Worship Services at Christ Church Glendale
The 8:00 AM celebration of Holy Eucharist is held in the church. The language of this service retains much of the flavor of the original when the Book of Common Prayer was first drafted in 1549. It is a quiet and more reflective worship. Lasting about forty minutes, there is no music and the sermon is briefer than at the later services.
The setting for the 9:00 AM Holy Eucharist is the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, on the lower level of our building. This beautiful place is contemporary in architecture and filled with light. The contemporary language and non-traditional liturgy we use fit well here. The Schola Cantorum, our children’s choir, offers a weekly anthem and supports the singing of hymns and service music. This relaxed service follows the basic “rule of thumb” to stand for prayer and song, and sit to listen. Participation by all is the norm, even to baking the homemade bread for communion. Generally about 50 minutes in duration.
The 11:00 AM celebration of Holy Eucharist is held in the church. The worship space is surrounded in wood paneling and stained glass portrayals of events in the life of Jesus. The service features a sung Eucharist, with a full choir, processions, ushers, acolytes, and sermon. Depending on the season, Rite 1 or the more contemporary Rite 2 is used, offering the congregation a variety of worship experiences.
8:00 AM Wednesdays
This is a quiet, reflective, yet informal service which takes place at the annunciation altar in the transept of the main church. The service is a Holy Eucharist (communion service). We often celebrate the ministries of important people in the history of the church from founders to mystics to martyrs. The homily will use their lives to instruct and inspire our own. The service is usually over by 8:45 AM. This is a wonderful mid-week spiritual pick-me-up.
5:30 PM Thursdays
This service takes place in the Pise Chapel adjacent to the church. It includes a liturgy for healing. At the designated time those who wish may come to the rail for laying on of hands and anointing with oil. Individuals frequently offer the name of friends and loved ones for whom prayer is requested. The service is informal and lasts about 40 minutes.
5:00 PM (One Sunday a Month, October through March)
The service of Evensong is unique to the Episcopal Church. The Evensong service does not usually include preaching, but does include beautiful music and prayers for the end of the day offered to the glory of God and for our inspiration. We are pleased to present the beautiful service of Evensong in the Anglican tradition, with some innovations. Childcare is available at all of the services. You are encouraged to attend these special worship services with family and friends.