by George Herbert
Mark you the floor? that square and speckled stone,
Which looks so firm and strong,
And th’ other black and grave, wherewith each one
Is checkered all along,
The gentle rising, which on either hand
Leads to the Choir above,
But the sweet cement, which in one sure band
Ties the whole frame, is Love
Hither sometimes Sin steals, and stains
The marble’s neat and curious veins:
But all is cleansed when the marble weeps.
Sometimes Death, puffing at the door,
Blows all the dust about the floor:
But while he thinks to spoil the room, he sweeps.
Blessed be the Architect, whose art
Could build so strong in a weak heart.
The Rev. Kathy Kircher called from North Carolina yesterday to wish everyone at Christ Church greetings. Kathy is doing well. Every morning, she drinks coffee from her Christ Church mug and thinks of us. She misses us!!
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.