Lent has begun. We hope you have received a Lenten Devotional and if you have children at home our Children's materials. Our hope is that as we take a few moments each day to meditate on God, our lives become richer, and our love for God and for one another will grow. If you did not get a packet please call and let us know. Also, we know that one size does not fit all. There are many other Lenten Devotional tools out there. In addition to the one from Christ Church, I am also using "Meeting Jesus on the Margins" which is available on Kindle.
A few years back I wrote short blog entries each day during Lent. This year I will be doing the same starting on the first Saturday in Lent. You can take a look at : Fr. Paul's Blog.
May this Lent be a time for each of us to re-connect with God and one another. As part of re-connecting, and because the First Sunday in Lent happens to be Valentine's Day, we will offer a renewal of wedding vows ceremony in the chapel immediately following the 11:00 a.m. service.
In X, Fr. Paul
SERVING THIS SUNDAY (click here for the Calendar link)
8:00 am Communion Minister -Lynne Manganaro
9:00 am Ministro de Comunion - Fina Roque
9:00 am Lector - Paulina Luan
10:00 am Nursery - Lucy Ponce, Fina Roque
11:00 am Acolytes - Amelie Gutierrez,Diego Rubio, Roberto Rubio
11:00 am Ushers - Alan Holmgreen, John Paul
11:00 am Reader - Michele Gonzalez
11:00 am Communion Ministers - Elena Holloway, Larry Miles
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH IS VALENTINES DAY—We will be offering a renewal of wedding vows immediately following the 11:00 a.m. service.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, IS THE MONTHLY VESTRY MEETING
The vestry, (Church Board), meets in one of the Sunday School Rooms at Christ Church. For info contact the office. 956-723-5714
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17TH, THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETS - 7:00 PM
This committee is working on all ages of Christian Ed. and meets in the Mary Cook Room. Call for more info.
DIOCESAN COUNCIL - FEBRUARY 18, 19, & 20 - McAllen, Texas
Please pray for our Bishops, our Clergy, and our Lay Representatives gathered in McAllen, Texas on Thursday, Friday, and the first part of Saturday for our annual conference. Steve Gutierrez, Jim Moore, and Mark Pease are the delegates this year, and Angie Gutierrez, Cathey Moore, and Celia Pease are the alternate delegates. Larry Miles will also be at Council serving as one of the simultaneous interpreters.
COUNCIL IN ACTION - This year we will be taking letters and small gift items to be used by Camp Counselors to help kids who do not get any gifts from family, (usually due to income issues), while they are at camp. Please bring the supplies to church this Sunday or to the church office by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17th. For a list of supplies click here.