From Fr Montgomery

Dear Members and Friends of Christ Church, 

It was nice to see some of you on Zoom and some through FaceBook this morning. In case you missed the service you can see the whole service or just the sermon via the links below. 

Full Service for Advent I
Sermon for Advent I

Drive in Christmas Eve Mass?
One of the questions we raised today was how might we, should we continue in the Red Zone for the next month (which looks likely as Norwalk is currently experiencing about 4 times the minimum threshold of daily infections to suspend indoor activity under the Governor and Bishop's directions to keep us safe) come together for church on Christmas. We could simply have, as Paul Mordoff kindly noted at Coffee Hour, the enhanced liturgy with good church music from around the world on Zoom! That's easy. We know how to do that. 

However......if 3 or 4 of you would like to work with me to make it happen, I have an idea. The Vestry at Saint Saviour's Old Greenwich adventurously suggested we might emulate what I have seen some English and other American churches do on Sunday mornings....on Christmas Eve -- Drive In Church. So we are going for it. A New York friend I spoke with over Thanksgiving did a little research and now I am in the process of acquiring an FM transmitter that would pipe the sound into your car (within 300 feet). We could still do the same good music AND Zoom it out as well. Here is what it might look like. We should probably get (rent or borrow) a small tent as well to keep the sacrament, the electronics (and the vestments) dry in case of weather:

A little rough, but we could be TOGETHER.

Here is a Washington Post article on the subject.....WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE

We would need to get started now, so if I hear from 4 people interested in making it happen by Wednesday, we'll see what we can do. If not, we will simply plan for a traditional Christmas service with great music by Zoom. CLICK HERE to volunteer your time and energy! 

in Christ,
The Rev'd Ian Bruce Montgomery


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