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Our Helping Hands committee provides food and rides for parishioners in need of temporary help. Examples include: transportation to our parish, assistance getting to the doctor and church after surgery, meals following surgery, and other temporary circumstances brought to our attention. If you need help or if you would like more information about becoming a Helping Hand at Christ Church, please contact Sharon Pitman.
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20
Trained Eucharistic Visitors will take communion to those who are sick or home bound and unable to attend services. Christ Church Eucharistic Visitors take communion to The Parc (a retirement community in Duluth), to individuals at home and in the hospital.
Training is available. For additional information, please contact Channing Haskell.
Labyrinths have existed for centuries. The paths are marked by stones, bricks, grass, or mosaic tiles. They symbolize our life’s journey and are helpful tools for prayer, meditation, and reflection. Our labyrinth symbolizes a walk with God. We come closer and sometimes move away and only reach the center at one point in a lifetime. There is no right or wrong way to walk the sacred path. Slow or fast, it is the journey to God. Listen to your footsteps in the gravel and the sounds of nature around you. Turn your thoughts inward and reflect on your journey to God.
Members of our church lovingly create beautiful prayer shawls that are blessed by our priest and given to a person suffering illness and/or grief. These shawls literally and figuratively wrap someone in the love of Christ Church. Some shawls go to recently bereaved parishioners, some to the ill, some to new moms, and some to someone who is just feeling blue. For additional information, please contact Sarah Randall.
The Stephen Ministry is a confidential one-on-one caring ministry. Each minister participates in 50 hours of intensive and structured training, works under supervision, and observes strict confidentiality. Ministers are available for services as a listener and will provide support to anyone seeking help in times of transition, loss, anxiety, grief, or trouble.
If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister or if you have need of a Stephen Minister, please contact Leila Martin, or the church office, firstname.lastname@example.org. A training class will be held in 2017 .
For more information see http://www.stephenministries.org/
HEBREWS 13:3—A SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILIES OF INMATES.
We will begin meeting at Christ Church the 2nd Monday of each month, beginning on October 14, at 6:30pm, in room 106 of the Ed. Wing. We hope to provide emotional and spiritual support for those who have loved ones in prison. So often society forgets about the families and what they are going through. They have experienced a loss too, just of a different kind. For these families there are no words of consolation, or cards, and often times they bear their loss in silent suffering. We hope this group brings together those who have suffered, and to let them know they are not alone.
If you know of a family or someone who might benefit from this group, please let them know that we care, and are listening, and would love to have them attend. If you or someone you know might attend, please let the church office know, so that we have an idea of who might be coming. Thank you, Michele and Darby
Contact Parish Administrator for more information or to sign up.
The Order’s purpose is to bring others into a living, loving relationship with Christ and to help strengthen the spiritual life of our church and missions. A Daughter can be recognized by the silver cross she wears daily. Our very active chapter of this Episcopal order provides “Request for Prayer” cards for the congregation and supports many church and community ministries, including an annual Toy Drive benefiting the Norcross Cooperative Ministry.
Our monthly meetings, 6:30-8:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, are open to all interested women.
For additional information, please contact Barbara McCue.
The Order of St. Luke, Healing Hands Chapter
Our healing prayer ministry consists of Christ Church folks who are members of the Order of St. Luke, plus members from other churches. The Rev. Ceci Duke and The Rev. Doug Coil are our OSL chaplains and Sharon Pitman is the convener for the Healing Hands chapter of OSL. Our monthly meetings, 6:30-8:00pm in room 107 on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, are open to all interested persons.
During the 10:30am service each Sunday, a healing team consisting of members of OSL is blessed by one of our priests at the start of Holy Communion. The team is available for prayer in the parlor to anyone wanting healing prayer. The team is also available in the parlor from 9:00-10:00 AM the third Sunday of the month. Members of the Healing Hands chapter of the Order of St. Luke are available for healing prayer outside of the church.
Contact Sharon Pitman to request healing prayer or obtain more information about the Order of St. Luke.