Worship

At Christ Church, worship is at the very center of our life together. It shapes us as a community on Sunday mornings, but also far beyond that time.

Worship
Sundays 9:30 am

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In-person worship and activities resumed on Sunday, June 20, 2021

We have returned to in-person worship in our sanctuary. Thanks be to God!

We will follow several safety protocols as we resume gathering
for worship, including:
+ Wearing masks at all times in the building
+ Requiring all staff and worship volunteers be fully vaccinated
+ Keeping 6 feet apart and sitting in designated pews
+ Humming and speaking softly behind our masks for hymns, prayers and responses
+ Taking the communion bread to our pews to eat it
+ Sharing of the peace from our places with waves and smiling eyes
+ Enjoy coffee hour in the courtyard, with no coffee yet

Following sanctuary worship there will be a “Time on the Grass with Pastor Andrea,” where people of all ages can gather for lessons and community in the shade, if they don’t wish to worship indoors now, or if they would like to continue worship in the fresh air.

All are welcome as you are able!

Worship

We are followers of Christ, we are part of the universal or catholic church, and we have inherited the riches of the Lutheran tradition. And each of those influences our worship.

Christ is at the center. And so when we worship, the focus is on Jesus Christ and the gifts he has given us — forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation. That good news fills all of our reading and speaking, our singing and our praying. And it turns us outward toward our neighbor.

We are part of the church, connected to Christians of all times and places. And so when we worship, we don’t look so much to how we can do our own thing, but how we can express that connection. In creative ways, we use the forms of worship that Christians have developed over the centuries. Our hymns include those that have fed believers for many years, and those we are learning from Christians in other parts of the world.

Every Sunday, with the whole church, we gather around God’s word and holy meal, from which we gain strength to be sent out in mission.

We have inherited particular insights from the Lutheran tradition. And so when we worship, we hear both God’s word of law, reminding us that all people fail to live up to their potential, and God’s liberating gospel, assuring us that no matter what, God still loves us. Our worship patterns, though shared with the wider church, have some wonderful Lutheran twists, including a renowned heritage of song.

It’s a rich tradition, but not a difficult one. We invite you to come and find your part in it.

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