WELCOME TO ST. CHRISTOPHER'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH!
Worship Times by Conference: Sundays: 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
Igbo Language services are held on the first and third Sundays of each month at 12:30 pm.
Click on Who We Are to get a feel for what St. Christopher's is all about.
is alive and well
and we hope you are, too.
ALLELUIA! CHRIST IS RISEN!
Eternal God, source and goal of all life,
lead us to everlasting life by the mighty love of Jesus Christ, who suffered on the cross, was raised from the dead,
and was lifted into glory, where with outstretched arms
he welcomes the world in his strong and loving embrace.
In his holy name we continually pray. Amen.
IN THESE TIMES OF PANDEMIC
Dear St. Christopher's Family, Friends and Neighbors,
By order of Governor Hogan and Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, St. Christopher's doors remain closed until such time as it is judged safe for us to reopen. There is no good guess as to when that might be, but earlier than late summer seems unlikely. We are therefore holding no worship services, meetings or classes on site. Although this is a loss for our church community it is not unlike what restaurants, businesses and schools are experiencing. We're all grieving the lives we miss.
For ourselves and the community at large, it is very important for us to keep our faith going, that we trust in God and continue to act as followers of Jesus. Remember that "God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7
In the meantime,
1. JOIN US for conference worship. Instructions for joining along with bulletin, are sent by email each week. If you haven't been receiving email but would like to, let us know.
2. USE the order of service we provide here at home, by yourself or with other members of your household. Keeping a regular Sunday worship time can be steadying. A service is found here.
3. KEEP A CLOSE WATCH on your email and the website to be current about what we are doing and offering.
4. CONTACT other members of the congregation, your friends and neighbors every so often to see how they are doing and if they need anything from friends or the church.
5. PRACTICE your frequent hand washing, careful covering of coughs and sneezes, and staying hydrated, STAY AT HOME, and when you must go out to work, the grocery store, pharmacy or doctor's, wear a mask in those public places and KEEP IT ON.
6. TIME OUTDOORS on your balcony or porch, in your yard or taking a walk, run or bike ride can be really refreshing. Practice social distancing outside if you meet someone. Masks are not required in the outside air, but having one handy is good in case the sidewalk or street brings you close to someone not of your household.
6. TAKE GOOD CARE of yourselves and one another.
7. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY. Then pray some more!
GOD BE WITH YOU.