This coming Sunday will prove to be quite full but nevertheless worthwhile. We begin our Sunday as usual with 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, followed by Sunday school for the children and the adult forum will feature Elizabeth Struthers Malbon presenting Gospel narratives of Jesus' birth. Elizabeth's presentation has been rescheduled from last Sunday.
Following the 10:30 a.m. liturgy, we will gather our parish Annual Meeting, which was postponed one week due to inclement weather. As has been our practice for a number of years, a "ballpark lunch," hosted by our softball team, will be served prior to the Annual Meeting.
In the afternoon, the Youth Pilgrim's "Holiday Tea" will be served beginning at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 per person and are available at the door; if you plan to attend and have not purchased your ticket, please R.S.V.P. to Carrie Kirk (email@example.com or 540-383-5946).
At 5:30 p.m. we sing Evening Prayer; I hope you will make every effort to attend Evensong. The choir has worked diligently to provide a beautiful Advent Evensong.
The Sealed-bid Silent Art Auction benefiting the Montgomery County Christmas Store is open for bids until Dec 16th at noon. Hope you will stop by during office hours during the week and then on Sunday to take a peek at the lovely and interesting treasures that have been donated by parishioners. If you want to see what is featured, go to Christ Church Yard Sale for Outreach
- Sun., Dec 8th to 16th (noon), Sealed-Bid Auction - Art for The Christmas Store
- Sun., Dec 15th, 11:30 a.m. Annual Meeting
- Sun., Dec 15th, 4:00 p.m. Youth Pilgrims' Holiday Tea, Parish Hall
- Sun., Dec 15th, 5:30 p.m. Advent Evensong
- Thurs, Dec 19th, 5:30 p.m. Longest Night Service
- Sat, Dec 21st, 4:30 p.m. Children's Christmas Pageant
- Mon., Dec 23rd, 9:00 a.m. Greening of the Church
- Tues, Dec 24th Christmas Eve Services
- 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve, Holy Eucharist, Rite II
- 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve, Holy Eucharist, Rite I
- Wed., Dec 25th, 10:00 a.m. Christmas Holy Eucharist, Rite II
- Sun., Dec 29th, 10:30 a.m. Christmas Lessons & Carols with Holy Eucharist, 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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