Christ Church, Presbyterian

It’s Summer!

…and the CCP Community will offering a number of different types of worship experiences. Check out “Events” to know what’s on for this week and read on for descriptions of our various worship formats.

As always, we can be reached in the following ways…

Phone: (802) 862-1898
Email: secretary@christchurchburlington.org
Mailing Address:
Christ Church, Presbyterian
PO Box 574
Burlington, VT 05402-0574

This week (Sunday, July 27): Service at St. Paul’sWe will have three opportunities to gather as a community along with the St. Paul’s congregation for morning worship in the sanctuary upstairs. (6/29, 7/27, 8/31) Continue Reading →

Somewhere beyond belief, our hearts know…

We’re a warm family of Christians who welcome you to our community of faith, no matter what your background. Some of us grew up in a church; some of us had never explored our spiritual life; most of us are somewhere in between. Together we seek to discern who Christ is and what He offers and asks of us. We’re people in mission, trying to make a difference through our inclusive, healing life together and our variety of work within the wider community and the world. We welcome everyone to our work and worship, celebrating the diversity of human beings God has created.

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July 6, 2014

Sue Brooks
by Sue Brooks
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The Wolf You Feed

Genesis 33:1-10
Matthew 5:43-48

I once had a boss who was fond of saying “keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” This rather cynical advice is not what Jesus meant when he exhorted his followers to love their enemies. Nadia Bolz-Weber is the cranky, tattooed and wildly-popular pastor of the Church for All Saints and Sinners in Denver. She had  this to say about Jesus’ injunction to love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you: “It’s one of the most annoying things Jesus ever said.” I wouldn’t call it annoying exactly, Continue Reading →

June 3, 2014

Mike Brown
by Mike Brown
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Up, Up, and Away

Acts 1: 6-26

Clichés become clichés for a reason, and as many of us know, words like “it seems like only yesterday…” flit easily through our minds when a daughter or a son gets married. Time does collapse upon itself, and all of the intervening years dissolve for a moment, and if you are like me, in the middle of officiating last week’s wedding of my daughter Amy, you would remember a moment like the one captured in a photograph taken when Amy was maybe six months old, in a pack on my back as we were about to board a Manhattan bus to ride up Riverside Drive and attend to some errand or other. We were both younger then, and in that photograph we both looked out at the world wondering what might come next. Continue Reading →

May 5, 2014

Mike Brown
by Mike Brown
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No Blueprint

Acts 2: 42-47

You would think there might be more. More attempts to describe how the earliest communities of the faithful actually lived out their lives together, more descriptions of what they did every day, more images of what first-century Christianity might have looked like.

As it is, most of what we know is known in reflection, bouncing off of such things as Paul’s letters to various communities, offering clues, but giving us only tidbits of understanding of what these people might have really been up to, what a day in the life might have been. Of course, as early as the mid-second century, the Christian apologist Justin Martyr wrote an account describing some of the practices of his own community, including the practice of Communion, prayer, reading of the “memoirs” of the apostles—which we know as gospels, Continue Reading →

April 27, 2014

Mike Brown
by Mike Brown
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Real

John 20: 19-31

I was listening to something the other day about “augmented reality glasses.” I have no doubt that many of you already know what this is about, but I’m a little slower than some in keeping track of the latest technology, so I’m assuming this is not new news. But the premise fascinates me: “augmented reality is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data…As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality rather than replacing the real world with a simulated one, as does virtual reality.

I haven’t tried these glasses, but if I have it right, what you get is sort of a running commentary of sorts, all the time, on what you’re seeing, a constant stream of information about what you’re looking at. I suppose I could be crass and say that I thought that’s what brains were for, Continue Reading →

Mission: Salvation Army dinner with St. Paul’s

We are invited to help St Paul’s folks prepare and serve a dinner at the Salvation Army on Friday May 30.  This is one of approximately 4 dinners/year for which St Paul’s is responsible.  Volunteers will prepare individual dishes (mainly stew), set up the dinner and serve it at the Salvation Army site.  I am coordinating volunteer sign ups with Ali Urang at St Paul’s, and will have signup sheets for specific tasks available in the near future.

Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/29/2014
All Day

Location
Cathedral Church of St. Paul

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Worship @ St. Paul’s

Sunday, JULY 27 is the second of three opportunities this summer to join our St. Paul’s partners for worship in the cathedral.The 10:00 am service at St. Paul’s includes Holy Eucharist, and there is also an early morning service with communion at 7:45.

If you prefer to mix things up a bit, you could visit a different church either downtown or in your own neighborhood.Wherever you decide to go on Sunday, you are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity to experiment with other forms of worship.

The Worship Planning team welcomes feedback on your experiences in other churches and invites your suggestions on ways we might incorporate some new worship elements into our services at CCP.

The important thing is that you remember not to come to CCP at 4:00 on Sunday because there won’t be anybody there!

See you again for Regular 4 PM Worship at CCP on August 3.

Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/27/2014
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location
Cathedral Church of St. Paul

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Worship @ St. Paul’s

Sunday, June 29 is the first of three opportunities this summer to join our St. Paul’s partners for worship in the cathedral.The 10:00 am service at St. Paul’s includes Holy Eucharist, and there is also an early morning service with communion at 7:45.  If you prefer to mix things up a bit, you could visit a different church either downtown or in your own neighborhood.Wherever you decide to go on Sunday, you are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity to experiment with other forms of worship.

Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/29/2014
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location
Cathedral Church of St. Paul

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Congregational Gathering & Potluck

This is the second of four congregational gatherings in which the community will  talk about its future. It will include an Agape meal and conclude with a potluck supper and time of fellowship.  Frank Sadowski will be leading.

Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/22/2014
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location
CCP at Cathedral Church of St. Paul

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