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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.

Third Sunday of Advent: Blue Christmas Service
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

The "O Antiphons" of Advent

Christmas carols, Advent wreaths, Christmas trees, Midnight Mass, and ginger cookies — Whether they are family or Church customs, the many traditions associated with the Advent and Christmas seasons make these special times of the year for us.

One of these ancient traditions is the O Antiphons: seven responses, or antiphons, that are sung or recited to introduce the canticle of Mary (the Magnificat) at evening prayer from December 17 to December 23, the octave before Christmas.

Please join in praying the antiphons with us each day at Evening Prayer via our YouTube channel and website, or with your own prayers.

Coffee Hour Returns

Coffee hour has resumed! We will have coffee, tea, water and lemonade available. If anyone wishes to bring food, it should be prepared in individual portions in advance. When not drinking or eating, please keep your mask on. Please maintain at least a 3-6" distance between people. We encourage everyone to be fully vaccinated for the safety of all.

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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Vestry Greeter and Lock Up Schedule

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ROOF/ CROSS REPAIR WORK IS ON HOLD!


Additional supports have to be made in order to keep the capstones in place. Lupini Construction expects all work to be done by December 20. Time will tell.

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

December 12th: Blue Christmas Service during 10:00 a.m. Eucharist
December 24th: Holy Eucharist at 5:00 p.m.

December 24th: Carols at 9:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist at 9:30 p.m.
December 25th: Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m.
December 26th: Christmas 1 Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m.

Please note: The office will be closed December 24th - January 2nd

Announcements

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Sponsored Families for Christmas

Here is the list of families/children (total of 5 children) that RTS Middle School at Susquehanna Valley Central School District s looking for help in getting holiday gifts.

We will need the gifts brought to Christ Church by Sunday December 12th so they can be picked up and brought to the school.

Please DO NOT wrap the gifts - they should be in a gift bag or box so that they can be wrapped by the RTS guidance counselors. If donors would like to include a gift receipt that is helpful as well.

The RTS Middle School appreciates the help Christ Church has given our school community in the past and is hoping that they will be able to continue their charitable support of local kids who are in need this holiday season.

Each list has the child's age and likes listed with the item requested. Each child has about 4-5 items requested.

If a donor would prefer to donate money towards the purchase of a gift, this would be very helpful as the Student Council officers or guidance counselor will be shopping for missing items after all the gifts are collected.

Thank you again from RTS Middle School.
Family A - Child #1 (Boy Age 12)

Board Game: Sorry
Men's Socks 6-12
Men's Underwear Size 34
Men's Winter Boots Size 8 Men's
He likes the Giants Football team and the colors purple and yellow.

Family A - Child #2 (Girl Age 5)

Paw Patrol Toys
Sweatshirt - 5T
Underwear 5T

Family D - Child #1 (Boy age 11)

Shoes 9 Men's - Needs Boots
Socks 9 Men's
Boys Underwear 14/16
Twin Bedding Set
Likes Pokemon.

Family D - Child #2 (Girl age 6)

Shoe Size 2 Kids - Needs Boots
Shoe Size 2 Kids - Need Sneakers
Girls Underwear Size 8 Girls
Girls Socks - Shoe Size 2 Kids
Likes books, frozen, and barbies.

Family D - Child #3 (Boy age 15)

Men's Shirts, Sweatshirts, and Long Sleeve Shirts - Size XL
Men's Pants (Jeans) 34/36
Men's Athletic Pants - Size XL
Men's Shoes - Size 13 Men's
Music Gift Cards for Android Phone
Men's Cologne

Please let the office know what you plan to purchase beforehand so we can try to eliminate overlapping gifts. Thank you!

Winter Warmth Project

We have begun placing bags of hats, scarves, and gloves on the railing outside the church. Donations 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.
Christ Episcopal Church in Binghamton Photo The New York Landmarks Conservancy

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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2022 pledge cards have been sent out. If you have not received one, please contact the office. We ask that parishioners fill out the bottom portion and return it to the church. You can mail in your pledge or drop it off after the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service.

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: Bill D., Bobbie, Candie, Connor, Don, Ellen, George, Jeanette, Joell, Kathy, Mark, Mother Elizabeth, Osmond, 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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