Classical Worship – 9:00am Sunday
We Gather in Love …
to give glory to God with hearts, hands, and voices. The Organ Pre-Service each week at 8:30am offers a time of personal preparation for worship in the quiet beauty of the Sanctuary. As worship begins at 9:00am, all gathered are called to rise and lift their voices together in word and song.
We Grow by Grace …
acknowledging the greatness of God, and recognizing God’s love through the sacrifice of Jesus, we humbly acknowledge our humanity in the confession our sins. Assured of God’s pardon, we are prepared to hear God’s Word. Volunteer liturgists and readers lead in service liturgy and scripture readings, the Word is expressed through visual imagery, and given musical expression by the Chancel Choir, Scholarship Singers Quartet, Celebration Ringers Handbells and the Pipe Organ. We are challenged by pastoral interpretation of scriptural texts and charged to be the Church in the world. We affirm our belief in the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and in doing so we are strengthened for service.
We Go Forth to Serve …
in response to the Word, remembering the joys and concerns of the world around us, we depart with a renewed sense of the Spirit at work within us and in the world. We go forth to be the hands and feet of Christ in our communities, and Christ’s light in the world.
At the Heart of the Worship Community, our CPC musicians
Music can, like story, form community. We are shaped by the story we sing; we are woven together by the act of singing praise together.
Susan Palo Cherwien
The Sunday Organ Pre-Service at 8:30am is unique to Christ Church and draws a dedicated group of listeners each week. Read more about the Moeller pipe organ in the Sanctuary (shown in photo) and the J.W. Taylor tracker instrument in the Chapel. Organist John Rafoth celebrated 50 years “on the bench” at Christ Church in 2015.
The Chancel Choir joyfully leads Classical Worship on Sunday mornings and major holidays of the church year.
Indispensible to the Chancel Choir and to worship at CPC are the members of the Scholarship Singers Quartet.
Pictured left to right: John Bohman, baritone; Amalia Goldberg, soprano; Michael Hoke, tenor; and Meghan Hilker, alto.
The Celebration Ringers Handbell Choir – ringing in worship for over 25 years!
John Bohman, Director
All the pieces
Here are the many moving parts in the Classical Service. Sign-up below to get involved today!
Leads worship each week and presents several large choral works each year. Rehearses Thursdays from 7:30-9:00pm, September – May.
Celebration Ringers Handbell Choir
Provides music in worship each. They rehearse on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm, September – May.
Do you play an instrument? We’d love to know so we can invite you to participate in our music programming.
Assist pastors in Sunday worship leading and/or read scripture during worship.
Assist with preparation and serving of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month.
Welcome members and guests to worship and assist for Sunday worship and/or for other services during the church year.
Looking for creative folks who love children to lead musical activities during Sunday school.