Worship

The mission of Christ Church is to bring all persons to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through Word, Sacraments and instruction as taught through the Episcopal tradition, that all may know the joy and grace of faith, and to share that grace through outreach.

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.  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.  Children may receive at their parent’s discretion.

Each Sunday a worship bulletin with information about the service, such as page numbers in the Prayer Book and hymn numbers, is distributed by our ushers.  Ushers are available for assistance during the service.

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.

Sunday Services:

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.

9:15  AM Adult Christian Education (Sept-Jun)
10:15 AM Children/Youth Christian Education (Sept-Jun)

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.  Nursery care is available during the 10:30 service in All Saints Hall.
Join us for Fellowship in All Saints Hall after the 10:30 Service

Weekday Services:

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Christ Church offers Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m.

 

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