News Flash!

Choir Rehearsal – Do you sing well? Would you like to have fun with a great group of people? Would you like to contribute to the parish by offering the gift God has given you in worship? Then come to Choir Rehearsal, every Monday evening from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Church. Any tenors out there? Oh yeah, and basses, sopranos, and altos are welcome too! Wouldn’t you agree our choir does a great job already? Think how much better it could be if you would add your voice in praise of God.

United Thank Offering Ingathering – Please bring in your UTO boxes/money by the end of October so that the money we have gathered can be presented at Convention.  New boxes and envelopes with be in the church mail room.  If you have any questions, please call or see Kathy Hart (717-786-4873).

Sanctuary Candle: 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+.

Celebrating our Ministries: On Sunday, October 6th, there will be one service at 9:30 a.m. There will be a special sermon that day, similar to the Instructed Eucharist, but this time, we will be looking at the ministries of the church and how we live out the promises of our baptism through service to God’s people. You won’t want to miss this special day. Bring breakfast treats to share at a special coffee hour that will follow the liturgy.

Blessing of the Animals: On October 6th at 2:00 p.m. in honor of the Feast of St. Francis, we will have a blessing of the animals that daily bring us joy. Bring your pets for this blessing!

There will also be a special memorial for beloved pets who are no longer with us. So if you have lost a pet, please come too!

Shining Our Light: On October 27th, we will have one service at 9:30 a.m. at which the ingathering of our 2020 pledges to St. Christopher’s will be taken. Following the liturgy, there will be a special Parish Forum and time for sharing and celebration after which we will enjoy lunch at the Outreach soup sale!

Soup Sale: The Outreach Fall Soup Sale will take place on October 27h. What soup will you make to share? Will you come and share a meal with your parish family? Will you take some home to family and friends? We need both – you and the soups to share! And don’t forget to put money in your pocket so that you will be able to contribute generously to the free will offering. Wouldn’t it be great to see some bigger bills in that pot? Please plan to join us for the whole day!

A Day in their Shoes: The diocese is holding a Poverty Simulation event on October 5th from 8:30 a.m. to noon. It will be at Bishop McDevitt High School in Wyncote PA.  Unless you have experienced poverty, it is difficult to understand what it’s like to live in it. This is a free even which offers 3 CEUs from NASW. Certificates are $15 for NASW members.

Friends Folk Club of Oxford Schedule:

Nov. 1st – The Heather Pierson Trio

Dec. 13th – Charlie Zahm Christmas Show

The Annual John Ware Memorial Hunger Walk will be held on Sunday, October 20. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. and the walk starts at 1:30 p.m. The money raised benefits Lighthouse Youth Center, Neighborhood Services Center and Church of God Divine Sent Food Cupboard. There are Packets available. Please see Mary or Reba.

Ways to Support St. Christopher’s:

  • Purchase Giant / Martins Gift Cards
  • 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”
  • 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.