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Prayer for our Country: Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Important Notices

Honoring our Graduates

We will honor high school graduates Aidan Ehmke and Sarah Steflik at our worship service this Sunday, June 20. If there are other graduates, please be in touch with the office or Mother Elizabeth.

Sunday Worship Online

Moving forward we will be livestreaming and recording the Sunday worship service on directly to our YouTube channel. Zoom meetings will no longer be available for the Sunday service. If you wish to view our Sunday service, you can go directly to our YouTube page to watch any time at your convince.

English Country Dancing

English dancing is poised to make a comeback in Binghamton this fall! Are you fully vaccinated and willing to commit to a series of Wednesday night classes at Christ Church in downtown Binghamton, from 7-9 pm, September 22-November 10? Class fee will be $25 for the series. All dances will be led, and we are fortunate to have the luxury of live music! All state, local and federal/CDC guidelines and recommendations will be followed. Dancers must bring proof of vaccination to first class. If you definitely plan to attend, please email leeshepherd609@gmail.com and indicate your familiarity with English Country Dancing.

Annual Meeting


Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will reschedule the Annual Meeting for June 27 after the 10 a.m. service. The agenda will be election of Vestry members, a Warden, and an update on the cross/roof project and capital campaign.

ROOF/ CROSS REPAIRWE NEED YOUR HELP!


We have mailed an announcement to help us raise sufficient funds to restore the cross and to repair the roof. More than the beauty of the Church is involvedour health and safety are dependent on getting this work done this year. If you have not received a letter in the mail and would like one, please contact the office.

THANK YOU to those who have already responded with a donation after receiving the announcement.

Donations and pledges of over $30,000 have been received to date!!! Your generosity is GREATLY appreciated. In addition, we have just been informed that the Foundation of the Diocese has accepted our application and has awarded us a $5000 GRANT!!!

Upcoming Events

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Saturday Worship at 5:00 p.m.

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost:
In-person worship service outdoors on the lawn. We will follow proper social distancing protocol during the service. Masks are optional but encouraged for those who wish to wear them. Leashed pets are welcome to attend!

Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m.

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost:
In-person worship service Live-streamed via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. *

* (This service will be recorded and uploaded to our Youtube Page for those who cannot attend but would like to watch/participate at a later time.)
We are able to worship in the Sanctuary by following the protocol outlined below:

-- A sign in sheet with visitors contact information will be maintained;

-- All visitors will have their temperature taken by ushers using contactless thermometers;

-- All visitors must be masked. Double masking is advised but not required;

-- Social space of 6 feet per group will be maintained;

-- Hand sanitizer will be provided;

-- Each service will be allowed one soloist. Only the soloist is permitted to sing during the service. Please note that singing poses a higher risk of viral transmission if you plan on attending our services;

-- The soloist will maintain at least 15 feet of distance from all others. The soloist may wear a mask, but is not required to do so;

-- All participants will remain in place during passing of the Peace. Safe greetings such as bowing and waving are encouraged;

-- The Celebrant will use appropriate hygiene and wear a mask when celebrating the Eucharist;

-- Communicants will keep their masks on when receiving communion. Communicants should return to their seat before removing their mask briefly to consume the Host;

-- No offering plate will be passed. Gifts will be collected online or in plates placed near the Church entrance;

-- After the service, participants will remain 6 feet apart with masks on in accordance with social distancing guidelines while socializing and exiting the Church.
Parking in the Metro Center parking lot is available. Press the button and take a ticket to enter. Please leave the entry ticket in the car so that it is readily available when exiting. Ushers will provide a ticket which you will need to exit. Both tickets will be needed in order to exit.

However you choose to worship with us, in-person or virtually, you are fully part of the community. We understand your choice may shift from week to week. Thank you for your patience and support throughout these trying times.

Reader Schedule Through Pentecost

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Chimer Schedule

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Bible study is on break for the summer and will resume in the fall!

Pledges & Donations

PLEASE KEEP YOUR PLEDGES CURRENT

COVID-19 Does Not Prevent us From Receiving Bills!

2021 Pledges: In these disruptive, extraordinary times, Christ Church has had to re-evaluate its financial outlook for next year as a result of declining income over the past six+ months. In addition to a decline in contributions, we have lost income from church services (e.g., weddings, Cabaret, rummage sales, rentals of facility, and space utilization.) We expect this will continue in 2021, causing a financial operating shortfall of approximately $90,000.

In addition, we are faced with a substantial expense for roof repair work. Fortunately, some part of this potential cost will be covered by funds which have already been set aside.

Please consider helping us fill the substantial financial gap facing us as you make or pay your pledge for 2021.
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Pledges and other donations can be mailed to the church. If you do not have envelopes, we will use the name on your check.

Please note our online donations are up and running. You can donate via our website at www.christepiscopalbing.com/donate/. With thanks to Ryan Davis, you can now simply click donate to send your pledge or other special donations. You can donate specifically to CHOW, Katie's Closet, the Rector's Discretionary Fund and Cross/Roof Repair. A big THANK YOU to those who already have!

Christ Church Amazon


When you're shopping on amazon go to smile.amazon.com and list "Christ Church Binghamton" as your charity of choice. The Church will receive .5 % of your purchase!
Amazon just informed us that almost $500 has been given to Christ Church from your purchases since its program began. THANK YOU for designating Christ Church to receive these proceeds. Every little bit helps.

Prayers & Prayer List

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I cannot tell you how the light comes, but that it does. That it will. That it works its way into the deepest dark that enfolds you, though it may seem long ages in coming or arrive in a shape you did not foresee.

And so we pray we may turn ourselves toward the light giving thanks for Christ’s birth and this communion. May we lift our faces to let the light find us. May we bend our bodies to follow the arc it makes. May we open and open more and open still to the blessed light that comes. *

With thanks to Jan Richardson*

Prayer List

In the week ahead, please pray for comfort and healing for: Bobbie, Candie, Connor, Connie, Don, George, Joell, Kathy, Mark, Millie, Mother Elizabeth, Osmond, Rick, Rose, and Scott.

A Word From Your Senior Warden

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