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Welcome to St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church & Preschool!
We will have one service this Sunday, August 14th at 9:30am.
We will be having Holy Eucharist-Rite II. Our guest Celebrant for this Sunday is the Rev. Canon Kellaura Johnson. She will speak with the Vestry after the service to help us with our Transition process in finding a new Rector.
 
Sundays will be Holy Eucharist (Communion) for August and September with a guest Celebrant.
The 9:30 service is a contemporary and family service. We still use the Hymnal 1982 and Songs of Praise for our music.
Our services are in-person for all. We will also stream on Facebook LIVE. We have plenty of room and we also will have the nursery open for ages under 5. If the nursery is closed due to unavailability of attendants, a sign will be posted.
We have Sunday School/Children’s Church for ages 5-12 during the service. There are also coloring/activity Sunday School sets with crayons for your child to use while in church with you. We encourage you to bring your young children and celebrate the Pentecost Season with us!
 
Check out our Facebook page or our website for any new news! www.facebook.com/stchriskilleen  www.stchriskilleen.com
 
Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board in the hallway between the Narthex and the Parish Hall for those who would like to get involved in a weekly bible study (Lunch Bunch at noon on Wednesdays!), help with our coffee hour on Sunday, or help with Sunday School or the Nursery. 
We also have a sign-up sheet to bring something for our Backpack Sunday/Parish Potluck Picnic for next Sunday, August 21st. 
 
Sunday, August 21 – Blessing of the Backpacks/Back to School Blessings & Parish Potluck Picnic. Please bring your backpacks, purses, laptops, etc. to be blessed for the new school year. A small back-to-school gift will be given out to each person who brings a backpack/item to be blessed. We will have a potluck picnic after the service. Sign up on the bulletin board to bring a finger food to go along with our hamburgers/hot dogs. There will be fun games to play as well. See flyer for more details.
Sunday, September 11th – A Celebration of Holy Baptism is tentatively scheduled for this date. If anyone would like to be baptized, please call the office as soon as possible so you can visit with Fr. Preston Yancey before September 11th.
 
**The Best of Israel! A trip is planned to Israel March 9-19, 2023, by All Saints’-Cameron, Fr. Jeff Davis’ church. A flyer with all the info is attached. The more people who sign up, the less costly per person it will be. See Becca Davis at the Preschool for more info.
 
The Preschool office hours will be TueWedThu-9am-1pm starting on August 2nd. They are having enrollment for the 2022-23 school year. You may contact the church office for more information or leave a message for the Preschool at 254-526-8380.
More information about the Preschool can be found on the Sunday School table or at www.stchrisps.com or on their facebook page: www.facebook.com/stchrisps Their email is stchristopherps@gmail.com or stchristopherps1@gmail.com.
 
Laypersons needed: We are in need of readers, ushers, help at the altar as a Lay Minister/Lay Leader or as a Sunday School/Children’s Church teacher or helper. Please let the office know if you can help. We would love to have you! We can conduct training for those not familiar with the positions.
 
Safeguarding Classes:   Another class can be scheduled when there is a need. If you have a key to the church, you are a Sunday school helper, interested in working in the nursery on Sundays, or would like to be a layperson for our church service, you need to be safeguarded. Check with Debbie in the office if you think you need to be safeguarded. She can check your status.
 
Our Outreach Ministry for the month of August is the Killeen Community Clinic (formerly Killeen Free Clinic).The clinic provides medical care for those with limited access to health care services. They are asking for donations of copy paper, toilet tissue, paper towels, tissues, post-it notes, hand sanitizer, and other office supplies. If you want more information or are interested in volunteering your time, please contact our St. Christopher’s point of contact Lenna Barr at lennabarr@gmail.com or Jayne Doxsey.
The Donation box is located by the Bell Tower Storage room. 
Please see the list of items to donate on the box.
 
**One of our Outreach organizations, The Killeen Food Care Center, is celebrating 35 years in business. They will have a celebration with goodies on Wednesday, August 17th from 5:30pm-6:30pm at their facility. Their address is 210 N. 16th St, Killeen. There will be tours of the facility and a Killeen Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at 6pm. See the attachment for more details.
 
Upcoming Events in the Fall: 
Tuesday, August 23 – Preschool 1st Day of School for the Fall Semester
Sunday, September 11th – Celebration of Holy Baptism (Tentative)
Saturday, October 1st – Annual Outreach Auction – “A Night At The Movies” 
Sunday, October 30th – Annual Trunk R Treat/Episcopal School Sunday

Sermons

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Parish Life

You’ll find many opportunities to be involved at St. Chris’. We offer many diocese groups, outreach ministries and activities that will allow you to grow in fellowship and put your faith into action.

Mission

We know that life can be tough. Everyone stumbles. We believe in 2nd chances, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting. Healing can begin at the communion rail.

School

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Preschool provides a learning environment in the Christian tradition for the spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of its students.