Please know Christ Church is exploring with other congregations how best to assist a local family trying to get relatives out of Afghanistan. Stay tuned.

Worship Services

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Restrictions for indoor worship services

We will continue to gather in person outside Saturday at 5:00 p.m. for Mass on the Grass and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. With new CDC guidance and Broome County entering into the High new Covid cases zone, 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. Our Sunday worship is live-streamed and recorded through our YouTube channel: Christ Episcopal Church Binghamton.

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.

Saturday Worship at 5:00 p.m.

Fourteenth 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.

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

Reader Schedule


Looking Ahead

August: Sweatsuit Donations for Released Prisoners
August 28th: Backpack & School Supply Donations
September 11th: Newtown Battlefield Day Trip Worship & Picnic
September 23rd: Sacred Ground Program Begins
September 26th: Recovery Month Worship


Mother Elizabeth will be gone from August 30th - September 6th.

Saint Fiacre Day

Saint Fiacre day is August 29th. Saint Fiacre was a Catholic priest, abbot, hermit, and gardener of the seventh century who was famous for his sanctity and skill in curing infirmities. He emigrated from his native land, Ireland, to France, where he constructed for himself a hermitage together with a vegetable and herb garden, oratory, and hospice for travelers. He is the patron saint of gardeners.

Katie's Closet

Katie's Closet is open in-person the last two weeks of every month during the hours of CHOW. We also have an online system for people to shop virtually and pick up items. We currently have a small number of dedicated volunteers and are looking for more people who would be interested in helping to serve the community.

Katie's closet is open from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays, and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays with online assistance other times. If you are able to volunteer please call or e-mail the office. Thank you.

Broome County Council of Churches Press Connect Article

The Rev. Cris Mogenson’s parishioners in the Town of Dickinson can’t leave the premises but are still in need of spiritual guidance, nurturing and support.
“I try to connect people to the Lord,” Mogenson said.

Mogenson serves as the coordinating chaplain for jail ministry at the Broome County Jail in Dickinson, which is run through the Broome County Council of Churches. He, along with deacons Dorothy Pierce and Adeolu Ademoyo, minister to inmates at the jail. They serve all faiths.

“It’s not our job to proselytize,” Mogenson said.
When the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic struck last year, the team had to make some changes to their ministry. All group activities and services were suspended due to the virus, including programs and classes for parenting, literacy and recovery. But they can still visit inmates face-to-face while wearing masks, and conduct discharge planning and re-entry programs to help inmates transition back to life outside the facility.

Read the full article here!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 11!

To remember the people who lost their lives and their land, we would like to hold a service of remembrance at the Newtown Battlefield state park on September 11. We will read the Thanksgiving Address which is offered before every Haudenosaunee council meeting to honor the ways in which they relate to creation. We will also offer our own prayers for reconciliation, contrition, and hope.

Following our service at 11:00 a.m., we will have a picnic. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. We have reserved a shelter for those attending.

Carpooling will be available should anyone need it.

We do need to have some idea of the interest in this event, and would appreciate an email note from anyone who would like to attend.

We are looking forward to this event as part of our participation in the Diocesan Racial Reconciliation team as an opportunity to enlighten ourselves and honor those who died there, both colonists and indigenous peoples.

- Mother Becky and Deacon Kay Drebert

Request from Deacon Dorothy

We are currently in desperate need of sweat-suits for the jail, especially sizes M, L and XL. Please donate a sweat-suit if possible.

Deacon Dorothy

Invitation to Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground is a program sponsored by the Episcopal Church to foster a dialogue on race and faith. It is a part of the Church’s goal to become a beloved community, and its commitment to racial healing, justice, and reconciliation. It is also a response to those who expressed a desire for a deeper conversation after our diocesan meeting on racial reconciliation. We will have a dialogue about our cultural divisions and about race and ethnicity within the framework of faith and justice, especially in our American culture.

I am hoping to organize and facilitate this discussion using the ten sessions designed by the program, meeting every other Thursday at 7:00 pm for ten sessions. Each session on Zoom will probably last about two hours. The program is intensive and requires some homework before each time we enter into discussion. Much of it is based on film and videos, although there is some reading to do as well.

At this point I would like to limit the group to about 10-12 people, and I am first inviting parishioners from our district. Because of the limit, it will be important to commit to staying with the program for the ten sessions, along with doing the prework. We can decide together once we get started how the schedule will work. We are planning to start on Thursday September 23.

I am excited to organize and facilitate this program. It has received many accolades, and has helped folks come to a better understanding of how racism affects us personally, as well as its place in our culture.

If you are interested please contact me at I can then give you the website and password to access the resource materials. Because much of it is copyrighted, I cannot share that without your intention to join us.

Thanks very much for considering this very important offering from our own national church.


Becky Drebert
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Recovery Month Worship Service

National Recovery Month is observed every September to honor all those working on or sustaining their recovery from substance use disorders and mental health diagnoses. It takes community to heal and support the courageous individuals who are on this path. We also honor family members, health care professionals, and community leaders who are helping to transform lives. The theme this year is "Recovery is for Everyone: Every person. Every Family. Every Community."

This year our Diocese will once again hold a Recovery Worship Service of prayers and thanksgivings. The Rev. Deacon Kay Drebert and Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe invite you to join them on Sunday, September 26th at 6:00 p.m. either via Zoom or in person at Christ Episcopal Church in Binghamton, NY.

If you plan on attending please REGISTER so we can keep you updated. We welcome you to participate in this service through sharing prayers, or your offerings of poetry and music. Contact Deacon Kay at or indicate your willingness to help on the registration form. We will also be remembering those who have lost their lives in a litany of remembrance. If you would like to have your loved one included in this remembrance you may submit the first name and the first letter of their name to via the registration form.

Recovery is for everyone. Recovery is for the church.

The Rev. Deacon Kay Drebert
SPECIAL THANKS to Paul Cienniwa for playing the organ while Bobbie is recovering from her injury.


Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this project. We are continuing our fund-raising campaign through September.

Donations and pledges of over $40,000 have been received to date!!! Your generosity is GREATLY appreciated. In addition the Foundation of the Diocese has accepted our application and has given us a $5000 grant.

The Vestry has approved and signed a contract with Lupini Construction and a start date in September has been agreed upon. The start date may be moved to a closer date if Lupini Construction is able to do so. Exciting times are ahead! Thank you again for all your support and generosity!

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.
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 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!

Christ Church Amazon

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!
Amazon 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

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, Bobbie, Candie, Connor, Connie, Don, George, Joell, Kathy, Mark, Millie, Mother Elizabeth, Osmond, Rick, Rose, and Sally, 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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