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Gabriel the Archangel…an announcer of Good News

 
GO! Sunday 2019
Sunday, September 15 was GO! Sunday at Clark Park. Christ Church Anglican joined with Gloria Dei Lutheran ELCA, Gold Hill Lutheran Church ELCA, and Aldersgate United Methodist, to worship God, thank Him for our neighborhoods, and pray for our city and Clark Park. A picnic and fellowship followed.
L to R: Brad Belke, lay pastor of Aldersgate United Methodist Church; Fr. Brian Miller, of Christ Church Anglican; Pastor Sarah Schilcher of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church ELCA…all neighborhood churches near Clark Park.
 
 
On August 26, we celebrated our monthly Feast Day by commemorating the lives of St. Augustine and his mother, Monica. Families, friends, and  guests contributed homemade pies for dessert, and the delicious BBQ chicken provided by Butch, Paul, Fritz, and Father Brian.  Hannah provided a Korean dish from her mission travels in Korea.  Family prayer preceded the meal.  (Photo credits: Casey Keller)
 
On July 20, the Women’s Bible Study Group and other CCA members gave out free water and Popsicles at the Farmer’s Market in Whitehall.
 The music, camaraderie, and conversation were a joy and encouragement to us and to a community rocked by a recent mine closure. 
 
Part of our CCA family assisting with yard cleanup at a trailer park…one of several service components at our deanery’s recent Next Steps conference in Bozeman, MT on June 7-8-9, 2019.
Malachi: A Love That Never Lets go – is the topic of Women’s Bible Study beginning the week of September 9!
The eight part study by Lisa Harper focuses on God’s mercy and love that NEVER ENDS.  On our worst day, God DOESN’T WALK AWAY from us.  And His love for us is not determined by OUR PERFORMANCE. No matter how many times we mess up, god loves (and never leaves) broken people. 
“I the LORD do not change.” –Malachi 3:6
 
Study time are Mondays: 11:00 a.m. starting September 9
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Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. starting September 10
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Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. starting September 11
 
For more information, please contact Deacon Nan Joyce at (406) 494-4543 or the church office at (406) 782-2877.
 
 
 
Our inaugural Feast Day was enjoyed by over 50 people of all ages on Monday, June 24, 2019.  That day was the feast day of the Nativity (birth) of St. John the Baptist.  It is one of the major feast days of the Anglican Church.  We celebrated with Family Prayer, a meal of BBQ ribs and all of the fixin’s.  Great fellowship and an extra treat…roses for all of the ladies contributed by one of our guests!  Stay tuned for future Feast Days as we progress throughout the Church year.
The Rocky Mountain Deanery Cluster Meeting was held at CCA on Thursday, September 12 . Our Lady of the Rockies photobombed the convocation in the background, but she is hard to see with the fluffy clouds….
Back row: (L to R) Dean Justin Read-Smith, Fr. Robert Burns, Fr. Brian Miller
Front row: (L to R) Fr John Bacon, Candidate for Holy Orders Harmon Thomas, Dn. Nan Joyce
 
 
Welcome to God’s Big Family, Seamus Mac Brady, son of Matthew and Aubrey Brady.
May you continue to learn and grow in the Lord! (Photo Credits: Casey Keller)
 
 

Our latest Feast Day on July 29…
Feast of Lazarus, Mary and Martha of Bethany…Charlie reads the Scripture, and Fr. Brian leads family prayer before the delicious brisket meal. It was a wonderful way to meet new people and welcome guests.