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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ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP AT ST. CHRISTOPHER’S!

On Wednesday, September 30th, Reverend Timm will officiate Prayer at Noonday (BCP pp. 103-107).  Weather permitting, we will pray together out of doors in space adjacent to the Fellowship Hall.  You are welcome to be present if you desire.  Please bring your own chair, mask, and Book of Common Prayer.  We will physically distance ourselves, but it will still be an opportunity for us to be present with one another as we worship.  

Please note: Unlike our Sunday Worship Services, this weekday service will not be livestreamed via Zoom.

 OUR SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES:

As we continue this time of social distancing, you are invited to worship with us online (via Reverend Timm’s Zoom account or our Facebook page) 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:

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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Bethany Lutheran and St. Christopher’s Wednesday night online Bible studies, led by Reverend Timm, resume on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, beginning at 7 p.m.  During this eight week class, we will be discussing Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. Paul wrote this memorable epistle of faith, affection and joy to the Christians at Philippi while he was in prison in Rome. The spirit of his letter, despite his struggles, is “I rejoice; please rejoice with me!” This seems so appropriate for our current circumstances.  
Here’s the link to join the Bible Study Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/6823816059?pwd=TkNhNVAyNVRQVVdhWjRIUTJSOGROdz09

Meeting ID: 682 381 6059
Passcode: 693637

OR
Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

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DURING THIS PANDEMIC, IF YOU WISH TO MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION TO ST. CHRISTOPHER’S OR TO PAY YOUR PLEDGE ONLINE, PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR BROWSER:

giving tools.com/give/1276/2180

On the list of churches, click on St. Christopher’s Church in Northport, fill in the amount you wish to give, and follow the instructions.  

OUR DIOCESE WILL FORWARD YOUR PAYMENT TO OUR PARISH.  WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

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 ST. CHRISTOPHER’S BOOK GROUP IS BACK IN BUSINESS!

Our parish reading group’s Summer, 2020, meetings are well-underway, well-attended, and filled with thought-provoking questions, opinions, and offerings.  It’s not too late to join us!

On June 23rd Kate led our discussion of Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.

On July 28th, Marilyn Zimmerman facilitated our discussion of I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown.

On August 25th, Mary Ruffley led our discussion of A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith by Timothy Egan.

On September 22nd, Jill Foerster led an enlightening discussion of Learning to Walk in the Dark: Because God Shows Up at Night by Barbara Brown Taylor.

Our October book selection is Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy by Joanna Macy.  Kate Mason will lead this discussion.

To Join via Zoom, in your computer browser, sign on to St. Christopher’s Zoom account at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7926686808?pwd=TWthemk2SEZ5VGdzSVZ0c2pyMm1Sdz09

In November, we will talk about Phyllis Tickle’s The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why.  Reverend Timm will lead the conversation.

If you are interested in joining this lively and interesting group of readers, please contact Kate.

SPECIAL PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS FOR THESE TIMES:

Prayer

Prayer

Resources and Updates from Our Diocesan Task Force on Dismantling Racism

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But this is what I can ask for you.

That in the darkness there be a blessing.

That in the shadows there be a welcome.

That in the night you be encompassed by the Love that knows your name.

-Jan Richardson