Welcome 

Welcome to Christ Episcopal Church!

 

 Where we can all Celebrate God's Love, Seek God's Will, and Serve God's People.

 

We love our church!  And we hope that you will, too! 

 

We come from many different religious backgrounds -- some of us are "cradle Episcopalians" while others started out as atheists and agnostics, Methodists, Baptists, Lutherans, or Catholics.  We've lived here all our lives, like our parents and grandparents before us, or we've moved here as children or as adults.  We prize our shared delight in worship and community here, we prize our individual uniquenesses and our commonalities.  We find, in the Episcopal Church, that we are able to be different in some ways but still be one in Christ. 

 

We are an inclusive community!  All are welcome here!

We strongly believe that nothing can ever separate us from the Love of God in Christ Jesus, as Saint Paul said (Romans 8:38).  We welcome all, whatever your past or present, to come and worship with us, to learn with us, to pray with us, and to grow with us!  And -- perhaps -- we can worship with you, learn with you, pray with you, and grow with you, as well!

 

What's on our Website? 

On this website, you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.

 

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area,
we would love to have you be our guest!

Won't you come visit us soon?

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age, situation, background, and present.

"May God bless you richly, that you may bear abundant fruit and glorify the Father."  (John 15:8)

Evelyn Wheeler, Rector

 

Announcements 

Bible Study

We offer two sessions each week, one on Monday morning and one on Tuesday evening.

We have begun reading the Letter of Paul to the Romans, using a study guide written by UK Bishop N.T. Wright.  

Note that the class on Mondays now starts at 11:00, not 10:30, to better accommodate those who wish to attend the morning exercise classes at the Brown Gym.  The Tuesday class will contine to be held at 6:30 PM, except weeks with Vestry Meetings.  (In September, the evening class will begin September 26).

It is important to sign up for the class, as the books must be ordered ahead of time.  All the books we ordered have been distributed; if you would still like to join the class and haven't signed up yet, you are quite welcome - just let us know and we can order more books!


Vestry Meeting

The Vestry met on Tuesday, September 19, and took the following actions:

  • Reviewed the Budget Committee’s plan for the 2018 budget, and approved a “zero-based” approach, in which all potential income and expense streams are considered.  If members of the parish have particular concerns, they are invited to speak to any member of Vestry.  (Finance Committee members are:  Nancy Watson, Karen Scroggin, Deb Bunton, and Ted Todd.  The Budget Committee adds Roger Williams to this list.)
  • Agreed to invite representatives from various agencies and groups in the area that work with and for community members in need, to speak “Between the Services” on Sunday mornings, stay to worship, and converse at coffee hour about their groups’ mission.  Do you have suggestions for speakers?
  • Confirmed the purchase of a new HVAC unit for the office building.  That unit is being installed in the office this week (Sept 20-21).
  • Approved an outreach program to Hanover Students, sponsored by the Hanover Chaplain, Catherine Knott, to offer Evening Prayers on one or more Sundays each term – and we may be asking for cookies to take with!  If you would like to participate, please contact Mother Evelyn.
  • Agreed to find ways Christ Church might reach out to marginalized groups in our community. 
  • Decided to ask the parish the question: what about the Rectory?  We hope to come up with answers by the end of 2018. 

Be it noted that three current members of Vestry – Jim Schell, Lisa Rosenberger, and Ted Todd – will be rotating off Vestry the first week of February 2018.  Vestry members would like to encourage you to consider whether you would like to be part of this vital ministry.  We’re seeking people who are looking for a challenge, willing to let the Holy Spirit lead, and excited for the future of our church!


Healing Service September 29

Our regular monthly healing service, usually held on the fourth Thursday of the month, will be offered on Thursday, Setpember 29, at Noon.  Our guest officiant is Pastor James Stanley, from Resurrection Lutheran Church.


++Michael Curry reflection on Charlottesville


Other Statements


Walking For Peace in Madison Indiana

Mother Evelyn and several other local pastors joined local citizens to "walk for peace" following the events on Saturday in Charlottesville.  Here is a link to an article in the Madison Courier about the walk.
 


Updates on the website

Our weekly sermons are posted here.  Our recent sermons are regularly posted on the website in writtten and oral formats.
Click here for the latest news.  


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SUN
Holy Communion
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
A quiet service of Holy Communion.
Holy Communion
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
A service of Holy Communion with hymns and music.
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Bible Study
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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TUE
Bible Study
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
We are Reading the Book of Acts
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WED
Evensong
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
A service of sung Evening Prayer. After the service, worshipers frequently gather for dinner at a local restaurant.
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THU
A Healing Service with Holy Eucharist
12:00 PM to 12:55 PM
The service includes healing prayers, anointing, and laying on of hands, as well as communion. All are welcome.
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Holy Communion
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
A quiet service of Holy Communion.
Holy Communion
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
A service of Holy Communion with hymns and music.
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