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Rector's Notes

Sunday's liturgies will be complimented with the Children's Christmas Pageant at 9:30 a.m. in the parish hall. This year's pageant is an adaptation of a "Charlie Brown Christmas." Without a doubt, you won't want to miss it!

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd we will green the church beginning at 9:00 a.m. All help is greatly appreciated.

Two Christmas Eve services are planned: Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 4:00 p.m. and Holy Eucharist, Rite I at 11:00 p.m.

Christmas Day's Holy Eucharist service will be at 10:00 a.m.

Remember too that Christine Parker or Paula Williams are receiving funds for Christmas flowers. You may drop your contribution at the church office.

You may have noticed that we have been participating in the Advent Word program on our Facebook Page. I encourage everyone to participate in helping us to "picture Advent". Every day, we will post a word that is related to Advent with a photograph. You can add your own interpretations by posting a photograph as a comment. We will combine all the photos the next morning for all to see. We hope that you will take the time to meditate on the word of the day and then present us with your own interpretation of the meaning of that word in your own life.

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Advent, Christmastide and Epiphany Services & Events

  • Sun., Dec. 21 at 9:30 a.m. - Christmas Pageant in the parish hall.
  • Sun., Dec. 21 at 3:00 p.m. - Reading of A Christmas Carol in the parish hall.
  • Tues., Dec. 23 at 9:00 a.m. - Greening of the church.
  • Wed., Dec. 24 at 4:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist, Rite II.
  • Wed., Dec. 24 at 11:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist, Rite I.
  • Thurs., Dec. 25 at 10:00 a.m. - Christmas Day Holy Eucharist, Rite II.
  • Sun., Dec. 28 at 10:30 a.m. - Christmas Lessons & Carols with Holy Eucharist. (There will be no 8:30 a.m. service on Dec. 28th.)
  • Sun., Jan. 6 at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Epiphany Art Show with Holy Eucharist following in the Parish Hall.

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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