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Welcome to the community of Christ Church Episcopal Parish

Christ Church is a growing, caring, sacramental community. We are dedicated to providing an open, Christ-centered sanctuary for worship, reflection, education, and service for our children and all who enter.

We are a body of Christ focused on bringing love and appreciation to those in our parish as well as those in need in our community.

From vibrant Sunday school and youth events to engaging opportunities for adult education, monthly get-togethers for dinner and fellowship and many outreach opportunities at home and all over the world, Christ Church is alive, involved and bright with the light of the Son.

We look forward to seeing you!

Worship Services

The Liturgy is celebrated by all of us, not just the Priest. The Liturgy begins with a musical voluntary. Talking during this time is not encouraged as it is a time for personal prayer. We stand for hymns, for many prayers, and as the offering is brought forward. We kneel for confession and for private prayer. We stand for the reading of the Gospel and sit during the sermon. We make a sign of the cross as a reminder that we are marked as Christ’s own and share God’s life. The sign is made by touching the forehead, chest, left shoulder, and the right shoulder. It can be made at any point, usually at the beginning and end of worship, at the absolution of our sins and when we are blessed.

Where is Christ Church?
We are a church with a proud history of  65 years located near the heart of Lake Oswego.
We can be found at 1060 Chandler Road at the corner of 10th Street and Chandler Road.

What should I expect when I arrive?
As you enter the doors of Christ Church on a Sunday morning, an usher will greet you and give you a service leaflet prepared for that day. This is your guide to the service. You will note that hymn numbers are listed in the leaflet. The blue books in each pew are the hymnals or songbooks. Our rector often refers to the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) which is the red book in the pews. Most of the service, contained in the Book of Common Prayer, has been duplicated in the service leaflet. When you are asked to use the BCP, you will be guided to the page number.

Where should I sit?
Please sit where you feel comfortable. You can enter the pews from the center or side aisles. If you are concerned about where to sit, an usher will be happy to help you find a location.

How long does the service last?
Sunday worship services take place at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The 8:00 a.m. service usually lasts for a little less than an hour. The 10:00 a.m. service generally has a higher attendance and lasts for a little more than an hour. The 5:00 p.m. service embodies the Celtic ceremonial and musical traditions and usually lasts an hour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the community of Christ Church Episcopal Parish

Christ Church is a growing, caring, sacramental community. We are dedicated to providing an open, Christ-centered sanctuary for worship, reflection, education and service for our children and all who enter.

We are a body of Christ focused on bringing love and appreciation to those in our parish as well as those in need in our community.

From vibrant Sunday school and youth events to engaging opportunities for adult education, monthly get togethers for dinner and fellowship and many outreach opportunities at home and all over the world, Christ Church is alive, involved and bright with the light of the Son.

We look forward to seeing you!

To learn more, check out our newcomer’s packet which will tell you a lot about what is available here at Christ Church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have questions about the Episcopal Church and Christ Church’s theology, please read our Theology  page to gain more insight into our parish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christ Church Episcopal Parish

1060 Chandler Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97034 503-636-5618

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