If You Are New...(or Just Haven't Been in a While)
Christ Church welcomes all people to worship with us and join us for events. We strive to be a welcoming space for all and hope that you find your time with us a blessing. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we're glad you're here.
Here are some questions that you might have if you are new:
What is Worship Like?
We are a liturgical church, with our worship rooted in tradition and the Book of Common Prayer. Each week we provide a bulletin that outlines the service, including readings, prayers, and what pages to use in the Prayer Book (the little red book) or hymnal (the blue book). During the service we often stand (for hymns and the Gospel reading), sit (for readings and the sermon) and kneel (during prayers, confession and reflection). We want you to be comfortable, situate yourself accordingly. We will happily bring Communion to you in the pew or share a gluten free option with you (just let an usher know) prior to the service.
Can I receive Communion if I am not Episcopalian?
Of course! All who feel called are welcome to receive communion. It is the Lord's Table and not our own and everyone is welcome. If you are not baptized, you can receive a blessing. If you need a gluten-free host, please say "gluten-free" when you are at the rail.
How Long are the Services?
Rite 1 is generally an hour, Rite II with full musical accompaniment is about an hour and 15 minutes.
Morning/Evening Prayer and Weekday Eucharist are usually about 30 minutes long.
What are the Differences Between the Sunday Services?
The 8:00 AM service follows Rite I of the Book of Common Prayer; it is a more contemplative with less music and more formal language. Rite II uses more contemporary language and has the full choir, along with more music and singing.
Is There a Dress Code?
There is no dress code at Christ Church. Truly, you can wear what you like. We are a welcoming church whether you appear in shorts/jeans, or a suit and tie, most members dress comfortably. Truly be yourself.
What About Kids?
Bring the kids! We welcome families and are understanding of some "kid noise". We have a table in the back of Nave with toys and coloring materials for children. We also have a sound-equipped nursery if you need to step away for any reason. We welcome children and families and encourage their participation the service in many ways. They may help bring up the gifts with their parents or help collect the offertory with parents or an usher. Many children serve as acolytes with older family members. Our goal is for children to understand what is going on in church and take an active role as their age and maturity allow.
Where is Christ Church?
Christ Church is located near downtown La Crosse at the corner of 9th and Main Streets. Our physical address is:
111 9th Street North, La Crosse, WI 54601
Our mailing address is different:
PO Box 2908 La Crosse, WI 54602
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Parking is available on the streets surrounding Christ Church.
There is a 2 car drop off zone complete with curb less sidewalk to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers along 9th Street in front of Vinter Hall. The heated entry ramp helps insure a dry entrance into the glass double door foyer with elevator. Handicap accessible rest rooms are located on the main floor, Fellowship Hall (lower level) and Sunday School classroom area (second floor).
I Want More Information, who do I Contact?
Please call the church office at 608.784.0697, or contact us at email@example.com