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Worship Services

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Rosary

Rosary will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

Upcoming dates for August and September are as followed:

August 23rd
September 13th
September 27th

Mass on the Grass

Please join us for Mass on the Grass this Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

This will be an evening prayer service.

Leashed pets are welcome!

Sunday Worship Service

Join us at Christ Church Sunday at 10:00 a.m. for Holy Eucharist.

This service will also be live-streamed via YouTube at 10:00 a.m. and available for playback within 24 hours.

Worship Leader Schedule

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Reader Schedule

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Chimer Schedule

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Vestry Greeter and Lock Up Schedule

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Mother Katrina Grusell Joins Us Friday, September 16!

The Vestry is happy to announce that Mother Katrina will be our Interim Priest on a full time basis as we start our journey to find a successor to Mother Elizabeth. Mother Katrina brings with her a broad range of experience and the necessary skill set to support and guide us during this transitional period. Please join us on Sunday, September 18 to welcome Mother Katrina to Christ Church and to our community.
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The Rev. Dr. Katrina Grusell
5057 Stone Hill Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
klgrusell@gmail.com
410-480-1653

ministry profile
I seek interim ministry that utilizes my experience and training to guide congregations through significant transitions. My leadership is grounded in worship, scripture, and intentional relationship as we proclaim Christ’s love in Word and action.



ministry skills
Works with church leadership to rebuild and revitalize congregations unmoored by change or conflict

Trainer for the College for Congregational Development

Trained at the Center for Family Process in Bowen Family Systems and its congregational effects

Trained with Interim Ministry Network, one unit

Active listening & discernment

Organization diagnosis & intervention, common narrative construction, and strategic design

Traditional and innovative liturgy for corporate and small group worship

Experience in all size congregations



personal skills
Facilitates teamwork that identifies & supports common goals

Fosters the creation of sacred spaces that assist individuals to mutually understand differing perspectives

Focuses on wellness in systems to build on strengths

Pastoral focus; trained Stephen Ministry Leader



personal life
Married to David; two children, two grandsons; enjoys Pilates, hiking, yoga and watching basketball & movies.



professional experience
  • Administrator/Associate for Pastoral Care, John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicott City, Maryland; 2017-2022. Rejuvenated pastoral care programs; designed structure to support comprehensive pastoral care for a resource size congregation; recruited, trained, & encouraged leadership; nurtured community partnerships; liturgical leader, preacher, pastor & spiritual guide.
  • Episcopal Chaplain, UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County), Catonsville, Maryland; 2012-2022. Co-led the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry. Led weekly program including dinner, discussion, and worship. Co-founder of Retriever Essentials, a comprehensive program to eliminate food insecurity on campus.
  • Chaplain, The Corporation for the Relief of Widows & Children of the Clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 2017-2019. Ministered to the ill, dying, and bereaved.
  • Rector, Church of the Holy Apostles, Arbutus, Maryland, 2001-2015. Led a conflicted parish through transition; revitalized a stagnant parish through worship, preaching, and development of outreach; created and led a doctoral project of liturgical exploration examining the congregation’s identity, mission and systemic functioning; led congregation through successful capital campaign and development of capital improvement plan resulting in full accessibility; reorganized office administrative systems; mentored and supervised deacons, postulants and candidate for ordination; liturgical leader, preacher, pastor & spiritual guide.
  • Assistant Rector, Martin’s-in-the-Field Episcopal Church and Day School; Severna Park, Maryland, 1999-2001. Day school chaplain and teacher; in the parish, responsible for Christian education, hospitality, and communications commissions; established Journey to Adulthood program; created biblical storytelling guild; EFM Mentor; preacher, pastor, & spiritual guide.
  • Seminarian, Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland, 1997-1999.
  • Parish Coordinator, Christ Episcopal Church, Columbia, Maryland, 1994-1996. Responsible for program development and newcomer integration.
education
Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
Doctor of Ministry, 2010; Identity to Praxis: Parish Narrative as
as Liturgical Bricolage
Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia
Master of Divinity, 1999; Class President
Worcester State College, Worcester, Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 1993, Summa Cum Laude
Anna Maria College, Paxton, Massachusetts
Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences, 1984



diocese of maryland ministry
  • Episcopal Service Corps, Advisory Board Chair (five years)
  • Congregational Vitality Cohort (five years)
  • Bishop Transition Committee (two years)
  • Maryland Episcopal Clergy Association, Convenor (two years)
  • Maryland Clerica, Co-convenor (five years)
  • Suburban Pastoral Counseling Center, Board President/Member (three/five years)

Announcements

PLEASE KEEP PLEDGE PAYMENTS CURRENT


The Church's bills do not go on vacation. Thank you for your continued support.

Save the Date: Fall 2022 Rummage Sale


The rummage sale will be Friday, October 14th and Saturday October 15th with the bag sale Sunday, October 16th.

The rummage will be brought upstairs on Sunday, October 9th.

Setup will take place Monday - Thursday. Volunteers are needed to help bring rummage upstairs as well as set up throughout the week, even an hour or two would be a great help.

Please contact Rick Pescatore at 315-559-6108 or see him at church.

Katie's Closet

We are currently looking for volunteers for a couple of hours each month to help with the clothing closet.

Thank you!

Christ Church Amazon


When you're shopping on Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com and list "Christ Church Binghamton" as your charity of choice. The Church will receive .5 % of your purchase!

$694.24 has been given to Christ Church from your Amazon purchases since its program began. THANK YOU for designating Christ Church to receive these proceeds. Every little bit helps.

Assisting Ukraine


Should you wish to assist people in Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees, here are two opportunities to consider:

1) Episcopal Relief and Development has created a special fund and is working to get assistance in and to refugee communities. Your funds will be matched by the Diocese if you donate through them. https://cnyepiscopal.org. You can also write a check to Christ Church.

2) Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church on 230 Ukrainian Hill Road in Johnson City is sending shipments directly to Europe to assist people.

They seek brand new children's clothes, underwear, socks, medical supplies, sanitary items for women, and other personal hygiene items.

You can drop these off at Sacred Heart Church directly or bring items to Christ Church and we will take them to Sacred Heart.

Restrictions for Indoor Worship Services

Everyone will wear a mask when entering and exiting the sanctuary and when in line for communion. You may mask throughout the service and please return to distancing. We encourage everyone eligible for the Covid vaccine to receive it for their own safety and for the love of neighbor.

No offering plate will be passed. Gifts will be collected online or in plates placed near the Church entrance.

Parking in the Metro Center parking lot is available. Press the button and take a ticket to enter. Please leave the entry ticket in the car so that it is readily available when exiting. Ushers will provide a ticket which you will need to exit. Both tickets will be needed in order to exit.

Donations

Christ Episcopal Church remained and remains present to our congregation and the broader community in this time of pandemic. We thank all who have supported our work and worship and ask for your ongoing contributions that we may remain a positive presence in the lives of many and in caring for one another.
You can donate via our website at www.christepiscopalbing.com/donate/. You can now click donate to send your pledge or other special donations. You can donate specifically to CHOW, Katie's Closet, the Rector's Discretionary Fund, Organ/Bells Repair and Upkeep.

A big THANK YOU to those who already have!

Prayer List

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Prayer List

In the week ahead, please pray for comfort and healing for: Barbra K., Bobbie, Don, George, Jeanette, Joell, Kathy, Sally, and Tricia.

A Word From Your Senior Warden

Friendship

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Despite the changes around us we are a Church and a community that stands together in faith despite adversity. We feel fortunate to have each other during these difficult and uncertain times.
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