you ever wondered what you would do after a loved one passes away? How do you get through the next step without them? How can you continue with your life? Come to our workshop, facilitated by Porter Loring Family Care Services and Christ Episcopal Church Pastoral Care Ministry, held at Christ Church. Sit and listen to others tell their story of losing a loved one, whether parent, spouse, or child. Come find out how you can handle these holidays without your loved ones. Lucy Ziegler, a Licensed Professional Counselor, will be our facilitator. There is no charge. Contact Carol Miller if you have any questions. 210-7363132 or email@example.com.