There are many ways to worship God. At at Christ Church, beauty is central to the way we gather for prayer. Whether it is our music on Sunday morning, the preaching in our pulpit, or the art gallery in our hallways, we seek to celebrate the beauty of God and creation in all its forms. We do this not simply to enjoy an aesthetic experience, but because we believe God forms our hearts and minds into the way of Jesus through the experience of beauty.
The Work of the People
The word liturgy comes from the Greek term for “a work on behalf of the people,” and it reminds us that worship is something a whole congregation takes up for the sake of the world. 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, parents with small children, and all the varied configurations of family imaginable.
Nursery Care on Sundays
We offer loving childcare in our nursery, The Flowers Playroom, on Sundays from 7:45 a.m. until noon for children between 6 weeks and 7 years of age. Childcare is also available on Sunday nights from 5:45 until 7:45 p.m., and during other evening church services throughout the year. The nursery has a changing table, crib, rockers, toys and books, private bathroom, and sink. Please know that we always welcome children in the church during services. In addition, there is a children’s chapel service during the 10:30 Sunday service.
All of our paid staff undergo background checks, and all of our staff and volunteers who work with children take the Safeguarding God’s Children training.
We welcome all couples to explore having a wedding at Christ Church in the Episcopal tradition. Detailed information may be found in the wedding customary below.
Eucharist, Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - This service uses traditional language and offers organ music. It lasts about 45 minutes, and is followed by breakfast in the gallery.
Eucharist, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. This service uses contemporary language and offers organ music, congregational hymns, and choir. The service lasts about an hour and is followed by coffee hour in the gallery.
Eucharist, Sunday, 6:00 p.m. This service is similar to the 10:30 a.m. service, without music. We encourage people to dress casually.
Compline, Sunday, 7:00 p.m. This is a candlelit service of sung evening prayers led by the Christ Church Compline Choir. The service lasts about 30 minutes.
Eucharist, Wednesday, 12:05 p.m. 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. The service lasts about 30 minutes and is an ideal way for people who work downtown to spend part of their lunch hour.
Morning Prayer, Monday through Friday at 8:45 a.m. Each weekday morning we take part in the ancient tradition of saying Morning Prayer together.