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Whoever you are or for whatever reason that you are looking at this website, we want you to know that in the Episcopal Church and particularly from the people of St. Christopher’s you will receive the Welcome of Christ.

What exactly does that mean?

It means that this is a church where you have a place to worship God first and foremost. You do not have to be an Episcopalian to come here. All are welcome. Many in our congregation have found their way to the Episcopal Church for a variety of reasons; this is a place of belonging.

We are centered in the Word of God and the preaching here is strong and central to our worship. It strengthens us to take the Word into the world and strive to live lives that reflect God’s love and justice. Like other churches in The Episcopal Church, we celebrate Holy Eucharist every Sunday. We live out the promises of Baptism by being faithful to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers. Everyone, from the smallest child to elders in the Christian way of life, is welcomed to the table of the Lord. And if you are not baptized and are wanting to know more about what Christians believe, our doors are especially open for you. If you are seeking a place to belong, look no farther. You have found it.

The doors of St. Christopher’s are open to you and the people of this parish are inviting you to come. You will also see us out in the community serving at the Lighthouse Youth Center, working with SILO and Family Promise and our Rector even teaches at Lincoln University. If you have left another church for whatever reason but are longing to worship God, come here. If you think you might be excluded for any reason, you won’t. If you want to worship God and be strengthened to live your life in a way that is faithful to the gospel, come here.

Enough words . . . we want you to walk through the doors of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church. Be nourished by God’s Word and the Bread of Life. Find a community of believers with whom to pray, and work, and serve, as members of Christ’s body. We want to receive who you are and allow you to change our lives as well. Come this Sunday for worship and abide with us so that together we may know Jesus and change the world.

The Rev. Dr. Mary Ann Mertz, Rector
(Most call me Pastor Mary Ann)
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Because we want everyone to be included, St. Christopher’s is so happy to be able to provide a hearing loop to those who wear hearing aids. Just switch your hearing aid to ‘T’ to access the loop. If you do not wear a hearing aid and wish to have the benefit of the loop, you may ask the ushers and they will give you a headset to use.

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FRIENDS FOLK CLUB

We are so happy that Mary Louise Bove chose St. Christopher’s to host the Friends Folk Club. It has been a joy with all of the marvelous musicians this year and we look forward to 2020! Mark your calendars now.
Charlie Zahm, a Friends Folk Club favorite, will be here for St. Christopher’s St. Patrick’s Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner and Concert on Saturday, March 21. Dinner is at 6:00 pm and is open to the entire community followed by the concert in the church at 7:30.

Celtic Music with Charlie Zahm…traditional Irish fare…and a good time with family and friends…Not to be missed.

Tickets will soon be available.

Upcoming Events

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP EVERY FIRST SATURDAY – 10 AM

A group has been started here at St. Christopher’s with leaders trained by the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group is now meeting the FIRST Saturday of EVERY month. It is intended be a group that will support anyone who is caring for a person who has Alzheimer’s, dementia, or any other memory issue. This is a group where you will receive materials to help you learn more about the disease and how to care your loved ones. Please spread the word if you know someone who might need a group like this. It is open to caregivers throughout the area. Come and receive a little care for yourself and leave feeling encouraged and supported.

Giving

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News Flash!

“Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool; [for] he is holy” (Psalm 99:5, NIV).

Lenten Book Study: Our Lenten Book Study will begin Thursday evening, February 27, the day after Ash Wednesday. We will be reading and discussing “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. We will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a light supper of soup and bread, followed by discussion. Signup sheet is on the table in the back.

Our 5th annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner will take place on March 14th at 6:00 p.m. We will accept a free will offering for the meal. Please plan to join us for this evening of food, fellowship!

Charlie Zahm will present a concert on March 21st at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be $20. Please plan to join us for this evening of fellowship and music!

Pastor Mary Ann will be leading an Inquiry Class during Lent/Eastertide. If you have come into the Episcopal Church from another faith tradition, this class is for you. If you just want to learn a little more about the Episcopal Church, our theology, worship, our style of management, and how we practice our faith, come find out. If you know someone who is not attending a church, invite them to come learn about what it means to be an Episcopalian. Two session times: Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm or Saturday from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Please come.


Contact Us

Join us on Sunday Morning for our Holy Communion services:

8:30 a.m. is a quieter and more reflective celebration of Holy Communion. At the 10:30 a.m.  liturgy, we worship in prayer and song. Congregational singing is an important part of our worship and we sing hymns and songs using both traditional and contemporary resources. The choir and musicians add beauty and spirit and liturgical ministers of all ages serve in various capacities throughout the liturgy. The full and active participation of all who gather is important, including our children and youth. All are welcome in this place.

At 9:30 each week, we offer Christian Formation and Education, for all ages, between the services.

Join us for Fellowship Time after the services

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church

116 Lancaster Pike

Oxford, PA 19363

email: stchris@stchrisoxford.org

Telephone: 610-932-8134

Rector: Rev. Dr. Mary Ann Mertz

Email: rector@stchrisoxford.org

Phone: 502-489-1337

Parish Administrator: Mary Clark Admin@stchrisoxford.org