WELCOME TO CHRIST CHURCH!
We, the members of Christ Episcopal Church, recognize all human beings as children of God and as our brothers and sisters in Christ. We invite all people to be a part of our church family, to worship with us, and to join us in Holy Communion. All are welcome here, with no exceptions!
Blessings and welcome to the Christ Episcopal Church website geared to those who are looking for a parish or just want to learn more about the Episcopal Church. We hope you enjoy our site!!
Harvest - Click on link to view our Monthly News Letter The harvest 202305.
WE'RE BACK...Strawberry Festival will be held at the church, Fieldcrest Dr. & Rt. 31 (next to AAA and across from Tops) on Wednesday, June 14th...4pm to 7pm. A variety of great food, strawberry shortcake or strawberries & ice cream, a basket raffle, bake sale, a craft corner and entertainment by the Lock City Glee Club and Lockport Chorale. Something for everyone,,,come on out and join us!!!!
Men's Club - Come join the Men's Club on Wednesday, June 7th at Willowbrook for dinner and dialogue. They meet on the first Wednesday of every month and the venue varies. Bring a friend...all men are welcome!!
Mary Hunt Guild - This women's fellowship guild gathers at the church for a monthly potluck meeting! Watch this space for the next date!! All women are welcome to attend!!
A Word from our Financial Committee Chairman, John Scott - We foresee some large expenditures in the near future. Therefore I would like to emphasize how important the Capital Improvement envelopes are. Please contribute what you can.
Vestry - The next meeting will be Wednesday, June 21st at 7 pm in the Parish Hall.
Harvest - Click on link to view our Monthly News Letter
Prayer Cards - Prayer request cards are now located in the pew racks. You may fill them out with the name of those who you want held in prayer and place in the collection plate
Worship, Bible Study & Lunch - Over the Lenten season, Bible Study was held each Wednesday following the 12 noon worship service. It was so successful that it will continue each Wednesday indefinitely. We seek to break open God's Word so that we might grow in our knowledge of God and his plans for each of us. So, pack your lunch and bring a friend and come to our Eucharist and stay to explore God's message for us. Bibles will be provided!!
Paul's Place - Please place all donations on the white shelf in the hall. Any questions or concerns, please call Maggie Lupo 716-504-7290. All proceeds go to Outreach.
Prayer Request cards - There are new prayer request cards in the church pews. Please fill one out and put it in the prayer box in the church if you need prayers for yourself or a loved one.
Volunteers Needed - Someone to decorate and update our bulletin boards; A chair for Parish Life; Someone to chair and organize the scheduling of our Layreaders and Presenters; A chair for Marketing and Publicity; Committee to decorate the churh for special services ie. Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, etc.; A chair for the Phone Committee; Someone who would like to be Church Photographer (to document special services and events). Call the church office if interested!!
First Sunday Birthday Celebrations - On the first Sunday of each month we will be celebrating everyone who has a birthday in that month at both the 8 am and 10 am services with cake at both coffee hours...yum! Expect a phone call from your friends at Christ Church to invite you to attend so we can all help celebrate your special day!! See you there!!
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL...IS BACK!! Volunteers are needed. We are bring back the Strawberry Festival on June 14th, 2023. It can only be a success with you! A sign-up sheet for volunteers will be posted in the front of the church and in the church hall. If you have a limitation, we can find something for you to do or just come and enjoy friendship! Donations of Baked Goods and Baskets will be needed. Volunteers for set-up and clean-up are also needed!
White Whiskers Yard Sale - Christ Church will be co-sponsoring an indoor yard sale with White Whiskers here at the church on September 8th, 9th & 10th...so put aside any items you are getting rid of and donate it to the yard sale!!!
Christ Church Strawberry Festival - Wednesday, June 14th 4 pm to 7 pm
Lock City Sound (Glee Club) Spring Sing at the Lockport High School, Monday June 5th 6:30 pm
CHRISTMAS SPIRIT REIGNS
The members of Christ Church came through once again in the spirit of Christmas to provide toys, clothing and gifts of food to our Outreach Family this year. A grandma and her young grandsons were showered with love and compassion this year due to your generosity. Many people gathered to wrap the gifts and the mood was joyous!
Gloria Bryant and Theresa McCabe were joined by Savannah Prosser, Theresa's granddaughter, Lynette McGovern, Joanne Stanton, Meg & Kevin Wager, Debbie & Mikayla Bronschidle, Sue Lerch and Gerri McGrath. Sheila Winter helped with delivering the bicycles.
Thank you to everyone who donated and assisted with creating a beautiful, bountiful and goodie filled day for this family in need. May God Bless you abundantly! Have a very Happy New Year!!
The committee has purchased new, heavyweight, reusable grocery bags for the food distribution ministry. We are trying to assist all of the parishioners who so lovingly give of their time to fill the 716 Little Food Pantry boxes throughout Lockport. The bags are not assigned to anyone in particular and they may be picked up by anyone who would like to help. The location of the boxes are labeled on the bags. We only ask that the empty bags be returned to the Cloister the next week. This is a great activities for individuals or families. Children love to be helpful. This activity reminds us all that Jesus has told us that whatever we do for others, we do for HIM!
Thank you to all of you who assist us in feeding the hungry people of our community through your donations and deliveries. A special shout out of grateful thanks to Ken Miller and Debbie Bronschidle for their assistance on shopping days.
We need assistance. At this point we have been totally responsible for buying food (two full grocery carts at a time), delivering it to our church, unloading all of the groceries, bringing them down to the basement storage room, shelving food, packing bags and delivering the groceries to our six boxes.
We especially need help bringing the groceries into the church and shelving the items and getting the grocery bags to the boxes. Any assistance that you can give us would be greatly appreciated. Call us for more information.
Theresa McCabe, Gloria Bryant. (Call the church office and leave a message for them with your phone number and they will contact you!!)
With your support Christ Church has been able to assist others in our community in keeping the boxes stocked with nutritious food for adult and children. No contribution is too small. (PLEASE SEE THE FULL UPDATE ON THE 'PANTRY' PAGE...SO IMPORTANT!!)
WARM UP FOR THE WINTER...Our hat & mitten drive was so successful again this year...thank you to everyone who helped make it so!!!! It's not too early to start making hats, scarves and mittens for the 2023-2024 winter season!!
(Go to our Priest-in-charge page for a very special letter written by Martin Luther King from Birmingham Jail in 1963...a must read!!!!)
(Check out the Current Events page...much is happening with Outreach and we need your help!! Go there to learn more about the Blessing Boxes that need to be filled each day with non-pershable foods, personal items and the pet food need and when and where you can donate...thank you!!!!)
CHRIST CHURCH FAMILY PRAYING TOGETHER
Wouldn't it be nice to pray with the Christ Church family? Well now you can. And if you need prayers, please know that you are being prayed for by your church family. We have designated 9 am to 10 am and 7 pm to 8 pm as the times we will pray together. Just take a moment to focus yourself to God and as you go about your regular activities be in prayer for whatever you need to pray for. You might be shopping and praying for those on our prayer list, or cleaning and giving thanks or working on a computer and asking God to give you strength to face your challenges. Please join us for these special times of prayer and also feel free to pray anytime as you need/wish to.
(for many more photos please go to the Pictoral of Special Services page)