The Sunday of the Passion: Palm SundayApril 13 8:00 a.m.—Liturgy of the Palms and Eucharist
10:30 a.m.—Liturgy of the Palms, Procession, and Choral Eucharist
Wednesday, April 16 7:00 p.m.—Tenebrae
(No 12:15 p.m. service today)
The Triduum Maundy ThursdayApril 17 6:00 p.m.—Soup supper in the Auditorium
7:00 p.m.—Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing
Good FridayApril 18 12:00 Noon—Good Friday Office (at St. Alban’s)
(This is a joint service with St. Alban’s, Christ Churchand the Church of St. John the Evangelist) 7:00 p.m.—Good Friday Office and Communion
With Reserved Sacrament (at Christ Church)
Holy SaturdayApril 19 10:00 a.m. Holy Saturday Office
8:00 p.m.—Great Vigil of Easter: Candlelight service with first Eucharist of Easter
(Bring bells to ring during the Gloria!)
Easter DayApril 20 8:00 a.m.—Holy Eucharist with choral music and trumpet
10:30 a.m.—Festal Choral Holy Eucharist with special music
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt in the Churchyard following the 10:30 a.m. service.
ACADEMIC YEAR SCHEDULE
SUNDAYS 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist: Rite I with Music
WEDNESDAYS 12:15 p.m. Noonday Eucharist with Organ
7:30 p.m. WomenSpirit
ADULT CHRISTIAN FORMATION
Sunday, April 6: Please join us at 9:30 a.m. in the Nicholas Room as Rev. Joanna leads a special Adult Forum on the history and practices of Holy Week. Child care is available.
Sunday Adult Forums will be on hiatus on Palm Sunday, April 13, and Easter Sunday, April 20.
CHURCH SCHOOL/CHILDREN'S CHRISTIAN FORMATION
Journey to Adulthood (J2A) (Grades 9 & 10, Sundays at 9:30 am, J2A Room) Rite 13 (Grades 6-8, Sundays at 9:15 am, Rite 13 Room) Grades 3-5(Sundays at 9:30 am, Ross Room) Godly Play(Age 3-2nd Grade, Sundays at 9:30 am, Noah's Ark Room) Nursery Care(Nursery, during classes and/or during 10:30 am service, video link to service available)
Let everyone who is thirsty come.
Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift.
Friends, you are welcome – to our web site, our church, our community, and our hearts. Christ Church is an inclusive community which gathers around the living presence of Jesus Christ in Word and Sacrament, in feast and in song, and celebrates the goodness of God in the diversity of the people God has created. We come from many cultures and nations and local communities to worship and to serve our Risen Lord, and to open our lives and our hearts to God’s presence and to one another. We welcome each person as a beloved child of God, and respect God’s presence within them, even as we strive to grow together into greater faithfulness and dedication to God.
We have a rich tradition of fine liturgy, grounded in the beauty and spiritual depth of the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church (of which we are a part) and enriched by music which draws from the best of the Classical and African-American heritages, and from other cultures. Our worship is traditional, yet warm and un-stuffy. Children are welcome at all services, or else may stay in the nursery or participate in our Church School.
Our communal life is nourished by regular celebration of the Eucharist (also known as the Mass or the Lord’s Supper), in which we receive grace and healing which frees us to love God more deeply, and to love one another in God’s name.
We bring God’s love to the world, and particularly to the poor, through our outreach ministries, and we gratefully enjoy God’s gifts to us in our communal celebrations.
We hope that you will join us in person and will be nourished and stimulated by exploring our web site: it is our gift to you.