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As we celebrate Independence Day, we also remember our nation in prayer. "Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen." In observance of Independence Day, the church office will be closed on Monday, July 4th.

PLEASE READ: For the month of July and as an experiment, we will worship at 9:30 a.m., thus, there will be no 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. services during July. Among the reasons to combine the services for the month: 1) the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. congregations get to know one another, 2) staffing the liturgies during the summer is challenging. We will alternate Rite I and Rite II, starting with Rite I on July 3rd, Rite II on July 10th. On Sunday, July 31st, we will use the Eucharistic Prayer from Enriching Our Worship, a supplemental liturgical collection authorized for occasional use. Coffee hour will be at 10:30 a.m. The vestry and I invite you to church at 9:30 a.m. in July!

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. BUT, please note that in July we will worship at 9:30 a.m. for one service for all.

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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