A word about our services.
Christ Church holds regularly scheduled weekly services on Sunday at 7:45 & 11:00 AM. Fr. Chris also conducts services at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Oakley at 9:30 am.
A word about our worship.
Sunday is traditionally when Episcopalians gather to worship. The principal worship service is the Holy Eucharist, or as it is also known, “The Lord’s Supper,” “Holy Communion,” or “The Mass.”
All are welcome.
All baptized Christians — no matter what age, and no matter of what denomination — are welcome to receive communion, regardless of which church they were baptized in.
There are many different styles in which Episcopalians worship, from very formal with music, elaborate vestments, and incense, to less formal spoken scripts.
Liturgy And Ritual
Worship in the Episcopal Church is said to be “liturgical,” which means that the congregation follows the same service and prays from texts that don’t change very much from week to week.
The Holy Eucharist: The Liturgy of the Word
In spite of the diversity of worship styles in the Episcopal Church, Holy Eucharist always has the same components and the same shape.
The Holy Eucharist: The Liturgy of the Table
The sacred moment of the service: The priest, before a cup of wine and a plate of wafer, raises his or her hands and says to the congregation, “The Lord be With You.”