My name is John Hillman. I moved to Oak Park in 1991 and basically stayed away from church for a couple of years, even though I am a “cradle” Episcopalian, and had attended an Episcopal church on the southwest side of Chicago for more than ten years. But that experience had been troubling for me—when I moved away,
Youth Seekers who may be interested in confirmation are invited to join our Sunday morning, in-person, discussion group, meeting at 11:00 AM in the Aldworth Room. This is an opportunity to explore and deepen your faith. We will also have sessions...
REGROUP, REBUILD, RECONNECT STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN UPDATE
As of today, we have received 29 pledges amounting to $122,200 towards our budget goal of $298,000. Consider pledging today. Your financial support and commitment empowers our vestry to...
Alleluia, Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia! I pray you were able to experience the holy at St. Christopher’s during Lent and Easter. We marched with Jesus into Jerusalem, gathered in the upper room, prayed in the garden, hea...
We look forward to welcoming you to St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, an open and affirming congregation in the worldwide Anglican Communion.
We pray that you will find here the love that is Christ’s law – love that bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things – knowing that God’s love is bigger than anything we can ask or imagine.
In the Episcopal Church, we call holy life events sacraments. We acknowledge that God is present in every occasion of our lives. Some of these we mark together with special celebrations of worship to highlight the ways in which God is always at work throughout our life’s eventss. As Episcopalians, we believe that these observations reveal God's grace to us in new ways and call them sacramental.
We have created a Sunday morning for Children and Families beginning with worship at 9:30AM. Then, immediately following snack, the young people participate in the Whole People of God lectionary-based Sunday School curriculum, so that everyone in the church is reflecting on the same scripture. Children engage the themes and stories of the day in our 9:30 worship. Art, activities like acting out the story, and music reinforce what happens in worship.
In the Episcopal Church the people of God, ordained through baptism, are to be ministers of Jesus wherever they live, work, and play. The Priest is the pastor to the people who proclaims the gospel; administers the sacraments; and blesses and declares pardon in the name of God.
Supporting the Ministers of God are the Staff and Vestry. The Rector is elected by a vestry with the bishop‘s approval.
We as Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. St. Paul's is part of the Episcopal Church, a church that is both rich with ancient tradition and relevant to life in the 21st century. We believe that God loves you - no exceptions.
We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the whole world.
Everything on our beautiful church campus is paid for by the people of St. Christopher’s. Our worship, our music, our Sunday School, our outreach, our staff, our buildings and every candle is made possible by the generosity of our church members, friends, and supporters. Please give now so that we can continue to build the Kingdom of God together.
The people of St. Christopher’s are our service ministers and, working with the staff and vestry, are full stewards of the mission and ministry of our congregation. Steward is an ancient concept. A steward is a person who is responsible for someone else's property, finances, or affairs.