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Worship Services

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Bible Study

Join us at Christ Church Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for Bible Study.
All are welcome!

Noonday Eucharist

Join us at Christ Church Thursday at 12:00 p.m. for Eucharist in the Lounge.
All are welcome!

Mass on the Grass

Join us for Mass on the Grass Saturday, June 25th at 5:00 p.m.

Leashed animals are welcome to attend service.


We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday Worship Service

Join us at Christ Church Sunday at 10:00 a.m. as we celebrate
the third Sunday after Pentecost.

This service will also be live-streamed via YouTube at 10:00 a.m. and available for playback within 24 hours.

Reader Schedule

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Chimer Schedule

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Vestry Greeter and Lock Up Schedule

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Episcopal Pride

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The Diocese of Central New York is once again participating in the Syracuse Pride Parade. This year the parade is on June 25th. We are gathering at 9:30 a.m. for a Eucharist in the staging area for the parade.

The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. Many parishes across the diocese will be marching with us. Please join me in this joyful event!
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Celebrate a church that proudly affirms God's love for all God's people with our "Proud Episcopalian" rainbow tee. On the back is a quote from our Presiding Bishop: "If it's not about love, it's not about God."

Announcements

Mother Elizabeth will be away June 24th - July 7th.

Thank you to Paul, Bill and the choir for a Sunday of marvelous music supported by our baby grand piano donated by the Thomas family in memory of Nancy Ann and John.

Summer Music Camp

The Binghamton Philharmonic Chamber Summer Music Camp will be held at Christ Church Monday June 27th - Friday July 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The camp concert will take place at the Phelps Mansion Museum on July 1s at 7:00 p.m.

Two Positions Open: Part-time Sexton and Clerk of the Vestry


Christ Church has been blessed with wonderful property team leadership, currently Jim Davidson, who have undertaken or coordinated repair tasks around the church building and have kept an eye on the maintenance and condition of our space.

The Vestry decided to switch to a paid part-time sexton who would regularly check the building and who would coordinate and undertake repairs as needed.

We are working out the full structure, but please let Ed Sarzynski or Mother Elizabeth know if you have someone in mind, including yourself.



Nancy McGorry has served this church and the Vestry admirably as clerk of the Vestry. Accurate minutes and tracking of motions are important to our work. Nancy will be stepping down, and we are seeking someone as the new Clerk of the Vestry.

The main job is attending Vestry meetings and the annual meeting, keeping accurate minutes, sending these out for approval, and maintaining our Vestry notebooks. This is a volunteer position. If interested, please contact Kevin Shea or Mother Elizabeth.

Vacation Bible School


Christ Church will hold Vacation Bible School the July 11th - July 15th, with the children leading worship on July 17.

Children and teachers will gather from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the children will take over the Sunday service the following week.

On two evenings, we will hold dinners for the campers and their families and others who would like to attend.

Contact Debbie McLeod if you are interested or have children, grandchildren, cousins, friends who might like to attend.

Katie's Closet

We are currently looking for volunteers for a couple of hours each month to help with the clothing closet.

Thank you!

Christ Church Amazon


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

Over $600 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.

Assisting Ukraine


Should you wish to assist people in Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees, here are two opportunities to consider:

1) Episcopal Relief and Development has created a special fund and is working to get assistance in and to refugee communities. Your funds will be matched by the Diocese if you donate through them. https://cnyepiscopal.org. You can also write a check to Christ Church.

2) Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church on 230 Ukrainian Hill Road in Johnson City is sending shipments directly to Europe to assist people.

They seek brand new children's clothes, underwear, socks, medical supplies, sanitary items for women, and other personal hygiene items.

You can drop these off at Sacred Heart Church directly or bring items to Christ Church and we will take them to Sacred Heart.

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.

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.
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, Organ/Bells Repair and Upkeep.

A big THANK YOU to those who already have!

Prayer List

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Prayer List

In the week ahead, please pray for comfort and healing for: Barb Knoth, Bobbie, Connor, Don, George, Jeanette, Joell, Kathy, Mark, Michael, Mother Elizabeth, Osmond, Rose, Sally, Scott, Shea, and Tricia.

A Word From Your Junior Warden

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Despite the changes around us we are a Church and a community that stands together in faith despite adversity. We feel fortunate to have each other during these difficult and uncertain times.

A Few Thoughts on the Whole Story

Going about my day I can easily forget the flooding in Yellowstone, hungry children, mass shootings of other people just going about their day, and gruesome wars. I forget to look until W.H. Auden reminds me of the whole story and our tendency to avoid it in his poem “Musee des Beaux Arts.” (printed below) Auden considers two paintings: …
A Few Thoughts on the Whole Story

Planting for the Future

Planting for the Future
Someone I know well sent me a beautiful blog post about gardens planted for future pleasure. * The post, as is this one, is about a lot more. In the Church biz it’s all about planting for the future even as we serve immediate needs now. We are about the transformation of hearts and lives into the image of Christ, …
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