• Confirmation 2016
  • Moore-Rosenberger Wedding
  • The new steeple roof: before and after
  • Garden Bench
  • Weeping Louisa Crabapple
  • 2014 Blessing of the Animals
  • Ulster Picnic 2014
  • Confirmation Class of 2014
  • Frederick Douglass spoke in Madison in 1880.
  • Bishop Cate Waynick meets with students involved in the Ulster Project.
  • 19th Century Parish Picnic
  • Parish Pilgrimage to Ireland, 2009
  • Building the Columbarium, 2007
  • Tulips brighten the spring garden

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

  • Bidding the Alleluias Goodbye

    Sunday, February 26, is the Last Sunday after Epiphany, which means it is the first Sunday before Lent begins.  

    On the 26th, we invite one and all to come and say "Goodbye to Alleluia" by creating a poster or other art work (some art materials - card stock, paper, colord pens and crayons) will be provided to be placed in storage until Easter.  Come at 9:00 AM to the Great Hall; we will place the Alleluias in a box during the course of our liturgy at 10:00 AM.

  • Schedule for the Transition to a New Bishop

    In late April, we will bid goodbye to Bishop Cate, and hello to our new Bishop, Jennifer.  There are several events planned around this transition, which you are welcome to participate.

    The Episcopal Women’s Ministries of the Diocese invites all women to register for a “Spring Luncheon” with Bp Cate in Columbus on Saturday, April 8. 

    A liturgy to celebrate the life and ministry of Bp Cate (for all), in Carmel, on April 22. 

    The Consecration and Seating of Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows as the Eleventh Bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis will take place at Butler University Clowes Hall on Saturday, April 29.

    We highly recommend carpooling to these events.  Registration for the EWM Spring Luncheon will be available soon.  There is a flyer in the Epistle for February 16 with more details; a flyer is also posted in the Great Hall.  

  • Our Monthly Healing Services

    Come on the fourth Thursday (except November) of each month at 12:00 noon for our healing service, with prayer, anointing, and laying on of hands, and Holy Eucharist.  We offer this service jointly with Resurrection Lutheran Church.  All are welcome.  There will a healing service on Thursday, March 23, at noon.  

  • 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.  

  • Our Vestry

    Members of Vestry:  Karen Scroggin (senior warden), Barbara Kiffmeyer (people's warden), Pam Jones, Lisa Rosenberger, Jim Schell, Ted Todd, Nancy Watson, Deb Bunton, and Dave Sloane.

    Convention Delegates: To be named at a later date.

    The 180th Diocesan Convention will be held in Jeffersonville and New Albany, October 26-28, 2017.

  • Buy Your Books Here!

    Don't forget that if you buy books through our Virtual Bookstore at Cokesbury (in the right-hand column), you can take advantage of sales discounts on books and religious items, and - even better - every purchase you make through our website provides a 5% donation to our church!

  • Did you Know?

    You can view our Facebook page without joining Facebook! 
    That's where we post a lot of current updates and information. 
    If you want to stay up to date, check it out!

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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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Ash Wednesday Service - with music
6:00 PM
Receive the imposition of ashes and share the Lord's communion as we start Lent.
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