Liturgy

The work of the people.

One definition of liturgy is “the work of the people”, and it reminds us that worship is something a whole congregation takes up together. We stand, we kneel, we sit; we sing, we speak, we listen. The liturgy involves us all. And the liturgy involves all of our selves.

We invite the full participation of all people in our worship, regardless of their age, family situation, or social status. On a typical Sunday you will find longtime members and relative newcomers, singles, divorced people, and parents with small children.

 
Attending a Service

Attending a Service


Our Worship is Enriched Because of Your Presence.

Upon entering the red doors on Sunday morning you will be greeted, given a service bulletin, and invited to enter the nave, the primary worship space at Christ Church. Please find a seat in a pew that suits you. The few moments prior to worship may be spent kneeling in prayer or simply sitting in silence.

Unless all of the hymns are printed in your service bulletin, you will find them in the blue “Hymnal 1982.” The hymnal is located in the rack on the back of the pew in front of you.

At Christ Church all those seeking Christ and a deeper relationship with him are welcome to receive the bread and wine of Holy Communion.

Sunday Worship Services

Sunday Worship Services


Christ Church offers four different worship services on Sundays.

8 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

This service is in traditional language and with organ music. It lasts about 45 minutes, and is followed by breakfast in the gallery.

10:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

This service is in contemporary language with music, congregational hymns, and choir. The service lasts about an hour and is followed by coffee hour in the gallery.

6 p.m. – Holy Eucharist

This service is in contemporary language and lasts about 30 minutes. We encourage people to dress casually.

6:45 p.m. – Compline

This is a candlelit service of sung evening prayers led by the Christ Church Compline Choir. The service lasts about 15 minutes.

Weekday Worship Services

Weekday Worship Services


Worship before work or during your lunch break.

12:05 p.m., Wednesday – Holy Eucharist

Shortly after noon we celebrate the Eucharist in our chapel and have prayers for healing. Anyone is welcome to come to the altar rail for prayers for healing for themselves or others. The service lasts about 30 minutes and is an ideal way for people who work downtown to spend part of their lunch hour.