To Know Christ, and to Make Christ Known
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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Father Ken discusses reasons for pledging and the impact of doing so.
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
On November 15, a movie night for children and families will be held in the parish hall. The family movie will be Mary Poppins Returns. Popcorn will be provided. Doors will open at 6:00 pm and the movie will begin at 6:30 pm. Seating will be available, but feel free to bring lawn chairs, favorite stuffed animal, blankets, pillows and snacks for the movie!
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.
1. Make Some Traditional Thanksgiving Favorites to Share. We need full pans of sweet potatoes & stuffing, pies, & relish tray items.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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 do not bring children to work with you – JrH & HS sign up independently. If you would like to attend the Thanksgiving dinner with children too young to volunteer, 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.
HERE IS WHAT TO DO Sign-ups & schedules are available online here.
Links to the Signupgenious can be found on the church website & 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 when you sign up. You will receive a call or email, so we can place you in a volunteer position. Plan on delivering perishable donated food on November 20th before 4 pm. Mark it for the Thanksgiving dinner.
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.
Need more information? Contact Edith Van Hoesen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 417-496-2974
Details for this service project will be announced at a later date.
Please support the St. Cecilia Choir at the Annual Pancake Supper at Christ Church! The Pancake Supper will take place on Tuesday, March 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the parish hall. Tickets will be available closer to the date in advance in the front office, and on Sundays after the 8 and 10 a.m. services. You can also purchase tickets at the door for only $5.00. All proceeds benefit the St. Cecilia Choir.
Friday Flix: On November 8, a movie and date night for adults will be held at Christ Church in the parish hall. We will be showing The Greatest Game Ever Played. On November 15, a movie night for children and families will be held in the parish hall. The family movie will be Mary Poppins Returns. Popcorn will be provided at both movie night events, and wine will be served during the date night event. Doors will open at 6:00 pm and movies will begin at 6:30 pm. Seating will be available, but feel free to bring lawn chairs, favorite stuffed animal, blankets, pillows and snacks for the movie! Friday Flix is sponsored by the Giving Committee. (Update: Childcare will not be available for the November 8 date).
Adult Forum: Dr. Matthew Kuiper, Assistant Professor of the Religious Studies department of MSU will present “Christian-Muslim relations” on Sunday, November 10. The adult forum will meet in the parish hall at 9 a.m.
The Vinton Program: Our next meeting will be November 12. Our program will begin at 11:30 in the parish hall. This month, Dr. Daniel Ponder, Professor of political science at Drury will present “Question: What’s Wrong with the Electoral College? Answer: Much.” The cost of lunch is $10, and all adults are welcome! Please RSVP to the church office at 866-5133 or email email@example.com.
Thanksgiving Community Dinner: The Outreach committee will host our Thanksgiving Community Dinner on Wednesday, November 20, beginning at 6 p.m. We will need volunteers to bake full pans of sweet potatoe, stuffing, pies, and to bring relish tray items. We are also accepting donations of gently used or new winter apparel. If you would like to donate for the cost of the meal turkey envelopes will soon be available. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up at https://bit.ly/33I1V1B. Sign-up sheets will also be available on the bulletin board past the church offices near the elevator. For more information or questions, please contact the church office at 866-5133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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