welcome back to christ church
We wish you a blessed easter season!!
Christ is risen Indeed! Alleluia!
reopening information is below, thank you!
important reopening information:
We resumed in-person worship beginning on Palm Sunday.
Services are now held every Sunday at 10 AM, socially distant with masks.
Father Nick will be available on Mondays 11 AM until 2:30 PM for pastoral care. Please contact the church office to schedule and appointment.
Because COVID is not yet behind us, reservations are required and can be made:
a. online at https://bookapew.com/app/wi/ceclax
b. email to email@example.com
c. phone to (608) 783-7418. Leave a message if possible or call back if no pickup (other line in use).
We look forward to seeing your masked face soon!!
Christ Church’s lectionary and book discussion group
Sunday at 8:15 AM
We are currently discussing the book Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy-Jill Levine. The book is organized by parables--so you can jump in when convenient for you. The group currently meets via Skype. If interested, please contact Brian Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, please share your prayer requests with email@example.com
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.