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Taize Service

Please join us for Taizé service being held at Christ Episcopal Church Sunday, December 16th at 5 pm. Taizé is a quiet, peaceful service of readings, songs, prayers, and candlelight. The name Taizé comes from an ecumenical religious community in France. After WWII, young adults from all over Europe flocked to it, looking for healing and reconciliation. To help these people of many different languages worship together, the monks of Taizé wrote simple, beautiful, moving chants, which are easily learned. Taizé continues to be a pilgrimage destination for young people—now from all over the world— and their simple, quiet worship is held all over the world, as well.

Please Join the Interfaith Youth Alliance group on Saturday, June 16th at 9:30 am at City Hall Plaza for the third annual Interfaith Peace Walk.

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

On this first day of Holy Week, we will begin each service outside the East Entrance (weather permitting) for a brief Liturgy of the Palms and procession into the church. Each service also includes the reading of the full Passion Gospel. An Adult Formation session on the traditional celebration of the Jewish Passover at the time of Jesus will follow the 10 am service.

Easter Sunday

On this holiest day of the Christian year, we rejoice at Christ’s victory over the powers of death with a quiet Holy Eucharist at 8am and aFestive Holy Eucharist with music at 10 am. Following the 10 am service, adults, children, and youth will celebrate together with a “Triple Egg Hunt.”

Christ Church will have a combined 9 am Service

Please join us for combined 9 am service on Sunday, February 11, 2018 followed by the 184th Annual Meeting of Christ Episcopal Church . A light brunch will be served sponsored by Vestry. All members of Christ Church are asked to be present for this once-a-year meeting. 

February 14th

Ash Wednesday Services

February 14, 2018

Ash Wednesday is the Holy Day that begins the penitential season of Lent in preparation for Easter.  We offer the following services that day to meet a variety of schedules.

All services include the imposition of ashes and Holy Eucharist.

10am: Prayer Book service in the chapel

5pm: Family service in the chapel (with a Valentine surprise for the kids)

7pm: Prayer Book service with choir in the church

Rev. Maggie will make home/workplace visits in the afternoon to bring ashes and communion to anyone who is unable to attend worship that day. Please contact the church office if you would like to receive a visit!

 

Springfield Peace Center “Sweetness of Peace”

Sweetness of Peace: February 11th from 2 pm to 4 pm

This year is the 13th anniversary of the Springfield Peace Center’s fundraiser, “The Sweetness of Peace”. This event will take place Sunday, February 11th from 2 to 4 pm. The “Sweetness of Peace” celebration will be held in 105 Shouvlin on Wittenberg University’s campus.  Sponsored by the Springfield Peace Center, all proceeds will go toward “sponsoring” children for the annual Peace Camp in June. This 32nd annual Peace Camp is a community service provided free to the first 225 children who register.  Desserts will be donated by prominent area caterers. Admission to the event is $15 which will allow you samples of 10 different desserts. The Springfield Youth Symphony Orchestra will provide entertainment and door prizes will be provided. The tax-deductible admission tickets can be purchased from any Board member (Christ Church’s Scott Dooley), at the Peace Center (224 W. College) on Tuesdays or you can purchase them at the door.

 

Rainbow Table

August is Christ Church’s responsibility to help serve lunch at St. John’s Lutheran Church each Friday. There are two shifts. The first shift prepares the meal and sets up from 9 AM to 11 AM. The second shift comes in at 11:30 AM to serve and clean up, finishing at 1:30 PM.

 

Christ Church is delighted to welcome our new rector

Welcome letter