Christ Episcopal Church
Sixth and Main Streets
Clarksburg, West Virginia
Panoramic View Inside Christ Episcopal Church, Clarksburg, West Virginia
This Week at Christ Episcopal Church
3rd Sunday of Pentecost
June 13, 2021
Reservations Are Required
Make your reservations by email each
week before 12:00 noon on Friday.
Email Christ Church at: firstname.lastname@example.org
State your name and number of family members
wanting to attend.
(Your reservation will be confirmed by return email.)
You can also phone in your reservation
to the Church office at 304-622-3694;
if necessary, please leave a message.
(Your reservation will be confirmed by a return phone call.)
If unable to keep reservation, please cancel.
Holy Eucharist at 10:00 AM
Coffee Hour at 11:00 AM
at Christ Episcopal Church
6th and Main Streets
Reservations Are Required
This service will be live streamed
on the Christ Church & St. Barnabas Chapel
at St. Barnabas Chapel
721 Hall Street
Reservations Are Required
Celebrating Pentecost in the Courtyard
Links to Online Worship Services
or Information for Individual Worship
Habits of Grace
An Invitation for You
from Presiding Bishop Curry
"As we learn to adjust our lives ...,
I invite you to join me each week
to take a moment
to cultivate a habit of grace."
These meditations are short, 3 to 5 minutes in length.
A new one will be posted each Monday through May, but all previous ones can be seen here.
Christ Episcopal Church, Clarksburg
and St. Barnabas Chapel, Bridgeport
Guidelines for In-person Services
Revised Covid Guidelines from the Diocese of West Virginia
On May 28 we received a link to a pastoral letter from Bishop Klusmeyer which is posted on the WV Diocesan website. You can read it at 2021-May-CovidGuidelines-revised.pdf (wvdiocese.org). The letter is followed by these revised guidelines from Bishop Klusmeyer.
GATHERING GUIDELINES FOR IN-PERSON GATHERINGS
THE DIOCESE OF WEST VIRGINIA
26 May 2021
Parishes and Vestries no longer need to seek permission from my office to re-open. Based on the guidelines and protocols below, I trust the clergy and people to make wise, informed and healthy decisions for all.
The distribution of Holy Eucharist is to remain in 'One Kind.' The use of the Common Cup is still not permitted. Common bread loaves are also to be avoided. The use of the 'host' is expected.
Outdoor services, coffee hours and meetings are always safer than indoors.
The limits to restrictions on the number of people permitted to gather outdoors is lifted.
Social distancing is still expected.
Masks are expected for those who are either too young to be vaccinated, or for those who have not been vaccinated.
Singing is permitted, distanced from one another.
Coffee hours are permitted, however the food should be served by a designated host, rather than put out in buffet style.
Prayer Books and Hymnals may be used.
Masks are still expected, given that there will be unvaccinated persons, and others who are too young to be vaccinated, or unable.
The numbers of people permitted has been changed. The maximum number of people permitted is the number that can comfortably sit in the space, while remaining socially distant. (6' apart, and every other pew)
Singing by the congregation is permitted, while masked!
a. Readers who are fully vaccinated and separated from the body of the nave may remove their mask while reading.
b. Preachers who are fully vaccinated and are distanced from
the parishioners may remove their masks.
c. Persons leading the intercessions who are fully vaccinated,
and distanced from parishioners, may remove their mask
while leading prayers.
4. Choirs may return. However, all must wear masks, and be socially distant. I believe it is appropriate to require all choristers to be fully vaccinated.
5. Eucharist is to be administered in one kind only.
6. Still, no physical passing of the Peace.
7. Coffee hour may return, but with masks, and the food must be served by a host. No buffet style receptions at Coffee Hour.
How Does This Affect Us at Christ Church
and St. Barnabas Chapel?
We will be following these guidelines, but we will also be monitoring local conditions. For now, you need to
Keep making those reservations.
Watch you emails, the Good News Weekly, and this website for changes.
Remember the old saying, "It is better to be safe than sorry."
Keep praying for better times and for healing of those suffering the effects of Covid.
Prayer to End Racism
“O God of liberty and justice: we live in a nation
in which the institution of human bondage
was once a legal and accepted practice.
We give thanks for those who worked and fought,
at great personal sacrifice,
to bring about an end to that cruel and
oppressive system in our own land,
and we pray that governments and authorities
everywhere in the world
might be led to make a quick end
to the enslavement of any human being,
throughout the Earth.”
New Addition in the Memorial Garden
Where this cross has been for more than 150 years is unknown, but its creation has been traced to France. It bears the date of 1851 and the French words, Corneau Freres of Charleville.
The Corneau foundary, created in 1846, by the Corneau brothers, Alfred and Emile, specialized in ornamental cast iron and produced numerous artistic cemetery crosses with images of St. Peter and St. Paul at the base of the cross. The Corneau Freres foundries became one of the leading manufacturers of art cast iron in the second half of the 19th century.
A gift of a large, ornate, antique cross has been given by Brenda Barnes in memory of her daughter Felicia Lynn Wine Mollohan. It rests above the columbarium in the Christ Church Memorial Garden.
Another New Addition
to the Memorial Garden
To donate to Christ Episcopal Church in Clarksburg, you will need to click on the yellow button above. Then scroll down and click on the donate button beside Clarksburg-Christ Church. You will have the option to "donate with Paypal" or "donate with debit or credit card." Click your desired option of payment and follow the instructions.
E-Giving contributions can be set up for a one time only gift or as a recurring gift. Donations will be charged to your account within 24 hours of your donation and sent to the WV Diocese. The Diocese will send the funds to Christ Church within 7-10 days.
Thanks for your donations.
The Rev. Nora Becker
Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Clarksburg
and St. Barnabas Chapel in Bridgeport
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Highland Educational Project
A Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia
The Highland Educational Project is located in McDowell County, West Virginia. It supports various programs, including home repairs, addiction recovery, family support, as well as youth and children's ministries. Its needs are immense, and your support is needed.
The Way of Love
Practices for a Christ-Centered Life
from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Christ Church Clarksburg
This bell with a date of 1870
is rung before services
at Christ Episcopal Church in Clarksburg.