Holy Eucharist (Rite II):
Sunday, 10:00 am
Wednesday, 12:05 pm
Current Season: Lent
Priest: The Rev Dr Richard Elberfeld
Senior Warden: Rod Fernandez
Junior Warden: Betty Reed
Organist/Choirmaster: William Witherup, F.A.G.O.
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Welcome to Christ Church
Christ Church, in the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, is a friendly parish community which has a lively interest in the world beyond its "red doors" and in the ministry of hospitality and inclusivity at its heart:
"The mission of Christ Church is to be one family in Christ, using our gifts and resources to respond in God's love to the spiritual, social, and human needs of our parish, our community, and the world."
We come together with familiar and new faces in fellowship, through joy and sorrow and all the movements we encounter in life, as we seek and know God through silence, music, recitation of scripture, the inspiration of the prophets and the apostles, and the life of Jesus Christ. All are invited to join us. Wherever you are on your journey of faith, know that you are welcome here.
We also come together at other times and places to sustain and empower the community in which we live through our outreach ministries. Prayer sharpens our awareness of the suffering around us, especially among the most vulnerable, and faith strengthens our resolve to confront it with justice and mercy. Whatever your gifts, we encourage you to share them.
As part of our mission we feel that we are called to bring good news to all who struggle with the basic needs of life in body, mind and spirit, ourselves included, and to be present and open to those in need of healing, hope, or hospitality. Whoever you are, we invite you to bless us and those we serve with your presence.
Please look around our website to learn more about our parish, including what we profess in our liturgical services and in our daily lives. Feel free to contact us if there is anything you don't find here or if you want more information. We are glad you checked us out and we would love to talk with you.Lord, make us instruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.