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A Message from Mother Katrina

The Epiphany season was launched with much joy at Christ Church. We enjoyed an Epiphany dinner and celebrated the the arrival of the Magi at the manger with lovely, candlelight worship on January 6th. As we continue into the Epiphany season, the lessons will present different manifestations of God present in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. I invite you as you listen closely to the Gospel each week. Who is Jesus as Christ in the Gospel stories? How is God being revealed? It’s also a perfect time in the aftermath of the holiday hoopla to quietly contemplate how Jesus Christ is being revealed to you each day. He truly is with you in your daily life; but most of us are too rushed or distracted to see the presence of the Holy One in the simple realities of everyday life. In the cold, gray that is January, look for the Bright Morning Star, our Lord, Jesus Christ to guide you into a grace-filled 2023.

The Feast of the Epiphany

Many of our parishioners enjoyed a delicious dinner, tasty desserts, and a beautiful worship service Friday evening, January 6th.
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Vestal Community Concert

Christ Church will host the Vestal Community concert January 26th at 7:00 pm.

Worship Services

Masks are encouraged as COVID continues to spread in Broome County.

Sunday Worship Service

Join us at Christ Church Sunday at 10:00 a.m. for Holy Eucharist.

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

Sunday School

Sunday School will meet from 10:00 to 10:30 am on Sundays.
Sunday School will not meet when there is a school holiday weekend.

Weekday Worship

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Holy Eucharist every Tuesday at Noon in the Lounge.

Rosary

Rosary will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

Upcoming dates are as follows:
January 24th
February 14th
February 28th

Vestry Meetings

The Vestry meeting for February has been shifted to Monday, February 13 at 7:00 pm. For those who might be interested in observing our meetings, they are conducted in person in the Great Hall and via Zoom. If anyone wishes to observe via Zoom, please provide your email address to Mark Smith to receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting. Mark's email address is: mzg9ns@yahoo.com.

Highlights from the January meeting include: the approval of the Diocesan Assessment ($20,743.57), with deferral of the additional pledge ($12,446.14); discussion of events/fundraisers; the contractual agreement with the Binghamton Philharmonic to again host a Band Camp in June of 2023; discussion of scheduling times for community conversations/congregational development for the parish, with the first to happen on February 5.

Results of Reverse Advent Collection

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WOW. WOW. WOW. The participation in the Reverse Advent project which collected food and toiletries for our Chow pantry, is beyond words. We collected 794 items/874 pounds of food and personal care items. This serves 33 families! Our goal was to serve 24 families, and because of your generosity, we met that goal and more. God blesses us when we can help others. As Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Job well done, Christ Church family.

Thank you so much and blessings for a Happy New Year.

For Your Prayers

Prayer List

In the week ahead, please pray for comfort and healing for: Annie, Aranza, Don, Ellen, George, Helen, Jeanette, Jerry & Judy, John, Katelyn, Kathy, Liz, Mary, Sally, Shea.

Outreach

Winter Warmth

Donations of hats, scarves, gloves, packs of thick socks, and coats can be donated to the church in support of our Winter Warmth project and Katie's Clothing Closet after the Sunday worship service, or any time during office hours.

Announcements

2023 Liturgical Calendars

2023 Liturgical Calendars are now available. This year’s photo features Father Jim, Mother Katrina and Deacon Kay. Calendars will be available on Sunday during Coffee Hour in the Great Hall or in the Church Office Monday through Thursday. We are happy to announce the cost remains at $5.00 each. Thanks to Ed Sarzynski for supplying photos. Questions can be directed to Barb Stanton.

Christ Church Amazon

As Christ Church deals with a deficit budget in 2023, an easy way for us to raise funds is our ongoing participation with 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!

$791.11. 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.

Sunday Servers

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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.
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