On Saturday, we will observe St. Francis Day, which is October 4th, with a Blessing of the Animals at 10:00 a.m. in the labyrinth. Bring your pets for a short, said service and blessing.
Sunday is Pledge Sunday; please bring your pledge form and place it in the alms basin as it is passed if you haven't already turned in the form. Your pledges of financial support fund absolutely everything we are and do as a parish, and they are greatly appreciated.
Our adult forum will feature a presentation from Ally Schoff from the Valley Interfaith Child Care Center. Emily will also begin her new series, "Spiritual Sanity," geared for parents of younger children; this class will meet in the parish library.
And a reminder in the week to come, on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at Showalter with our Episcopal friends in residence there. All are invited to the small room off of the first floor library/lounge to join in the service.
On Saturday, Oct. 11, at 10:00 a.m., Elizabeth Struthers Malbon will be at Phoebe Needles' new, "Saturday at the Center" program, presenting on the Gospel of Mark. Gathering time is at 9:30 a.m., with the first session from 10:00-noon, followed by lunch, then another session from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Registration is $25.00 and may be done online at
www.phoebeneedles.org under the "Program" then "Saturdays @ the Center" tabs. Registration ends on Monday, Oct. 6.
Words of Welcome
Thank you for visiting our website. As you will discover both on this site and in person, Christ Church is a congregation rich with people, worship, and a variety of ministries.
We worship as a community every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with the celebrations of Holy Eucharist. Everyone is welcome.
We worship at other times too, offering quarterly Evensong. Music is an integral part of our worship, as is the participation of the congregation.
Being one of only two churches still worshiping in original buildings in the Sixteen Squares that comprise historic downtown Blacksburg, Christ Church exists to serve God and people in our world with deep roots to our Anglican tradition and past, to embodying Christ's love in the present, and always striving to become more and more the people of God as the future unfolds.
We have a deep commitment to minister in the name of Christ to those in need, to those seeking God's presence in their lives, to the students, faculty, and administration at Virginia Tech, and to those who live out their Christian faith as Episcopalians.
If you find yourself pondering some of life's bigger questions, or perhaps you're looking for a place where you can engage your mind, heart, and soul while seeking a relationship with God and others, Christ Church invites you and welcomes you to become a part of this portion of the Body of Christ.The Rev. Scott A. West, Rector
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