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

Ash Wednesday

We will have imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday, February 17 from noon to 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. with a short service broadcast at 6 p.m. We will be masked, social distance and have sign ups, just as we did on Christmas Eve.

Indigenous People Book Study

The first session, at 6:30 p.m. on February 24th, will be introducing the background on Native Americans and Christianity, particularly regarding the Episcopal Church. You can purchase The Four Vision Quests of Jesus by the Rt Rev Steven Charleston via Amazon Smile (you can list "Christ Church Binghamton" as your charity of choice) or your favorite bookseller.

Upcoming Events

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Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m

The Last Sunday After Epiphany: Live-stream via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. and uploaded via Youtube. *

* (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.)
Compline is prayer at the end of the day. It is the last prayer of the day in the monastic and Episcopal traditions. Join us for Compline every Wednesday, followed by a Conversation on Race, where we will discuss phrases and tools for conversations on race.

To sign up for this week's meeting and receive the Zoom information please click here.
Each week we read and ask questions about the lectionary for the upcoming Sunday. We explore some history and context and spend most of our time looking at what the scripture is saying to us about our lives. You do not need to have a Bible background to come. Just bring a willingness to learn, listen and join in the conversation.

To sign up for this week's meeting and receive the Zoom information please click here.
Sunday school acts as a way for children and teens to access age appropriate Bible teachings and lessons that can help them understand and navigate the world we live in today. Each lesson is designed to meet the comprehension level and interest of any age. To access the Zoom link for this week's Sunday school please click here.

Katie's Clothing Closet & Winter Warmth

We have received a generous donation of men's, women's and children's winter coats and jackets for Katie's Clothing Closet. We encourage parishioners to spread the word! Our clothing closet hours can be found on our website under the events tab.

While we are not accepting clothing donations at this time we continue to to accept donations of children's clothing as well as winter coats, socks, and underwear.

We are currently in need of scarves and more masculine hats, scarves, and gloves sets for our Winter Warmth project. Donations can be dropped off during office hours. If you decide to create your own bags to tie to the railing please let the office know so we can keep track of how many bags we put out this year.

Pledges & Donations


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. More on a proposal to repair the roof and cross will be in future Heads Up.

Please consider helping us fill the substantial financial gap facing us as you make or pay your pledge for 2021.
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 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.

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When you're shopping on amazon go to and list "Christ Church Binghamton" as your charity of choice. The Church will receive .5 % of your purchase!

Prayers & Prayer List

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: Alli, Anne, Bob, Connor, George, Rose, Millie, Joell, Connie, & Joan.

We pray for Marcella B. Groce who died this week.

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