“Worship the Lord with gladness; come before God with joyful songs.” – Psalm 100:2
Worship at Christ Church creates a joyful space where we can encounter the presence of God. Through songs and readings, sermons and prayers, we celebrate the great story of God’s amazing love. At the heart of that story is mystery, so we leave room for that too, most especially in the sacrament of Holy Eucharist (also called Communion), where we are made whole again as the body of Christ. Like a good restaurant, our “menu” features different flavors, styles and priorities – all of them are centered on the Good News of our belovedness in Christ. Here’s the line-up:
Christmas Eve! Festival Family Holy Eucharist,
December 24, 5:30 pm; Concert with Carols at 5 pm
Please join us on this most holy night for a beautiful celebration of Christ’s birth, featuring carols, a Christmas Pageant, sermon and communion. Come at 5 pm to get a seat and enjoy lovely music with piano, flute, guitar and voice – and sing a few carols yourself! All children are welcome to come in costume (angel, shepherd, animal…) and join in the Christmas pageant.
Sundays at 7:30 am:
A traditional service of Holy Eucharist with a sermon, but no music. Quiet and contemplative – great for people whose spirituality craves stillness, or whose schedule requires an early start.
Sundays at 11 am:
Holy Eucharist with sermon, hymns and service music, most with organ accompaniment. Periodically we enjoy “Look-Out Sunday,” when things are little different: we sing more contemporary songs, the sermon might be a drama or story, the prayers more participatory – who knows where the Spirit will lead us? Come and find out! A Children’s Program and Nursery Care are offered during the 11 o’clock service, and a social hour follows in the Great Room.
What to Expect in Worship at Christ Church
Expect to be accepted as you are – there is no dress code. Our worship follows the pattern in the Book of Common Prayer, which is the prayer book of the Episcopal Church. We sing, pray, listen, move; we stand, sit or kneel, depending on the part of the service – feel free to do what is comfortable for you. Everything you need to know for worship is printed in the worship bulletin each week. Our greeters will give you a bulletin when you arrive, and they are also available to answer any questions you may have.