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Worship Services

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Bible Study

Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in person.

Thursday Noonday Eucharist

Join us at Christ Church at 12:00 p.m. for Noonday Eucharist.

Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m.

Last Sunday after Pentecost
In-person worship service live-streamed via YouTube at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday School

10:00 a.m. via Zoom.

Registration Link: Click Here!
Meeting ID: 851 7341 8446
Meeting Passcode: 714844

Coffee Hour Returns

Coffee Hour will resume December 5th.
More information will be provided in a subsequent Heads Up.

Restrictions for indoor worship services

Everyone will wear a mask when entering and exiting the sanctuary and when in line for communion. You may mask throughout the service and please return to distancing. We encourage everyone eligible for the Covid vaccine to receive it for their own safety and for the love of neighbor.

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

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.

Reader Schedule

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Chiming Schedule

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ROOF/ CROSS REPAIR

WORK IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED THIS WEEK!


The capstones are being returned to the roof. (Yay!!!)

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this project. Including the Diocese's grant of $5,000, and a matching grant of $10,000 from Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites, donations and pledges of over $70,000 have been received to date!

Your generosity and patience are GREATLY appreciated.
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Looking Ahead

  • November 25th: Thanksgiving Prayer (Online Only)
  • November 28th: Advent Begins
Please note the office will be closed the 19th, 25th, and 26th.

Announcements

Christ Episcopal Church in Binghamton Receives Sacred Sites Grant

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced 18 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $310,500 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State, including $10,000 to Christ Episcopal Church in Binghamton to help fund repairs to the east gable and flashing.

Established in 1810 by the city’s founder Joshua Whitney II, Christ Episcopal Church is the city’s longest surviving congregation. The present church dates from 1853-1855 and is the work of prominent architect Richard Upjohn. The gothic-revival church was constructed of locally quarried bluestone. In 1903, the quarry was reopened to source stone for the completion of the church’s spire.

In addition to worship, the congregation reaches over 2,200 local residents a year with programs and activities such as a food pantry known as CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse,) toiletries and cleaning product collections, a volunteer-led community garden, clothing distribution, blood drives, presentations, concerts, and the Binghamton University Interfaith Council.

“Our Sacred Sites grantees maintain beautiful and important buildings, but also serve beyond their congregations,” said Peg Breen, President, The New York Landmarks Conservancy. “Throughout these difficult months, they have continued providing food, health and recovery programs to their communities. Our grants will help them continue all their vital work.”

The Sacred Sites Program provides congregations with matching grants for planning and implementing exterior restoration projects, along with technical assistance, and workshops. Since 1986, the program has pledged 1,578 grants totaling more than $14.9 million to 836 religious institutions statewide.
Christ Episcopal Church in Binghamton Photo The New York Landmarks Conservancy

Sponsored Families for Christmas

We will sponsor Christmas gifts for two families from the Susquehanna Valley school district this year. Stay tuned for a specific list, or you can donate funds for purchases.

Winter Warmth Project

Our Winter Warmth will begin early December. We are accepting donations now. Donations of hats, scarves, gloves, thick socks, and/or umbrellas can be left in the back of the church after worship service or at the church during the church’s office hours.

CHOW

During the holiday season we service both CHOW clients and walk-ins. Please consider donating holiday foods, such as stuffing, instant potatoes, cranberry sauce, ect., during the next two months for our local families in need.

Please purchase a replacement floor tile for CHOW for $10. There will be a donation jar in the back of the Sanctuary now through January.

Traffic Patterns on Water Street Have changed


Traffic patterns have changed on Water Street have changed to facilitate the pending demolition of the Water Street parking garage next month.

Water Street has become one-way, with traffic flowing north between Court Street to Henry Street. Vehicular access to the Water Street parking garage will be maintained prior to demolition, with access from Court Street to Water Street only.

The on-street parking will be free with a two-hour limit.

Christ Church Amazon


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

Over $500 has been given to Christ Church from your Amazon purchases since its program began. THANK YOU for designating Christ Church to receive these proceeds. Every little bit helps.

Check-ins & Short Survey

Soon you should hear from a Parish member via phone or email. We are once again reaching out to be in touch with our parishioners to check in, confirm contact information, and to ask a few questions which will help our parish discern priorities and ministries in the year and years ahead. We look forward to connecting.

Feel free to fill out the survey any time at: https://www.christepiscopalbing.com/fall-2021-congregation-survey/.

Pledges & Donations

Christ Episcopal Church remained and remains present to our congregation and the broader community in this time of pandemic. We thank all who have supported our work and worship and ask for your ongoing contributions that we may remain a positive presence in the lives of many and in caring for one another.
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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.
You can donate via our website at www.christepiscopalbing.com/donate/. You can now 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!

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, Don, George, Joell, Kathy, Mark, Mother Elizabeth, Osmond, Pat, Rose, Sally, and Scott.

A Word From Your Junior Warden

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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.

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