Making Provision for the Homeless: An Ingathering at Christ Church
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing” (Matthew 25:35)
On Sunday, December 13th at 11am, Christ Church will host a very special outreach and fellowship event. Here’s the plan. First, bring your contribution to one of the initiatives listed below and drop it off at the East Entrance. Then, find a parking spot, roll down your windows, and listen to Christmas carols sung by socially distanced members of the choir. There will also be an opportunity to enjoy carefully prepared holiday cookies, and to share in a blessing of the donations and a prayer for all those in need.
In addition to offering an opportunity for in-person gathering, this event was organized by the outreach team to provide Christ Church with an opportunity to support several projects in our community that aim to address the escalating homelessness and food insecurity problem, which the Springfield City Commission has declared a public health crisis. Here are the ways you can give aid to those who are in great need.
Thanks for being part of a compassionate response to this rising need in our community and for contributing to the outdoor fellowship on December 13th.
A Musical, Artful Advent
Please join Canon Lee Anne Reat for Virtual Advent Mondays via Zoom from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.
December 21st from 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Professor Kay Koeninger of Sinclair College will present an interactive analysis of European artworks depicting judgment, including Johannes Vermeer’s Woman Holding a Balance, c. 1664, in the National Gallery of Art. Advent focuses not only on the first coming of Christ, but also the second coming, which is often associated with judgment.
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Please join Christ Church in the Chapel for a Noonday Prayer service. The text is on page 103 in the Book of Common Prayer or online at http://www.bcponline.org
To find food pantry dates and times go to Second Harvest food bank pantries and mobile food panties link below:
Advent Is Here
The season of Advent begins on Sunday, December 1st, and continues until we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior on December 25th. Please join us during this holy season as we heed the call of the prophet Isaiah, who urges us to leave behind our ways of fear and selfishness and usher in a new age and a new way of living – The Way of Love.
May you be blessed with time and space for worship, prayer, and holy anticipation this Advent!
Sundays at 8:00 am (Rite I, spoken service, with sermon and Holy Communion)
Sundays at 10:00 am (Rite II, with sermon, music, children’s program and Holy Communion)
Wednesdays at 10:00 am (Rite II, spoken, with Scripture reflection, healing prayer, and Holy Communion)
Christmas Eve at 3:00 pm (Rite I, with organ and classical guitar; a peaceful, meditative worship experience with sermon and Holy Communion)
Christmas Eve at 7:30 pm (Rite II, with organ, guitar, and choir; a festive, celebratory service with candles, sermon and Holy Communion)