News and Notes
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of the Diocese of Bethlehem are currently asking for donations to help fund
the purchase of books for students attending the
New Hope schools in the Diocese of Kajo Keji.
Please send donations to:
Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem
333 Wyandotte Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Checks may be made payable to the Diocese of Bethlehem.
Please include "New Hope" in the memo line.
An Update from Kajo-Keji
UN troops patrol the volatile Kajo-Keji region in South Sudan
A UN peacekeeping team recently visited the unstable Kajo Keji region of Central Equatoria State to assess the security situation and find out more about the security situation as well as the difficulties people face.
On June 20, Bishop Anthony Poggo of the Diocese of Kajo-Keji in the Episcopal Church in Sudan and South Sudan reports that the price of commodities and fuel have risen, that development projects are stalled, and that diocesan staff have been robbed multiple times at gunpoint while traveling on the road from Kajo-Keji to Juba. Salaries paid to government workers in the diocese’s schools have also been delayed.
Poggo asks the diocese’s partners to pray and to support the next stage of school development and the construction of a primary health center. “We are really encouraging our partners to continue to support the development in areas where there is peace,” he writes.
We have a baby changing station set up in the small back room.
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 Mother Mo 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 Mother Mo.
Photos of SOME of the Christ Church Events
Pancake Supper 2016
|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 either Mother Mo or Marshall Dawsey with any questions about St. Matthew donations!
St. Matthew Society page on Diocesan website
Card Ministry Info
Donna, Marg and Doris are helping out with our card ministry. This helps everyone feel remembered, prayed for and loved. If you know of anyone who is need, let one of these ladies know or contact Mother Mo at 265-5035