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Welcome!

Thanks for visiting us. We gladly invite you to look around and discover a little about who we are, what we believe and how we live out our faith. We are a diverse congregation from a variety of religious backgrounds, life experiences, political viewpoints, and economic circumstances. We are young and young at heart. We have a wide variety of gifts to share. We seek and serve Christ in all people. We believe all can gather at God's table and be nourished. At Christ Episcopal Church there is a place for you at God's table.

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Inclement Weather Policy

In the event the Clark County Sheriff declares a Level 2 Snow Emergency, Christ Church will close the office, cancel services, meetings, and other scheduled events including choir practice, Pub Theology and yes, even the Pancake Supper.

We will also ask WHIO - Channel 7 to post the closing, post it on our website, as well as, our Facebook page and Twitter feed. We will also send an email.

Whatever the snow emergency level, use your best judgement.

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Rector Search News

Welcome to our rev_margaret_holt_sammons_website.jpgTransition Priest-in-Charge, the Reverend Margaret Holt Sammons

Margaret currently lives in Kettering, Ohio. Ordained priest in 1978, she served parishes in Massachusetts and Michigan, and was Co-Rector with her husband, Greg, of St. Michael’s in the Hills, Toledo, Ohio, for 20 years. We’re delighted to have her support, as we search for our next rector. You may contact Rev. Margaret using this form.

Wednesday Morning Healing Eucharists

Please join us every Wednesday at 10 am for a quiet oasis of prayer and Eucharist. Come pray for healing for yourself, for someone you love, or simply for our hurting world.

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Up Next...

Our Search Committee was commissioned during the Sunday, 02/12/2017, combined service:

  • Fred Bartenstein
  • Dan McGregor
  • Marilyn Howat
  • Helena Buckman
  • Ed Hasecke
  • Kent Brooks
  • Kevin Rigsbee
  • Liz Wheeler
  • Dawn Ivy

Thursday, 02/16/2107, at 06:00 PM, Christ Church will host it's quarterly birthday celebration for the residents of the Shawnee Place apartments. If you are able to help, please contact Gwen Scheffel.

Weather permitting, Pub Theology 2.0 will gather for Compline on City Hall Plaza at 07:00 pm on Thursday, 02/17/2017, then go to Seasons Bistro for conversation and beverages. All are welcome, so bring a friend!

Christ Church is responsible for providing dinner to the guests staying at Interfaith Hospitality Network on Saturday, 02/18/2017. A sign-up sheet is posted on the kiosk in the east entrance. Please see Lori Swafford if you have any questions.

This Sunday, 02/19/2017, the seventh Sunday after the Epiphany, Jesus tells us some challenging, counter-intuitive things about loving our enemies and praying for those who hurt us. But why? Come, join us, as we ponder these words. The Rev. Rick Incorvati will preach.

We will be hearing from St. Matthew's Gospel much of the time between now and Advent. Some have labelled St. Matthew's Gospel as the most Jewish of all the Gospels, and the one which most emphasizes Jesus' teachings. The Rev. Greg Sammons will speak about Matthew's unique perspective, the particular concerns of community for which he was writing and the themes to listen for in his Gospel at the Sunday, 02/19/2017, Adult Forum.

Christ Church office will be closed Monday, 02/20/2017, in observance of President's Day.

At the Adult Forum on Sunday, 02/26/2017, parishioner Joy Carter will discuss Johann Sebastian Bach's Saint John's Passion, which the Dayton Bach Society, and the Kettering Children's Choir, will present on Sunday, 03/05/2017, at 4 PM, at the Kettering Adventist Church, 3939 Stonebridge Road, Kettering, OH 45419. Joy Carter and Fred Bartenstein both sing with the Society. Group rate tickets are available from Fred Bartenstein: $15 for adults; $10 for children. Please make checks out to the Dayton Bach Society.

Christ Church's famous Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Talent Show is coming up, Tuesday, 02/28/2017, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. We have a chef, Chris Oldstone-Moore (and friends), and an emcee, Fred Bartenstein - we just need you! There will be a sign-up sheet this Sunday, 02/19/2017, or RSVP to the church office at (937) 323-8651.

Christ Church offers 4 opportunities for worship on Ash Wednesday, 03/01/2017. Each service includes the imposition of ashes and Holy Eucharist as we begin the holy season of Lent.

  • 07:00 AM - Quiet service in the Chapel.
  • 10:00 AM - Quiet service in the Chapel.
  • 05:00 PM - A service designed for children and their families in the Chapel; however, all are welcome.
  • 07:00 PM - Service in the church with the Christ Church choir.

Please plan to attend the IHN Annual Soup and Salad Dinner, at the First Lutheran Church on the corner of Wittenberg and High Streets on Friday, 03/03/2017, from 05:00 to 07:00 PM. The cost is $8.00 for Adults and Children 6-12 $4.00. Children 5 and under are free. All proceeds benefit the homeless of Clark County through Interfaith Hospitality Network of Springfield.

A big thank you to everyone who has helped Kelly by stuffing bulletins on Friday mornings. It has been very much appreciated! A sign-up sheet on the Kiosk in the East Entrance, if you are willing and able to take a turn. The job starts around 9am on Fridays and takes about a half hour.

Christ Church is in need of soup for pastoral care. If you could provide the containers of soup with the date and kind of soup on the label, it would be very much appreciated. A big thank you to Dodi Holmes and Martha Chaney for their donation of soup! Just let Kelly know if you can help. Thanks!

Thank you to those who helped with the February Food Pantry!

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

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Food Pantry Needs

The new, ongoing, Food Pantry item of the month is toilet paper. This household necessity cannot be bought with SNAP cards (food stamps) and is greatly appreciated by our food pantry clients. Baskets are available in the High Street entrance and at the just outside the elevator on the worship level of the East entrance.

The Food Pantry is 100% funded through donations, so your contributions really do matter.

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Episcopal News Service & Blog

March 24th
[Acts 8 Movement press release] A new minute-long cartoon made for Episcopal churches encourages viewers to see faith in Jesus as a great adventure to which they are invited. Any congregation in the Episcopal Church can use the video created by the Acts 8…
March 24th
[Anglican Communion News Service] Higton, a professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, has presented the fourth Dr. Rowan Williams Annual CUAC Lecture, sponsored by Colleges & Universities of the Anglican Communion…
March 24th
[Anglican Communion News Service] Speaking in Britain’s upper chamber of Parliament, the House of Lords, about the attack in Westminster on Wednesday, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby paid tribute to victims and first responders, speaking of th…
March 24th
[Episcopal News Service] The demand for water is expected to increase 55 percent by 2030 and at the same time global water resources may only meet 60 percent of the world’s needs. “Africa, India, the Middle East and Australia already are in cr…
March 23rd
[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Art Bass is a trial lawyer and Episcopal deacon in Cleveland, Tennessee. He also happens to be the mastermind behind one of the most popular Episcopal-themed pages on Facebook – a page he maintained mostly in anonym…