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8 am Holy Communion
“Worship” is directed to the One who is infinitely worthy. It is an act of love for God. Our primary means of worship together is “The Holy Eucharist” or “The Holy communion,” or “The Mass” or “the Lord’s Supper.” It is a celebration. It is an act of thanksgiving
Please join us for worship on Sundays at 8 a.m. or 10:15 a.m.
The services of this congregation, like all Episcopal congregations, and other liturgical churches, follows a simple pattern laid out in The Book of Common Prayer. This Prayer Book, now nearly 500 years old, has been revised many times, but it connects us with the prayer of our past and the prayer of most of the world’s Christians.
Our worship typically contains most of the following elements.
† Hymns and/or prayers of praise
† The reading of scripture
† A sermon or “homily” or group reflection on the Gospel
† The recitation of the Nicene Creed
† Prayers of of the people for the church and for the world
† And the great banquet Christ commanded in which
‡ bread and wine are offered,
‡ over which thanksgiving is said,
‡ the bread is broken,
‡ and the bread and wine shared around the Lord’s table.
The 10:15 a.m. Sunday service includes hymns, the singing of liturgical texts, and anthems or other special music. It lasts a bit more than an hour, depending on how long the announcements are! Most of our children attend this service. And they contribute their own distinctive gifts. The nursery is open. And Godly Play, a class⁄worship service for preschool and kindergarten children runs concurrently with the Liturgy of the Word from 10:15 until 10:45.
You are welcome to worship with us regardless of your background. We understand that going to a new church filled with strangers can be intimidating. We have designed our worship so that anyone can participate, even if it is their very first visit to an Episcopal church. Or you can simply sit and observe.
Christ Church is located in the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri about 2 hours south of St. Louis on Interstate 55. From Interstate 55 take 61 east to Broadway. Christ Church is located across the street from the old Federal Building at Broadway on Fountain Street on the corner of Themis Street.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701