Worship services at Christ Church are formal but accessible. We follow a simple, customary order of worship.
An elder-led prayer of repentance early in the service provides opportunity for everyone to silently confess sins as we prepare our hearts to hear God’s grace. A combination of Scripture readings and the singing of Psalms guide our meditations on God’s goodness and glory. And each week’s sermon picks up where the previous week’s sermon left off, as the pastor preaches expositionally through books of the Bible. (For a more complete explanation of the Order of Worship, see the overview here)
On the first Sunday of each month, communion is observed at the close of the morning service, and our evening service is replaced by a "Psalm Sing." This is a time of extended congregational singing from the Book of Psalms, and is followed by sharing food and fellowship together. On all other Sundays of the months, communion is celebrated at the end of the evening service. (Please note guidance for participation in communion, here; and reach out to one of our elders if you have questions about communion participation.)
The congregation includes adults and children of all ages. Children are welcomed to participate in the worship services, although a nursery is available for little ones during the morning service, if that is desired. Sunday School classes are available immediately after the morning service throughout the school year.
Attire for worship services is varied. Some opt for casual dress and others adopt a "dress up for church" approach. Guests should feel free to come in whatever they would typically wear for a church service.