Taizé Service: at 5 pm
The next Taizé service will be held at First Baptist Church on Sunday, January 12th 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.
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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.
On this first day of Holy Week, we will shout “Hosanna!” as we welcome our Savior into Jerusalem with palms and praises.
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 8 am and 10 am(egg hunt to follow the 10 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.
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!
Sweetness of Peace: February 17th from 2 pm to 4 pm
This year is the 14th anniversary of the Springfield Peace Center’s fundraiser, “The Sweetness of Peace”. This event will take place Sunday, February 17th 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 33rd 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.
January 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.