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Christ Episcopal Church is open for in-person worship! Our vestry has recently voted to reinstate masking at Christ Church due to the surge in the delta variant of COVID-19. You can read more about it on our News and Announcements page.

For those who do not feel comfortable with in-person worship or are homebound, we livestream our 10 a.m. Sunday service each week to our YouTube Channel. We also livestream a service of evening prayer each day to our Facebook page. We have three services at Christ Church for in-person worship on Sunday:

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

8 a.m. Rite I Holy Eucharist in the Sanctuary

10 a.m. Rite II Holy Eucharist in the Sanctuary (livestreamed to our YouTube channel)

10 a.m. Children's Sunday School in the Parish Hall (On Summer Break May 27, Resumes in Fall)

Evening Prayer each evening at 5:30 p.m. live on our Facebook page.

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601 East Walnut Street
Springfield, Missouri

 

 

 

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

Aug
1
Sun
Farewell Party for Aubrey Smith @ Christ Church Garden Area
Aug 1 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Our Director of Youth Ministry, Aubrey Smith, will bid us farewell this Sunday as she returns to graduate school in Columbia, MO.

We will hold a farewell party for Aubrey this Sunday, August 1, at 9 a.m. in the garden area at Christ Church. We encourage you and your family to come and say goodbye to Aubrey and wish her well in her endeavors. Food and refreshments will be available.

Aug
7
Sat
Vacation Bible School @ Camp Shawio
Aug 7 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Christ Church invites you and your family to join us from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Camp Shawio for this year’s Vacation Bible School. Our theme this year will be “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” The activities for the day will include crafts and lessons, lunch, and water games. This event will take place on Saturday, August 7.
To register, please sign up on our RSVP.Church page (https://rsvp.church/r/Zkst53kb), on this event page, or call the church office at 417-866-5133.
We encourage your child to read the book, or for you to read it with them before attending. If you don’t have time to read the book or your child is not reading on his or her own, there are animated and live-action versions of the movie to watch.
If you have questions, please contact Mary Bohlen, Director of Christian Formation for Children and Families, at Maryb@christepiscopalchurch.com or the church office at (417) 866-5133.
Aug
19
Thu
Summer Community Dinner To-Go @ Christ Church Parish Hall
Aug 19 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Outreach Committee will sponsor a to-go dinner on Thursday, August 19 at 5 p.m. We will have a summer theme picnic with grilled hamburgers, baked beans, chips, fresh summer corn relish, and fresh-baked brownies and cookies. The dinner will be prepared to-go and delivered to our waiting guests outside the parish hall doors. Since the start of the pandemic, we have not served any meals inside. However, we still want to help our hungry neighbors in need.

I hope to enlist our senior youth in serving the food. I will also be in contact with people from our parish who may want to volunteer in the kitchen. If you would like to donate seasonal clothing, please drop your donations off at the church office. We will also accept donations of cash and checks as we have done for previous community dinners. If you want to contribute money towards the dinner, please place your donation in an envelope and mail it in or leave it in the church office with “community dinner” on the memo line. If you have questions or would like to volunteer at the dinner, please email hmbfoster@att.net or call 573-718-9937.

 

Aug
25
Wed
Celtic Retirement Party for Father Ken (Children, Youth, Families) @ Christ Church Parish Hall
Aug 25 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

We invite our Christ Church families to come and celebrate a Celtic-themed retirement party for Father Ken. The celebration will be held for children and families on Wednesday, August 25, at 6 p.m. in the parish hall. We will be providing bangers & mash and chicken pot pie. Lemon cake will be served for dessert. RSVP’s are a must! Please RSVP to this event by contacting the church office at 417-866-5133 or send an email to cec@christepiscopalchurch.com.

Aug
29
Sun
Celtic Retirement Party For Father Ken (Adults) @ Christ Episcopal Church
Aug 29 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The second Celtic Retirement party for Father Ken, planned for adults, will be held on Sunday, August 29. This event will begin with a special worship service, in the nave, at 5 p.m. The Right Rev. Martin S. Field will celebrate and preach. After the service, we will meet in the parish hall for the party. Shepherd’s pie will be provided, along with gluten-free and vegan options. Lemon meringue pie will be served for dessert. RSVPs are a must for this event. To RSVP, please contact the church office at 417-866-5133 or email cec@christepiscopalchurch.com.

Vacation Bible School

Christ Church invites you and your family to join us from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Camp Shawio for this year’s Vacation Bible School. Our theme this year will be “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” The activities for the day will include crafts and lessons, lunch, and water games. This event is scheduled for Saturday, August 7.
To register, please sign up on our RSVP.Church page (https://rsvp.church/r/Zkst53kb), on this event page, or call the church office at 417-866-5133.
We encourage your child to read the book, or for you to read it with them before attending. If you don’t have time to read the book or your child is not reading on his or her own, there are animated and live-action versions of the movie to watch.
If you have questions, please contact Mary Bohlen, Director of Christian Formation for Children and Families, at Maryb@christepiscopalchurch.com or the church office at (417) 866-5133.

VIDEOS

Christ Episcopal Church Livestream

Join us each Sunday at 10 a.m. on our Facebook or YouTube Channel for a livestream of our service.

If you don't have a prayer book but would like to follow along, please click here. You can also visit our bulletins page to view or download the service bulletin for the day.

 

 

Sermon Clip from Livestream: July 25, 2021

A Brief History of Christ Episcopal Church

Christ Episcopal Church Videos

In this KY3 story, Mason Seidel explores the history of Christ Episcopal Church, located in downtown Springfield. Christ Episcopal Church is the oldest Church building still in use in Springfield and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

 

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Christ Episcopal Church Welcomes All People.

We welcome you to participate fully in worship, fellowship, and service opportunities – regardless of your race, age, sex, national origin, marital or family status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, level of education, religious background, or political viewpoint. Regardless of your background or identity, we believe that you are made in the image of God, and we are excited to welcome you to Christ Episcopal Church.

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AFFILIATIONS

The Diocese of West Missouri

The Right Rev. Martin S. Field, Bishop

The Episcopal Church

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop