THE SOUP GROUP IS BACK!

We are delighted to announce that we are re-starting our soup and salad offerings on Thursdays from 2:30-5:30 p.m.  To keep everyone as safe as possible, we are doing pre-orders with curbside pickup or we will deliver to customers in our area!

Ordering:  The menu will be available Tuesday night (around 9 p.m.) each week.  If you are not on our email list to receive the weekly menu (with a link for ordering) you may sign up here. We are using a new FORM that allows you to select the item size and quantity for each item, provides an order total, and asks you to select an expected pickup time or request delivery.  PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER BY 11 a.m. on Thursday.  Once you submit your order, you will get a confirmation email containing a link to use for credit card payment if you wish to do that.  

Payment:  You may pay by (1) credit card (using the link in your confirmation e-mail), (2) check made out to CCPKI, or (3) cash (exact change only, to keep us all safe).   

Pickup:  If you are picking up on a Thursday, come in the church driveway and we will wave you forward into the front circle. We will have a table out in the circle with someone there to greet you and check you in.  A runner will bring your order to your car and you will exit right back out the driveway.  IF THERE IS LARGE AMOUNT OF INCOMING TRAFFIC, we will have you loop through to avoid a traffic backup on Romancoke Road.  When that is needed, we will have traffic directors out there to let you know to move that way.

We are also offering a pickup time on Friday afternoons from 4 – 5 p.m.

Delivery:  Since we have an amazing group of volunteers who live around the area and are willing to make deliveries, we are offering free delivery of your order. 

We look forward to seeing you!

The Soup Groupies

Episcopal Shield Masks

Masks to keep you and others safe, while providing for our neighbors in need.

While our initial effort with the masks was directed at the Queen Anne’s County School Backpack program, the amazing response has allowed us to spread the reach of our care. Every dollar collected will be used in relief work for our food insecure neighbors. Thank you for your continued generosity. By ordering one or more Episcopal Shield masks you will help put food on the tables of those who need it most.

Masks are made by Mimi Delcuze from 100% cotton fabric with the Episcopal shield. The finished size is 8 inches by 8 inches (expanded). The masks have elastic for easy use; fully cover your nose, mouth, and chin; and have a small pocket for optional nose-wire. Machine wash in warm or cold water and hang to dry to extend the useful life of the elastic.

Price: $15 each. All profits go directly to the Backpack Program of CCPKI. Net charitable contribution is $10 per mask.

Delivery Method: Masks may be picked up by appointment at Christ Church, 830 Romancoke Rd. Stevensville, MD, following CDC guidelines, or will be mailed with the following additional cost: 1 or 2 masks – $1.50; 3 to 5 masks – $5; 6 or more masks – $10.

Delivery Time: Generally, masks are delivered in 2-4 weeks. However, due to high ordering volume and a delay in our fabric supply, right now your mask order may take longer. If you have a question please contact us at masks@ccpki.org. Thank you for your patience and support of our outreach ministry!

Payment: By check or credit card.

Questions or inquiries about orders of more than 10 masks, email masks@ccpki.org.

To Order: Click this link, fill out the information, and then click the submit button. You will receive a confirmation of your order. Masks will be delivered in about two weeks.

Online Worship Resources

During the closure, Father Mark is making videos to help us through this challenging time.  You can find them on the Christ Church Facebook page or click on the links below.  The most recent video is listed first.

Online Service for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 27, 2020

Online Service for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 20, 2020

Online Service for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 13, 2020

Online Service for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 6, 2020

Online Service for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost – August 30, 2020

Online Service for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost – August 23, 2020

Online Service for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost – August 16, 2020

Online Service for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost – August 9, 2020

Online Service for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost – August 2, 2020

Online Service for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost – July 26, 2020

Online Service for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost – July 19, 2020

Online Service for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – July 12, 2020

Online Service for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost – July 5, 2020

Online Service for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – June 28, 2020

Online Service for the Third Sunday after Pentecost – June 21, 2020

Online Service for the Second Sunday after Pentecost – June 14, 2020

Online Service for Trinity Sunday -June 7, 2020

Online Service for Pentecost – May 31, 2020

Online Service for the Seventh Sunday of Easter – May 24, 2020

Night Prayers for Easter 6 – May 17, 2020

Online Service for the Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 17, 2020

Eve of the Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 16, 2020

Back Packs for Kids – May 14, 2020

Compline for Wednesday in Easter 5 – May 13, 2020

Compline for Tuesday in Easter 5 – May 12, 2020

Night prayers for the Monday of Easter 5 – May 11, 2020

The Fifth Sunday of Easter – May 10, 2020 Service 

The Morning of the Fifth Sunday of Easter in the Sacristy   

The Fourth Sunday of Easter – May 3, 2020 Service

The Third Sunday of Easter – April 26, 2020 Service

A Love Feast (via Zoom) – April 25, 2020

The Second Sunday of Easter – April 19, 2020 Service

Saturday in Easter Week – April 18, 2020

Friday in Easter Week – April 17, 2020

Thursday in Easter Week – April 16, 2020

Wednesday in Easter Week – April 15, 2020

Tuesday in Easter Week – April 14, 2020

Monday in Easter Week – April 13, 2020

Easter Service – April 12, 2020

Good Friday Service – April 10, 2020

Maundy Thursday – April 9, 2020

Evening Prayer from Celebrating Common Prayer – April 8, 2020

Tuesday of Holy Week – Sir, we would see Jesus – April 7, 2020

Monday of Holy Week – April 6, 2020

Palm Sunday – April 5, 2020

Preparing for Palm Sunday, Noon reflection  – April 2020

Noonday Prayers  – April 1, 2020

Ground: A Word for the Domestic Church – March 30, 2020

 Night Prayers (Compline) for Lent Five – March 29, 2020

Morning Prayer from Broad Creek Cemetery – March 26, 2020

Stations of the Cross (March 16 – March 25, 2020)

Jesus and the First Church of Samaria – March 15, 2020

Psalm 95 and the Desert – March 14, 2020

Exodus 17 and Christ Church – March 13, 2020 

Spiritual Practices at Home

Any Day

Sundays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

  • At 7 pm, participate by Zoom in the Christ Church Parish Weekly Bible Study  (email Father Mark to get a link)

Sunday Family Storytelling

Click above to see Lisa’s invitation to Sunday Family Storytelling via zoom for families and any individuals who want to join.

Dates: June 28 through August 3, except July 5.

Time: 6:00-6:30 p.m.

We will be sharing our personal stories based on the 7 days of creation.  

Acts Chapter 24

Acts 24:5-6
The plot against Paul continues in Acts 24, where he is charged by the high priest Anais and Tertullus, an attorney, of the following: 24.5 “We have in fact found this man a pestilent fellow, an agitator among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes. 24. 6 He even tried to profane the temple, and so we seized him.”

Paul eloquently defends himself to Felix, the governor, by saying that “they did not find me disputing with anyone in the temple or stirring up a crowd” and they cannot prove the charges. Paul affirms that he worships the God of the ancestors, that he has a hope in God, and strives his best for a clear conscience toward God and ALL people. Paul states he was in the temple to bring alms, offer sacrifices and to complete the rite of purification, without any disturbance.

Felix makes no decision, holding Paul in custody for two years (hoping for a bribe!). Paul’s friends are allowed to take care of his needs, and Felix frequently sends for him for conversation.

What else did Paul do in the two years in custody in Caesarea? While it is widely held by scholars that the four Prison Epistles (Philemon, Ephesians, Colossians and Philippians) were written during Paul’s later imprisonment in Rome, there is some scholarly dissent that one or more of them may his been during his time in Caesarea.

Thinking on this as we live through our current “imprisonment” and knowing that great hope can be found in Scripture, I again read the Prison Epistles, and found comfort in them. Philippians especially touched me – a joyful letter, extolling faith in Christ, hope, and faithful service in spite of trials and anxiety. 

One of my favorite New Testament passages is from Philippians:“8. Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard in me, and the God of peace will be with you.”I pray this passage brings comfort at this time. May God’s grace, peace, love and blessings be with you.         
                                                                                            Adele Sadiq, EfM, Year 4

Acts Chapter 1

In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning until the day when he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. (Acts 1:1-2)

Here we are, friends, Christ Church Parish, and indeed everyone on the planet has entered a new era. Not that pandemics are new to the planet; human history records many plagues and famines and natural disasters that altered life for us. Yet today in a profoundly interconnected world where our food, clothing and even our work comes from faraway places. I believe that the church in the next decade will become more localized, our worship more person-centered, and our dependence on the insights of the first Christians more crucial than ever.

I have asked those who meet together in Education for Ministry to reflect on the Acts of the Apostles. In St. Luke’s account of beginnings of the Early Church, I see patterns of life, faith, and care for others that we would do well to emulate. The first believers had no buildings, no clergy, and only the most basic understanding of the sacraments that we treasure. Their reliance on the Holy Spirit to guide their decisions and embolden their witness enabled them to transform from a few dozen Galilean followers of the Rabbi Jesus to an interconnected body of believers that stretched from Italy to Egypt, and embraced Roman, Greek, Syrian, Egyptian and Ethiopian cultures and ways.

During the two weeks from April 20 to May 2 you will receive a reflection from a member of the CCPKI family. They have been given a chapter to read, but I have asked them to find one moment in the chapter to reflect on. This is less about investigating everything in Acts and more about finding a single gem to treasure.

I am deeply grateful to the leaders and students of EfM. I know that their program is strenuous and the times we face are stressful. At the same time, I have heard about their gratitude for what they have learned and their desire to give back.

Please join me and the Christ Church Parish EfM group as we reflect on what God was, and is, and will be doing for our members and for the whole world.

Mark +

Acts Chapter 17

Acts 17: 23, 24, 29
23 “For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship — and this is what I am going to proclaim to you. 24 The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 29 Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone – an image made by human design and skill.”

When Paul came to Areopagus to preach the good news about Jesus and his resurrection, he decided to walk around and view the area. He saw objects of worship and an altar with an inscription that appalled him. As he preached to the Jewish and Gentiles, he emphasized that God is the absolute Creator and Lord of Heaven and earth and does not live in man-made temples. Paul continued preaching and explained that God cannot be “an image” or an idol comprised of “gold or silver or stone” because they are of earthly materials from which idols are made”. (Powell) Have we become too attached to non-spiritual priorities in our life? Possibly.   Are we repeating biblical history in this century?

For me, maybe we need to listen more intently to scripture and to each other. Paul was an outstanding missionary who had the gift of preaching to the masses. Although it can be difficult to listen at times, all we can do is try each day.  Also, perhaps many of us are depriving ourselves of a loving relationship with God. During this pandemic and “staying in place,” let us consider reflecting on our faith and pray for spiritual guidance in our lives and for our church community.             
                                                             Juanita Dombkowski, EFM, Year 4

Acts Chapter 16

Acts 16: 31 “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.

Paul traveled to Lystra where he met a young disciple by the name of Timothy, and he recruited him to present the guidelines that the Jerusalem apostles and leaders came up with.  As they traveled to Phrygia and then on through the region of Galatia, the Spirit had redirected their journey through Macedonia.  As their mission was redirected they knew for sure that God had called them to preach the good news to the Europeans.   Along their journey they attended a prayer meeting where they met Lydia, a believer in Christ. They also met a slave girl who was a psychic.  As a psychic she claimed that the men were working for the most high God and they were laying out the road of salvation for the people.  Paul was annoyed by her continued claims and commanded the spirit that possessed her to leave her body in the name of Jesus Christ. As a result, the owners of the slave girl were no longer making money on her predictions. So they roughed up the men and drug them into the market Square where they were beaten, arrested, jailed and judged by the crowd.  While in jail, Paul and Silas were in prayer and singing hymns to God. Then a mighty earthquake shook the earth and all the cell doors opened. The jailer thought all the prisoners had escaped and was going to take his own life, but Paul was there and saved the jailer’s life by letting him know that no one had escaped. The jailer was badly shaken and ran inside the jail by torchlight and collapsed in front of Paul and Silas’ cell.  He wanted to know how to be saved and to truly live.  They advised him to put his entire trust in Jesus and then he will live as he was meant to live, including everyone in his family.  In the morning, Paul and Silas were released from prison.       

                                                                                  Marlene Stutzman, EfM, Year 3