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May 24

Where Jesus Is

Ruth BeresfordFaith

Today the church celebrates the Feast of the Ascension, forty days after the resurrection of our Lord. The seventh Sunday after Easter is sometimes called Ascension Sunday. After his resurrection appearances, the disciples shared an experience that they described as raising him up to God's right more

May 17

Take a Step Back

Stephen SetzerMission

You know it's good sometimes to take a step back and think about our lives and wonder to ourselves about the big questions of our existence: Who am I? What have I been doing, and does that conflict with what I want to be doing? To step back and ask ourselves if we're the kind of people that more

May 10

What is the Future of the Church? 

Ann UrinoskiMission

As we grow and hope and dream as our Christ Church community - and in each of our own lives - we cannot help but wonder about the future. What are the best things to sow in order that we may reap with love and joy and fulfillment in the years to come? Our prayer book reminds us that as the more

May 03

Teach Us to Improve Our Justice

Ruth BeresfordMercy

There was an error in my sermon at the services I preached last Sunday. I reversed two numbers. I said "eleven" when I should have said "eight," because the State of Arkansas was attempting to execute EIGHT death row inmates in eleven days and not the other way around. Before one of the three more

Apr 26

3 Reasons Why We Need You This Sunday 

Stephen SetzerMission

This Sunday at 10 AM in the Parish Hall we're going to be learning about a new ministry that Christ Church is launching in the fall of 2017. It's a partnership with Family Promise of Northern New Castle County, an organization - the only one in Delaware - that houses families who are experiencing more

Apr 19

Connecting and Caring

Ruth BeresfordMinistry

"Connecting and Caring" is the theme for our approaching Annual Parish Day (AKA Annual Meeting), where we lift up our ministries and celebrate God's blessings among us. As we continue the joy of Easter - of God's work in Christ Jesus that offers us life beyond death - and prepare for our May 21st more

Apr 12

Easter 2017

Ruth BeresfordEaster

We approach the most important feast days in the Christian year. Maundy Thursday recalls Christ's commands, both to love one another in humble service and to break bread as a remembrance of Jesus always with us. Good Friday commands us to face death with all our sorrow and fears, remembering that more

Apr 05

These Important Days

Ruth BeresfordLent

We approach the most important days in the life of the Church. It is the reason we are the Church: to witness the death and resurrection of Jesus, who is Christ, and to share his risen life in the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus comes to save us, to fulfill the meaning of his name given more

Mar 29

Harden Not Your Hearts

Ann UrinoskiLent

"There were very many bones lying in the valley, and they were very dry." (Ezekiel 37:2) Occasionally, I binge watch a season of the show Once Upon a Time, a prime-time drama that weaves countless fairy tales and classic stories into one beautiful world that magically intertwines with more

Mar 22

We Will All Be Changed

Stephen SetzerFaith

There's a man outside who sits on the ground. Dirty clothes.Dirty beard.Can't work.Got no money.Begs for food or money or just anything. He's been doing this his entire life, because as you may have guessed, he's been blind his entire life. But one day a group of twelve men walks by, and the more