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Christ Church Episcopal
How we Worship
Our Parish Family
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Sundays at Christ Church are simply a wonderful place to be!
You will find Godís joyful, living presence in a parish large enough to offer you an array of services yet small enough to know your name.
We offer a variety of programs for spiritual development for adults and children. We encourage fellowship and provide social gatherings to nurture families and friendships.
In our last few years, our church members have begun a greater focus on service work for the homeless and the hungry in our area. We have an annual mission project in Haiti.
Christ Church offers spiritual direction and pastoral counseling. We have church members who are Stephen Ministers available for lay caring ministry, and we have a womenís group, the Daughters of the King, who participate in prayer, bible study and service.
We have an 8:00 am service with no music and a 10:30 am service with choir on Sunday. We also have a healing service at noon every Wednesday.
We are an accepting and diverse group. Please feel free to come as you are, whether you are wearing a suit or jeans!
How We Worship
Our visitors often have diverse denominational backgrounds. Some visitors are familiar with our services, and some are not. Please do not worry if you do not do something at the right time! Follow along with what your neighbors are doing, and you will be fine.
As Episcopalians, we use the Book of Common Prayer for our liturgy, a word that means a body of rites used for public worship. To follow the service, our ushers provide everyone with a booklet that outlines the service and lists the hymns. A copy of the hymnal and the Book of Common Prayer are in the shelves in each pew.
Generally, we stand to sing, to read the Nicene Creed (in the Book of Common Prayer) and to hear the Gospel reading. We kneel for our confession and absolution, and we sit for the Bible readings and sermon.
We celebrate Holy Communion almost every Sunday. All baptized Christians are invited to receive the bread and wine. Please donít worry about the process. Just go to the rail with the others in your pew and do more or less what they do. If you do not want to receive Communion, there is no pressure to do so. You may stay in your seat for prayer. If you have taken your children to the nursery, you may want to go get them during the Announcements so they can receive Communion or a blessing. The choice is yours.
Our Parish Family
Christ Church has an attendance of about 150-180 people every Sunday. Our membership includes families, senior citizens, and some singles. We are a small but diverse group.
Christ Church began over twenty five years ago in Norcross. Reverend Joel Hudson, now retired, started with a small group of church members and led the church to its current location on Holcomb Bridge Road. Currently our members live in Gwinnett and even border counties such as Fulton and DeKalb.
We have spacious grounds, a playground, and a separate building for many of our youth classes. There are other groups that meet at our church, including the Boy Scouts, AA, NA, and others.
We are always delighted to have visitors at Christ Church. Let us know how we can help you be comfortable here.
Making New Friends
Christ Church provides us with a great opportunity to greet our old friends and meet our new ones. We have a coffee break after the first service and before Sunday school. We serve coffee and pastries in our parish hall. Linger and enjoy coffee and fellowship or try one of our Sunday school classes. And feel free to ask us questions!
We do not embarrass our guests. We want you to respect your privacy and yet welcome you into the community that is Christ Church.
Feel free to call our church office or contact our vestry members for more information about the church.
January 12, 2014 (Gretchen Creel)
December 25, 2013 (Rev. Jody Greenwood)
December 22, 2013 (Rev. Jody Greenwood)
December 8, 2013 (Rev. Jody Greenwood)
November 28, 2013 (Rev. Jody Greenwood)
October 27, 2013 (Rev. Jody Greenwood)
October 6, 2013 (Rev. Jody Greenwood)
September 8, 2013 (Rev. Jody Greenwood)
August 18, 2013 (Rev. Jody Greenwood)
July 7, 2013 (Rev. Jody Greenwood)
June 30, 2013 (Gretchen Creel)
June 23, 2013 (Rev. Ceci Duke)
June 16, 2013 (Rev. Ceci Duke)
June 9, 2013 (Rev. Ceci Duke)
May 19, 2013 (Brianna Furey, Youth)
March 3, 2013 (Rev. Jody Greenwood)
February 17, 2013 (Rev. Ceci Duke)
January 27, 2013 (Rev. Ceci Duke)
January 20, 2013 (Rev. Ceci Duke)
Link to earlier sermons
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