News Flash!

NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1: We will have one liturgy at 9:30, followed by the Welcome Back Picnic! The main course and drinks will be provided. Please bring a dish to share, games to play, and lawn chairs!


Our Health Ministry is holding another “Hands Only” CPR training on September 30 at 11:00 a.m. If you were not able to attend the first one, or if you want a refresher, please come and bring a friend.  Michele and Ellen will also be offering free blood pressure checks!


Prayer Squares will meet the first Wednesday of each month: October 4th, November 1st, December 6th – from 10:00 to 12:00. Lots of fun and no sewing skills necessary. Contact Cheryl Kusko at 610-345-0153 or ckusko23@gmail.com.

Hunger Walk: It is that time of year again for the Hunger Walk! The Hunger Walk is a 5K walk in Oxford that takes place every year to help end hunger locally.  The proceeds will go to Neighborhood Services Center, the Lighthouse Youth Center, Avon Grove Food pantry, and Church of God Sent Food Cupboard. The Hunger Walk is Sunday, October 15th.  Registration is at 1 pm at Lighthouse Youth Center. Please see Shelby Arena if you would like a walker’s envelope. If you can’t walk, please sponsor a walker!

Vestry meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the church and are open to all members of St. Christopher’s.


Inaugural Men’s Breakfast: On Saturday October 14, we will have our first Men’s breakfast, starting at 9:00 am. Bring your favorite breakfast treat to share. Our speaker will be Anthony Hall, Solanco High School Athletic Director.

Christmas Shoeboxes: It’s almost that time of year for Operation Christmas Child Filled Shoe Boxes! Now is the perfect time to purchase school supplies, some of which are on clearance at local stores. Because of the hurricanes, many of the shoe boxes will go to Texas and Florida to help children in need. We already have the unassembled boxes on hand at the Church House. See Reba Webb is you have questions or need help.

Matters of the Heart is a discussion group for those whose lives have been touched by adoption. They meet quarterly in various locations. On September 24, at 2:00 pm they will meet at Community of Love Lutheran Church. The topic is Adoption – Love without Boundaries.


Chairs: If anyone would like to donate $200.00 per chair in memory/honor of someone, please make your check payable to St. Christopher’s and note who you would like to memorialize or honor.  If you have any questions, please talk to one of your vestry members. There will be plaques made and the monies donated will go back into the Jim & Anne Bailey fund.

The Lighthouse Youth Center is requesting donated items for their 29th Annual Benefit Auction, which will be held on November 11th, 9:00 a.m. at the Oxford Presbyterian Fellowship Hall. If you have items to donate please contact Buzz at 484-880-2018 or buzz@oxfordlighthouse.org. The preview dinner will be the evening before from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  See Bud Hart for tickets.

FOOD DONATION LIST for Lighthouse Youth Center:

Snacks: Granola bars, Fruit cups, Jell-O cups, Individually Wrapped Snacks. Non-Perishable Meal Program Items:

Ketchup, Ranch Dressing, BBQ Sauce, Mac & Cheese,
Taco Seasoning Packets, Canned Corn, Powder Drink Mix (Lemonade, Iced tea, Tang); Paper Products: Paper Towels, Small & Large Paper Plates, Small Paper Bowls, 8 oz. Plastic Cups


VOLUNTEER NEEDS at the Lighthouse Youth Center

Monday– Friday we need YOUR help!

We need volunteers for:

Snack Help from 2:30- 4:00 pm;

Gym Help from 2:30- 5:00 pm

Outside Games from 2:30- 5:00 pm;

Board Games from 2:30-5:00 pm

Dinner Speakers at 5:00 pm (5-10 minutes)

2nd Tuesday of the month meals

Contact Amy Perkins, 610-467-6000 or amy@oxfordlighthouse.org


Birthdays

HERSHOUR, Laurie                                     09/26

DAVIS, Rich                                                 09/28

WOLFE, Courtney                                        09/29

WOLFE, Sydney                                          09/29

MAIO, Kieran                                               10/03

STEFANCO, John                                        10/03

HOFFERT, John                                          10/04

MURPHY, Dan                                             10/04

PAOLO, Raelyn                                           10/04

MERTZ, Mary Ann                                        10/07

PAOLO, Jamie                                             10/08

AMENDOLA, Barbara                                  10/12

LAWRENCE, Ken                                        10/12

HART, Kathy                                                10/18

SLAUGHTER, Jack                                      10/18

SLAUGHTER, Zach                                     10/18

DUNLAP, Mary                                             10/21

 

Anniversaries

ARENA, Shelby & Frank                              09/28

HOFFERT, John & Jen                                10/18

 


Welcome! 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.

8:30 a.m.  Quiet Service

9:30 a.m. Christian Formation and Education

Adults in the Church for Episcopal 101

9:30 a.m. Children’s Enrichment downstairs

10:00 a.m. Children’s Ministries downstairs

10:30am   Festive Service with music

Coffee/Fellowship Hour follows the 10:30 Service


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St. Christopher’s is proud to be able to use this symbol as a sign that we now have a hearing loop installed for those with hearing aids. If you wear a hearing aid with a T-coil, see your audiologist to make sure your hearing aid is in sync with the loop and then just flip the switch on YOUR hearing aid to Hear Every Word.

8:30 a.m. Quiet Service

10:30am   Festive Service with music

Coffee/Fellowship Hour follows the 10:30 Service- In our Church House


Pastor Mary Ann’s day off is on Monday’s.

If you have an emergency, please call the church office at 610-932-8134. Parish office hours are: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30-2:30.