Weekly Update | 8 July 2021


Diane Canington

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of  the world to be holy and blameless before him in love.  He destined us for adoption as his  children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise  of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

ephesians 1:3-6

I never imagined how much I needed those words until I was reduced to a wimpy pile of flesh and bones as the result of the record-breaking Northwest heat wave.  One sweltering evening, after putting together what I called dinner, –a tuna sandwich with a handful of Fritos and a glass pf iced tea, I dozed off around 6:30, while sitting on the couch, and didn’t awaken until after midnight.  My mind and clammy body had lost all sense of time and place–, my first ever experience with heat exhaustion.

The following day I received the scriptural readings for July 11th from Marcy.  As I customarily do, I read through all of them, but the Ephesians scripture instantly spoke to me!  As believers, we are all given a fresh start, including all of the blessings bestowed by God and his son:  adoption into his family, unending love, salvation through forgiveness of our sins, and the gift of the Holy Spirit.

This reassurance put everything into perspective.  God was with me during this unpleasant episode; I could call on his strength to help me through my weakness, and be grateful that he took care of my needs. 

Thanks be to God!

July 11, The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Proper 10

Presider: The Reverend Diane Ramerman
Homilist: Ms. Shirley Barrett
Deacon: The Reverend Deacon Eric Johnson
Readers: Diane Guinn, John Guinn
Organist: Lynne Berg

Service at 10:30 am.
We are no longer requiring reservations for the Sunday service. 
However, if you have not yet provided proof of Covid vaccination, please bring your card with you. 
Masks are still required.  Thank you for your patience with this.

The service will be live-streamed on the Christ Episcopal Church Facebook page.
The service will also be posted to our Facebook page for later viewing.
*You do not need a Facebook account to access.*


Linda, left, & Zoanne

Memorial Service for Linda Donato

Saturday, July 24
1:30 pm
St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle

Please offer prayers of thanksgiving for the life of Linda Donato,
who passed into her new life in Christ on June 21.

Church Office

Following vacation, the church office will re-open on Monday, July 12.
I am in the church office in the parish hall on Wednesdays, 10am – 3pm.  The church office is also open Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday, 10am—4pm, via phone, email, & Zoom. You may also leave a phone or email message for me at any time.
—Marcy Perschbacher, Office Administrator, office@christchurchanacortes.org, 360-293-5790.

Sunday Afternoon Church Social

Sunday, July 25
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Church House Lawn
All are welcome.

We’ll gather on the church house lawn (formerly Gentry House) to talk, eat, and drink. Starbucks coffee and wrapped treats will be served.  Bring your own lunch or supper and selected beverage, along with plates and cutlery; or, you may want to pick up a meal to support one of the local restaurants. Plan to wear a festive mask. Please make your reservation through Diane Canington: 360-899-5190 or rumpole3@msn.com.

Annual Outdoor Service on Sunday, August 8

The PLU Steel Pan Band

Sunday, August 8
10:30 am
Christ Church will host their annual outdoor service on the church grounds.

We will once again be welcoming the Steel Pan Band from Pacific Lutheran University as our special musical guests.

All are welcome.

Altar Flowers

If you would like to donate altar flowers in celebration of a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion, or in honor or memory of a loved one, please contact me to sign up. Cost is $40. I will need your request and information at least one week before the selected Sunday.
Blessings to All,
Valerie Long, Altar Guild Co-Directress, 360-293-6396, valtine@comcast.net

Men’s Group

Men’s Group meets every Friday at 8:00 am via Zoom.
Please join in. All are welcome.

If joining by phone:
Meeting ID 503 653 606   One tap mobile  +12532158782,,503653606# US (Tacoma)

Weekday Prayer Services

Evening Prayer
Wednesdays, 5:00—5:30pm, via Zoom

Welcoming Prayer
Thursdays, 12:30—1:00pm, via Zoom

Centering Prayer
Thursdays, 1:00—1:30pm, via Zoom

Please join in . All are welcome.

If joining by phone:
Meeting ID 503 653 606   One tap mobile  +12532158782,,503653606# US (Tacoma)

The Red Door Thrift Shop is Open for Business!

The Red Door Thrift Shop is now open for in-person shopping on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm. The donation shed is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. Please help us spread the word that your friendly neighborhood thrift shop is open and ready for business.
Come by and see us!

–Erin Kohlhaas, Manager, Red Door Thrift Shop, 360-293-8027, https://reddoorthriftshop.com/

Day by Day

Day by Day daily meditations may be accessed at the following link.

Pledges & Offerings

Your pledges and offerings may be mailed to Christ Church, 1216 Seventh Street, Anacortes WA 98221, placed in the Parish Hall mail drop, or given online using the following link:

Weekly Update | 8 July 2021