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This coming Sunday will be rich and full, with our two morning liturgies with the annual parish meeting at 9:30 a.m. Also Bishop Mark will be with us, as he was last year, and Emily will preach her final sermon.

At 5:15 p.m. the Prelude to Evensong will begin. Dr. Tony Ringold will be playing four Advent pieces:
  • "The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came,"
  • "Creator of the Stars of Night" which the Choristers will sing,
  • Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme,
  • Leupold's arrangement of "Sleepers Wake, a Voice is Calling."
Evensong will feature the lessons appointed from the Daily Office lectionary for the Second Sunday of Advent as well as the hymn, "Come, thou long expected Jesus." The postlude will be Manz's arrangement of "Prepare the Way, O Zion." A reception will follow Evensong in the Great Hall.

I hope you'll join me for all or as much as you can this coming Sunday.

A reminder too: The Rev. Becky McDaniel will be ordained to the priesthood at Trinity Church, Staunton on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 11:00 a.m. You will remember that Becky was sponsored for ordination by Christ Church and ordained here to the diaconate this past May.

Please remember to turn in your 2017 pledge as soon as possible. How to turn in a pledge? Go to our Pledge Page, scroll down to fill out the online form. It is that easy! We are just shy of our goal by 13%.

Annual Report 2016

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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