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Welcome to St. Christopher's Church!

 St. Christopher’s in Springfield, VA is a parish made up of a Christ-centered community where all persons, from all walks of life, and varying faith experiences are welcome.  Here we continually discover ways in our personal and corporate lives to understand how Christ is calling us forth into the world to be his hands, feet, and heart in service others.   In this way we carry on God’s story as begun in scripture, continuing that with our lives.   

For newcomers – the people who gather and worship at St. Christopher’s are just like you.  Come and see what our worship is like; receive our hospitality, and witness how God guides us here.  I am confident that you will experience the love of Christ among us, and feel included in that.  Wherever your personal adventure has brought you, you are welcome here. 

The Reverend Peter K. Ackerman 


United Thank Offering (UTO) Ingathering November 23th The UTO Annual Ingathering will be collected November 23. 

Bring those “blue boxes” that you have used to collect your coins in appreciation of those times of thanks that day, or you can write a check that can be put in an UTO envelope that will be in the Sunday service bulletin.  Please make checks out to St. Christopher’s with a memo for UTO.

UTO is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through United Thank Offering, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. UTO is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the UTO monies to support mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church and in invited Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world.  Each diocese is allowed one domestic and one overseas grant.  To visit the UTO website, click here:  http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/united-thank-offering .

To see the 2014 grants, including the grants to the Diocese of Virginia, visit here: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/sites/default/files/2014_uto_grant_descriptions.pdf .  The two grants awarded the Diocese of Virginia are:

1). Diocese of Virginia $17,000.00 Bread and Roses Ministry of Trinity Church Trinity Episcopal Church, Charlottesville, Virginia To provide commercial equipment for the church’s kitchen for their food outreach ministry to serve the community. Gardens and classes will be part of the program to address many of the food-related problems, such as obesity and malnutrition, which often affect the urban poor.

2). Diocese of Virginia $49,575.00 School Vehicle/Hope and Resurrection Secondary School Companion Diocese of South Sudan To provide a vehicle to replace a failing one. A vehicle is necessary for the school to function in the rural part of South Sudan where the closest town is 30 miles, which is about two hours, from the school. The vehicle will also be used to transport individuals with medical emergencies. Don’t forget your blue boxes on November 23!  Marifran Bustion, UTO Coordinator 


REGULAR SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE  

7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
(Nursery Available: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
9:15 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Music, Children's Sermon, Sermon, and Children's Chapel (Nursery is provided)

(with fellowship hour following the 10:30 a.m. service)

Mid-Week Eucharist : Wednesday  9:30 a.m. 

 SUMMER SUNDAY WORSHIP HOURS:

7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

(Nursery Available: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)

 10:00a.m. Holy Eucharist with Music, Children's Sermon, Sermon, and Children's Chapel (Nursery is provided)

(with fellowship hour following the 10:00a.m. service)

  


 

Our Vision

  To Know Christ

To Love Christ

To Serve Christ in Others