Sunday, December 8 at 10:00AM

“We Are Family”

Advent Worship Service with Holy Eucharist

A slightly modified liturgy

using “family-friendly” language, prayers and homily.

(Not a “children’s service”, but more an intergenerational celebration of our worship life at every age.)

Wednesdays

September 15-December 15, 2021

12:30PM Christian Formation in the Parish Hall

The Story of the Bible

(Using the book 30 Days to understanding the Bible by Max Anders – available on Amazon)

We hear snippets of Scripture in our worship on Sundays, but it’s often hard to put the pieces of the story together to see where it is all headed.  This class/discussion is a survey of the entire Bible to learn how God has been at work in the past, how the story of His redemption is happening now, and where it is all headed.

Christmas at St. Christopher’s

Christmas Eve

4:00PM Family Worship Service with Pageant and Holy Eucharist

10:30PM Festive Music

11:00PM  Worship with carols and Holy Eucharist

Christmas Day

11:00AM  Holy Eucharist

Sunday, December 26

10:00AM A Service of Lessons and Carols

(No Holy Eucharist)

Annual Events

Oyster Roast - Shrove Tuesday (Cancelled 2021 due to COVID)

Instead of a pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday, St. Christopher’s holds an oyster roast. The first oyster roast at St. Christopher’s was held in 1961 and is still a popular community event. Offerings include steamed oysters, boiled shrimp, clam chowder, hotdogs with homemade chili, baked beans and coleslaw. Childcare with a hotdog dinner for children under the age of 12 is available at no charge with the purchase of an adult ticket.  The night of the event there will be a drawing and a wine cork pull, $20.00 per pull. These two events are cash or check only at the door. Doors open at 5:30 pm, Oyster Roast begins at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. Early entrance for socializing and decorating  at 5:00 pm with an additional $50.00 purchase of a private table seating 8. Private tables are limited in number.

Tickets can be purchased at the Church Office Monday-Thursday 9am until 1:00 pm with cash or checks or online. Get your tickets early we hope to see you there.

Stations of the Cross (Good Friday)

This powerful event takes place on Good Friday each year. St. Christopher’s, along with the other local Episcopal churches as well as some other denominations, walk through Downtown Spartanburg taking turns carrying a wooden cross, stopping at 12 spots for scripture readings on a journey with Christ to his crucifixion. The journey ends with a short service at The Episcopal Church of the Advent.

Blessing of the Animals

The Sunday afternoon closest to October 4th, in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Christopher’s holds a blessing of the animals. Everyone is encouraged to bring their pets to this service held on the lawn next to the church, where they will be blessed by our vicar and deacon.

Veteran's Day Service and Labyrinth

A quiet and contemplative service is held each Veteran’s Day in the church with the lighting of candles in honor and remembrance of the Veterans in our lives. A Labyrinth made out of American flags is installed in the lawn next to the church for people to walk while praying.

Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Sunday

After the Easter service, young children gather with their baskets and join in on an Easter Egg Hunt.

Blessing of the Backpacks

The Sunday before school starts back, St. Christopher’s holds a blessing of the backpacks during the service. Students, teachers and others who work at or attend school bring their backpacks to church and receive a blessing before the start of a new school year.

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