Wednesdays 12:10pm

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Sundays 8:00am

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Sundays 10:30am

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Wednesdays 12:10PM

Healing Prayer Service with Holy Communion

This service is a great option for those who work downtown and want to break up the daily grind this mid-week worship. We include special prayers for peace and reconciliation, prayer requests from visitors at our outreach ministry, and offer anointing with oil for healing.

Sunday 8AM

Quiet Holy Eucharist Rite II

This quiet service, held in the chapel section of the Nave, is perfect for early risers. Many enjoy the fellowship that is found with this small worship group.

Sunday 10:30AM

Holy Eucharist Rite II with Music

This is our largest attended service, held in the Nave and live-streamed on our website via YouTube, featuring hymns led by a cantor with our impressive pipe organ. This is a family-friendly service. Live-stream and bulletin found below.

Our Tradition

We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.

We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.

We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.

We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.

Our Worship

We use The Book of Common Prayer to guide our worship. All Episcopal Churches use this prayer book, creating a sense of comfort in knowing what worship will look like on any given Sunday, in any given Episcopal church. The Book of Common Prayer is a treasure chest full of devotional and teaching resources for individuals and congregations, but it is also the primary symbol of our unity, as Armentrout and Slocum note in their An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, that “Anglican liturgical piety has been rooted in the Prayer Book tradition since the publication of the first English Prayer Book in 1549.”

We, who are many and diverse, come together in Christ through our worship, our common prayer. The prayer book, most recently revised in 1979, contains our liturgies, our prayers, our theological documents, and much, much more.

Our worship at Christ Church follows the liturgy of the Episcopal Church, while still creating space for creativity and authenticity. While our worship and music style is traditional, we are a progressive and relaxed community. Don’t worry about your kids chattering or babies crying, to us it is a joyful noise! Don’t worry about what you should wear or how you look, you are welcome just as you are. Your thoughts are welcome, your doubts are welcome. We’re all in this together!

Receiving Communion

This sharing of bread and wine goes by many names within the Christian tradition: the Lord’s Supper, the Last Supper, Holy Eucharist, Holy Communion, the Mass. We bless this holy meal and believe that Christ is surely present when we receive and share it together. You may participate by receiving both the bread and wine, or you may choose to have only the bread. If you desire not to share the bread and wine, you may simply place your hands over your heart,
and the minister will pray for God’s blessing for you.

All persons are invited to receive communion at all of our services, regardless of denominational affiliation or lack thereof.

“This is the table of Jesus, not just the Episcopal Church or Christ Church, Dayton. It is made ready for those who love him and for those who want to love him more. So come, you who have much faith and you who have little. You who have been here often and you who have not been here long. You who have tried to follow and you who have failed. Come, because it is Jesus who invites you. It is God’s will that those who wish should meet him here.”

Gather, worship, reflect.

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