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Holy Week 2017 Schedule

Posted on April 10, 2017

Below is the schedule for Holy Week 2017.  We hope you can join us!

  • 7:00pm on Wednesday, April 12: Stations of the Cross
  • 7:00pm on Thursday, April 13 Maundy Thursday Service: Eucharist and Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altar
  • 8:00pm on Thurday, April 13: Maundy Thursday Vigil
  • 7:00pm on Friday, April 14: Good Friday Liturgy and Communion from the Reserve Sacrament
  • 8:00pm on Friday, April 14: Screening of the movie “The Passion of the Christ”
  • 11:00am on Saturday, April 15: Easter Egg Hunt (bring your Easter basket!)
  • 10:00am on Sunday, April 16: Easter Sunday Service (One Service) Festal Eucharist with Flowering of the Cross
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2017 Holy Saturday Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on March 21, 2017

It’s almost time again for a great Creator tradition — the Holy Saturday Easter Egg Hunt!  All of the information you need is below.  Click on the image for a larger version.

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2016 Brunswick Stew is Coming Soon!

Posted on September 30, 2016

2014-10-14079It’s that time of year for our award winning stew!  A new batch will be available on October 15 and November 19.   The “Creator Stew Crew” has been recognized numerous times for our mouth-watering stew at the State Fair of Virginia and the 17th Street Farmers’ Market Brunswick Stew Festival.

For parishioners: Sign-up sheets to help with the stew on October 15 and November 19 will be in the Narthex, or you can call Katherine Earls. In the meantime, please sell, sell, sell to your friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers. The stew is so good, it sells itself. If they are hesitant, get them to try 1 quart with the October sale and they will surely want more in November.

For everyone: The ordering period for this year’s first batch is from Sunday, Sept 11 to Sunday, Oct 9.  The second batch can be ordered from October 16 to November 13.  The price is $9.00 per quart.  We are only making the traditional version this year.  Oder sheets are in the Narthex now, or you can call 746-8765 and select option 6. Leave your name, phone number, email address, and number of quarts. Pick-up will be on October 15 and November 19 in the upper parking lot of the church.  Parishioners can pick up from 3:30-5:00 p.m., and all other customers can pick up from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

You will be called the week of October 9 to confirm your October 15 order.

Have You Gotten Your Creator Gear Yet?

Posted on April 29, 2016

Have you gotten your new Creator 50th Anniversary gear yet? We still have t-shirts, hats and polo shirts available!  To order, please contact Kathy Barclay (call the church office for her number) and leave a message with your phone number so she can call you.

 

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Creator Hat

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Holy Saturday 2016 Schedule

Posted on March 21, 2016

IMG_3078Holy Saturday, the day before Easter, is coming up on March 26.  Creator has an entire fun-filled morning of fellowship, outdoor games, and faith-building activities centered on the Easter message.

Gather at 9:45 a.m. in the courtyard.  At approximately 10:30 a.m., the annual Creator Easter Egg Hunt will kick off, with eggs hidden for the younger and even the older kids.  Each child should bring his or her own Easter basket.  A picnic lunch will be served after the hunt, so bring a blanket or chairs!

NEW this year: We will have music provided by local Christian worship band “Generations”.

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Scout Sunday 2016

Posted on February 8, 2016

Creator honored Scout Sunday this past weekend (February 7), with adult and youth Boy Scouts taking part in the Sunday mass.  Here’s what the Boy Scouts of America has to say about why Scout Sunday is observed:

The Scout Law says that a “Scout is Reverent” and the Scouts of all ages promise to do their “Duty to God”. These values strengthen youth character in their family, community and faith.

Below is a picture of all of the Scouts in attendance at Creator.  Click the image for a larger version.

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Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday Schedule

Posted on February 8, 2016

season-of-lent-300x300Lent begins early this year!  Here’s the schedule for the start of the 2016 Lenten season:

  • February 9th, is Shrove Tuesday and we will hold the pancake supper at 6:30 p.m.
  • The services on Ash Wednesday will be at 7 a.m., 12 p.m., and 7 p.m. with a light dinner at 6 p.m.

Note: Wednesday night Rector’s book study and Thursday night Bible study are discontinued until after Lent.  

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2016 Summer Mission Trip

Posted on January 13, 2016

Creator Youth Group met last Sunday to kick-off our planning, praying, and fund-raising for this summer’s mission week.

Date: Sunday, June 19 – Saturday, June 25, 2016
Place: Virginia Beach
Work: Light construction, home repair for lower income communities. Painting, constructing, shingling, repairing, etc.
Ages: Rising 6th grade through adult.
Chaperons/youth ratio: 1:6
Cost: $125 for youth, $75 for chaperons, plus money for meals up and back **
Organization: TEAM Effort.

DEPOSIT: $89/per person due by January 31 with paperwork. Cancellations and changes possible (adding or dropping people) before April 1.

Please join us for a wonderful week of working to bless others in Christ’s name. We will travel to VA Beach right from the meatloaf and mashed potatoes (or as close to that as we can manage). We will join 100 others from all over VA and even the USA at TEAM Effort, who sponsor a week-long camp in Virginia Beach (link to their website below). We will stay in Regent University dormitories, where we also take meals. During the week, we will perform light construction, home repairs, remodeling, construction of handicapped access, painting, stripping. cleaning –anything they tell us to do! There will be scheduled worship, community-building and program time to educate and make aware what we are doing and why. And then of course, there will be free time to go to the….BEACH!

Please consider starting your summer with this life-changing mission work. We have reserved space for 20 and can add people if we need to. Friends, classmates, extended family are all welcome. Please help put the word out so folks have time to think about this and make a commitment. Deposits are due January 31, $89/person. As I understand it, we can increase or decrease our group without penalty until April 1.

** The total cost of the trip is $299/person. Creator youth group and mission fund will help pay a portion, along with the Diocese of VA, making each young person’s cost $125 and each chaperons $75.

Please see this link for more information:

http://www.teameffort.org/camps/c-46-virginia-beach-va.php

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Operation Christmas Child is Underway

Posted on October 21, 2015

It’s time to kick off Operation Christmas Child!

Creator’s Outreach Committee is set to kick off our participatichristmaschildon in Operation Christmas Child. Shoeboxes are available in the back pew. Take as many boxes as you’d like to fill and then return to Creator by November 9. Please consider including $7.00 per box for shipping (checks made payable to Church of Creator).

Filling a box is easy. Just decide if you’d like a boy or girl (ages: 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14) and then you can get started. Here are a few gift ideas:

  • TOYS: small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes
  • SCHOOL SUPPLIES: pens, pencils/sharpener, crayons, markers, paper, coloring books
  • HYGIENE ITEMS: toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, washcloth, soap (in bag)
  • OTHER : Hard candy, gum, T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry
  • A PERSONAL NOTE: In envelope, include note to child and photo of your family

DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers; aerosol cans

NEW THIS YEAR – ONLINE BOXES! If you’d prefer, for a cost of $25.00, you can fill a box virtually. Just visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org and click on the Operation Christmas Child icon to get started.

2015 Creator Brunswick Stew Coming Soon!

Posted on September 18, 2015

2014-10-14079If you’ve never tasted it, you’ve missed out. But never fear! A new batch will be available on October 17 and November 21.

When to Order: Sunday, September 13 – Sunday, October 11 (November 21 sales will be Oct 18 – Nov 15)

Price: Traditional — $9.00 per quart

How to order: Call 746-8765, option 6. Leave your name, phone number, email address, and number of quarts.

How to help: Call Katherine Earls at 569-6023 if you can stir, open cans, ladle, clean, hand out stew, etc.

When to Pick up: October 17 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. for church members at the church.  You will be called the week of October 11 to confirm your October 17 order.

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