News and Notes
After many hours of concern, discussion and deliberation regarding the rise in Covid numbers,
we are trying very hard to use best practices and stay open. We are revising yesterday’s notice.
At this time Bishop Kevin is allowing each church to deem what is best for their own current situation.
We will be going week to week with suggested practices.
This week we are encouraging:
- 6 feet minimum social distancing
- Wave at the Peace
- Unvaccinated singers should wear a mask
- No coffee hour here at church.
For those who wish, we suggest going to a local restaurant for coffee or lunch and a time of fellowship.
We ask for your patience, love and understanding as, once more,
we move through challenging and troubled waters.
1. Boxed Mac'n Cheese is hard to use without milk and butter
2. Boxed milk is a treasure
3. Cooking oil is needed for many boxed meals
(example, Rice A Roni)
4. Salt and Pepper are always appreciated
5" Sugar and flour are treats
6. Cake mix and frosting make it possible to make a child's birthday cake
7. Dish detergent is expensive, so always helpful
8. Feminine hygiene products are a luxury
9. Everyone loves Stove Top Stuffing
Information about our new Deacon in Charge
The Rev. Betsy Sentigar
Here is a rebroastcast of the Ordination Service
Be aware the 1st 90 seconds is a black screen and the
service actually starts at 17:34 minutes!
Proposed next phase of window repairs
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Building Usage Calendar
Anyone wishing to use the parish hall for meetings or other gatherings must schedule it through Amy (1 month advance notice would be appreciated). There is a calendar in the parish hall entrance. The host of the meeting/gathering must sign in and out on that calendar, and the host is also responsible for cleanup of the hall. Thank you very much for your cooperation. Everyone’s cooperation is appreciated.
Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal at the MedReturn Drug Collection Unit inside the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.
See bulletin board for more information.
Recycle For The Roof
Now that our commitment to Kajo Keji has been completed, let's continue our 5₵ recycling efforts to benefit our roof/steeple project! Please bring in your clean and not crushed 5₵ plastic bottles and cans and leave in the entry way of the Parish Hall where there is a box.
Please make sure it has the NY 5₵ stamp on it or it will not be accepted by the recycling center.
All proceeds will go to the roof/steeple project!
We collected over $1000 for Kajo Keji so keep those bottles and cans coming in!
Any questions, please see Debi Weisbrod.
There is holy water in the baptismal font so you can bless yourself as you enter and leave the church
The prayer book (pg. 445) explains how important wills are for our families.
Please be sure the office knows your funeral plans and/or wishes, and also the address and contact number of your next of kin and close friends just in case of emergencies. We have Service Arrangement forms available in the parish office.
You may also down load the form, fill it out and print it by clicking this link.
Service Arrangement Form
(Acrobat Reader is needed)
Please note, you can not save the form after you fill it out, you can only print it.
If you would like to pre-plan your funeral, please contact the office.
Photos of SOME of the Christ Church Events
|Pictures of the final confirmation class for 2013|
|Recent visit up into the Steeple|
|Chuck inspecting the Steeple|
The Annual Christmas Dinner (2008)
We have 2 virtual tours of our historic church.
Click here to view them
These tours only work with a high speed connection and at least Windows XP. Sorry, they can not be viewed on Apple computers.
Are you trying to be Gluten free?
Rice wafers are available during Holy Communion; please be sure to tell an usher.
Candles and Flowers
Sign up sheets are available for the sanctuary candle light as well as altar flowers.
Sanctuary candles for the church OR chapel are $4 per week.
If you would like to sign up for BOTH, it is $7 per week.
Please contact the office with any questions about St. Matthew donations!
St. Matthew Society page on Diocesan website