COVID-19 Update

Dear Friends,

In support of Governor Whitmer’s executive order and Bishop Perry’s recent directive, Christ Church will remain closed for activity until May 10th.

While our doors may shut, our hearts remain open, however.  Click the links below to participate in any of our on-going ministries.


MASKS FOR CCGP - In accordance with the latest Government Guidelines, masks are to be worn in public at all times.

  • Consider sewing masks (pattern provided!)
  • Consider donating clean materials: fabric, cloth napkins, handkerchiefs, sheets/linens, elastic, seam tape, old tights
  • Consider delivering masks to those in need

If you can help in any way, or if you need a mask, email rectorsoffice@christchurchgp.org.


WORSHIP
During this time away from our physical building, we gather remotely to pray daily.

Monday – Friday: Morning Prayer at 8:30 am & Evening Prayer at 5 pm are said via ZOOM

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Sunday: Worship is live-streamed at 9 am and rebroadcast at 3 pm

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LEARN
The Sunday Gospel: An Ancient Story Retold
Fridays, 12 noon (beginning April 24)
Lead by Thom Nealssohn & Fr. Drew
Sometimes when we hear an old familiar story retold, we miss its nuance and depth. To help us hear again the ancient story of Jesus, we will explore the Sunday Gospel through the lens of Clarence Jordon’s Cotton Patch Bible (click HERE to buy on Amazon). Founder of Koinonia Farms and inspiration of Millard Fuller, Jordan also wrote a paraphrase of the New Testament set in the American south. Set alongside our customary translations of the Gospel of Christ, Jordan’s re-telling will help us to read and hear the ancient story with new ears for today.

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Saint Paul's Epistles for Today
The Letter to the Christians in Washington (Romans)

Sundays, 11 (beginning April 26)
Lead by Thom Nealssohn & Fr. Drew
What do Saint Paul’s letters have to do with our lives and world today? Often dismissed by progressive Christians, we will explore these rich letters through the lens of Clarence Jordon’s Cotton Patch Bible (click HERE to buy on Amazon) in the confidence that Paul’s ancient words have meaning still. Founder of Koinonia Farms and inspiration of Millard Fuller, Jordan also wrote a paraphrase of the New Testament set in the American south. Set alongside our customary translations of the Epistles, Jordan’s re-telling will help us to read and hear the age-old words of Saint Paul with new ears for today.

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OUTREACH - Spring Starters
In responses to the current health crisis affecting the State of Michigan, Christ Church has mobilized its annual Summer Starters Program early. This Outreach program provides healthy breakfasts for students who, for various reasons, do not have food stability in their lives. Building on our literacy partnership with Carstens Academy, we have coordinated our efforts to provide meals to Carstens’ students who are unable to take advantage of the Detroit Public School Meal Program. Each week, a team of Christ Church Parishioners come together to sort, assemble, and deliver more than 350 breakfasts throughout the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood.

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please e-mail info@christchurchgp.org for more information.


Easter Appeal
We invite you, as you are able, to contribute to our annual Easter Appeal. As with years past, the entirety of this year’s appeal will be dedicated to a ministry beyond Christ Church – this year, specifically, to responding to the critical needs and suffering brought on by COVID-19. Through our Summer Starters program, the entirety of these funds will go to helping our local community through this critical time.

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