Christian worship joyfully ascribes all praise and honor, glory and power to the triune God. In worship the people of God acknowledge God present in the world and in their lives. Believers are transformed and renewed as they respond to God’s claim and redemptive action in Jesus Christ. In worship the faithful offer themselves to God and are equipped for God’s service in the world.
Scripture—the Word written, preached—the Word proclaimed, and the Sacrament—the Word enacted and sealed, bear testimony to Jesus Christ, the living Word. Through Scripture, proclamation, and Sacraments, God in Christ is present by the Holy Spirit acting to transform, empower, and sustain human lives.
In Christian worship the people of God
- hear the Word proclaimed,
- receive the Word enacted in Sacrament,
- discover the Word in the world, and
- are sent to follow the Word into the world.
8:00 a.m. - Christ Chapel
10:30 a.m. - The Sanctuary at Christ Church
Christ Chapel is open every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for personal prayer and reflection.
A significant aspect of the contemporary liturgical movement is the rediscovery of the discipline of daily prayer, centering upon the praying of the Psalms. Daily prayer has ancient roots and across the centuries has been important in shaping Christian piety. In sixteenth-century Genevan Protestantism, daily services in the church were the custom. Daily prayer was also an important part of family life. Unfortunately, in Protestantism daily prayer eventually lost its relationship with the Psalms. Even more tragically, daily prayer itself is a lost discipline for many. Nevertheless, today there is a widespread thirst for a spiritual discipline that will sustain Christians in the midst of the tests of daily life. Daily prayer is integral to the fulfillment of this need.
Adopted from Daily Prayer, Supplemental Liturgical Resources 5
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
Praise him in his mighty firmament…
Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
(From Psalm 149, NRSV)
“Be still and know that I am God.”
We gather in the Taize style of worship during the seasons of Advent and Lent.
The usual Taize service is based upon the historic Service of the Word with some variations. Singing, silence, scripture and prayer permeate this worship. Taize includes neither communion nor a sermon. It draws from more contemplative roots where silence and reflection are central to worship and mantra-like music allows the participants to center their thoughts on the adoration of God. To the average Protestant worshipper in the Untied States, prayer in the Taize Community with fewer words and extended periods of silence may be at once disturbing and refreshing. Icons from the Orthodox tradition are used to provide a visual meditative setting. The icons are traditional representation of events in the life of Christ and provide “windows to heaven” in the words of the Orthodox church.
Healing & Wholeness
Offered three times yearly in the Fall, at Advent and in the early Spring.
Upcoming Worship Schedule
8:00am Chapel Service
10:30am Traditional Worship Service (Sanctuary)
Tune in at 10:30am to 640AM WHLO on your radio or log on your computer to www.640whlo.com for live streaming of our 10:30 Worship Service.
See Calendar for details.
The Cathedral Hour
Our 10:30 a. m. worship service is available live in two different formats. You are able to listen to and participate in Sabbath worship by tuning into WHLO 640 a.m. The broadcast begins at 10:00 a.m. with worship music as performed by the Christ Church Chancel Choir. The worship service begins at 10:30 with the Call To Worship.
You can also listen to and participate in our Sabbath worship via live audio stream by logging onto www.640whlo.com.
Our Chapel at Christ Church is open daily, except holidays, for private prayer and meditation. Everyone is welcome.