Christ Episcopal Church

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WANTED!

Shepherd for our flock

We are looking for a new priest to serve as our Rector.  

We are an eclectic and amazing group of people (and animals).  

Can you guide us in the way of Jesus?  Help us to love and be loved?

Would you serve as Shepherd of our Beloved community?  

(This photo was taken at our first Blessing of the Animals, 

The Rector pictured, the Rev. Mark Diebel, is now retired).

Contact

We welcome you!

Sunday Service

EUCHARIST

or

Morning Prayer

9:30 am

ALL people are welcome here.

And sometimes pets, too.

Our Sunday services are streamed live on Facebook @ChristChurchGreenville

*Thursdays*

Virtual 

EVENING PRAYER 

on

ZOOM

"Seek him who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep

darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into night;

who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon

the surface of the earth: The Lord is his name." - Amos 5:8


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Passcode: 650553

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"The Glory of God is humanity fully alive"

- Irenaus

 

What to Expect


JOY


There is nothing I can give you which you have not;

But there is much, very much, that while I cannot give,

You can take.

No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today.

Take heaven!

No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present instant.

Take peace!

The gloom of the world is but a shadow.

Behind it, yet within our Reach is joy.

Take joy!

There is a radiance and glory in the darkness, could we but see,

And to see we have only to look.

I beseech you to look!

Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by the covering,

Cast them away as ugly, or heavy, or hard.

Remove the covering and you will find beneath it a living splendor,

Woven of love, by wisdom, with power.

Welcome it, grasp it, and you touch the angel's hand

That brings it to you.

Everything we call a trial, a sorrow, or a duty

Believe me, that angel's hand is there, the gift is there,

And the wonder of an overshadowing presence.

Our joys, too, be not content with them as joys.

They, too, conceal diviner gifts.

Life is so full of meaning and purpose,

So full of beauty beneath its covering-

That you will find earth but cloaks your heaven.

And so, at this time, I greet you.

Not quite as the world sends greetings,

But with profound esteem

And with the prayer that for you, now and forever,

The day breaks, and all the shadows flee away.

               - Fra Giovanni, Christmas Eve, 1513 A.D.

God, give courage to our hearts and souls

That we may laugh and rejoice even as we work and pray. 

There is a new creation being born.

Our Vision

Our Mission

Our Community

Christ Episcopal Church  PO Box 278 Greenville, NY  12083  518-966-5713  [email protected]