At the very heart of our Christian life together is prayer and worship. These profound activities and our encounter with God and one another, whether on Sundays or during the week, provides meaning, direction, connection, comfort, strength, and joy for all of life. There are many opportunities for prayer and worship at Christ Church, all of which you are most welcome to explore and attend.
Each Sunday there are four to five services depending on the time of year. Sunday mornng services are at 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 11:15 p.m., and evening services at 5:00 p.m. The Holy Eucharist is the principal act of worship, also know as Holy Communion, The Lord’s Supper, or The Mass, depending on one’s tradition or past experience. The Holy Eucharist, which has been celebrated by Christians for 2000 years, is the holy meal of bread and wine that unites us with the risen Christ. The word “Eucharist” means thanksgiving. In this shared meal we give thanks to God for everything and, most especially, for the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. In that act of remembering and offering thanks within this sacred meal, Christ is present to us as he had promised. This is why it is called a "holy communion."
During the week, we gather for prayers in the Chapel. This practice has its origins in an ancient tradition rooted in Judaism and which has been followed since the beginning of Christianity and continues without ceasing. Monday through Friday there are three brief prayer services each day - Morning Prayer at 7:30 a.m., Noonday Prayer at noon, and Evening Prayer at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, Holy Eucharist is offered at 7:40 a.m. and on Friday at 12:10 p.m. there is a service of Healing and Holy Eucharist.