To Know Christ, and to Make Christ Known
JOIN US FOR HOLY EUCHARIST
Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. Rite I Spoken Holy Eucharist, and 10:30 a.m. Rite II Holy Eucharist with children and adult choir.
Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist, with healing service the last Thursday of the month.
UPCOMING SPECIAL SERVICES
Thanksgiving Eve Service: Wednesday, November 21 at 7 p.m.
Advent Lessons and Carols: Sunday, December 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Christmas Eve: Monday, December 24 Children's Pageant at 4 p.m., Holy Eucharist at 5:10 p.m., Holy Eucharist at 10:10 p.m.
Christmas Day Service: Tuesday, December 25 at 10 a.m.
Christmas Lessons and Carols: Sunday, December 30 at 10:30 a.m.
601 East Walnut Street
THE GIVING CAMPAIGN
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY DINNER
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14TH 6 PM As we prepare for the annual community dinner it is time to think about how we serve our neighbors at Christ Church. There are many opportunities to be a blessing in our community.
Make Some Traditional Thanksgiving Favorites to Share
We need full pans of sweet potatoes & stuffing, pies, cranberry sauce & relish tray items.
Provided Needed Funds
The turkey envelopes are back out. Slip your donation for food in the envelope and return it to the church office or even put it in the plate during the Sunday service.
Donate New or Gently Used Coats, Socks, Sweatshirts, Hats, Gloves, Mittens, Scarves
Our guests need basic supplies as we enter winter. Consider sharing your resources.
Serve During the Feast
We would love to have you as a volunteer or musician to make this a night of giving thanks for all our guests. We have needs before, during & after the meal. If you plan on volunteering – be sure to sign up. Unplanned volunteers are difficult to manage. Volunteers must be 6th grade & above. Jr High volunteers will oversee table bussing. High School volunteers will serve on the food line. Adult volunteers will work in a variety of other positions. If you would like to attend the Thanksgiving dinner with younger children, we would love to have you join us for the meal. Enjoy the company of our guests and let them know why CEC is a great place to find fellowship.
Join Us with Your Family & Enjoy a Thanksgiving Meal with Our Neighbors
Doors open at 6 pm (earlier if we are staffed & ready to go) & it will be crowded. Parishioners should plan on arriving after 6:30 pm – your wait will be less, and you will have time to enjoy your meal & share a conversation with our guests.
HERE IS WHAT TO DO
Sign-ups & schedules are available online. Links to the Signupgenius can be found by clicking the link here, on the church website, and on the Christ Episcopal Church Facebook page. A link will also be sent via email to parishioners. Paper signups can be found outside the church office. Please provide your email address & phone number if you sign up on paper forms at the church. You will receive a call or email, so we can place you in a volunteer position or provide more information on when to deliver donated Thanksgiving food.
B- Begin with prayer
L- Listen & find out how to love your neighbor
E- Eat & Share a meal – Build a relationship
S- Serve without bounds
S- Share your story
The Outreach committee is honored to continue the Thanksgiving dinner tradition at Christ Church. We appreciate the strong sense of community that surrounds this event. We are grateful to the many people who provide the resources & time to make this dinner a success.
If you need more information or have questions do not hesitate to contact the office at 866-5133 or email@example.com.
In preparation for the Advent and Christmas seasons, the St. Cecilia Choir will enjoy Saturday, November 17 learning lots of new music, as well as filming a new promotional video for the Children’s Choir program! Lunch will be provided.
The Choir Workshop will begin at 9 a.m. and will last until 4 p.m. Attendance for the entire day is highly recommended.
Please contact St. Cecilia Choir Director Kenny Kabak with any questions or concerns.
-Ultreya will take place at Christ Church on November 11, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Ultreya is a gathering of Christians for the purpose of encouraging them in their own connections to Jesus Christ and to learn of ways to bring others to Him. We will engage in small group discussions on where we are in our Christian lives and how we can possibly improve in our understanding of our faith. Since we were all commissioned by Christ to "baptize all nations in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit", everyone is invited to attend. During the event, there will be singing, prayer, and time to socialize. Attendees are encouraged to bring finger food. Additional information can be found on Cursillo, Ultreya, and other relevant topics at episcopalcursilloministry.org.
-Second Sunday Brunch will take place on November 11, following the 10:30 a.m. service. We welcome visitors and members to come and join us in the Parish Hall. Thank you to the Welcome and Growth committee members for providing the food for Second Sunday Brunch, and special thanks to Robin & Rodney Quinn for organizing each meal.
-The next Vinton Fellowship lunch and meeting is planned for Tuesday, November 13. All adults are welcome! We will meet at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The program will feature music from “The Great American Song Book” played by Partners at the Piano, Milly Peterson, and Barbara Hays, with a sing-along led by John Steinberg. Come and enjoy some of your favorite tunes! The cost of the lunch is $10.00. RSVP’s are a must. Please RSVP to the church office at (417) 866-5133.
-Plans for the Thanksgiving Community Dinner at Christ Church are underway and will take place at Christ Church on Wednesday, November 14, at 6 p.m. For more information and planning details please visit our News and Announcements page. If you would like to sign-up to volunteer for the dinner using signupgenius you can do so by clicking here, or you may use the volunteer board in the hallway past the church offices.
-St. Cecilia Choir Wreaths for Sale: The St. Cecilia Children's Choir will be selling holiday wreaths through Sunday, November 11. If you would like to order a wreath, please speak with a choir member or parent. Wreaths will be available for pick up on Sunday, December 3.
-St. Cecilia Choir Workshop: In preparation for the Advent and Christmas seasons, the St. Cecilia Choir will enjoy Saturday, November 17 learning lots of new music, as well as filming a new promotional video for the Children's Choir program! Lunch will be provided. The Choir Workshop will begin at 9 a.m. and will last until 4 p.m. Attendance for the entire day is highly recommended. Please contact St. Cecilia Choir Director Kenny Kabak with any questions or concerns.
-Safe to Sleep Christmas Cards: This year, Safe to Sleep will be selling Christmas cards with art designed by local artist Dianne Baum. All proceeds from sales benefit Safe to Sleep. For more information and a preview of the 2018 Christmas card, please visit our News and Announcements page.
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The Diocese of West Missouri
The Right Rev. Martin S. Field, Bishop
The Episcopal Church
The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop