Christ Church Update April 1

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes, Communications, Coronavirus

Dear Christ Church,

We’ve been through many “firsts” the past few weeks, and there’s another one coming: Drive-Thru Communion! Though we have been unable to take communion recently, we will have the option of doing so together (physically apart, but still one body of Christ) on Easter Sunday. We will celebrate the Feast of the Resurrection! Here is how we’ll do it: you sign up to come at the beginning of a 15 minute window and drive through the large parking lot. You bring your own bread and wine to be consecrated, as you remain in your car. A priest will be stationed at two different exits of the parking lot. We’ll be there rain or shine, but we’ll let you know in the case of more serious weather conditions.

For the “wine,” you can bring port, which is what we use for communion at the church, or wine or grape juice. For the “bread” you can bring any kind of bread or crackers, and you can even use this recipe to bake the same bread that is homemade weekly for us at church. And be watching for a How-to-bake-CC-Communion-bread video on our YouTube Channel this weekend. You might want to bring a quantity of both elements that will last for several weeks. Before coming, please read through this excellent letter from Christ Church’s Health Team, and all details on the registration page and in the confirmation email.

We are holding a Prayer Vigil this weekend. During a time like this, even more so than usual, we need to be on our knees before the throne of God. Many of you have signed up for the Friday afternoon and middle of the night watches, but there are still slots for the Saturday prayer times. We invite you to join us in prayer, according to the pattern of Benedictine monasteries, for one of the watches . . . and join us on Saturday, if you can. You can even join on Saturday morning in your pajamas if you want, and keep your camera off! Register here. Your time slot is your “attendee type.”

Holy Week Services. We do plan on having all our Holy Week services, including the beloved Good Friday service. We’ll be sending more information about them this weekend.

Grace and peace,
Cliff+