St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church Welcomes You!

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of the bread and the prayers.”  Acts 2:42

St. Christopher’s is a parish of the Episcopal Church of Western Michigan, a member of the Worldwide Anglican Communion, and the only year-round Episcopal Parish in Leelanau County.  We invite you to join us. People of all faiths at all stages of their spiritual journeys are welcome here.    

The Reverend Doctor Christine Ann (Chrysanne) Timm, Rector

The Reverend Doctor Thomas Guback, Rector Emeritus

Contact us at stchristophersnorthport@gmail.com or 231-386-5037

During this time of social distancing, you are invited to worship with us at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church online location (Pastor Chrysanne Timm’s Zoom account) every Sunday morning at 9 am (Eastern Time Zone).

Join our worship service by copying and pasting this link into your browser:

https://zoom.us/j/6823816059

Meeting ID: 682 381 6059

You may also join by dialing one of the following numbers (long distance rates will likely apply if you do not have free nationwide long distance):

+1 646 876 9923

+1 312 626 6799

+1 301 715 8592

+1 346 248 7799

+1 408 638 0968

+1 669 900 6833

+1 253 215 8782

Meeting ID: 682 381 6059#

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View the Worship with Us page of this website for links to Reverend Timm’s most recent homilies.

“Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.”  Jeremiah 6:16

RESOURCES FOR PRAYER, REFLECTION, AND WORSHIP DURING THE 2020 QUARANTINE:

Prayer

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HOLY WEEK COMPLINE 

During Holy Week beginning the evening of Palm Sunday through Maundy Thursday, Pastor Chrysanne invites us to meet online via Zoom for prayer nightly at 8:00 PM

Join Zoom meeting
https://zoom.us/j/6823816059?pwd=TkNhNVAyNVRQVVdhWjRIUTJSOGROdz09

Meeting ID: 682 381 6059
Password: 693637

Dial in
1 (646) 876-9923
1 (312) 626-6799
1 (301) 715-8592

Meeting ID: 682 381 6059
Password: 693637

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HOLY WEEK IN QUARANTINE.  AN OFFERING FROM PARISHIONER KATE MASON:

 HOLY WEEK VIGNETTES

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AND–KATE MASON OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TO HELP US FIND HOLINESS DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES:

Letter-from-Kate

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WELCOME REVEREND TIMM!

St. Christopher’s welcomes the Reverend Doctor Christine Ann Timm as our new rector.  Beginning February 1, 2020, Reverend Timm (Chrysanne), an ordained E.L.C.A. minister, will be sharing her time between St. Christopher’s and Bethany Lutheran Church in Northport.  Initially, Pastor Timm will celebrate one Sunday Eucharist Service per month at St. Christopher’s and be responsible for our ministries of Pastoral Care, Outreach and Growth, and Adult Education.  In the months to come, the number of Sunday Eucharist Services Reverend Timm celebrates at St. Christopher’s will increase.

The Reverend Doctor Thomas Guback, Rector Emeritus, will continue to celebrate Sunday Eucharist and Holy Week Services for us as requested and scheduled by our Vestry.

We are grateful and blessed to have Pastor Timm join us and continue to be grateful to Father Guback for his service to our parish.

We also thank Ed Ruffley for his diligent work as Chair of our Rector Search Committee.

Lockdown by Fr. Richard Hendrick

Yes there is fear.
Yes there is isolation.
Yes there is panic buying.
Yes there is sickness.
Yes there is even death.

But,
They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise
You can hear the birds again.
They say that after just a few weeks of quiet
The sky is no longer thick with fumes
But blue and grey and clear.

They say that in the streets of Assisi
People are singing to each other
across the empty squares,
keeping their windows open
so that those who are alone
may hear the sounds of family around them.

They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland
Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.

Today a young woman I know
is busy spreading fliers with her number
through the neighbourhood
So that the elders may have someone to call on.

Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples
are preparing to welcome
and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary

All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting
All over the world people are looking at their neighbours in a new way
All over the world people are waking up to a new reality
To how big we really are.
To how little control we really have.
To what really matters.
To Love.

So we pray and we remember that
Yes there is fear.
But there does not have to be hate.

Yes there is isolation.
But there does not have to be loneliness.

Yes there is panic buying.
But there does not have to be meanness.

Yes there is sickness.
But there does not have to be disease of the soul

Yes there is even death.
But there can always be a rebirth of love.

Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.
Today, breathe.
Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic
The birds are singing again
The sky is clearing,
Spring is coming,
And we are always encompassed by Love.

Open the windows of your soul
And though you may not be able
to touch across the empty square,
Sing.