News from Christ Church
EVENSONG, SEPTEMBER 29th
"Dear all, yesterday evening, YCC hosted its Choral Evensong Service with around 50 in the congregation. It proved to be a wonderful occasion, as always, and our 12 choristers sang beautifully. Fr. Daniel and Fr. Simon led the service and the congregation joined in the singing with the opening hymn 'Praise to the Holiest in the height' and closing hymn 'Abide with Me'. it truly was a memorable evening of prayer, meditation and music and our acapella choristers concluded their solo pieces with an amazing rendition of 'The Anthem'A huge thank you to our choir, our choral director Yuka and to both Fr. Daniel and Fr. Simon. Lastly many thanks to all those who supported this event. Our next Evensong will be on the evening of November 10th (Remembrance Sunday) starting at 6pm. Be sure to mark this in your calendars. These are wonderful occasions not to be missed. Hope you can make it." Dennis (YCC people's warden)
The schedule of services at Christ Church is as follows:
- Sunday October 6th - 9.30am Holy Eucharist in English (The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost)
- Sunday October 13th - 10.00am Bi-lingual Eucharist (The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost)
- Sunday October 20th - 9.30am Morning Prayer in English (The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost)
- Sunday October 27th - 9.30am Bi-lingual Eucharist (The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost)
Children of all ages are welcome at Christ Church!
For more information of Sunday school activities please contact Audrey Brown
Church Flowers and Cleaning
YCC continues to provide flowers, normally for the 1st Sunday of the month, subject to Yamate Sei Ko Kai events and schedule. Contact Noriko Hasegawa if you would donate flowers on a future date.
Since we are a small congregation, YSK do not expect us to join the regular roster for cleaning but we did pledge full support twice a year, at which time please lend your support; many hands make light work and a couple of hours will be much appreciated.
Please park your cars in the lot next to the Parish Hall. The parking lot on the Rectory side of the church is reserved for YSKK members.
Making Music ~ Praising God!
If you would like to contribute to the music ministry here at Christ Church please send us a message through the contact page. You can sign up to our weekly email that includes the hymns for the coming Sunday. We welcome all instruments, so long as you're prepared to turn up for the practice on Sundays at 9am.
Christ Church has a low-traffic Yahoo Group mostly used for announcements and discussion of upcoming events. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ycc/
John Berg's memoirs
We are pleased to have copies of John Berg's memoirs available at Christ Church. Entitled 'One More Step' the book offers a fascinating insight into his journey thus far. If you want a copy, they're available in the Rectory during coffee hour. A donation to cover the printing costs is requested - ¥500