Worship is the center of parish life at Christ Church.
It is our response to God’s presence in our lives and represents the best of what we have been given returned to God. As Episcopalians, all of our services are rooted in The Book of Common Prayer, the symbol and source of our unity. Lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi, “as we pray, so we believe, so we live.” In the 21st century, Episcopalians come from many denominational backgrounds and we celebrate the diversity of our various traditions alongside the richness of our Anglican heritage. Through prayer, praise, scripture, sacrament, silence and song we find our inspiration for an ever-deepening relationship with God and the motivation to go out into the world to serve others.
Regular Sunday SERVICES (september 15 - may 10)
7:30 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church
Rite One liturgies use language similar to that of earlier Prayer Books and are the most traditional of our services. This service is said without music.
8:45 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church*
The Holy Eucharist is designated “the principal act of Christian worship.” Also known as The Mass, this service is the weekly celebration of Christ’s resurrection and work among us. The Rite Two liturgy uses contemporary language as found in The Book of Common Prayer 1979. Congregational hymns, Psalms and choral music for this service are selected from the breadth our Anglican Episcopal heritage and are led by the Christ Church Schola Cantorum.
8:45 AM Contemporary Eucharist in All Saints' Hall*
The Contemporary Eucharist is a Rite Two liturgy from The Book of Common Prayer combined with various styles of contemporary Christian music led by the Christ Church Contemporary band. Within the relaxed atmosphere of All Saints Hall and using multimedia presentations, this service offers time for prayer and meditation, congregational singing, exploration of scripture, and the sacrament of Holy Communion.
Children's Chapel in the Green Room
During the 8:45 AM services, children in fifth grade and below are invited to a special kid-friendly worship experience.
10:00 AM Sunday School for all ages
11:15 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church* (1st / 3rd / 5th Sundays)
Like the 8:45 AM Holy Eucharist, the 11:15 AM service includes scripture, a sermon, communion, and music. At this service congregational hymns are traditional and The Christ Church Choir and Choristers (children) offer a broad range of choral music.
11:15 AM Morning Prayer in the Church* (2nd / 4th Sundays)
Using traditional language, Morning Prayer is a service of prayers, scripture, sermon, and music without communion. Unique to Anglican spirituality, Morning Prayer is one of two daily offices found in The Book of Common Prayer, created by Archbishop Cranmer in 1549. Intended to be a practical means for clergy and lay people to “pray without ceasing,” music at this service is traditional and offered by the Christ Church Choir.
11:15 AM Discovery Eucharist in All Saints' Hall*
For young children and families, this service is a modified, slightly abbreviated Holy Eucharist within the informal atmosphere of All Saints' Hall. Music selections are child-friendly, offering both traditional and contemporary songs. Children are invited to serve as "Young Ministers" who participate with special roles during worship. To serve, simply find Sarah Ford or Lindsay Masi before each service to sign-up! A mix of parents, grandparents and children offer joyful praise in this welcoming environment.
5:00 PM Holy Eucharist in the Church
This Eucharist uses the traditional Rite Two liturgy and diverse musical styles such as Taize, contemporary songs, gospel music, and well-known hymns within an informal and casual ethos to offer a contemplative and intimate experience of worship.
*Crib and nursery service is provided from 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (or end of service).
Tuesdays 6:00 PM Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
Wednesdays Noon Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayer in the Chapel
Thursdays 7:00 AM Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
(followed by breakfast and Bible study)
If you can't attend our services in person, join us online when we broadcast our services live. We also maintain an archive of these services that can be watched at any time.