Christ Episcopal Church

   Sixth and Main Streets

Clarksburg, West Virginia

Panoramic View Inside Christ Episcopal Church, Clarksburg, West Virginia

This Week at Christ Episcopal Church

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Morning Prayer

on the lawn at St. Barnabas Chapel 

at 9:00 AM

 Reservations Required

Make your reservations by email each

week before 12:00 noon on Friday.

      Email Christ Church at:      

 State your name, number of family members wanting to attend,

and if you plan to sit in the yard or remain in your car. 

If sitting in the yard are you bringing your own chair?

Or do you need a church provided chair?

(Your reservation will be confirmed by return email.)

You can also phone in your reservation

to the Church office at 304-622-3694;

if necessary, please leave a message.

(Your reservation will be confirmed by a return phone call.)

 If unable to keep reservation, please cancel. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Zoom Evening Prayer

at 5:30 PM

Join Zoom Evening Prayer by clicking on this link

(If this doesn't work, copy and paste the link

into the address line on your computer or phone.)

Meeting ID: 524 518 1878

Another option is to dial in: (646) 558-8656













Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Zoom Compline

at 8:00 PM

Rev. Nora Becker is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Service lasts approximate 15-20 minutes.

Please join us! 
Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on this link:

Meeting ID: 897 8206 2917

Passcode: 933775

Christ Episcopal Church, Clarksburg

and St. Barnabas Chapel, Bridgeport

Guidelines for In-person Services


Any service would adhere to the guidelines:

 1.   Wearing a face mask is REQUIRED, unless medically unable to do             so, then alternatively, a face shield is required.

  2.  Hand sanitizer will be available at both entrance and exit locations.

  3.  Potentially having your forehead temperature taken before entry.

  4.  Ushers will direct traffic flow and provide instructions and reinforce           guidelines.

  5.  Standing and sitting at least 6 feet from others not in one’s


  6.  No administration of Holy Communion at the present time.

  7.  No choir or congregational singing. Solo singing only.

  8.  Required reservations for attending services.

  9.  Avoiding crowded hallways.

10.  Use of wipes on door handles and other surfaces, especially before           and after bathroom use (the church will provide).

11.  Possible multiple services on Sunday morning or other day.

12.  No prayer books will be provided for use at services.

13.  Service bulletins will be provided & must be taken home.  Do not

       leave them at church.

14.  If you are sick, or don’t feel well…stay home!

15.  Any person who has traveled out of state is to avoid attending

       in-person services for a period of fourteen (14) days after

       returning home.

End of Life Planning

September 23, 2020

from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Zoom Meeting

Sponsored by Christ Episcopal Church

and Legal Aid of West Virginia

How to Plan for Departure

  • Opening Prayer and spiritual observation

  • What is a Will and the Probate Process

  • The Five Wishes and Voicing My Choices

  • Informartion needed by your church/funeral home

  • Period of Reflection

  • Closing Prayer

  • Q & A

Please register prior to the meeting for the Zoom link

via email to

We will limit the number of attendees to around 25 and

if more register, we'll schedule a second meeting.

Presenters:    Ira Richardson, Esquire

                       William Saviers, Esquire

                       Diane Young, Legal Aid of West Virginia

                       Rev. Nora Becker, Christ Church

Links to Online Worship Services

or Information for Individual Worship

Habits of Grace

An Invitation for You

from Presiding Bishop Curry

"As we learn to adjust our lives ...,

I invite you to join me each week

to take a moment

to cultivate a habit of grace."

These meditations are short, 3 to 5 minutes in length.

A new one will be posted each Monday through May, but all previous ones can be seen here.

Anti Racism Collect for August

For appreciation of diverse cultural contributions


       “O God of all nations and peoples:  We live in a nation of immigrants, and one in which the diverse gifts of many peoples have contributed to our energy and strength.  Yet it is one in which some immigrants are discriminated against because of the color of their skin, their language, or the country of their origin.  Help us, by your grace, to offer hospitality to all strangers, as our Father Abraham did in the desert.  Grant us the wisdom and skill to enact just and merciful immigration reforms so that the hospitality and access to this great land may be offered equally to people of all colors and races and nations.” Amen.

New Addition in the Memorial Garden

      Where this cross has been for more than 150 years is unknown, but its creation has been traced to France.  It bears the date of 1851 and the French words, Corneau Freres of Charleville.  

     The Corneau foundary, created in 1846, by the Corneau brothers, Alfred and Emile, specialized in ornamental cast iron and produced numerous artistic cemetery crosses with images of St. Peter and St. Paul at the base of the cross.  The Corneau Freres foundries became one of the leading manufacturers of art cast iron in the second half of the 19th century.

     A gift of a large, ornate, antique cross has been given  by Brenda Barnes in memory of her daughter Felicia Lynn Wine Mollohan.  It rests above the columbarium in the Christ Church Memorial Garden.

Another New Addition

to the Memorial Garden

        To donate to Christ Episcopal Church in Clarksburg, you will need to click on the yellow button above.   Then scroll down and click on the donate button beside Clarksburg-Christ Church.  You will have the option to "donate with Paypal" or "donate with debit or credit card."  Click your desired option of payment and follow the instructions.

          E-Giving contributions can be set up for a one time only gift or as a recurring gift.  Donations will be charged to your account within 24 hours of your donation and sent to the WV Diocese.  The Diocese will send the funds to Christ Church within 7-10 days.

Thanks for your donations.

The Rev. Nora Becker

Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Clarksburg

and St. Barnabas Chapel in Bridgeport

         Knowing, living, and sharing

The Good News Story of Jesus Christ

               as seen in our pictures


Highland Educational Project 

A Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia

Outreach Opportunities 

for individuals 

or groups

      The Highland Educational Project is located in McDowell County, West Virginia.  It supports various programs, including home repairs, addiction recovery, family support, as well as youth and children's ministries.   Its needs are immense, and your support is needed.   

The Way of Love

Practices for a Christ-Centered Life

from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry


A new video will be released weekly on Thursdays at 2:00 PM
by The Episcopal Church

This week features 

a ministry of St. John's Episcopal Church

in San Bernardino, California. 

Hope Sandwich Co. is a social enterprise

in the form of a food truck. 

For every meal sold, another is provided

to a person in need in San Bernardino.  

Historic Bell
Christ Church Clarksburg

This bell with a date of 1870

is rung before services

at Christ Episcopal Church in Clarksburg.

To know, live, and share the Good News Story of Jesus Christ


and Ministry Schedules

Sixth & Main 


West Virginia


Picnic in the park