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CHANGE IN SERVICE TIMES BEGINNING MAY 26

It’s been almost a year since we changed the Sunday worship schedule from 8, 9 and 11 a.m. to 8 and 10:30 a.m. We believe the change was successful and appreciate your support as we refined our schedule and worked out the difficulties. As promised, we have reflected on the change in service times and listened to feedback from many members of the parish. The most common feedback we received was that there was too much time between services.

After much discussion with the worship committee, wardens, vestry, and lay members of the church, the vestry has voted and changed the service times from 8 and 10:30 a.m. to 8 and 10 a.m. This schedule will still allow ample time for the Adult Forum, Children’s Sunday School, and choir practice. We will keep the new schedule throughout the rest of the year. Our new service time will take effect on Sunday, May 26.

 

Our regular worship schedule is as follows:

Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. Rite I Spoken Holy Eucharist, and 10 a.m. Rite II Holy Eucharist with children and adult choirs.

Sunday mornings at 9:10 a.m. Adult and Children's Christian Education (Sunday School).

Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist, with healing service the last Thursday of the month.

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601 East Walnut Street
Springfield, Missouri

CHRIST CHURCH WELCOMES YOU

What can you expect from Christ Church? Please take a moment to watch our video find out what our friends and family have to say about Christ Church. Our Mission is "To Know Christ, and to Make Christ Known." Our Vision is to grow as a thriving community in the heart of Springfield recognized for ministry to our congregation, and world.

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

Jun
2
Sun
Camp WEMO @ YMCA Camp Wakonda
Jun 2 – Jun 7 all-day

Event Description:

Camp is more than just a fun way for youth to spend a week of summer; camp is a place where we can make a positive difference in each other’s lives. The activities at camp are an enrichment for the body, mind, and soul. Camp is where we can experience God, build new skills, learn and form friendships that last a lifetime. Camp should be fun because smiles, laughter, and joy bind our hearts. The deepest community can be sensed when trust and understanding carry each day forward. If our staff is successful, youth will gain not only self-esteem and self-confidence through their experience but a deeper sense of who they are as members of Christ’s body.  Everything we do is designed to inspire, educate and empower youth to grow in body, mind, spirit, and friendship.

Who can come: Camp WEMO is open to Middle and High School youth (rising 5th graders through graduating seniors).

Check-In Date: Sunday, June 2 from 1-3 pm

Check Out Date: Friday, June 7 from 3-5 pm

Event Fee: $250 includes lodging, meals, activities and a Camp Care Kit.

Jun
28
Fri
Happening #79 @ Christ Church
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day

Happening is a spiritual awakening/renewal weekend for high school youth led by high school youth.  Adult facilitators, lay and clergy, support the weekend and the preparations of the team leading the event.  IMAGINE…youth give up their cell phones for a weekend to have real conversations with people about God – what could be better!  Talk to youth/adults, see it in action and get inspired!

Jul
7
Sun
Youth and Young Adult Pilgrimage 2019 @ Glacier National Park
Jul 7 – Jul 16 all-day

Pilgrimages have been happening since before the time of Jesus. A pilgrimage is not just about what happened in the past; it is also about how God is calling you into the future. How are you called to be at work in the world? What are you called to do with your life?

Pilgrimages have been happening since before the time of Jesus. A pilgrimage is not just about what happened in the past; it is also about how God is calling you into the future. How are you called to be at work in the world? What are you called to do with your life?

This summer we will be traveling to Glacier National Park. We will be leaving from KC early in the morning on July 8 and return July 16. During our trip, we will be staying 5 nights at a campground just outside Glacier National Park in tents. During the day we will be taking hikes that can range from 2-16 miles. We are planning to visit the Crazy Horse and Mt. Rushmore monuments on the way home.

The Pilgrimage is open to youth currently in grades 8-12, young adults, and adults that wish to be a chaperone. The cost for the Pilgrimage 2019 is $600, this will cover all travel, hotel on the way to and back, food and any activities we participate in as a group.

The early deadline to hold your place is April 30

 

Register at https://wemoyouth.formstack.com/forms/pilgrimage

Jul
8
Mon
Vacation Bible School @ Christ Church Parish Hall
Jul 8 – Jul 11 all-day

Details to be announced soon.

Jul
22
Mon
MissionPalooza @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Jul 22 – Jul 28 all-day

MissionPalooza is a place for high school youth and adults to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself. Strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.”

Sep
7
Sat
Silent Saturday
Sep 7 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sep
21
Sat
Cider Days Parking Lot Fundraiser (Youth) @ Christ Church Parking Lot
Sep 21 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cider Days will take place on Historic Walnut Street this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This two-day fall festival will feature regional artists and crafters, three performance stages, fall-themed activities for kids, and, of course, delicious apple cider!

During Cider Days, the CEC Youth will be taking donations for parking in the parking lots. Your donations help cover the cost of many of the youth events and are greatly appreciated. Please be aware that Walnut Street will be closed during Cider Days, and plan your route accordingly.

 

 

 

Sep
22
Sun
Cider Days Parking Lot Fundraiser (Youth) @ Christ Church Parking Lot
Sep 22 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cider Days will take place on Historic Walnut Street this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This two-day fall festival will feature regional artists and crafters, three performance stages, fall-themed activities for kids, and, of course, delicious apple cider!

During Cider Days, the CEC Youth will be taking donations for parking in the parking lots. Your donations help cover the cost of many of the youth events and are greatly appreciated. Please be aware that Walnut Street will be closed during Cider Days, and plan your route accordingly.

 

 

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

-Congratulations to Bradley Heuett and Chander Jackson! Bradley and Chandler were ordained to the priesthood here at Christ Church on Saturday, May 18.

-Spring Community Dinner: The Outreach Committee will host our Spring Community Dinner on Thursday, May 23 at 5:00 p.m. We will need volunteers to assist with the dinner and make dessert bars, cookies, and bring fresh fruit for our guests. There are signup sheets on the bulletin board in the hallway past the church office. If you are unable to work and would like to donate for the cost of the meal, you may place a check in the offering plate with "Spring Community Dinner" on the memo line. If you have any questions please contact Henry Foster, Outreach Committee Chairman by email at hmbfoster@att.net or call 573-719-9937.

-Change in service time: This is just a reminder that beginning this Sunday, May 26, the 10:30 a.m. service will now be held at 10 a.m.

-St. Mary's Guild Summer Picnic: St. Mary’s Guild invites all women of the parish to join us for a Summer Picnic on Sunday, June 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. for an evening of summer fun.  An entry fee of $10 is appreciated and will support St. Mary’s guild. To RSVP and for location details, please contact the front office at 866-5133 or email frontoffice@christepiscopalchurch.com.

-Summer Adult Forum: During the summer months of June, July, and August, the Adult Forum will read and discuss several books. In June, we will read and discuss C.S. Lewis' book "Mere Christianity." In July, we will read and discuss Gilbert Keith Chesterton's book "Orthodoxy." In August, we will read and discuss John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress." Please clicks on any of the above titles to purchase copies or visit our News and Announcements page for more information.

-Birthday Club: Birthday Club is a fun way for all members of the congregation to be part of the Christ Episcopal Church Foundation. Our Foundation is a long-term resource to help the church serve its multiple missions, both in the present and in the future. To learn more about Birthday Club please visit our Give page.

-MSU seeking host families for Japanese Students: Missouri State University is seeking host families for Japanese High School students. Families are encouraged to show them around Springfield for a day and engage in local activities. For more information click here, or speak with our organist, Catherine Wong, or contact ELIspecialprograms@Missouristate.edu or 417-836-5007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Right Rev. Martin S. Field, Bishop

The Episcopal Church

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop