News Flash!

We met the challenge once again, and we are most grateful, as are Buzz and Amy.  When the regularly scheduled group was unable to be on hand on this Friday, the Lighthouse staff emailed St Christopher’s and asked if we could help. Most grateful to Ken, Erin, Brian, Niki and Bram for being available to assist in the prep, serving and cleanup. Also on hand to observe were Erica and Jenna Muschelli, who have indicated they want to be on the distribution list of Christ Bearers. Thanks again one and all. Have a blessed and safe weekend and see you in church.  

Just as many people in the Bible welcomed Jesus into their homes, so he welcomes us here. I, too, welcome you to worship. If you are new, or visiting for the first time, please sign our guest book in the back of the church. We hope you will consider making St. Christopher’s your church home.

The Lenten Book Study continues Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. with light Soup Supper followed by book study. This year we are meeting in the church and will be focusing on JESUS. We are studying N.T. Wright’s book, Simply Jesus. Please sign up on Sunday so we know how much soup to prepare. We hope that many will come. Even if you have not come in years past, why don’t you give it a try this Lent. If you don’t sign up but decide at the last minute you want to come, then come! We will have a few books available, just in case. It won’t be the same without you!

Mark your calendars now. The Lincoln University Concert Choir will be back at St. Christopher’s on Palm Sunday, April 14 for a 3:30 p.m. concert. This is their sixth year in a row! Invite your friends! A free will offering will be taken to benefit the Lincoln students.

The Men’s Breakfast is the second Saturday of the month (4/13) at 9:00 a.m. in Church House. Bring a breakfast item to share. A breakfast casserole will be provided. The signup sheet is located at the back of the church. Guests are always welcomed.

This month, the Women’s Prayer Breakfast will be Saturday April 27th at 9:30 in Church House. Please contact Kathy Hart if you have any questions.

Remember to get your tickets for the Lighthouse Youth Center Banquet from Bud Hart or by contacting the Lighthouse by phone at 610-467-6000. The banquet will be held at Bethany Christian School on Thursday April 25th at 6:30 p.m. This is your chance to hear more about this local ministry and for you to share in its outreach to the area youth.

Ways to Support St. Christopher’s:
Purchase Giant / Martins Gift Cards
Shop at Redners a “save-a-tape” cards and turn in your receipts
Shop at and choose to support “St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church of Oxford”
Bring your used toner cartridges for us to recycle
Attend the Fundraisers: Friends Folk Club Concerts
Breakfast with Santa, Cookie Walk, Soup Sales

2019 Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Events: On Saturday, September 7 from 9:00 – 3:00, there will be a collection at Oxford School District Administrative Bldg at 125 Bell Tower Lane in Oxford. The collection will be On Saturday April 27 there will be a collection at Octorara High School, 226 Highland Road, Atglen. For a full list of events, and acceptable materials, see the bulletin board in the mail room.

Rector’s Discretionary Fund: Please remember that on the first Sunday of the month, the loose plate collection is given to Pastor Mary Ann’s Rector’s Discretionary Fund. With meeting people’s needs for emergencies, funds are low. Your generosity might help someone have heat or keep their lights on or it might help a Lincoln student buy books. It is so appreciated.

Quiet Watch at the Altar of Repose from 8:30 PM until Midnight on Maundy Thursday April 18th. It is a tradition at
St. Christopher’s of watching and praying with Jesus. There is a signup sheet in the back of the church.

April 14th 8:30am & 10:30am Palm Sunday, Eucharist
3:30pm Lincoln University Concert
April 18th 7:00pm Maundy Thursday Service with
Washing of the Feet
9:00pm to Midnight –Altar of Repose Vigil
April 19th Noon Stations of the Cross
7:00pm Good Friday Service
April 20th 8:00pm Great Vigil of Easter
April 21st 8:30am & 10:30am Easter Sunday Eucharist

Friends Folk Club of Oxford Schedule:
April 27th – Ronstadt Brothers (Trio): Circle of Friends Concert Series
May 3rd – Charlie Zahm’s Tribute to the Music of the 60’s and John Denver
July 12th – Colin Gilmore with the Kennedys and Adam Traum
Nov. 1st – The Heather Pierson Trio