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    A Newsletter for Members and Friends of

Tacoma, Washington
Friday, June 23, 2017

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JOIN CHRIST CHURCH WALKERS AT THE SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE this Sunday, June 25. Several Christ Church members are heading for Seattle this Sunday to participate in the Pride Parade. They plan to attend Trinity Church, Seattle for the Sunday Eucharist and then head to 4th Avenue to join the Diocese of Olympia contingent. If you'd like to join the group, please contact Robert Hicker (rhicker@Tacoma.K12.wa.us) by Saturday evening for more information.

CHORAL EUCHARIST, Sunday, July 2 10:30 a.m. The choir of the Pacific Northwest Summer Course of RSCM America (which will have been meeting all week at Pacific Lutheran University) will conclude their week by singing for our morning Eucharist, as well as for Evensong at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle in the afternoon.  The group includes 40 youth (rising 4th-12th grades), 20 adults, and 3 organ scholars (age 25 and younger). 
RSCM in America is the US branch of the Royal School of Church Music, an international, ecumenical organization dedicated to promoting effective and inspiring music-making in worship and in the wider community. It has been especially effective in supporting the structured training of choirs for children and youth around the world. Music for July 2 includes Jonathan Dove’s Missa Brevis; Grayston Ives’ “There Is a Land of Pure Delight,” and Déodat De Séverac’s “Tantum Ergo.” Don’t miss this remarkable occasion at Christ Church! 

SPECIAL BRUNCH AT NEXT SUNDAY’S COFFEE HOUR Sunday, July 2, Wells Hall, following the 10:30 liturgy. Plan to enjoy a special coffee hour brunch with the 60-plus member choir of the Pacific Northwest Summer Course of the Royal School of Church Music in America who will sing at the 10:30 liturgy.

THIS SUNDAY, The Third Sunday after Pentecost
Readings: Jeremiah 20:7-13; Psalm 69:8-20; Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39
The texts can be found on The Lectionary Page http://www.lectionarypage.net
Sermon: The Rev. Samuel Torvend
Sermons preached at Christ Church are posted on our website www.ccptacoma.org and can be accessed from the Worship page and by clicking this link on the homepage: Sunday Sermon

Links to Diocesan News and Informational Resources
Prayer Concerns
Community Life
Study – Adult Formation; Children’s Formation
Service in Community and World
Celebration of the Arts – Music Notes
Christ Church Information

This Week at Christ Church

Episcopal News Service: www.episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens -- electronic newspaper delivered to your inbox with news stories, responses to social and political events, and links to posts from various Episcopal bishops and leaders and from the broader church.
Episcopal Church on Facebook: www.facebook.com/episcopal-news-service-260131260715544/
The Diocese of Olympia: www.ecww.org The Diocesan website.
Bishop Rickel’s Blog: www.bishoprickel.com

This week our prayers are asked for:
Those in any kind of need: Joann; Mary C.; Tom; Melinda; Paul; Dianne; Kathy; David; Jan; Megan, her mother Marge, and their family; Lindsey; Kevin; Ethan; Natasha; Shelby S.; Ann S.; Kristin; Dominic; Peace in countries of the Middle East, Asia, Africa. For Refugees and Migrants. Those living in chronic pain. Those seeking work. For an end to racism. For sensible policies to curtail gun violence.
Those who have died: Deacon Connie Moorehead; Martin Diaz; Rowdy Carroll; and those who grieve for them.
For Charleena Lyles, shot and killed last Sunday by police officers, for her children and family, for the two police officers and their families, and for everyone affected by this tragedy.
Diocesan Prayer Cycle: St. Luke Memorial, Tacoma; St. Matthew, Tacoma.
Anglican Prayer Cycle: Nyahururu – (Kenya) The Rt. Revd Stephen Kabora; Nyahururu – Maralal Area – (Kenya) The Rt. Revd Jacob Lesuuda.
To request prayers in the Prayers of the Assembly, e-mail shannon@ccptacoma.org. If you are submitting a name other than your own, please ask permission from that person first. You must send the full name of the person in order for us to manage the prayer list, but first names only will be in the list of those in need. Last names will be used in the list of those who have died.

CHRIST CHURCH AT THE TACOMA PRIDE FESTIVAL – Saturday, July 8, noon to 5 p.m., Pacific Avenue between 9th and 7th. Tacoma Pride is a family-friendly event with over 100 sidewalk vendors, live performances by musicians, cirque performers, vaudeville and drag acts, as well as guest speakers and dignitaries. Christ Church shares the Episcopal Church booth with Saint Matthew’s Brown’s Point and St. Andrew’s Tacoma. If you’d like to help host the booth or help with set-up or take down, please email Jim Limerick: 445jrl@gmail.com
Other Tacoma Pride opportunities – get a Christ Church group together to participate!
TACOMA PRIDE FESTIVAL INTERFAITH CELEBRATION – Sunday, July 9, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thea’s Park, 535 Dock Street.  An opportunity for individuals interested in interfaith dialogue and LGBTQ rights to share a potluck lunch, participate in a community art project, listen to each other, share experiences of LGBTQ activism from their respective traditions, celebrate LGBTQ Pride, and build relationships to continue the work of education, advocacy, and celebration. Bring a dish to share.
PRIDE SHABBAT – Friday, July 14, 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Temple Beth El, 5976 12th Street. Temple Beth El welcomes the LBGTQ community to celebrate and worship with them at their first Pride Shabbat. This Sabbath worship service will be led by Rabbi Bruce Kadden and Cantor Geoffrey Fine and will include readings and reflections on the LBGTQ experience. Wine and Cheese Reception at 5:15pm; Shabbat Service at 6pm.

MONDAY BIBLE STUDY 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Library. Jesus on trial, Jesus on the cross. These last moments in Jesus' earthly life are the subject of solemn study on Mondays in the library from 7-8 p.m. Join. Converse. Think. Pray with us.
RACIAL JUSTICE READING GROUP – Tuesday, June 27, 7:00 p.m at the home of Anne Avery and Jim Elliott. Contact Anne Avery for the address or with any questions at (253) 301-2461. We will continue our discussion of the book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, published by Haymarket Books
THE MONTHLY READING GROUP – Sunday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. at the home of Barbara Williams and Hank Davis: will discuss the papal encyclical on ecology titled Laudato Si': On Care for our Common Home by Pope Francis. Everyone interested in this topic is welcome to attend. Call Don Johnson at (253) 566-8747 for directions or if you have any questions. 
Sunday School is on summer vacation until September.

CHRIST CHURCH GREEN TEAM MEETING - The Christ Church Green Team is a new group of environmentally-minded individuals seeking ways to make our church community more sustainable.  Our interests are in greening the congregation, which includes everything from grassroots advocacy, adult education opportunities, and improving building efficiencies.  We are seeking input, ideas, and participation.  If you are interested, please come join us for a meeting Sunday, June 25th, from 12:15pm - 1:15pm in the Library.  Questions?  Contact Todd Hay at toddahay@gmail.com.
FOOD BANK FOCUS FOR JUNE - Christ Church offers year-round support to the Nourish Food Bank (formerly called the F.I.S.H. Food Bank). In addition to each month’s focus, cans and boxes of all kinds of food are always welcome, including food for pets. Leave your gift in the baskets in the church entryway. June Focus: Canned fruit and vegetables.

Do You Love to Sing? Plan now to join us for a delightful musical encounter, and enrich our worship. At the end of the summer we will enjoy two Sundays with special choir participation for anyone who can carry a tune and attend one rehearsal.
August 27, Men’s Choir, with rehearsal on Wednesday Aug. 23, 7:00 p.m.
September 10, Women’s Choir, with rehearsal on Thursday Sept. 7, 7:00 p.m.
Be bold! This is a fun way to have a rich choral experience and gain some new skills with no long-term commitment.  Contact our music directors if you can join us so we may have music and seating organized. Music@CCPTacoma.org
The Christ Church Choir is on break for the summer. New singers will be warmly welcomed in the fall. Rehearsals begin Thursday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m., and we sing again on September 17. Those interested in joining should contact the directors for more information. Music@CCPTacoma.org  During the summer, our vibrant worship life continues to flourish with the music of the Great Congregational Choir, organ and soloists. 

Sunday, June 25

8:00 a.m.         Holy Eucharist, Chapel
9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Childcare for infants and toddlers in the Wells Hall nursery.
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Sunday School resumes in September.
                        Children of all ages are always welcome in the liturgy.
10:30 a.m.       Holy Eucharist, Church, followed by Coffee Hour in Wells Hall.
12:15 p.m.      Green Team Meeting, Library
Monday, June 26

7:00 p.m. Bible Study, Library
Tuesday, June 27
7:00 p.m. Community Service Leadership Team Meeting, Library
Wednesday, June 28
12:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Chapel, followed by Fellowship, Library
Sunday, July 2

8:00 a.m.         Holy Eucharist, Chapel
9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Childcare for infants and toddlers in the Wells Hall nursery.
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Sunday School resumes in September.
                        Children of all ages are always welcome in the liturgy.
10:30 a.m.       Holy Eucharist, Church, followed by Coffee Hour in Wells Hall.

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CLOSED MONDAYS.
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