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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

In-person Worship Begins March 28th!


Starting Palm Sunday, March 28th, we will offer another way to worship together. We have worshiped as a community via Zoom, YouTube recorded and live, Facebook, and outdoors at Mass on the Grass during this time of COVID-19.

We are able to add worshiping in the sanctuary in person with the following precautions:

-- Sign in sheet for contact info.
-- All participants will be masked.
-- We will maintain a social space of 6' for family groups.
-- We will provide hand sanitizer to use.
-- Only one person will sing.
-- Mother Elizabeth will consecrate the Bread but will not commune people directly until her vaccines are fully effective (Sunday April 18). Deacon Kay and a Eucharist minister will distribute communion.

A more complete protocol will be provided.

Please note: 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.
For now, Sunday School will remain via Zoom.

We will let you know about Bible study.

Thank you for your patience and support throughout these trying times.

COVID-19 Commemoration Service

Mother Elizabeth and the Binghamton University Interfaith Council will lead a service of remembrance, healing and hope on the anniversary of the first shut down from COVID 19 today at 3 p.m. via Zoom. The recording will be available later.
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Upcoming Events

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Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m

The Fifth Sunday in Lent: 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.)

Reader Schedule Through Easter


March 21
Lent IV
D. Crocker
March 28
Palm Sunday
S. Bowlby
April 4
Easter
M. Smith
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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.
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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.

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. 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.
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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.

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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: Connor, Connie, Gabriella, George, Joan, Joell, Millie Rose, Father Jim & Family.

A Word From Your Senior Warden

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