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Christ Episcopal Church

Eureka, California
Steadfast and Growing since 1870

Where we seek to glorify God, follow Jesus Christ, and serve all people through the power of the Holy Spirit as a community of companions walking together in the Way of Christ’s Love for all.
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The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Eucharist: Rite II
August 14, 2022
10:30 in the morning
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Live-streaming at 10:25 AM - Use the custom link below:

The Rev. Jeri Gray-Reneberg

The Rev. Anne Pierson
Deacon & Preacher
Click to get your copy of the AUGUST Chronicle

Story Corner Helpers Needed
Do you like to read exciting stories? How about showing kids a small art or craft idea?
Our growing Church School is looking for helpers to read a story and help with a craft on Sunday mornings. We meet at the small area in the Lewis Hall (blue carpet) from the beginning of church until the Peace. We have lots of story ideas and craft supplies, or you can choose your own!

Vickie Patton 707-498-4538 or Robin Cardona 707-267-5825
For more information call:
Please consider volunteering for this growing ministry!
** Volunteers will be required to take online Safe Church training.

Time again for the annual underwear drive for Betty Chinn’s program and the Foster Family Resource Center.  The need is year-round, but especially timely as students begin the 2022-23 school year. From both groups, the request is for men’s underwear sizes S to XL - for men and teen boys.
For those youth who have to dress for PE classes, having new underwear is especially important. The underwear will be shared with foster children and with some of the youth Betty Chinn picks up each morning for showers, breakfast, and finishing homework before she takes them to several of the local high schools.
The Vestry will be responding to the need and challenges you to participate also.  Let’s see how large our donation can be!  We’ll be collecting items in the Heritage Room during the month of August.

Summer Project
     Updated Church Directory
A project for the month of August is the production of an updated parish directory. Our current photo edition dates from 2018 and is rather out of date. The new version will not include photos—that will be a fall project to gather photos!!!
Look for draft version in Lewis Hall to review your entry.  Remember that any published directory can only be as accurate as the information we are given. Please help us by correcting your entry if needed. 
The draft will be available Sundays in August with publication of an updated directory in September.

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September, October, November
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Around the Diocese
We are excited to once again offer the Best Skills, Best Churches program for clergy and lay leaders! Classes begin Friday, September 23.
This innovative program is designed to meet the professional needs of leaders of nonprofit and public organizations. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation.
Dear Friends,

The Lambeth Conference concluded this week. You have seen the posts from myself and many other bishops and sources giving glimpses of those days. I have been encouraged by the breadth and faithfulness of the communion, the warmth and respect I experienced from Bishops and spouses from around the world. 
Let me share three takeaways:

Hope which overcomes Alienation.
1 Peter 5:8-9a says, “Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” The Archbishop of Canterbury named the lions prowling in our world now: Inequity, Conflict, Climate Change, and Alienation among them. He also spoke about how our hope is not a tricky mindset, hard to maintain, but an enduring strength whose basis is outside of ourselves in what God has done and is doing in Jesus Christ. This hope is what can combat alienation, a chief struggle that I see all over our society and Northern California.
Intentional Discipleship
Following Jesus Christ is not a “one and done” deal. Instead, we are to be converted to life in God on an ongoing basis. The Body of Christ can support that life with tools and companionship for Intentional Discipleship. Evangelism and mission arise naturally from this kind of living, thus becoming, in an ongoing way, a disciple of Christ.
Communion Forest
Climate change is happening worldwide, and our responses to it must also be broadly spread. The Communion Forest is a beautiful idea about how individual dioceses can commit to the ongoing planting of trees in our world. Since the Anglican Church has a presence in 165 out of 195 countries across the globe, this long-term action for hope is truly global.
Lambeth Conference covered many other topics, and I look forward to sharing more about them with you. The workers, the volunteers, stewards, musicians, and even the constables were a critical part of this conference. The spouses had their own retreat and sessions as well as being able to attend many of the plenary sessions. You can find most of the presentations at or on YouTube at Lambeth Conference 2022. 
In Christ,
The Rt. Rev. Megan M. Traquair
Training Opportunity for those needing to renew a lay license
I Will, With God's Help:
Journey toward Racial Healing and Justice
Saturday, August 27 | 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Christ Church Episcopal Church
625 15th Street, Eureka
Description: This one-day workshop was specially developed for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California by the Commission for Intercultural Ministries. Renew your Baptismal Covenant as we learn about forms of historic and contemporary racism and how to engage in ministry with sensitivity and respect for all.
Please note that due to the nature of the program, attendance is limited to 30 participants. Register here:
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer - From Aba to Zululand
 El Catedral Anglicana del Redentor, Madrid
The Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church

The Extra-Provincial Churches of the Anglican Communion
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the The Extra-Provincial Churches of the Anglican Communion.
The Extra-Provincial Churches are a group of small, semi-independent church entities within the Anglican Communion. Unlike the larger member churches of the Communion, extra-provincial churches are not part of an ecclesiastical province and are, in most cases, subject to the metropolitical oversight of the Archbishop of Canterbury. There are currently five extra-provincial churches. In almost every case, these churches consist of just one diocese, although the Church of Ceylon is an exception, having two.
Under the metro-political oversight of the Archbishop of Canterbury:
  • The Anglican Church of Bermuda, led by the Bishop of Bermuda
  • The Church of Ceylon, Sri Lanka, led by the Bishop of Colombo
  • The Parish of the Falkland Islands, led by the Bishop of the Falkland Islands (post currently held by the Archbishop of Canterbury himself)
  • The Lusitanian Catholic Apostolic Evangelical Church (Igreja Lusitana Católica Apostólica Evangélica) in Portugal, led by the Bishop of the Lusitanian Church
  • The Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church (Iglesia Española Reformada Episcopal) in Spain, led by the Bishop of the Spanish Reformed Church
Support for Ukraine

Episcopal Relief and Development is deeply engaged in addressing the humanitarian needs of Ukraine. Bishop Megan has directed a significant donation from the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund for this humanitarian crisis. Give by clicking on this link: Episcopal Relief and Development. 

Christ Church remains dependent on pledges and donations to fulfill its mission; please send your pledges, offerings, and donations to:

Christ Church Eureka 
P.O. Box 861
Eureka CA 95502-0861

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Christ Episcopal Church Eureka CA

625 15th St.
Eureka CA 95501

P.O. Box 861
Eureka CA 95502-0861

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