Christ Church has many options for involvement in internal ministries in the church. Liturgical ministries allow people to assist with our beautiful worship services. Educational and spiritual growth ministries help develop a deeper understanding of the Christian faith by prayer, study, and reflection. Children also grow and develop their faith with age-appropriate programs and participation in worship services.
Our acolytes have ranged in age from 5 to 85 years old. We welcome the active participation of children in our services. Our church has a rich history of siblings and parents serving together, drawing closer to each other as we grow closer to God.
Men and women join together to maintain the linens, sacred vessels, vestments, candles and other essential elements for a wide variety of services. Children and grandchildren of the Altar Guild also learn as they assist.
Choir and Music Ministry
Traditionally consists of an organist/choirmaster and about 12 choristers. The choir sings at the 10:30 Eucharist on Sunday mornings and also for special liturgical events in the church. We invite anyone who loves to sing and has basic music reading ability to join the choir.
We are blessed to have many musicians in the church who perform for many Sunday morning services and for Christmas and Easter.
The church continues to host special music groups within our community – La Crosse Chamber Chorale, band and orchestral concerts from UW-L, the La Crosse Area Gospel Choir, and local high schools.
Two choir members serve as substitute organists. Another choir member graciously continues the music ministry as pianist for the 8:00 AM Liturgy.
We are grateful to another professional musician and parish member who donates his services as a tuner to keep our sanctuary piano tuned.
2018 marked the 26th anniversary of the installation of our Sipe Pipe organ.
Are an active group of trained and licensed Lay Eucharistic Ministers who serve during services. Lay Eucharistic Visitors assist with home, hospital and Pastoral Care visits. We want to ensure that members and families who can’t physically attend services are remembered, visited and share communion.
We give glory to God and remember loved ones by purchasing flowers for the High Altar or St. Paul Altar. The flowers bring joy twice to the parishioners at the worship services and again when divided and delivered to those who are sick, unable to travel to church, or celebrating a special occasion.
Proclaim the Good News and more during services, including re-enactments for Holy Week and Christmas Eve services.
We take children’s safety and security seriously. All members who work with children are licensed, background checked and participate in Safeguarding God’s Children training.
On Sunday, religious feasts, weddings, funerals and more we welcome guests and answer questions about our faith, pastoral care and our gloriously beautiful church. This includes facts about the architecture and our 3 enormous stained-glass windows (2 are more than 60 feet tall and wide). We delight in our Tiffany window depicting the Transfiguration of Christ, our Blessed are the…/Beatitudes window and our Rose window.