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Congratulations to Suzi Parker & John Homer who will exchange wedding vows on Saturday!

Sunday's services for the Third Sunday of Easter will included Holy Eucharist, Rite I at 8:30 and Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 10:30 a.m. During the 9:30 hour, part two of the Inquirers'/Confirmation class will be offered in the parish hall, and children's Sunday school at the same time. Kate will begin the 9:30 a.m. series "Pursuing the Beloved Community," using resources from the Diocesan staff and website. I will preach at both services, and during the 10:30 Children's Chapel, Kate will be the day's Storyteller.

The Vestry will meet following the 10:30 a.m. service.

We will welcome the delegation from our Sister Parish, San Andres Itzapa, Guatemala on Friday, April 20. Activities planned for their visit will be in the weekly parish email and Sunday's service bulletins. A parish luncheon is planned for Sunday, April 22 after the 10:30 a.m. service.

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 are a welcoming and inclusive parish.

We worship as a community every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with the celebrations of Holy Eucharist, except in July. 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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Blacksburg, VA 24063-0164
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