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WORSHIP SERVICES

We typically have Holy Communion services the first and third Sundays, Morning Prayer services the second and fourth services, and a special service on fifth Sundays.

 

FOR THE KIDS

During the school year, children ages 5 and up may attend Sunday School in the Church House. They will leave together during the service and return to celebrate the Peace with their families.

 

 If you have a young child not interested in Sunday School or too young to attend, don't worry keep them in the service. We love kids. A little extra joyful noise is welcome.

THE LAY-LED PARISH

For many years Christ Church has been a lay-led parish. Even when we had a priest assigned, usually that person handled Sunday mornings and the congregation handled the rest.

 

Five years ago, we began an experiment in true lay leadership when we asked – and the bishop agreed – to appoint a lay person to lead the congregation. We continue this experiment now (which we believe has been a success) and our parish is run more like a nonprofit than a top-down institution with priest at the top. At CCL the Sr. Warden serves as ‘chair of the board’ and the Vestry runs the parish. We have laypeople in charge of everything including missions, worship and Sunday School.
 
One reason we believe this experiment works is that we are financially very stable and we haven’t lost a parishioner (except one who moved away) in five years. Instead we have added people.

 

Now, that doesn’t mean we are a radical church. Not even close. We are a traditional Episcopal Church and proud members of the Jesus Movement, as our Presiding Bishop calls it.  We celebrate Holy Communion on the first and third Sunday of the month with a group of dedicated supply priests celebrating. On the second and fourth Sunday, one of lay worship leaders leads Morning Prayer.


We believe this model of leadership is the model the church needs for the future. The days of small parishes, like Christ Church, being able to afford a full-time priest are over. Rather we must be creative and work with wonderful, dedicated supply priests to supply that which only a priest can supply, and dedicated lay people to do the rest.

RECENT SERMONS

July 31st, 2022

July 17th, 2022

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