The Rector’s Chronicle

Several times each year Father Mead, Rector of the Parish of Christ the Redeemer, publishes a Chronicle. The Rector’s Chronicle includes parish news, thoughts on theology, liturgy, and Scripture, and an assortment of other things that might be of interest to members and friends of Christ Church.


As of 2023, the Rector’s Chronicle and Pastoral Letters are sent out via our online eblast and hard copy by mail. 

Holy Week & Easter – March 2023

Deacon Katie is Retiring – Deacon Emerita! – September 17, 2021

Update on Worship & Ministires for Autumn 2021 – August 19, 2021

Updated Guidelines for Worship & Events – May 20, 2021

Outdoor Eucharist Resumes & Update on Indoor Eucharist Guidelines – April 14, 2021

Holy Week & Easter Schedule & Important Parish Updates – March 10, 2021

Godspeed, God bless, and farewell to Canon Susan – January 16, 2021

Pastoral Letter regarding the events in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021

Children’s Ministry Update – October 14, 2020

Chronicle 2020 – Parish Update (Oct 6 2020)

Letter & Guidelines for Reopening Christ Church

From the Rector, June 8, 2020

A Pastoral Letter from the Rector – June 1, 2020

The Rector’s Chronicle, May 19, 2020

Collected Sermons from March 15 to April 15, 2020

Pastoral Letter – Pastoral Concerns & Spiritual Communion – April 1, 2020

Chronicle 2019 – 21 – Fall Update – October 17, 2019

Pastoral Letter to Congregation regarding PJC Prayers and Support – October 3, 2019

Start of Summer updates on the Organ, Roof & Deficit – July 3, 2019

Letter from the Rector Regarding Solar/Slate – June 3, 2019

 Hieronymus Bosch’s Table of the Seven Deadly Sins, Self-Examination, and the Rite of Reconciliation
As we begin Lent, Father Matt explores one of the Prado Museum’s masterpieces and how exploring art can help us think about self-examination.  

Books, Libraries, and Translations 
A mid-winter reflection on books and translations.

Reflections on Bethlehem as we approach Christmas
Bethlehem in the Bible and from the perspective of a recent Pilgrimage. 

Advent, Stewardship, Prayer Book Revision

Advent is beginning!  Stewardship and our Capital Campaign are doing well.  The Episcopal Church is beginning the very long process of Prayer Book Revision.

Capital Campaign Letter & Card
We’ve already raised over $220,000!  We also have a matching $50,000 gift!

Rector’s Chronicle, Trinity, 2018
Announcement that the Rev. Canon Susan Harriss will be joining our staff in the autumn as part-time Priest Associate.

Rector’s Chronicle, Pentecost, 2018
A new calling and cure for the Rev. Deacon Michael Kurth, Seminarian from 2016-2018.  

Rector’s Chronicle, Eastertide, 2018
The difficult reality of Biblican illiteracy and the importance for Episcopalians to read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest the Scriptures.

August 16 Letter to Parish From Rector

Rector’s Chronicle, Summer, 2017
Summer Events: Worship, Outreach, Youth, and Personal Prayer

Rector’s Chronicle, Lent, 2017
Lent, Confessions, Prayer, Pastoral Care, Holy Week & Easter
Liturgical Notes for Lent & Holy Week – 2017
2017 Lenten Worship Services
2017 Holy Week & Easter Schedule

Rector’s Chronicle, Christ the King, 2016
Stewardship, Our National Life, Youth News, and Looking ahead to Advent & Christmas

Rector’s Chronicle, Holy Cross Day, 2016
Worship, Outreach, and Youth Ministries 

Rector’s Chronicle, Trinity Sunday, 2016
Celebrating first year as Rector, upcoming fundraiser, summer notes (Drainage Update Insert)

Rector’s Chronicle, Lent, 2016
Living into Lent and Holy Week (Lent & Holy Week liturgical notes) (Adult Christian Learning Brochure 2016 Winter/Spring)

Rector’s Chronicle, November, 2015
Stewardship program for 2015-2016, and a look at Advent and Christmas.

Rector’s Chronicle, August, 2015
Church School and Confirmation Class for 2015-2016. The Chronicle references the Church School Registration form (found here) and the Church School Calendar (included at the end of the Chronicle).

Rector’s Chronicle, June, 2015
Thanks to the search committee, vestry, wardens, staff, parish leadership. Guidelines for those seeking pastoral care and communication. Planning and background for his the celebration of his new ministry planned for September 29, 2015. Sunday evening “Come as you are” service.