200 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Phone: 231-547-6322
Email: church@christepiscopalchurch.net

Music & Worship


In our mission statement, worship is listed as our first priority. We invite you to join us for Sunday morning worship at 10:00 a.m. We use Rites I and II (which are traditional Episcopalian worship liturgies). Hymns we sing are primarily from The Hymnal 1982 and The Worship & Rejoice Hymnal. In the summer we have an outdoor service in a park overlooking Lake Charlevoix as well as offer Friday noonday prayer services in our nave in July and August. These Friday prayer services are 10-15 minutes long.

 

MINISTRY SCHEDULE FOR THE MONTH:
Our members take an active part in our worship services. Please let our parish administrator know if you would like to be scheduled for any of the worship ministries (read the lessons, lead the prayers of the people, greet, serve as an usher, host coffee hour, join the Altar Guild). Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs) require special training. Please let Dorothy Miller know if you would like to be included in a training class.

You can find the current ministry schedule by going to “Ministries” in the menu bar at the top of the page.


We invite you to join us for our Sunday morning worship services. We use liturgies Rite I and Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer which include readings from the Lectionary, a sermon, and prayers. Holy Eucharist is celebrated every week. Hymns we sing are primarily from The Hymnal 1982 and The Worship & Rejoice Hymnal. Our service begins at 10:00 a.m. You are most welcome to join us.

Our choir provides music for weekly services and special liturgies during Advent, Christmas, and Holy Week, supported by an organ. The choir openly welcomes anyone that would like to participate. On the 3rd Sunday of the month you are invited to join the “extended” choir. Just come at 9:15 that Sunday morning to practice with the choir. Occasionally, special guests participate in the music presentation. Our musical guests have included vocalists, gifted instrument players, and a Dixieland jazz group.

The Altar Guild is responsible for preparing the altar for the church for all services. This includes the scheduling of floral arrangements and the care of the linens, frontals, silver and other altar appointments.

The ministry of the acolyte is one of the oldest ministries in the church and one of the most well known beside that of bishop, priests and deacons. The word “acolyte” comes from a Greek word meaning, “to follow.” The acolyte is part of the worshiping people- praying, responding and performing the liturgy of the Eucharist. Their presence, and their actions, help to lead others into worship.

LAY EUCHARIST MINISTERS & VISITORS

Lay Eucharist Ministers assist the priest during communion. They also are able to lead Morning Prayer and other occasional services. Lay Eucharist Visitors are trained ministers who bring the Eucharist of the homes of parishioners unable to attend church. If you or a family member would like to have communion brought to your home, please call the church office at 231-547-6322 and we will arrange a visit.

 

USHERS AND GREETERS

Greeters are the first people worshipers see when they enter the church on Sunday. They give a warm welcome to parishioners and visitors.

On Sunday and during other services, ushers greet individuals entering the church and distribute the weekly service bulletin. They assist with the Offertory and present the bread and wine to be blessed. During communion, they help direct communicants and assist with special needs.

Rick Wertz, our head Usher/Greeter, has developed information sheets for Ushers and Greeters.  You can access them on our Links page under worship resources.

We invite you...

to join us! Our Sunday morning worship service (Rite II with Holy Eucharist) begins at 10:00 a.m. with a coffee hour following in our Parish Hall.

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