|Note - the office will be closed tomorrow, Friday, August 16.
- Worship: 8:00 a.m. Spoken Eucharist and 10:15 a.m. Choral Eucharist in the Church; Creative Holy Play for preschool through pre-teen during the 10:15 a.m. service. Lessons can be found here (The Feast of St. Mary the Virgin).
- Last Sunday of Summer Choir: 9:15 a.m. in the Church. This Sunday is your last chance to raise your voice with the Christ Church Summer Choir - no choral experience is required. The Parish Choir will return on Sunday, September 8.
- The Forum: 9:00 a.m. in the Fireside Room. This week The Forum continues a four-week series exploring the history and structure of our liturgy. If you missed out on last week's episode of Jeopurgy, don't miss this Sunday's follow up. All are welcome to come with your questions and your curiosity!
August 18: Explore the structure and meanings of the Eucharist and our other sacraments.
August 25: Director of Music, Eric Tuan, will offer an engaging presentation on the history of Church music and the Anglican tradition.
September 1: Worship is constantly changing. Just last summer the General Convention approved the drafting of a new Book of Common Prayer. Where do we go from here?
- Youth Group: meets after the 10:15 a.m. service
- Coffee Hour: in the Parish Hall following the 10:15 service
Saturday Yoga Classes - August 24
On Saturday, August, 24, you will have the option of two morning yoga classes on campus! Sacred Heart Yoga will be offered in the Chapel, 10:30-11:45 a.m. (fourth Saturday of the month), with Joan Loney, a certified Sacred Heart Yoga Instructor and friend of the parish. Or you can join Aska Yoshizu, our Monday morning Yoga Instructor, for a special morning of Yoga on the Labyrinth, 10:00-11:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Bring a yoga mat and wear light, comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement (we'll have some extra mats on hand if you don't have your own). A blanket and/or cushion are optional. All are welcome!
Holy Hikes at Angel Island
Each month, Holy Hikes leads a Eucharistic hike through one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s beautiful green spaces. The hikes draw a diverse demographic from young children to seniors. All are welcome to attend. The next gathering will be at Angel Island on Saturday, August 24. People can either take ferries from San Francisco (Pier 41) or Tiburon. We will meet on the island outside the concession area at 10:30 a.m. See here for ferry schedule and prices:
From Tiburon: https://angelislandferry.com/schedule/
From San Francisco: https://www.blueandgoldfleet.com/ferry/angel-island/
Contact: the Rev. Justin Cannon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Music for Mindfulness
Sunday, August 25, 4:00 p.m.
Experience an ancient contemplative practice, the Labyrinth, through the lenses of meditation and music. As we move through a guided sequence of seated and walking meditations led by Rev. Claire and parishioner Alice Landis, enjoy a program of reflective music offered by Director of Music and pianist Eric Tuan and the vocal artists of Convivium. Nourish your ears and soul with the sinuous melodies of Gregorian chant and the mesmerizing harmonies of Arvo Pärt, John Cage, and Meredith Monk.
Men's Group Fellowship and Dinner
The Christ Church Men's Group will be having their next dinner on Tuesday, September 3, at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for dinner, fellowship and to hear our guest speaker, parishioner Alice Landis, talk about “The Promise and the Pitfalls of Genetic Testing.” Meal donations of $10 are suggested. All are welcome! For planning purposes, please RSVP to Bob Stanfield (email@example.com).
Sister Act Sing Along
In 1992's film Sister Act, Whoopi Goldberg plays a worldly singer who witnesses a mob crime. When a contract is put out on her life, the police hide her as a nun in a San Francisco convent where she has trouble fitting in. Upon learning of her music background, the choir nuns elect her to take over as choir director. Let's just say hilarity ensues! Even if you're not familiar with all the songs in the film, we'll run it with subtitles so that everyone can sing along. And who knows, maybe one of these songs will make it into Sunday's 10:15 a.m. service! Bring a dessert, bottle of wine, or non-alcoholic drink to share, and join us on Saturday, September 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Screening of the movie and singing will start at 7:30 p.m. Sister Act is rated PG for mild violence and language.
Compassion Week Los Altos: September 30-October 6
Mark your calendars for Christ Church's participation in Los Altos' annual Compassion Week, a week-long series of service and social justice opportunities that enable individuals and families to build a stronger and more empathetic community. Parishioners Marcene Van Dierendonck, Alice Larse, and members of the Outreach Committee have been participating in regular planning meetings with partner institutions, including the Los Altos Community Foundation and other communities of faith, and working with Rev. Claire to determine which activities might be hosted here on our campus. More details will be provided in the coming weeks. For now, save the dates! All are encouraged to participate in at least one service event as part of this effort, and hopefully more.