Christ Church Towanda

News and Notes

Communion is temporarily offered in 1 kind due to uptick in Covid cases
For intinction: bread is dipped in wine by the celebrant and the moistened host is given to you.
We hope to offer traditional cup in the near future.

Communion is offered in 2 kinds:

  1. Intinction: bread is dipped in wine by the celebrant and the moistened host is given to you. Please signal by pointing index finger downward, you will receive the moistened host in your hand from the celebrant.
  2. Traditional: taking a cup of wine after host is administered. Cup your hands; celebrant will place host in your hands and cup will be offered for you to sip.

Save the Date of December 11th
Annual Parish Dinner at the Villa Sena

Video recording of the Ordination

Photos of the Ordination
from the Diocese Of Bethlehem's Facebook page

More pictures of the Ordination

Photos of the latest repairs to the organ

Reinstalling the organ wind reservoir

Repairing the pedals


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

Some pictures from the Ordination of
The Rev. Betsy Sentigar to the Deaconate

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.

Got Drugs?
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

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

Last Updated 10/08/2023