Worship is the central part of our life together to celebrate what God has done for us. Worship is intended for the honor and glory of God and to provide opportunities to hear and learn from the Word of God. We offer multiple service times to accommodate almost any schedule, and communion is celebrated at each service.
Visitors and members should feel welcome, comfortable and inspired. While there isn’t a posted dress code, most attire is a mix of business casual and Sunday best. But if you would like to wear jeans and a t-shirt, that would be fine, too.
Our services provide a blend of traditional and contemporary aspects of worship. At all worship services at Christ Church, we use liturgy from an approved Book of Common Prayer. The service includes readings from Scripture, a sermon, singing, prayers, and Holy Communion.
Sanctuary services are more widely attended and feel grander overall. The worship space is much larger, services tend to be longer and feature arrangements of music from a vocal team or solo artists with orchestra or band accompaniment. The Sanctuary seats about 1,400 when completely full.
Our chapel seats only about 200 people when completely full, so the setting is small and intimate. Some people prefer the relaxed feeling of the chapel to our larger sanctuary. The chapel service at noon on Tuesdays is under 30 minutes long. You are welcome to join us for this midweek service during your lunch hour.
Nursery, newborns and toddlers
Sunday School, preschool-12th grade
We encourage parents to take advantage of our nursery and Sunday school. Our nursery allows parents to fully engage in worship without distraction. Sunday School provides age-appropriate Christian education in a fun, loving environment tailored just for them.
Your child’s safety and well-being are a high priority. We offer secure check-in for all children and students, and caregivers are carefully screened with background checks. Professional nursery care is available during weekend services without reservation.
We believe it is vital to include children in worship with their larger church family. For this reason, 3rd-12th grade children start our sanctuary services in Sunday School, then join their families in the sanctuary prior to Holy Communion.
For more information about our ministry to children, explore our Family Ministry.
Holy Communion, also known as Holy Eucharist, the Lord’s Supper, the Divine Liturgy, the Mass, and the Great Offering, is the central part of the act of worship at Christ Church. The Holy Eucharist was instituted by Christ and it recalls Jesus's words and actions at the Last Supper. Celebrating the Eucharist renews and strengthens our union with Christ and our fellow Christians.
At Christ Church, communion is open to baptized Christians from any denomination. Those wishing to receive Communion should go forward at the usher’s signal and kneel at the altar rail. They should hold out their hands to receive the bread. They may receive the wine by drinking from the common cup or they may dip their bread into the cup. Those not desiring wine may simply cross their arms in front of their chest and the wine will pass by. Those choosing not to receive communion may remain in their seats or may come forward (as for communion) for a blessing by kneeling and crossing their arms across their chests.