Sustaining Our Community
Our Church Doors May Be Closed, But Our Hearts Are Open
Christ Church has paused in-person worship and is currently streaming services online only (via YouTube). Most other activities in our church facilities are currently suspended.
We Are a Worshiping Community
Christ Church has paused in-person worship and is currently streaming services online only.
Our services are streamed live every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. You can access the stream on our website homepage or on YouTube.
The National Cathedral also offers an online celebration of the Holy Eucharist every Sunday at 11:15 a.m. Watch live at www.cathedral.org or on the Cathedral's Facebook page or YouTube channel. You can also download a service leaflet to follow along.
The Diocese has developed a four-phased regathering approach to reopening churches, in coordination with the Dioceses of Maryland and Virginia:
- Turning Toward the Future with Caution and Hope – A Phased Approach to Regathering as Church (May 4, 2020)
- EDOW Response Guidelines and Parameters – supplemental guidelines
- Check-List for Regathering
- Covenant for Regathering in Worship
Christ Church has formed a regathering task force to develop further plans for reopening.
We Are a Caring Community
During this public health crisis, there are members of our congregation who need prayers and assistance ... and many who are eager to help.
The Pastoral Care Committee continues to pray on a daily basis for our parish family. If you have specific concerns beyond the scope of the coronavirus, please email Julie Lynch and the committee will add your concerns to our Prayer List. You can also submit a prayer request through our Contact Form.
If you need a phone call and prayer of comfort, email Julie and a member of the committee will reach out and give you a call.
Help with Errands
During this public health crisis, some members of our church are less able to leave their homes to run errands, such as grocery shopping or picking up prescriptions. John Lynch is coordinating our parishioner assistance effort.
If you need assistance, please email John and someone will get back to you shortly about your specific needs.
If you can provide help with errands, please email John with details about your availability to assist.
If you need help with other matters, please email Judith Schneider, our Parish Administrator, during regular business hours.
If you have an emergency, please call Janice Musselman, Sr. Warden, at 315-265-6045 or Geof Fuller, Jr. Warden, at 301-452-0959. We have a priest on call to provide pastoral support as needed.
We Are a Giving Community
Christ Church still needs your pledges and other donations to support church operations, staff salaries and our ministries, particularly in the absence of Sunday plate collections (which constitute an important part of our operating budget). Please continue to support Christ Church by mailing in payments or using our online eGiving portal. Thank you for your faithfulness and generosity.
We Are an Engaged Community
We have many ministry groups that remain actively engaged in their missions, despite the church closure. If you find yourself with more free time, this would be a good opportunity to get involved with one of our ministries!
We Are an Enduring Community
As the founding church of colonial Prince George's Parish, Christ Church has been a steadfast community of faith for nearly 300 years. Since 1726, we have had 26 rectors, and we look forward to welcoming a new Interim Rector by July 1. In the meantime, our lay leadership is working hard to meet the needs of our parish with the support of guest clergy provided by the Diocese of Washington.
We are the Body of Christ and connected to one another through compassion and love.
Prayer for People Facing Great Uncertainty
God of the present moment,
God who in Jesus stills the storm
and soothes the frantic heart;
bring hope and courage to all
who wait or work in uncertainty.
Bring hope that you will make them the equal
of whatever lies ahead.
Bring them courage to endure what cannot be avoided,
for your will is health and wholeness;
you are God, and we need you.
Taken from A New Zealand Prayer Book—He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa’ (adapted)