Christ Church Lucketts

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Christ Church Lucketts’ schedule of Holy Week Zoom services.
All are invited to join us for any or all of these services.

For log-in info, please pm me.

Sun., Mar 18 - Palm Sunday, palm branches and
The Passion Story, 9:30 am
Mon., Mar 29 - Visiting the Holy Land with the
Rev. Gail Epes & Perry Epes 7:00 pm
Tues., Mar 30 - More on the Holy Land w/the Epes 7:00 pm
Wed., Mar 31 - Final trip to the Holy Land w/the Epes 7:00 pm
Thurs., Apr 1 - Share a meal in remembrance of
The Last Supper 6:00 pm
Friday, Apr. 2 - The Way of the Cross 7:00 pm
Thank you Christ Church community for welcoming my son, husband, and I to your congregation. You all are just lovely!
Please join us for a Lenten Reflection on Praying, Giving, and Forgiving. This three-hour event includes contemplative prayer, readings, music, journaling, and sharing our Lenten journey. Led by our own Susan Pullin, graduate of Shalem Institute's Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats, 2011.
8:45 am coffee
9:00 program start
12:00 program finish
From Kurt, our Lay Pastoral Leader:
Sometimes the presence of the Holy Spirit is more evident than other times. I mean, the Holy Spirit is always with us, but sometimes you can feel the presence of something special, of a more sacred way, if you will. Yesterday at Christ Church was one of those days.

It started with the presence of our priest. Yesterday that was Gail Epes. Her presence--never mind the Holy Spirit--is calming, spiritual, strong. When Gail celebrates you feel as if Jesus just simply tapped her harder than the rest of us and said to her 'go, and make disciples of all...' for that is surely what she does when she celebrates with us. When she looks us in the eye, calls us by name and says 'George, this is the body of Christ,' you know He is there, you feel the special nourishment that only comes from the Eucharist.

It included the music. The Ecumenical Choir yesterday was glorious. With blended voices, under the direction of the wonderful Betty Hutchison, 'Seek and You Shall Find' made us all stop and listen. We listened to the music. And we listened to what Christ Church exists for: the presence of Jesus in every heart and mind and body of every person in the room. The music reminded us that this Jesus Way that we are seeking to understand, is often presented to us in a simple melody.

This presence was manifested in our response to my challenge to donate 100 books for children who don't have any. One person asked me during the week, "How do you know you can get that many books from so small a congregation?" I responded "Done deal; we'll have way more than 100." And, of course, as usual, CCL responded. Why? Because somebody (in this case many kids and a great organization) needed us. As I said - done deal.

The presence of the Holy Spirit was with me too yesterday. You all know I don't write out my Messages. And, as I have told some, I swear it is true that sometime during the week my message comes to me; just shows up in my brain. And writes itself.

The main body of my message was a simple one to construct. I knew I wanted to remind all of the last four weeks, that taken as a whole could be seen as a path for us, too. Jesus' baptism, the start of his ministry, can be a reminder to us that we can renew our baptismal covenant as often as we want, and start our own ministry over and over if we want. The key is to be reminded we ALL have a ministry.

The wedding at Cana, the first miracle, helped us realize we all do miracles everyday. Heck, we were witnessing one that morning when 200 books showed up in response to a request for 100. Not a miracle? I beg to differ. A beautiful miracle.

And then Jesus announcing to his friends and the people that 'I am who God says I am' turns for us into a reaffirmation of being who God says WE are...that our intentionally saying to God and others 'I am who you say I am' helps us along the way, this Jesus Way.

But when we do these things-renew our baptismal covenant of our ministry, continue to do miracles, and continue to say we are who God intended us to be - we change the world. And when we change the world, really change the world grounded in love, what is going to happen?

People are going to want to throw us off the cliff.

While I had my notes ready to preach, it wasn't until Sunday morning that it occurred to me-so I could add it to my notes for the message-that what Jesus wants of us is to be cliff dwellers. He calls us to welcome the discomfort that comes from following him. After all, we are here, we exist, to change the world, to say to the world we aren't what YOU say we are. We are what HE says we are.

But nothing left us with the presence more yesterday than when we sang the Christ Church anthem, the song in every one of our services, sung every single week, communion and Morning Prayer alike: 'Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place...' When Betty struck the chords for Surely the Presence and I looked out at all the faces with their eyes closed singing the words they know by heart, I lost it. I couldn't sing. I couldn't see. I can't see now as I write this.

After the service Gail told me she had the same problem. She was so overwhelmed by the presence of the spirit in the church she worried she would not be able to say the final blessing.

Christ Church has become a place where Jesus resides in us as community and in each of us individually in a more powerful way than any of us thought possible. And we are beginning to bring our message to more people who we know benefit from being with others who seek to understand His call and respond to it. (Yesterday we had 42 people…double what we had a year ago at this time.)

Let us each dedicate ourselves to seeking this presence every day, all day, in everything we do.

Let us be cliff dwellers.

I love you all,

Kurt
NO CHURCH 1/13/19
Due to the snow (and our Sr. Warden telling us Route 15 is like an ice rink) we have decided to not have church today. So please be careful and we'll see you next week. Also as a reminder Morning Prayer and Bible Study resume Wednesday starting at 10am and next Sunday we will have Communion with the Rev. Tom Prinz celebrating with us.

Kurt will be posting a short Morning Prayer service on the web site sometime this morning, that can be prayed alone or with your family so you can still have church!

Be safe.
To our Christ Church Family:

We don’t have to tell you snow is coming–in some places it’s already here. There are conflicting reports on the amount we can expect so as of right now church is ON for tomorrow but that might change. Tomorrow morning before 8:30am we will send another email and post an announcement on the web site on a final determination about having church or not. If we decide that we are able to have church please use every caution if you decide to attend. Those of you in places you shouldn’t venture out from— DON’T!

If Church is cancelled, look to the web site under Kurt’s News and Notes (middle of the home page). There he will post a simple morning prayer service we can all do at our leisure (great for families to do together) as well as part of his Message on the Baptism of Our Lord.

Let’s hope we see you tomorrow.

The Vestry

The Little Church with a BIG heart Welcome to Christ Episcopal Church in Lucketts, Virgnia. We worship together in an historic chapel built just after the Civil War about 5 miles north of Leesburg on Route 15.

Worship services are currently held in person on Sundays at 9:30 am and sometimes on Zoom. Contact [email protected] for the link - we'd love to have you join us! In response to current CDC guidance, masks must be worn inside the church.

Operating as usual

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 10/28/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts There are lots of exciting events taking place at CCL in the coming weeks. Kurt has designed a flyer listing the Wednesday night Advent potluck suppers and what we will be doing each week. We are announcing these early enough for you to put them on your calendars and plan to join us. We will start t...

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 10/21/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts It was such a joy to see 38 people worshiping at CCL last Sunday and one person joining us on Zoom. We welcomed Rev. Philene Ware Dunn and her husband Paul who visited us to get acquainted with the church prior to Nov. 7 when Philene will lead our worship. We had Sunday School for the children thank...

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 10/14/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts What an exciting time for the church! We are taking a look at ourselves to check out who we are and what we want our future to look like. Please make every effort to be at church Sunday to worship, to celebrate communion with Rev Prinz, to fellowship, to be introduced to a visiting priest who will b...

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 10/07/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts The first meeting of the “Discernment abut Discernment Committee” met to begin the process of answering the question “Where Do We Go from Here?” Do we continue with our “traditional” pattern of 1st and 3rd Sundays with clergy and 2nd and 4th lay led? Do we begin the search for a part-tim...

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 09/30/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts Hang on, folks…our service for the Blessing of the Animals will take place October 24 this year. Why? Because I forgot that the first Sunday in October is St Francis of Assissi Day when we usually celebrate by bringing our pets to church for a blessing. At first the solution to my lapse was Kurt (...

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 09/23/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts Well, folks, here we are in the new season of fall. There are changes for every season but fall seems to have the most changes of all with the leaves changing colors, the nip in the air, the occasional frost, and the leaves blowing as they fall from their branches resulting in bare trees by the end....

09/21/2021

Thank you for all of your donations for the blessing box of food available to those in need. Additional donations may be placed in the plastic bin at the back door of the parish house.

Thank you for all of your donations for the blessing box of food available to those in need. Additional donations may be placed in the plastic bin at the back door of the parish house.

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 09/16/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts I would like to share some of the information about the Memorial Garden that Richard included in the 2017 Christ Church prayer book. We have not mentioned the garden often enough for some of our newest parishioners to even know that it exists. It was designed by Sheila Heider (a former Sr Warden) an...

09/12/2021

We remember.

We remember.

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 09/09/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts I hope you can join me in the memorial garden at the church this Saturday for a brief service in remembrance of 9/11. Did you even know that we have a memorial garden? It is located between the church and church house close to the front sidewalk which connects the two buildings. The garden was a pro...

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 09/03/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts The Adult Forum which Kurt had announced would take place during September following the Sunday worship services will be rescheduled so that anyone interested in joining the church at the November regional bishop’s visit will be able to do so. The class is not restricted to potential members. It i...

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 08/26/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts Anyone who would like to participate in the retreat at Holy Cross Monastery in New York November 16-18 must register by Sunday, August 29. If you want to attend or need more information, call Kurt at 617-962-6220. Remember, registration closes this coming Sunday. Several people from CCL attended las...

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 08/19/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts We are pleased to be able to celebrate Holy Eucharist a second time in August on Sunday the 22nd . Rev. Georgia DuBose will be with us. She lives in Harper Ferry, W VA but has served several churches in Virginia since moving here from Oregon. She was the interim priest at Church of Our Savior in Ald...

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 08/12/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts Micah 6:8 says: “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Perhaps we can turn those three qualities, justice, kindness and humility around to make a better life for everyone. Humilit...

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 08/05/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts A big thank you to Richard Weaver for the presentation he gave us on some of the church’s history last Sunday. If you missed being with us last week, he has gathered the information from his presentation (and much more) in a book that is available for purchase from him. Damara and Jane have donate...

08/01/2021

The brand new history of the church is now available! The book is hardcover, 110 pages, and full color. If you'd like a copy, they are $25 - send us a Facebook message so we can make arrangements.

The brand new history of the church is now available! The book is hardcover, 110 pages, and full color. If you'd like a copy, they are $25 - send us a Facebook message so we can make arrangements.

Christ Church Lucketts updated their information in their About section. 07/30/2021

Christ Church Lucketts updated their information in their About section.

Christ Church Lucketts updated their information in their About section.

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 07/29/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts Just a reminder: MASKS ARE REQUIRED while we are indoors during August. We will address the issue again in September and each following month until it is safe to go without them.

07/26/2021

Look at the beautiful detail of our vestry minutes book from 1904.

Look at the beautiful detail of our vestry minutes book from 1904.

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 07/22/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts The readings for Sunday are: Psalm 14 (BCP p. 598); 2 Samuel 11:1-15; Ephesians 3:14-21; and the Gospel is John 6:1-21. Anna will be the Lector and Jane Jacobs is the Intercessor. Pam is the musician and I will lead worship and give the message. You will hear a version of the feeding of the 5,000 fr...

07/20/2021

We love the look of old Polaroids; here's the church when its boxwoods were much smaller, @1988. Note that the front doors were white, instead of red, and there were no shutters on the sides of the building.

We love the look of old Polaroids; here's the church when its boxwoods were much smaller, @1988. Note that the front doors were white, instead of red, and there were no shutters on the sides of the building.

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 07/15/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts I was thinking about the song from my younger days which included the words, “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.” So far, I haven’t seen many hazy days. It’s either been cloudy or sunny. I have experienced some crazy days when I seem to flit from one thing to another without accomplishing any...

07/12/2021

It's History Monday; do any of you remember our old sign?

It's History Monday; do any of you remember our old sign?

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 07/08/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts We have had some wonderful messages Kurt, Gary, Rev Tom, Dave and Lisa the past five weeks. This Sunday we will hear again from Gary Mears as he shares with us. Many thanks to everyone for the time spent to prepare the message and for sharing so much a part of yourself with the church family.

07/05/2021

It's History Monday; here's a bill from 41 years ago for labor for the workers who restored the church. If you know any of these men, we would like to talk to them and hear their recollections from that time.

It's History Monday; here's a bill from 41 years ago for labor for the workers who restored the church. If you know any of these men, we would like to talk to them and hear their recollections from that time.

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 07/01/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts Here we are, halfway through 2021. It does seem like the first half of this year has gone by quickly. Perhaps I feel that way because I have not taken the time to celebrate Sabbath rest like I should. I’ve just let the days go by without pausing for a breath. Have you done the same thing? I was re...

06/28/2021

It's History Monday; prior to the re-opening in the late 1980s, the restorers looked high and low for antique lighting to purchase and install in the church.

It's History Monday; prior to the re-opening in the late 1980s, the restorers looked high and low for antique lighting to purchase and install in the church.

06/27/2021
Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 06/24/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” These words follow the section of Matthew’s gospel known as the Beatitudes. Jesus is on the mountainside with his disciples sitting at his feet. Crowds of people have gathered around them....

06/21/2021

It's History Monday: carpenter David Fry was just 33 years old when he built the church in 1870. He is buried two miles away in the cemetery of Bethel United Methodist Church in Stumptown, which he also built.

It's History Monday: carpenter David Fry was just 33 years old when he built the church in 1870. He is buried two miles away in the cemetery of Bethel United Methodist Church in Stumptown, which he also built.

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 06/17/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts We will celebrate a modified Holy Eucharist this Sunday with Rev. Tom Prinz. Social distancing restrictions have been lifted but you are invited to leave some space between you and the next person when you come up to the altar rail. At this first Communion in over a year there will not be any wine.....

06/14/2021

History Monday: check out the older vehicles used to dig the well that allowed for the first bathroom to be installed in the church in the 1980s.

History Monday: check out the older vehicles used to dig the well that allowed for the first bathroom to be installed in the church in the 1980s.

Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts 06/11/2021

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Weekly Announcements from Christ Church, Lucketts Do you remember the phrase “and a little child shall lead them”? I was reminded of that verse (Isaiah 11:6) when Richard sent an email this week to several of us saying, “Emma was listening on Sunday and she told me today that she wants to contribute some of her money to church. Specifically, ...

05/24/2021

It's History Monday; here's a look at the church's foundation when its floor boards were replaced in the early 1980s.

It's History Monday; here's a look at the church's foundation when its floor boards were replaced in the early 1980s.

The little church with a BIG heart

Christ Church, Lucketts (Episcopal)

Worship Services are held on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

ALL are welcome.

During the school year, school-age children may attend Sunday School in the Church House. They will leave together during the service and return to celebrate communion with their families.

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14861 Newvalley Church Rd
Leesburg, VA
20176

General information

We are an Episcopal Church, but you don't have to be an Episcopalian to join us. We are affilated with the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia with our diocesan headquarters in Richmond, VA. Sunday morning worship service is at 9:30 with church school provided.

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9:30am - 10:30am
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