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Christ Church East Norwalk eNews
All Saints' Day

Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

No In-Person Church On Sunday. Online Only at 9am. Clock Change - Fall Behind.

From Fr Montgomery
 
Dear Friends and Members of Christ Church

For All the Saints... 
This Sunday we celebrate All Saints' Day. Sadly, due to a COVID spike in Connecticut generally and Norwalk particularly (see my video message on the subject here (Click on Photo to view video):
we will not be gathering in person in the church until Norwalk ceases to be in a Red Alert reality for several weeks and our buildings are closed to all persons except the Priest in Charge, the Parish Treasurer (thank you Debbie for doing the business of the church!). All other meetings are postponed in accordance with the Governor's guidance for Red Zones. 

Meanwhile, we celebrate All Saints' Day. These are the Holy men and women whom the Church has felt led such a life that when they died, God took them straight to Himself in paradise. We will look at several of them and ALL of them in 10 short minutes on Sunday. Meanwhile, we will remember at the Altar any names of any you would like us to remember of those you love and have died. "All Souls!". Click here, if you would like someone to be remembered at the Altar this Sunday. 

In case you have missed church last week... 

Full Service 25 October 2020
Sermon 25 October 2020


See you in Church or on Zoom or by FaceBook on Sunday! 


in Christ,
Fr Montgomery

ZOOM
To connect via Zoom, click HERE or go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/460978476?pwd=TElXYVlla1dsUVhRRkljVEhCNUNyQT09

FaceBook
To view only via the Face book page Click HERE and scroll to Video section or go to: https://www.facebook.com/christepiscopalchurch/

Telephone
To dial in and listen (and be able to speak) during coffee hour, dial this number: +1 646 558 8656  and then put in this Meeting ID: 460 978 476 and then this passcode: 454048

HOLDING ONTO HOPE:  A National Service for Healing and Wholeness will be live-streamed on November 1, 2020, from the Washington National Cathedral at 4:00 PM EST.  Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preach.  Ecumenical and interfaith voices will also join.  Prayers for the country's healing and wholeness will be led by several interfaith leaders.

ECCT CYCLE OF PRAYER:  Pray for Holy Spirit, West Haven; St. Paul’s, Westbrook; Emmanuel, Weston; Clergy peer groups and the Clergy Family Assistance Program.

ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER:  Pray for the Anglican Church of Canada and its primate, Archbishop Linda Nicholls.

VIGIL LIGHT:  The vigil light burns this week in loving memory of Christ Church Saints:  Mary Ste. Marie, Augie Winters, Arthur and Anna Mead, Alfred and Mabel Kaske, Captain Loy Renshaw and Mrs. Doris Renshaw, Natalie Sturdivant and Frank and Ruth Sturdivant, Agnes Maybin, Minnie Paul, Bob and Roberta Albertson, Frederick and Matilda Larson, Marion Magrath, and PFC John D. Magrath.


CHECK IT OUT!          
Joyce Generoso is hosting a ZOOM Yoga Fusion class on Wednesday nights.  Please contact her for details!
Joyce:  Cell 203-984-3050
ALTAR GUILD:  Barbara Judson
 

The First Lesson
Revelation 7:9-17

After this I, John, looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying,

"Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!" And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, singing,

"Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom
and thanksgiving and honor
and power and might
be to our God forever and ever! Amen."

Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?" I said to him, "Sir, you are the one that knows." Then he said to me, "These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

"For this reason they are before the throne of God,
and worship him day and night within his temple,
and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them.
They will hunger no more, and thirst no more;
the sun will not strike them,
nor any scorching heat;
for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd,
and he will guide them to springs of the water of life,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

Psalm 34:1-10,22
Benedicam Dominum

1 I will bless the Lord at all times; *
his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

2 I will glory in the Lord; *
let the humble hear and rejoice.

3 Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord; *
let us exalt his Name together.

4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me *
and delivered me out of all my terror.

5 Look upon him and be radiant, *
and let not your faces be ashamed.

6 I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me *
and saved me from all my troubles.

7 The angel of the Lord encompasses those who fear him, *
and he will deliver them.

8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; *
happy are they who trust in him!

9 Fear the Lord, you that are his saints, *
for those who fear him lack nothing.

10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger, *
but those who seek the Lord lack nothing that is good.

22 The Lord ransoms the life of his servants, *
and none will be punished who trust in him.

The Epistle
1 John 3:1-3

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

The Gospel
Matthew 5:1-12

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
"Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
"Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
"Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."

 

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