Christ Church East Norwalk eNews

O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Dear friends and members of Christ Church,

Alleluia, Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia. 

Your wardens and I met last week (by teleconference) and are working on the following on your behalf and for your benefit. Additionally, I'm offering another opportunity for interaction and mutual support which I mention last. 

Pastoral Outreach - Creating a call list so that each of us will be reaching out regularly to all members by phone on a regular basis

Music Program - Looking at "What is next" for music once we return to gathering physically in the Church building

After School Program - Looking at what impact the current crisis will/should have on our target start date for the After School Program

Finances - Working with the Treasurer to get a first quarter report to you soon. Thank you so much to all who have been sending in donations and pledge checks to the church office by mail. We realize this is a difficult financial time for many and as a result it is for the church as well. If you find yourself blessed and in a position to give more than usual this would be a blessing for all. Either send a check to the church office or click HERE to use the secure PayPal Link. 

Gathering for mutual support the interest in of creating more ways to be in touch, I'm going to try having a Zoom/Telephone gathering on Saturday morning for any who want to Zoom/Dial in 9am -- come as you are. Use the same log-in information as below for Sunday worship. It will not be streamed live but will be private with not agenda other than talking and supporting each other. 

Alleluia, Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia. 

See you "in" church.....and HAPPY EASTER!

in Christ,
Fr Ian Montgomery
Easter Service and Coffee Hour 10 am,

To connect via Zoom, click HERE or go to:
To view only via the Face book page Click HERE and scroll to Video section or go to:
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
YouTube  Click HERE to access the Church website and navigate to YouTube to watch it on your TV -- you could combine this with dialing in on your telephone for Coffee Hour for a full experience if you can't manage ZOOM on the computer or other device. 


Easter Flower & Plant Memorials  
The Flowers and Plants adorning our Church dispersed throughout
Norwalk and beyond are given in 
in loving memory of

Alfred Felter, Jr by his wife, Nina and David Brennan by their daughter, Alfred & Eileen Felter, Sr - by their daughter-in-law, Barbara Felter

Their Loved Ones - by Kim and Dave Harris

Mark & Pauline Zamm and Arnold & Matilda Fasano - by the Zamm Family

Loved Ones, Family, and Friends - by Barbara Judson,

Her parents, Hal and Mary Quackenboss and her husband, Christopher W. French, - by Sarah French, 

Elizabeth & Arthur Bibby, Dora & Harry Coombs, Mary & James Coombs, George & Bertha Despres, Pat Johnson, Sonja Frinder, Frank Ross Sr., Mr & Mrs. Antonio Ross, Rosemary & Carl Nevidjon.  - by The Ross Family

All Meetings and Activities on campus have been postponed or canceled until further notice. All members are asked to NOT to come to the church building. Only officers who need to carry on the business of the church will be coming to it and they should be left alone in as sanitized an environment as possible. 

ECCT CYCLE OF PRAYER:  Pray for St. Andrew’s, Milford; St. Peter’s, Milford; Trinity, Milton; Parishes in transition, transition teams, and interim clergy.

ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER:  Pray for the Anglican Church in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. The Most Revd Michael Lewis, their Primate.

VIGIL LIGHT:  The vigil light burns this week for all First Responders.

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


The First Lesson
Acts 2:14a,36-41

Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd, “Let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?” Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.” And he testified with many other arguments and exhorted them, saying, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added.

Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17
Dilexi, quoniam

1 I love the Lord, because he has heard the voice of my supplication, *
because he has inclined his ear to me whenever I called upon him.

2 The cords of death entangled me;
the grip of the grave took hold of me; *
I came to grief and sorrow.

3 Then I called upon the Name of the Lord: *
"O Lord, I pray you, save my life."

10 How shall I repay the Lord *
for all the good things he has done for me?

11 I will lift up the cup of salvation *
and call upon the Name of the Lord.

12 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord *
in the presence of all his people.

13 Precious in the sight of the Lord *
is the death of his servants.

14 O Lord, I am your servant; *
I am your servant and the child of your handmaid;
you have freed me from my bonds.

15 I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving *
and call upon the Name of the Lord.

16 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord *
in the presence of all his people,

17 In the courts of the Lord's house, *
in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.

The Second Lesson
1 Peter 1:17-23

If you invoke as Father the one who judges all people impartially according to their deeds, live in reverent fear during the time of your exile. You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish. He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of the ages for your sake. Through him, you have come to trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are set on God.

Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from the heart. You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God.

The Gospel

Luke 24:13-35
Now on that same day two of Jesus' disciples were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?” He asked them, “What things?” They replied, “The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.” Then he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?” Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.

As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.


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