Summer Work Day: On August 4 starting at 8:00 am, we will have a work day to spruce up the grounds and flower beds as well as do some deep cleaning in church. Please consider volunteering for an hour or so, inside or outside.
The date for the Parent meeting for Church School is July 22 following the 10:30 service. Please plan to attend. Childcare will be provided.
Have you heard about the “Above & Beyond Campaign”? Stay tuned!
The Women’s Breakfast is this Tuesday, July 17. We will meet at the Church House at 9:30 and then carpool to Quarryville on a field trip so that we can pray together using a labyrinth. Pastor Mary Ann will lead us in that prayer. Lunch will follow at Lapp’s restaurant. Please contact Kathy Hart if you have any questions 717-786-4873.
The Men’s Breakfast is the second Saturday of the month 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.
The Health Ministry is planning a Healing and Reiki Service on August 5 at 1:00 p.m. Look for more information soon.
We are looking for someone to clean Church House. If you are interested, please contact Mary Clark.
Prayer Squares will meet the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00 to 12:00. Lots of fun and no sewing skills necessary. Contact Cheryl Kusko at 610-345-0153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oxford Presbyterian Church is hosting a Widow’s Summer Tea on Sunday, August 5 at 3:00 p.m. in the parlor. All widows are welcome to enjoy fellowship & support. Tea & light refreshments will be available. RSVP 610-932-9640.
Liturgical Ministry is important in the church. Each Sunday several roles are needed for the proper celebration of the liturgy and during the summer months, I wish to spend some time working with the liturgical ministers. Now is the time to make a commitment if you have an interest in serving as an acolyte (altar server), crucifer (carry the cross), lector (proclaim the reading), cantor (singer of the psalm), thurifer (incense), Eucharistic minister (distribute communion), torchbearer (carry the candles). Even if you have served in these roles before, we would like you to recommit. Pastor Mary Ann
Ways to Support St. Christopher’s:
Purchase Giant / Martins Gift Cards
Shop At Redners with one of our save-a-tape cards and turn in your receipts
Shop at smile.amazon.org and choose “St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church of Oxford” as your organization to support.
Bring your used toner cartridges for us to recycle
Women’s Retreat – A women’s retreat is being planned for late summer or early fall. It will be an overnight retreat at Wapiti, the Diocesan Retreat Center in Maryland. I would like to know from you whether late August is better for you or early September. Please give me your input so that I can schedule the center. . . It will be something you will not want to miss. . . Pastor Mary Ann
Vestry meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in church house and are open to all members of St. Christopher’s.
Christmas in July: Saturday July 21, 9 AM to 3 PM
Ware Presbyterian Village Auxiliary invites you to come to our Second Christmas in July Craft Fair and More. It is located in the Pavilion auditorium at Vista Ridge Apartments at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. Proceeds used to enrich the lives of all residents including those in the Oxford Health Care Center and Stewart Place. Shop at more than 40 vendor tables, purchase fresh flowers, browse the New to You Thrift Shop and The Gift Box, located in Stewart Place. Visit the Ware Model Railroad display and Workshop in the Ware Mansion. Wine will be available for purchase from Harvest Ridge Winery. Box lunches, and beverages will also be available for purchase. Tour a sample senior living apartment. Door Prizes and More!
Friends Folk Club of Oxford Schedule:
August 10th – Jen Chapin with Food Trucks at 5:30
September 14th – TBA
October 12th – The Sin City Band & Friends
November 10th – Spirit Wing and the Eastern Woodland Pathway Dancers
December 14th – Charlie Zahm’s Annual Christmas Show
Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, Connective Volunteer Training is here! WED, JUL 18 AT 6 PM AT OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
Please join us for the training session for the Connective! This all-important training will cover all aspects of volunteering for the festival. You will be able to, sign up for your volunteer shift, have complete orientation, hear from Interim Oxford Police Chief, Scott Brown about safety and risk management overview as well as get your t-shirt, parking pass and ask any burning questions you may have in regards to the day.
The volunteer who brings the most new friends for training will win a Connective Festival Fun Pack, full of great prizes that will certainly come in handy the day of the festival!
OXFORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENTS
St. Christopher’s is a member of the Chamber and we are attending the monthly meetings in an effort to discern the needs of the community, and to make our name more known in the community. There are two events coming up in which you can participate or at which you can volunteer to help. If you want more information, please see Mary Clark or John Vavala.
Every Day Hero 5K Run/Walk in honor of Jerome Rodio and all who serve their community will be held August 18 at Nottingham Park.
Education and Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament on September 27 at Wyncote. Mary Clark has “Ball Drop” raffle tickets available for $10 with possibility of winning $500.
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
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.