Important Announcements and Information.
Responding to Hurricane Harvey
In partnership with Episcopal Relief and Development, we are invited to join in prayer and giving to support the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. You may give by making an online donation at:
Thank you for your compassion and prayers.
Check out “Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Message on Hurricane Harvey” from The Episcopal Church on Vimeo. The video is available for your viewing pleasure at https://vimeo.com/231603810
Peace, Love, and Justice Prayer Vigil
On Sunday, September 10 we invite all those who find prayer as a way to engage gospel justice to sit in solidarity and silence from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in St. Joseph’s Memorial Chapel.
Many of you are aware that at that same time across town, others will gather with different intentions and interpretations of what we try to practice in our Baptismal Covenant.
Come for an hour or 3. You might wish to stay for the Celtic Eucharist to end our protest with prayers for peace and justice.
Prayer is our conscious relationship with God and draws us closer to that for which we were created—namely, community.
We pray, then, at our deepest level, because we are drawn by the bonds of love. We pray because we love, being in tune with God’s intention.
Our consolidated prayer as protest has a long beautiful history on this continent. Boston declared a day of fasting and prayer in September 1768 as a protest against a British plan to station troops in the city. A “pray-in” is now a recognized tactic of nonviolent protest combining the practices of prayer and a sit-in.
Later in the last century the practice of prayer as nonviolent protest was practiced faithfully by Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and many others.
Let us come together in a time honored practice here or wherever you find yourself on Sunday, September 10 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings should be made for everyone…”
Christ Church Parish is a community that believes in prayer. Prayer ministries at Christ Church take a variety of forms, depending on needs and circumstances. Below are a number of ways to pray for others and receive prayer. If you’re interested in volunteering for any of these ministries, please contact the church office.
Prayers of the People
The Prayer Chain
Is God calling you to a ministry of intercessory prayer? If your answer is “yes”, please contact Peggy Crawford, firstname.lastname@example.org
How to make a prayer request?
- email email@example.com with your request.
- use the request form found in the pews.
- contact the church office 503-636-5618.
- All requests are received with compassion and with the promise of confidentiality and daily prayer. Prayer requests remain active for 2 weeks, please renew your request as often as necessary.
- Be sure to share your thanksgivings as well.
Submit a Prayer Request
Women In Spirituality. Friends on the Journey. Guild Room, Every Monday, 12 Noon to 1:30. Meetings begin with prayer and end with prayer. A rich variety of presenters lead us in discussion, small groups and personal/spiritual growth. Tea and coffee are provided. Sack lunches welcome.
For further information, contact Marilyn Depew at 503-697-5586 or firstname.lastname@example.org