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Christ Church East Norwalk eNews
Christ the King Sunday

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

No In-Person Church On Sunday. Online Only at 9 am.

From Fr Montgomery
 
Dear Friends and Members of Christ Church

As Norwalk continues in the Red Zone -- with the average number of infections per day climbing (though the silver lining is the actual number last week was down slightly on the week before) we continue to ZOOM only tomorrow. The state and Diocese are now almost completely red and climbing.

Meanwhile, your Vestry has been busy! (See Senior Warden note below) and many thanks to Treasurer, Debbie Ross who has been busy with our Annual Audit and budgeting process for 2021.

Additionally, thanks to Jamie Kircher and George Helwig who have been working to seed funding for our (almost) nascent Pre-School program we are hoping to launch in the new year to draw families and children to campus and needed revenue to our budget. Thanks also to Joyce Generoso & Bridget Pritchard who are serving with me on the Pre-School task force. We will be asking other to help -- and George Helwig is assisting us by helping us to track our projects and progress when we begin. 
 
Leaflet and Scripture Insert with Hymns are available from the Church Website. Click HERE.  

In case you have missed church last week... 

Sadly -- the recording was fouled up last week.......check back next week


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

ECCT CYCLE OF PRAYER:  Pray for St. Paul’s, Woodbury; St. John the Evangelist, Yalesville; Grace Church, Yantic; the health and well-being of persons employed by The Episcopal Church; the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies of The Episcopal Church.

ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER:  Pray for the Anglican Church of Korea and its new primate, Archbishop Peter Kyongho Lee. 

VIGIL LIGHT:  The vigil light burns this week with prayers for a safe and blessed Thanksgiving.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENIOR WARDEN:  The annual pledge letters have been sent out to all parishioners.  Please let the Senior Warden (Jamie at 203-247-2561) or the Treasurer (Debbie at 203-219-9054) know if you have not received yours.  They are looking for responses by December 1st.

WOMEN’S GROUP:  We are starting a Holiday Canned Goods Drive and will be collecting hearty canned soups, peanut butter and jelly.  Please drop off your donations by Sun, Dec 13th to one of these locations: 
  1. Jamie's home - 50 Barbara Drive, Norwalk, CT (near Stew Leonard’s) 
  2. Bunny's home - 18 Lorena Street, East Norwalk, CT 
NOTE: If you need someone to pick up your donation, please call Kim Harris (203) 919-2478 and leave a message. 

MESSAGE FROM BUNNY:  LADIES - Please call and check in on each other!!! Although our doors are closed, our hearts are open.


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:  Debbie Ross
 

The First Lesson
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

Thus says the Lord God: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. As shepherds seek out their flocks when they are among their scattered sheep, so I will seek out my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places to which they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the watercourses, and in all the inhabited parts of the land. I will feed them with good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel shall be their pasture; there they shall lie down in good grazing land, and they shall feed on rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them lie down, says the Lord God. I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with justice.

 

Therefore, thus says the Lord God to them: I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. Because you pushed with flank and shoulder, and butted at all the weak animals with your horns until you scattered them far and wide, I will save my flock, and they shall no longer be ravaged; and I will judge between sheep and sheep.

I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd. And I, the Lord, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken.

Psalm 100
Jubilate Deo

1 Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; *
serve the Lord with gladness
and come before his presence with a song.

2 Know this: The Lord himself is God; *
he himself has made us, and we are his;
we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

3 Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise; *
give thanks to him and call upon his Name.

4 For the Lord is good;
his mercy is everlasting; *
and his faithfulness endures from age to age.

The Epistle
Ephesians 1:15-23

I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

The Gospel
Matthew 25:31-46

Jesus said, “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

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