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All services listed below are currently suspended until further notice.
See information in the middle of our home page for current on-line worship opportunities.

Sundays
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
(spoken service)

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
(with full choir, hymns)

Wednesdays
7:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayer


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Worship
About Worship at Christ Church
Catherine Rosen
General information about worshiping at Christ Church.

What to expect -- Worship at Christ Church is joyful -- and predictable. Sunday services are based on the Book of Common Prayer used by Episcopal Churches throughout the USA and very close to what is used in Episcopal/Anglican churches throughout the world.  People coming from Roman Catholic or other similar liturgical backgrounds find our worship very familiar.  Others who come from more Protestant backgrounds learn to love the beauty and dignity (some might say "formality") of our worship.  We try to strike just the right balance between beauty, reverence, and ease of participation for all.  Above all, everyone is a participant -- not a mere spectator -- engaging body, mind, and spirit!

Sunday services -- Both Sunday services are celebrations of the Holy Eucharist.  Everyone is welcomed to the Lord's Table at Christ Church!  The 8 a.m. service is a smaller congregation (usually fewer than 50 people) with organ music and hymns (no choir). The 10 a.m. service, attended on average by over 200 people, is supported by music from the parish choir and also our children’s choirs on select Sundays. The same sermon is preached at both services. A leaflet is printed for each service containing everything needed for worship. The only book required is the hymn book found in the pews.

Children and Worship -- Children are a valued part of our community and are always welcomed in worship.  We also have a professionally staffed nursery for parents who would like to attend church without their infant or toddler.  For older children, church school and children’s services are enthusiastically planned and offered every Sunday.

Weekday services -- On Wednesdays at 7 a.m., a service of Holy Communion is held in the North Chapel in the adjoining Education Building. Attended by 20-30 people, alternative forms of worship are used and seating is in a circle. Healing is always offered and breakfast follows in the Parish Hall.  This service is open to all, and we welcome those coming for the first time!

Healing Prayer -- Prayers for healing with the Laying on of Hands and anointing with oil are offered by the priests on the first Sunday of the month at the altar following the dismissal and postlude, and every Sunday a prayer minister from the congregation is available for private prayer in the chapel immediately after communion.

Special Services -- During the year, the seasons of the Church calendar are observed and include Ash Wednesday and the extra services for Holy Week. Services of Evensong and contemplative chant are held monthly on Sunday evenings.

Lay worship leaders -- The clergy are assisted by many members of the congregation who receive training in various areas, including the Altar Guild, the Flower Guild, acolytes, chalice bearers and readers of Scripture. Ushers are available to help with seating and answer questions. Young people are encouraged to join in any volunteer worship opportunities, and many serve as acolytes.  You can find out more about these opportunities by clicking here.

Everyone is welcome here!

Last Published: August 30, 2012 1:00 PM