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Worship with Us every Sunday Morning - 10:30 am
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Welcome to
Christ Episcopal Church, Mexia

It is God's desire that we be hospitable, inclusive & inviting;
therefore we welcome everyone to our worship services at:
505 E. Commerce
Mexia Texas 76667

church@christchurchmexia.org
simply relax with the liturgy and let the rest of the congregation carry you in worship.

To locate an Episcopal Church in another area when you travel,
visit the national locator for local churches.


Opportunities For Worship and Service

Date Opportunity Time
August 23 Choir Practice
Church Nave
5:15 pm
August 27 12th Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Euchrist II
10:30 am
August 30 Choir Practice
Church Nave
5:15 pm

 

The Episcopal Church and Current Affairs

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry speaks out about the racial violence in Charlottesville and in our Nation. Read his comments on his Facebook page. Thr Bisop encourages us to read the comments of the Bishop of the Diocese of Western Louisiana, Jake Owensby. Bishop Owensby asks us to join him "in resisting white supremacy and in working tirelessly for justice for all."

Our Baptismal Covenant asks of us

Will you strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being?

And we respond

"I will, with God's help." BCP, p. 305

You may also want to read Fr. Ray's comments and sermons about Charlottesville on the sermon's page.

 

Altar Flowers
Josephine Gray Peeples, affectionately known as Jodie by many friends and family members, was born on September 4, 1906, in Mexia TX. She was one of four founding members of Christ Episcopal Church, Mexia, along with Mary Lynn White, Sophie McCullough and Mrs. Brooks. They first convened in an upper room of the old train depot. Religious supplies and furnishings were scarce for this foundling church so much so that they used an ash tray as the offering plate!

Eventually the former library building in Mexia was acquired, and the growing church moved to its current location. Josephine played the organ for services for 25 years. Josephine was married to the late Rufus R. Peeples of Tehuacana, where they lived on the family farm. In the mid-sixties the farm was sold, and they moved to Mexia. Josephine and Rufus’ three children were born in Mexia and baptized and confirmed at Christ Episcopal Church, Mexia. Their son, Roddy Peeples, now lives in Dallas; and their daughter, Dr. Charlotte P. King, DML, who shares her mother’s same birthday, lives in Germantown MD. Their son, Dr. Joe Gray Peeples, DVM, died in 2009 in Garland.

Josephine passed away in 1993. Every year her children honor her memory by sending flowers to her beloved Christ Episcopal Church, Mexia.

Why not donate altar flowers for a special person or for a special Sunday? Talk to Pam D for more details.

Celebrate the August 15 Feast Day - Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Collect found BCP, p. 243.

Follow Christ Church Mexia on FaceBook to keep up with the latest news and happenings in Mexia and in the Anglican/Episcopal Communion.

At Christ Church, all baptized Christians are welcome to partake in communion.

Celebrate the August 24 Holy Day - Saint Bartholomew, the Apostle. Collect found BCP, p. 243.

 

Visiting Christ Episcopal Church?

Check out our What to Expect page for information about
Christ Church and what you need to know before and as you worship with us.

 

August 27 - 12th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Readings

Old Testament: Exodus 1:8-2:10
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 124
New Testament: Romans 12:1-8
Gospel: Matthew 16:13-20

Eucharistic Lectionary Year A
Office Lectionary Year 1
Book of Common Prayer and Bible

 

 

Dedication of Altar flowers

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