Dear Beloved Christ Church Parishioners,
As you know, August 12th falls on a Sunday this year. That has necessitated extra attentiveness on our part to make sure that we are being prudent and careful in our faith-filled planning. After meetings with staff, Usher Captains, clergy, the City Manager’s office, and the Charlottesville Police Dept., the Vestry voted to close our buildings for August 12th. Besides the logistical concerns, there are genuine safety issues that could endanger our members. Therefore, no services will be held at Christ Church on August 12th. We believe that it is the role of the church on that day, as it is on all days, to gather together as the body of Christ in prayer and worship to proclaim the good news of the gospel and the absolution of sins.
We are grateful for our brothers and sisters at Trinity Episcopal and St. Paul’s Memorial who have invited us to worship with their congregations. We will worship with Trinity Episcopal at their 10:30 am service with some food/refreshments/fellowship time after the service. We will worship with St. Paul’s Memorial Episcopal Church at their 5:30 pm service. (See parking info below.)
We are praying for peace in Charlottesville. We pray the prayer for the Whole Human Family (Book of Common Prayer, pg. 815) as we worship together, under the Lord Jesus Christ’s sovereign hand.
O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us
through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole
human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which
infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us;
unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and
confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in
your good time, all nations and races may serve you in
harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
Yours in Christ,
Marilu and Josh
Trinity Episcopal Info
1118 Preston Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Parking information—the Lower lot at Washington Park and street parking will be available. Please do not park in the Trinity lot (which is very small) Please arrive by 10:15am so we can get everyone seated.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Info
1700 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Address: Parking is available in the lot behind Bank of America, at the Booker House lot on Madison Lane, and at the Madison House by Mad Bowl, as well as street parking.