due to covid-19 increases in LA Crosse, we are waiting to reopen christ church.
While the church building is not open, we are still connecting in a variety of ways:
visit our facebook page for live-streaming services and current news and notes: https://www.facebook.com/ceclax
check out the October belfry here
Please also email email@example.com about info on upcoming zoom prayer meetings and other ways to connect.
we miss everyone and look forward to when we can all be together again!
october 16th united campus ministry "grab and go Friday" a success!
Parish members donated 8 overflowing bags full of protein/granola bars, juice boxes, sparkling and bottled bottle, along with peanut butter, snack cakes, beef jerky, candy and more to benefit college students.
See the pictures below.
Other church members sent financial donations to united campus ministry.
October 21st evening prayer:
Holy, holy, holy Lord God of majesty and mystery present in this most ordinary of human food: bread.
Promised land, fallen seed, milled wheat, ground flour, kneaded dough, baked bread: blessed, broken and shared.
Eaten, digested, Your Body becomes me, unworthy vessel that I am.
Give me through this Blessed Sacrament, Lord, the strength and grace I need to become more like you, to proclaim the Good News, to live Your truth and to build Your Kingdom here in earth. AMEN
A special video from Father Granger with a message of healing for all people during the Covid-19 pandemic.
May the words of Father Granger and the service of healing lift our spirits and turn our hearts to God as we pray for speedy resolution to the Covid--19 pandemic. We especially pray for those in the medical professions and those whose labors are sustaining our communities. And we remember those who are alone, afraid, and frightened at this time. While we are physically separated from each other, our thoughts, prayers, and fellowship with Christ unite us all as one.
Also, please share your prayer requests with firstname.lastname@example.org
Just because we can't be together doesn't mean we can't pray together!
Prayer for Sundays:
"In union, O Lord, with the faithful at every altar of your Church where the Holy Eucharist is celebrated, I desire to offer you praise and thanksgiving. I present to you my soul and body with the earnest wish that I may always be united to you. And since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart. I unite myself to you and embrace you with all the affections of my soul. Let nothing ever separate you from me. May I live and die in your love. AMEN"
Online Devotional Resources Available
Welcome to Christ Episcopal Church
At Christ Episcopal Church, we are a congregation whose mission is to know Christ and to make Him known to others. We are a welcoming congregation. You may be a cradle Episcopalian, a non-believer or somewhere in between. We are an inclusive community which supports all lifestyle choices. We want to be your loving home where you are nourished and grow in God’s love. We want to accompany you on a journey which deepens your faith, grounds you spiritually and surrounds you with loving acceptance. When we share the peace of our Lord - we mean it! Children eagerly scamper to share the peace with parents in the choir, while acolytes light from the altar to greet family in the pews. Our peace may take a while longer than you’re used to as we warmly greet each other in Christ’s name.
We are located in the heart of downtown and actively partner with the Salvation Army, New Horizons Shelter (from abuse), United Campus Ministries and Coulee Council on Recovery to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors and the greater La Crosse Community. We minister daily to those living on the margins of society seeking acceptance, spiritual guidance, financial assistance and hope in a world where they seek to find their place in God’s plan.
Hospitality, outreach, and education are all part of our mission within and beyond our congregation. We minister to our members and visitors alike. We bring Communion, blessings, anointing, guidance and counseling to members within our parish as well as those who cannot come to church due to age, illness, or disability. We honor those with special worship needs, certified service animals are welcome. We are committed to our children, seniors and all those in between.
Our church members include a broad cross section of society. La Crosse hosts two world class hospitals highly rated by the U.S. World News and Reports. We also host three colleges; vast recreational, hunting and fishing opportunities; plus a thriving art and music scene. All these are situated within two miles of our front door. Click here to learn more about our amazing city and community.
We are one of 19 parishes of the Diocese of Eau Claire. We’re members of the worldwide Anglican Communion, part of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America who reside and worship in North and Western counties of Wisconsin.