Services

We call the times we gather for worship "services" as we are serving God and serving those gathered around us; and we are being served a full measure of blessing by God. We have services during the week in our Chapel.  Sunday morning is the principal time for these services because it is the weekly reminder of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which happened in the dawn following the Jewish Sabbath day.  Each of the three morning services has a different quality.

  • The 8:00 service is without music and follows the traditional language of our Anglican roots in celebrating Holy Communion.  Some love the poetry of the old ritual, and some come because they want worship first in the morning and before an hour is up, they are on their way.
  • The 9:00 service includes music and uses contemporary forms for Holy Communion with prayers written for the congregation.  Our hope is to enhance the experience of worship and engage people of all ages so that we are inspired and strengthened for the spiritual journey.
  • The 11:00 service is Holy Communion on first, third, and fifth Sundays; Morning Prayer on second Sundays; and a sung prayer service, Choral Matins, on fourth Sundays.  The Christ Church Choir sings, endowed in 1914 to provide music in the Anglican choral tradition for our worship.  This service is a little more formal than the worship at 9:00.

The words ministry and service are interchangeable.  It takes many ministers to prepare for and offer the work of worship.  The Altar Guild prepares everything beforehand. Greeters and Ushers welcome and assist the people in taking part in worship.  The Acolytes and Eucharistic Ministers assist the priests in leading worship.  The Choirs lead the congregation in song.  You are welcome to attend any service of the congregation. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome to serve and be served here.