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Rector's Notes

This coming Sunday will be the Last Sunday after the Epiphany and our last Sunday for Morning Prayer and Holy Eucharist, with Rite II at 8:30 a.m. and Rite I at 10:30 a.m. Our Sunday forum will feature a presentation from the New River Valley Agency on Aging. The 6th - 12th grade youth group, "P.R.A.I.S.E.," will meet on Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

Remember that Ash Wednesday is March 1st. Imposition of Ashes with Holy Eucharist, Rite II will be offered at 7:30 a.m. and noon. Imposition of Ashes with Holy Eucharist, Rite II with music will be offered at 7:00 p.m.

We wish our students a safe Spring Break, beginning on Friday, March 3rd.

Lastly, if you are interested in being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church at Bishop Bourlakas' visit to Christ Church on April 30, please speak with me, and remember that Church Inquirers' Classes begin on Sunday, March 5 at 9:30 a.m. during the forum hour.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Feb. 28, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Ash Wednesday, March 1

  • 7:30 a.m. Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 12:00 p.m. Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 7:00 p.m. Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist with music, Rite I

Palm Sunday, April 9

Holy Week Schedule

  • 7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Service, April 13, Proper Liturgy with Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • Good Friday, April 14
    • noon - 3:00 p.m. Church open for prayers
    • 5:45-6:45 pm Reconciliation of Penitent
    • 7:00 pm Good Friday Proper Liturgy
  • 9:00 am Holy Saturday Proper Liturgy, April 15
  • Easter Services, April 16
    • 6:00 am Great Vigil of Easter, Rite II
    • 7:30 am Potluck Breakfast
    • 8:30 am Easter Service, Rite I
    • 9:30 am Potluck Breakfast
    • 10:30 am Easter Service, Rite II

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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