Worship at Christ Church is offered to God’s glory with the intention of inspiring the people of God to love and serve the Lord. To these ends we offer a variety of worship experiences. All services are conducted according to the Book of Common Prayer, or Prayer Book. Sunday services are a celebration of the Holy Eucharist, which is a worship service that includes the Word of God (Bible readings and a sermon), and Holy Communion. All people who have been baptized with water in the Name of the Holy Trinity are invited to receive Communion. Children may receive at their parent’s discretion.
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I Our early service is marked by a quiet, contemplative tone, with no music. Rite I is the traditional language service, similar to the language of Shakespeare.
10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II Our late service includes music—congregational hymns, sung parts of the service, and an anthem by our choir. Rite II is the modern language service.
Both Sunday services are adapted throughout the year to the Church season, with different colors to indicate the season, and different words and practices to express the focus of the season.
Visitors will find a worship bulletin with information about the service, such as page numbers in the Prayer Book and hymn numbers. Ushers are available for assistance during the service. One may receive Communion in both kinds (bread and wine) or by intinction (dipping the bread in the wine before consuming it). The wine is served in a common cup. Bread is in the form of an unleavened wafer. Gluten free wafers are available upon request.