There is a message from Tom O’Dell in the link below.
It will take you straight to a YouTube page and it will immediately begin playing.
Make sure that your volume is up. You can also make the video larger to fit your screen.
We just celebrated 125 years in our beautiful little church and WHAM … we can’t go inside! We can walk by, sit on it’s steps, work in the garden, mow the lawn, peek through the windows … but, we must not, should not, cannot go inside! What is a Christ Episcopal Church parishioner to do?
I have an idea!
The history of the church is an important part of our past, present and future. We should make sure to keep a “record” of this unprecedented time in the history of our church, our community, our state and our nation. Father Tom has been keeping us together with his daily messages but now it’s our chance to add to the last 125 year booklet that was printed; with our own insights. I think it appropriate for every member of Christ Church Charlevoix, to write your about the past two months, so that all of your thoughts can be recorded. What have you been doing to keep your mind engaged, your body strong and your soul filled without being able to sit in the pews of our church.
What have you seen? What are you feeling? What book have you read? What have you eaten? Have you started a new project? Have you started walking more? Do you find yourself praying more?
The vestry has been calling all of you during the past eight weeks to keep in touch. I have kept notes about conversations so that when I call you again, I can look back on the notes and continue that conversation. We will continue to call and keep in touch but I’m asking you to keep your own notes now; so we can continue the rich history of our parish. I would ask that everyone participate. Send notes to me. Send a journal entry to me. Send something so that the next generation can read about how this sweet little church in Charlevoix, Michigan, made it through the Covid19 pandemic.
Please send your thoughts, no matter how small, to me at email@example.com
Remember, we don’t have to be in the church building to “be in church.” We are the church, we are the Jesus Movement, we are family!
Our ongoing meeting starts at 10:00 every Tuesday! Just click on Accept Invitation and you will be all set for next Tuesday! If you want to log in directly to the meeting you can put in the ID # 231 675 4800!
— Gary Lee Stutzman
• Weekly – Bishop Hougland leads Morning Prayer on Facebook Live each Sunday at 10:30am. Streams will be shared on the Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan Facebook pages.
• Weekly – Compline on Facebook Live each Wednesday and Friday at 8pm. Streams will be shared on the Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan Facebook pages.
Scams have emerged targeting churches around the country using a pernicious ploy. Parishioners are contacted via an email masquerading as the clergy’s asking the parishioner to provide a gift card. Please note!! Neither I nor anyone at Christ Church will ever ask you to help us benefit anyone by asking you to buy a gift card, and you should reject any such request. If in doubt, pick up the phone and call me before responding in any way.
We are a parish of members living on or near the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix in the northwest corner of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. We are a church community in the Anglican (Episcopal) tradition, welcoming all, and serving Christ through worship, spiritual growth, and care for one another, the community, and God’s world. For over 120 years, we have honored scripture, tradition, and reason as we seek to know and to do the will of God in our lives.
You are most welcome to join us for our service of Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. To find out more about what is going on this month, take a look at our newsletter, The Red Door.
The church is located at 200 State Street (one block off Bridge Street (US 31) which is the main street in Charlevoix). The church is white with red doors and is located at the corner of State and Clinton Streets. There is parking on the street or in the lot behind the church.
to join us! Our Sunday morning worship service (Rite II with Holy Eucharist) begins at 10:00 a.m. with a coffee hour following in our Parish Hall.