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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.


Christmas Eve

Holy Communion (2-3 PM)

A quiet way to welcome the Christ Child.

Children’s Pageant and Holy Communion (4:30-6 PM)

A service service geared to families and children of all ages.

Festive Holy Communion (9-10:30 PM)

A festive service with great music.

You are invited to bring baby food to any service as a gift for the baby Jesus and hungry babies in Springfield.

Christmas Day

No services.


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 Have Resumed

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.


Up Next...

Thank you to everyone who is participating in our 2016 Christmas Outeach Project and has taken a name tag from the tree in the East Entrance to purchase a $25 gift card for a resident at the Shawnee Place Apartments. There are still tags left, if you would like to participate. Please write a note or Christmas card to that resident, and enclose a gift card from Walmart, Meijer or Kroger. Please put your card in the offering plate or bring it into the church office by Monday, 12/12/2016, so that we can deliver them at their Christmas party.

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  • Sunday, 12/04/2016 - Youth Report: Our children and youth met for Holy Conversations, and came up with wonderful insights, dreams and hopes for Christ Church, and for the new rector. This morning they will share their thoughts with the adults. Come, be amazed and encouraged by our kids!
  • Sunday, 12/11/2016 - Generational Differences: We hear a lot of talk about Millennials: that they live their faith differently than Baby Boomers or Traditionalists do. What does this tell us about the future of Christ Church, and the kind of rector we need? We're delighted that the Rev. Jane Gerdsen, Missioner for Fresh Expressions and Praxis Communities in the Diocese, and a long-time friend of this parish, will be with us to lead this discussion.

Pub Theology 2.0! We will gather for Compline on City Hall Plaza at 07:00 pm on Thursday, 12/08/2016, then go to Seasons Bistro for conversation and beverages. Please let Rev. Margaret know if you plan to attend.

Classic Pub Theology for our youth (grades 4-12) will meet on Sunday, 12/11/2016 at noon in the Bethel Room. Please come join us for this great time of fellowship and conversation.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!


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

December 7th
[Anglican Communion News Service] A group of Welsh Christians is walking from Bethlehem to Egypt to raise funds for Christian Aid’s work with refugees and displaced people around the world. But rather than walking the 430-mile journey that the …
December 7th
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Primate of Australia, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier, has joined other religious leaders in Australia in calling for a new law to tackle modern slavery. He has co-signed a joint open letter asking Prime Minis…
December 7th
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are being accepted for a new Episcopal Church position: the director of the reconciliation, justice and stewardship of creation, a member of the presiding bishop’s staf…
December 6th
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church Commissioners – the statutory investment body responsible for historic assets of the Church of England – has won three major prizes at the Investment & Pensions Europe Awards for its ethica…
December 6th
[Anglican Communion News Service] Three members of an Anglican theological college in Nigeria were killed and others have been critically injured after “a ghastly motor accident,” the Anglican Church of Nigeria has reported. They were mem…