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  Christ Episcopal Church

   Sixth and Main Street 
Clarksburg, West Virginia

St. Barnabas Chapel
721 Hall Street
Bridgeport, West Virginia


   One parish with     two centers for worship and ministry


Upcoming Events
at Christ Episcopal Church

and St. Barnabas Chapel
Service and Meeting Times

Sunday, December 10
, 2023 - Advent 2
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
Clergy:  Deacon Christopher Scott
10:00 AM at Christ Episcopal Church
Joint service of CEC and SBC
followed by Annual Parish Meeting

          Main and 6th Street, Clarksburg, WV           
This service will be live streamed on the parish Facebook page

Sunday, December 10, 2023 - Advent 2 
Lay lead service
  5:30 PM at St. Barnabas Chapel
  721 Hall Street, Bridgeport, WV    

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 
10:00 AM at St. Barnabas

Prayer Group

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
5:30 PM at Panera
Advent Bible Study
Advent for Everyone
A Journey With the Apostles

Thursday, December 14, 2023

10:30 AM at Christ Church
Bible Study in the Parlor
Reflection on Forward Day by Day

Thursday, December 14, 2023
12:10 PM in the Memorial Garden or
in the Sanctuary depending on weather
Noonday Prayers followed by a light lunch


Advent Mediations 
The Diocese of West Virginia

Friday in the First Week of Advent

December 8, 2023

Jesus said, “In those days, after that suffering,

the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light,

and the stars will be falling from heaven,

and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.

Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great power and glory. Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven. -Mark 13:24-27

         The Gospel of Mark describes the second coming of Jesus in ways that induce fear, but also hope. Advent can be a wonderful time for reflection and meditation, which is in contrast to the often-hectic frenzy and flurry of holiday activities which the world around me encourages my full participation.

          But when I listen to the readings every Sunday, I hear stories not only about the coming birth of Jesus but also judgments at the end of days. I am confronted by this dichotomy every Advent, yet sometimes I want to ignore it, focusing only on the ‘good’ parts of Advent. However, to fully live into the wonderful mystery of Advent, I must embrace this juxtaposition.

            I find darkness and light a recurring theme in my life this time of year. As the days grow shorter, and I am enveloped in darkness earlier and earlier, I combat this darkness by adding light to my world: twinkling lights, the soft glow of lamps, the progressive lighting of candles around the Advent wreath. In Sunday’s Collect, we ask God to “give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light” both now and in the time to come. I look—with hope— to the foretold return of the Light of the World which I know will overcome all manner of darkness.

The author, Catherine Saxe, is Canon for Ministry and Mission

for the Diocese of West Virginia


Calendars for Planning

Save These Dates

Annual Parish Meeting

December 10, 2023

following the 10:00 service

at Christ Church

Christopher Scott's

Ordination Service

December 21, 2023

6:00 PM at Christ Church


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