Community of ChristChurch
Faith News Update for April 9, 2020
Join us for Virtual Worship with Holy Communion 
Easter Sunday, April 12th @ 9:30am

Mark 16:1-8

Meeting ID: 669 927 281

Please note the updated Zoom link above.
We are re-formatting our Zoom meetings at ChristChurch out of privacy concerns. This is also why you won't find the link for some meetings (not worship) on our Facebook page or website. We are relying on our Faith News email list to get you the link for these meetings.

 Virtual Worship Logistics:

To enter using your computer, please click on this link on Sunday:

Meeting ID: 669 927 281 


Consider copying the link above and pasting it into a sticky note or email so you can easily access it come Sunday morning.


If you are not able to join worship via your personal computer, you are welcome to join using your phone. Simply call this number… (253) 215 8782, follow the prompt to enter the Meeting ID: 669 927 281, and you will find yourself in our Zoom worship space.

  • The virtual doors to our Zoom worship will open at 9:00am. 
  • From 9am to 9:30am, the worship space will be open for folks to gather and get settled in. Our worship service will begin at 9:30am. 
  •  Holy Communion will be a part of our online worship, so we encourage everyone to prepare by putting together your own communion set from whatever you have handy in your kitchens and pantries. Be creative! For instance, the cup could be wine, juice, water, etc. The bread could be actual bread, a cracker, a tortilla, tortilla chip, etc. Please have these items nearby and handy when you join us online.
  • Dress up for Easter ZOOM Worship!
    Wear your finest Easter Hat.

    Search your closet or your craft supplies for festive headwear.
    All ages and gender identities encouraged to participate.
    Go big!  You won’t block the view of the person behind you on Zoom.  

I look forward to seeing you in worship this Sunday!


God’s peace, 

Pastor David

Holy Week:
Photo by Josh Applegate

This Holy Week, Community of Christchurch is gathering together with other churches in our area for an online Maundy Thursday Worship Service at 7pm. Hosted by Old Scotch Church, this service will be in the style of a Tenebrae worship (Tenebrae is Latin for darkness.)

This online worship will also include Holy Communion, so you are once again invited to have elements ready with you to partake at home. If bread is not available to you, a cracker or chip will suffice. Likewise, juice or water can be substituted for the wine.

We hope ChristChurch members will avail themselves of this opportunity to gather around the table with our ecumenical siblings and remember the sacrificial love of God in Jesus Christ. 
To join, simply click on this link:

Now accepting nominations for Church Council   

Do you know someone you think would be great in a leadership role at ChristChurch? We are accepting nominations for a 2-year term. Your Church Council is a gifted and passionate group of people who love Jesus and love this congregation. 


How do I nominate someone?

Here is the online form. 
Nomination forms must be received by Sunday, April 26th.

Other ways to stay involved & connected:
ChristChurchCrafters HookUp
(VIRTUAL meeting)

2nd and 4th Saturday @10am
Upcoming meeting: April 11, 2020

Meeting ID: 226 185 003

During this period of time, we are going to combine the Prayer Shawl and Quilters Groups, plus open it up to any crafters
in the ChristChurch family.  

People can bring whatever they may be working on, or just come to chat about everyday matters.

Some of us will be working on braided rug style placemats, some will be knitting or crocheting, or any other type of craft.

We can also assist you in making face masks with a variety of patterns. 
You can make some while you visit with us.
Virtual Coffee Hour Open House

Every Wednesday 10am to Noon

Save this Zoom link:  

Meeting ID: 301 147 732 

We are offering an opportunity for you to visit on Zoom every Wednesday until the social distancing rule is lifted.

The meeting room will be open from 10am -noon on Wednesdays and hosted by Violet Thetford.

This will be an open house format for folks who want to drop in any time during the 2 hours. 

If you’d like to meet in a private room with your friends, just send Violet a chat message when you are in zoom. 
She will be using the raised hand method of calling on people, and she may ask you to update us on how you are keeping busy.


Feel free to come and go as you like. See ya Wednesday!

Homemade masks

If anyone is in need of a cloth mask, please contact Violet Thetford to place an order.

No charge for family and friends of ChristChurch.

Specifics on ways to help our Washington County community will be coming out very soon. 
Electronic Giving
Since we can't pass our offering basket during virtual worship, we encourage you to automate your giving. Electronic giving also offers an easy way to give on a recurring basis.

Go to and select the checkbox ‘Make this gift recurring’. You will then be walked through the steps for setting up an account with Easy Tithe.
Having trouble accessing our virtual worship or meetings?
Want to do a test run?
Your church staff is here for you. Email Rachael or David.
We will connect with you and are happy to help you out.
If you just want to talk we are here for you too. 

Email Rachael Jans in the ChristChurch virtual office (T, W, TH 9am - 4pm) for help or if you need the links to Zoom. Email
Community of ChristChurch

This is Christ's church. There is a place for you here.

5170 NE Five Oaks Drive Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 617-9526
Our office is closed due to COVID 19. Staff is working virtually.
Please email us:

Pastor David Eppelsheimer            

Administrative & Communications Coordinator, Rachael Jans

Prayer Requests


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