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

OR FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT: ST. CHRISTOPHER’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF NORTHPORT

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 SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES:

As we continue this time of social distancing, you are invited to worship with us at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church online location (Reverend Timm’s Zoom account) every Sunday morning at 9 am (Eastern Time Zone).  Please visit the Worship With Us page of this website for information about how to join our virtual worship service.

THE FOLLOWING ONLINE OFFERINGS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM ST. CHRISTOPHER’S:

Beginning June 3rd, Reverend Timm will lead an online Bible Study on Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 8:00.  We will be discussing the Book of Acts for the next several weeks.  Anyone is welcome to join us; simply paste the Zoom link found on the Worship With Us page of this website into your browser or dial one of the phone numbers found on that same page.     

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FROM SATURDAYS THROUGH WEDNESDAYS, REVEREND TIMM READS MORNING PRAYER AND COMPLINE ON OUR PARISH FACEBOOK PAGE.  SHE WILL BEGIN MORNING PRAYER AT 9 A.M. AND COMPLINE AT 9 P.M.  BECAUSE SHE IS USING OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AS A PLATFORM FOR THESE PRAYERS, YOU CAN LISTEN TO THEM LIVE, OR AT A LATER TIME, IF THAT IS BETTER FOR YOU.  

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NEWS AND UPDATES FROM ST. CHRISTOPHER’S:

AT THE ONLINE VESTRY MEETING HELD ON APRIL 22ND, ST. CHRISTOPHER’S VESTRY VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO DONATE THE SUM OF $2500 TO LEELANAU CHRISTIAN NEIGHBORS TO BE USED TO HELP THOSE PEOPLE NEEDING ASSISTANCE DURING THE CURRENT PANDEMIC.  THE VESTRY ENCOURAGES YOU TO MAKE A PERSONAL DONATION TO LCN EITHER ONLINE OR BY MAIL AS THE ORGANIZATION STRUGGLES TO KEEP UP WITH THE NEEDS OF OUR NEIGHBORS DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.  SEE LCN’S WEBSITE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN DONATION.

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ST. CHRISTOPHER’S BOOK GROUP RESUMES THIS JUNE!

Kate Mason has finalized our parish reading group’s 2020 book selections and meeting dates.  Kate will lead an online discussion of Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert via Zoom on June 23rd between 2 and 4 p.m.

Other selected books for this summer’s gatherings are:

(July) I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown,

(August) A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith by Timothy Egan,

(September) Learning to Walk in the Dark: Because God Shows Up at Night by Barbara Brown Taylor, and

(October) TBD.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact Kate.

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SPECIAL PRAYERS FOR THESE TIMES:

Prayer

Prayer

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This is the time to be slow,

Lie low to the wall

Until the bitter weather passes.

Try, as best you can, not to let

The wire brush of doubt

Scrape from your heart

All sense of yourself

And your hesitant light.

If you remain generous,

Time will come good;

And you will find your feet

Again on fresh pastures of promise,

Where the air will be kind

And blushed with beginning.

                                                                                    -John O’Donohue

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