From the Rector’s Desk in Holy Week, 2018 . . .
As we approach the Easter Season I want to call attention to several coming events and opportunities.
Our Everyday Life is a special Feature film showing at The Neon Theater next Tuesday, April 3, 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5.50 at the Box Office. This was a nominee for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars in 2015. Film director Ines Tanovic from Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina will be present to discuss and answer questions about her film.
Our Everyday Life dramatizes the day-to-day lives of one family in Sarajevo in the unsettled political situation and the economic hardships of postwar Bosnia. Appearing in numerous film festivals throughout Europe and North America, and winner of many awards, this is a must-see for people in the Dayton area who seek a clearer and authentic understanding of the lives of people today in our sister city, Sarajevo, 23 years after the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995.
The screening is made possible with a grant from the Faculty Endowment Fund at Wittenberg University, and is sponsored by Duh Bosne, a non-profit which publishes the bilingual, interdisciplinary online journal “Spirit of Bosnia/ Duh Bosne” at www.spiritofbosnia.org. The local editor is former Christ Church Senior Warden, Keith Doubt.
A final liturgy to give thanks and celebrate 150 years of Worship and Ministry in Dayton will be held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, April 8, 4 pm. The Church is located at 1060 Salem Avenue. Kindly sign up for the catered reception that will follow the service by signing the sheet in the Christ Church Parish Hall or by calling the Christ Church office at 937-223-2239 by Tuesday, April 3. “For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” -Ecclesiastes 3:1
Summer Camping Season is fast approaching for the youth and family camps at Procter Conference Center. No child should miss camp due to insufficient funds. Both Christ Church and The Diocese of Southern Ohio have scholarship funds. Speak to me if you know of someone who needs assistance. The various dates and age groups as well as the family camps and registration information can be found at proctercenter.org/camp
Earth Day comes on Sunday, April 22. We plan to focus our worship that day on care for the planet. Anyone with interest and ideas is welcome to speak to me as we make our plans.
The Rev. John Paddock