Every Sunday, we gather for worship at 7:30, 9 and 11 am. All of our services include communion, a sermon, and a liturgy of hymns, scripture readings, and prayers. At 7:30, we use Holy Eucharist: Rite I, which uses the old Elizabethan language from the Book of Common Prayer. This service does not include hymns. Our nine o’clock service is our family service, and it includes a children’s minute and slightly abbreviated hymns to accommodate young children. At 11 o’clock, we have a full choir and traditional Holy Eucharist: Rite II.
We offer Holy Eucharist: Rite II every Wednesday at 7 am and Thursday at 12:05 pm. These are brief but meaningful services without music and a sermon, so you can expect worship to last about thirty minutes.
The Children’s Liturgy at Christ Episcopal Church is a special service where Christ Church kids participate in every aspect of worship serving as lectors, ushers, and acolytes, singing in the choir, leading prayers, and gathering around the table to watch the preparation of Holy Communion.
During the sermon, children are invited to come down front as the rector delivers a message written just for them, but intended for all ages. The Children’s Liturgy helps our youngest parishioners learn more about the traditions in our church and gives them the opportunity to serve and lead.