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PULSE OF THE PARISH

The End of the Liturgical Year: King of kings and Lord of lords
 
Assistant Rector, Fr. Bryan Biba discusses the significance of the upcoming feast day of Christ the King, which is this Sunday, November 20. In this video he shares about how Christ the King Sunday came onto the calendar and helps us to focus on the importance of Advent.
 
Collect for Christ the King Sunday
 
Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.
 
  (From the ACNA 2019 Book of Common Prayer)

 


WEEKLY REMINDERS
Events this week! 

Picture Time
Every Sunday in November immediately after 8 & 10:30 AM services
More details below in Life Together


New Member Forms Due 
Wednesday, November 23 by 5 PM
More details below in Life Together


No Adult Sunday School this Sunday
Returns on Sunday, December 4, 9:15 AM

Explore the CCA calendar
Available on our website>

CLERGY EMAIL 
Need to reach one of our clergy?

Fr. Craig - cstephans@ccasav.org
Fr. Bryan -bbiba@ccasav.org

Website Update

Advent & Christmas at CCA
New webpage now available: https://ccasav.org/advent-and-christmas/
Included on the Main Menu Bar at the top of each page

 

Greetings Christ Church Family,
 
As Fr. Bryan mentioned in the Pulse video, Advent begins this year on Sunday, November 27. To help you keep track of events and to easily invite friends and family we have added a new page to our website that lists all the events during Advent and Christmas.  

Share the page by using this link . https://ccasav.org/advent-and-christmas/ 

Or perhaps you would like to share a specific event. Simply go to the Calendar Menu at the top of any page on the website and select “Upcoming Events”. This view gives you details about the event, including a map link and contact information. Located at the bottom of any of the “upcoming events” are links for you to share through your social media and email.
 
Please know that I am still fine-tuning things on the website during next week.  However, if you give it a test drive and find something missing – drop me an email. I will be in the office next week Tuesday and Wednesday and will address your question then.
 
In His service,
 
Debbie Cela
Communications
dcela@ccasav.org


CATECHESIS

Nuts & Bolts of Worship: Introduction to Anglican Liturgy
Tuesday, December 6, 6 PM, Hebron Hall

Do you ever wonder why do we do what we do in worship? Join Fr. Bryan for this special class on the history and theology of liturgical worship in the Anglican tradition. Class begins with light refreshments at 6 p.m. in Hebron Hall followed by interactive teaching in the Nave.


LIFE TOGETHER

Interest in Joining CCA?
Welcome New Members
Sunday, December 4, During the 10:30 AM Service

Membership Forms Due by November 23

Are you prayerfully considering joining Christ Church Anglican? Please review the membership form and reach out to the clergy with any questions. You can turn in your paperwork to the church office Monday-Thursday noon to 5 p.m., via email or good old snail mail. During the 10:30 a.m. service, on Sunday December 4, we will welcome new members and would like to include you…please get your membership paperwork submitted by November 23, so we can be sure to have your name listed in the bulletin!

New Membership Form>



Time is running out . . . only two more Sundays remain
Quick Photography Sessions in the Nave Every Sunday in November!
9:15 - 10 AM & Noon - 1:30 PM- Meet Valerie in front of the Altar



As we transition to a new database, we would love the opportunity to get a quick picture of EACH family/person in our congregation. Plan to either arrive early or stay late to get a quick shot taken. We will do our best to make this as fun and quick as possible! Our goal is to have full participation from the congregation, so please make plans to be photo ready…but do not stress, God made you beautiful!!! However, showering before church is always a nice goal ;)



EXTRA! EXTRA!
Hospitality Plans for Sunday, November 27
Offered after both 8 & 10:30 AM services


I don’t know about you, but after Thanksgiving I am not super excited about eating the leftovers in the fridge at our house. However, eating someone else’s tasty leftovers is a new and exciting adventure! Please make plans to bring your savory and/or sweet leftovers to share with the congregation during hospitality in Hebron Hall.  Small cards will be provided, so everyone can let us know about the item you are sharing at the tables. Reach out to Valerie Hanks with any questions.


MISSION
2023 Stewardship Campaign Update

This is a great response!

We still need to hear from 35 of you who pledged last year and haven’t yet submitted a pledge card for 2023.
More pledge cards are available in the 37th Street Narthex and Hebron Hall.
 
 “Everything comes from you, Oh Lord, and of Your own have we given You.”

Shop For Good at Kendra Scott this weekend!
Click the image to visit their website


Why is this so cool?  

Purchases in person THIS SATURDAY 11am-1pm at the Broughton Street location
AND online thru Monday will benefit The Dive Savannah.

Use code GIVEBACK-CTLDS in your cart or at checkout on kendrascott.com, or mention it at checkout in-store for 20% of your purchase to be given to The Dive Savannah.

Flyer to share with your friends>

Conditions>



During the month of November our corporate prayers during worship will invite a focus on SAMS (Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders) and Janine LeGrand, a SAMS missionary who has been mentoring our very own Cathy Clevenger (CCA member) who is now a SAMS missionary in Uganda! It is amazing how God knits us together so beautifully all over the world! Please take a moment to learn more about how God is using SAMS, Janine LeGrand and Cathy Clevenger to participate in the Great Commission.
 
SAMS website, which has a wonderful newsletter you can sign up for to learn more!
Janie LeGrand's SAMS missionary page




Here Kitty, Kitty!
 
Cathy Clevenger has an email that she sends out updating about her new life. We will be publishing part two next week. In the meantime, read Cathy Clevenger Update Part 1 to get a better idea about this sweet kitty and some of Cathy's observations from Uganda.

Cathy Clevenger's SAMS missionary page






 

Together Again in Africa!
These two....

 

Fr. Craig arrived safely in Kenya this week and will be working alongside Bishop Qampicha and several other Anglican leaders, missionaries, and community members. Continued prayers for healthy travel and God’s blessing over every encounter and conversation during his trip, as well as a safe return on November 22.

WORSHIP
Sunday
November 20, Christ the King
 
Assisting in Worship
Schedule for those assisting in worship Read more>

Worship Schedule
  • 8 AM, Holy Eucharist, Nave
  • 9:15 AM*, Sunday School, Various Locations - NO ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
  • 9:15 AM*, Catechesis Course, The Gathering Place
  • 10:30 AM*^, Holy Eucharist with Baptism, Nave
  • 8 PM^, Compline
* Nursery provided for infants through 4 years old.
^ Service Live streamed via YouTube
 
Readings
Jeremiah 23:1-6/Psalm 46/Colossians 1:11-20/Luke 23:35-43

Christmas Poinsettia Memorials and Deliveries
Form and donations are due Monday, December 12

If you missed your order form and details in the bulletin insert last week, you can find poinsettia order forms in the Narthex and Hebron Hall. Learn more via this link.

Christmas Memorial Form

PRAYER
Got Time For Prayer?

We have several offerings at CCA for those interested in praying together - for our world, for our nation, for our neighborhood and for our church.
  • Intercessory Prayer: Fridays noon - 1 p.m. at the Whitefield Center organized by Linda Savage
  • Prayer Group: Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - 9:30.a.m. organized by Tom Kennedy
  • Gulf Atlantic Diocese Prayer Cycle 
 All are welcome to attend!
"For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake."
2 Corinthians 4:5






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