Shining Our Light: The 2020 Stewardship Campaign continues. We invite those who have not yet made a pledge to the church to support the worship, mission, and ministry of this parish to give consideration of what your contribution for 2020 should be. The biblical tithe is 10% of one’s annual income. The pledge form encourages you to consider proportional giving. As the stewardship letter reminded us, we all know what we need to do to keep this parish flourishing. You are invited to participate in the 2020 Shining the Light Campaign and to give generously in the measure that God has given you.
December 3, 2019 – Be Generous
Friends Folk Club of Oxford
Dec. 13th – Charlie Zahm Christmas Show – Doors open at 7pm – Concert at 7:30 pm
St. Christopher’s 20th Annual COOKIE WALK! December 14 – 9:00 AM – until . . .
Choir Rehearsal – Choir rehearsal has moved to Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Church. We are rehearsing for Advent and Christmastide right now, a great time to join the choir. Come join our happy group this Tuesday!
Sanctuary Candle/In Memoriam: The Sanctuary Candle burns whenever the blessed elements from the Eucharist are in the Tabernacle. You can help offset the cost of this by having the candle burn in Memory, Honor or Thanksgiving. There are forms on the table in the back. An announcement will be placed in the leaflet on the Sunday you choose. The cost is $10.00. Checks can be made payable to St. Christopher’s with the notation “Sanctuary Candle” in the memo line. If you have any questions, see Mary or Pastor Mary Ann+.
In addition, a suggestion has been made to include people whom we love in the prayers on Sunday. Contact Mary Clark to have someone added to the prayers. This could be done on the anniversary of a person’s death or on their birthday. It could be done in honor or in memoriam. You may make an offering, if you wish, just as you do with the Sanctuary Candle.
Dec. 1 First Sunday of Advent
Noon Set up for Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 3 All Day GivingTuesday
Dec. 7 8:30 – 11:30 Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 13 7:30 pm Charlie Zahm Concert
Dec. 14 9:00 – Cookie Walk
Dec. 22 Noon Greening of the Church
Dec. 24 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Eucharist
Dec. 25 9:00 a.m. Christmas Day Eucharist
Christmas Poinsettias: Envelopes are in the back of the church to order poinsettias to help decorate for Christmas. The cost is $16.00 payable to St. Christopher’s church. Sunday, December 8th is the last day to order. Envelopes can be placed in the collection plate. See Rowena Jenkins for questions.
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Ways to Support St. Christopher’s:
- Purchase Giant / Martins Gift Cards – we get 5% of the amount of the card. This is a great way to support the church. If you go to Giant to purchase your groceries, get your care first and help your parish too!
- Shop at Redners with “save-a-tape” cards and turn in your receipts
- Shop at smile.amazon.com and choose to support “St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church of Oxford.” Christmas is coming and this is a perfect time to sign up if you haven’t done this yet.
- Bring your used toner cartridges for us to recycle
- Attend the Fundraisers: Friends Folk Club Concerts
Breakfast with Santa, Cookie Walk, Soup Sales
The Mission of St. Christopher’s Church
is to make disciples by:
Embracing the lost,
Encouraging the seekers, and
Energizing the found
to spread the Good News of Christ’s love.