Pet Blessing, October 6, 10:00 am Service. It’s bring your pet to church Sunday! Really, bring your dog, cat, iguana, etc. They will sit with you in the pew during the main service. If your animal would not appreciate being around other animals, you can bring a picture of them for the blessing time. Stuffed animals also are welcome. If you have animal lovers in your life, invite them to this service – it’s a lot of fun. The balcony will be animal free during the 10:00 am service.
The 7:45 am service will be pet free.
The following will be cancelled on Sunday, October 6: Common Grounds, youth and children’s formation, and nursery.
The Altar Guild is looking for four new members as several long-time members have retired. The time commitment is 1 - 2 hours per month and you will serve with a team of experienced members to prepare the sanctuary for Sunday worship. For more information about how you can share your talents to the glory of God through this ministry, please email Jenell Weaver or call her on 317-432-0122.
Love4Waycross fundraiser. Waycross Camp & Conference Center announces the third annual Love4Waycross fundraiser. This year’s event will take place at 5 pm on Saturday, October 26, here at St. Christopher’s. The evening will feature live and silent auction items and experiences with food prepared by Waycross’ own Barb Hamm and Waycross kitchen staff. The cost for attending is $75 per person and includes appetizers, dinner, dessert and drinks. Tickets can be purchased by going to www.waycrossccc.org and clicking on the Love4Waycross Event Information box. Or come by the Love for Waycross table after church today and September 29 to purchase your tickets or volunteer for the event.
Welcome Seminarian Allan Wallace. Allan Wallace is a seminarian who is in his third and final year of seminary. He attends Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis where he is attaining his Masters of Divinity. In addition, Allan attends Bexley Seabury Seminary in Chicago, where he is pursuing his Anglican Studies Diploma. Allan has an 18-year-old son who is completing his Senior year of high school. If all goes well, both will graduate in May 2020! Allan is excited to spend the next several months with us at St. Christopher's while he focuses on formational components of parish ministry.
Children's Formation. Kids' SPIN is the new name of formation for children age three through fifth grade. Children will begin in the sanctuary with their families during the 10:00 am service. They will be led to their classrooms before the readings and return to the sanctuary at the time of the Peace. If you are new to the parish and this will be your child's first time to attend Kids' SPIN, please walk with your child to the classroom. During September, the children in SPIN will be exploring, "What Makes My Church Special?" through a scavenger hunt, making bread, art (faux stained glass), music in worship, and by examining vessels and vestments.
Youth Formation for those in sixth through twelfth grades, will meet on Sundays from 9:00 to 9:45 am in the Youth Lounge on the second floor above the administrative offices. We'll be studying parables during September.
Youth Group will meet on the second and fourth Sundays, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The second Sunday of the month they will meet at Starbucks for study night. The fourth Sunday they will gather in the youth lounge.
Adult Formation. We had a fantastic kick off Sunday for Common Grounds, our weekly adult forum that meets at 9:00 am in the Parish Hall. In the coming weeks we will explore the Parables of Luke and finish the month with Canon Kristin White on September 29. She will be sharing information about the upcoming diocesan College of Congregational Development. Sessions are designed to allow attendance without preparation. Please join us. As always coffee will be served! Childcare will be offered in the Nursery.
Outreach: Serving the Community
St. Christopher’s Crops News. Thanks to everyone who has worked in the garden this year. Our garden closing will take place on Saturday, September 28, from 8:00 - 11:00 am. All are invited to join us in this project. Please join us for the Garden Volunteer Appreciation luncheon on Saturday, September 28, at 11:30 am. We will supply the fried chicken entree, beverages, and dessert. We ask those attending to bring a veggie, salad, or fruit to round out the meal. The attire is garden casual; wear your "Get dirty for goodness sake" tee-shirt. We need to know that you (and those in your party) will attend the luncheon by Saturday, September 21. RSVP using the Realm Events calendar, or if you've not yet used Realm, email Dorinda or call 317- 777-3632
Greater Indianapolis CROP Hunger Walk is Sunday, October 6, 2:00 pm. Join us for the 2019 Hamilton County CROP Hunger Walk. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National CROP Hunger Walk we will walk with the Greater Indianapolis CROP Hunger Walk. Please stop by the CROP Walk table in the Connection Center this Sunday and next. You can pick up a sock to fill with change and learn about other ways to participate in this campaign. Contact Leigh Omer for additional information or questions. Call or text Leigh at 317-306-9626 or email
For additional information, to volunteer, or to be added to our roster in the Remind app, please contact one of the following:
Important Dates for Your Calendar
September 25,11:30 am | Young at Heart Luncheon, Parish Hall
September 28, 8:00 am until finished | St. Christopher's Crops Closing Day
October 6, 7:45 and 10:00 am | Pet Blessing
October 6, 1:30 pm | Hamilton County CROP Hunger Walk
October 12, 10:00 am | The Daughters of the King
October 14, 6:30 pm | St. Christopher' 4Cs, Prodigy Burger Bar
October 20, 7:45 am and 10:00 am | Bishop Jennifer's Visit and Confirmation
October 26. 5:00 pm | Love4Waycross Fundraiser