Everyone will enjoy a warm welcome at all of our worship services. Our services follow the liturgical structure of the ancient church, but our language and liturgy are easily accessible for today’s worshiper as we join together in prayer, song, and the reading and preaching of God’s Word.
Even if you are not from a liturgical church background, you will find our services comfortable and easy to follow. The complete service, including the hymns and songs, is printed in a service booklet which clearly indicates the order of service and the congregational responses.
Christ Church Sunday services are held at Anchor Church, 32607 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, OH 44012.
Christ Church and Anchor have a shared space arrangement; our services are held in the original sanctuary at the north end of the building. Anchor services are held in the Worship Center at the south end of the building. Although of different denominations and worship styles, CCW and AC share a commitment to the Gospel!
Sunday 8:00 a.m. Service
At 8:00 a.m. every Sunday we celebrate Holy Communion. The service is contemplative and intimate, with a cappella hymns and a more formal liturgical feel. All baptized Christian believers are welcome to receive communion at the Lord’s Table at Christ Church.
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Service
Our 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion service is more dynamic and incorporates more music, both traditional and modern.
Parents are encouraged to have their children with them during the service, although Nursery care is offered for infants through age 5 during the entire service. From September through May children in grades K-4 start in Kid’s Catechism (“KidCat”) where they are introduced to our ancestors in faith and learn their stories, and develop an understanding of basic Christian beliefs. They join the adults in the service for Communion.
Sunday 11:11 a.m. Service
At 11:11 a.m. we offer an informal Morning Prayer service, with Communion celebrated on the first Sunday of each month and feast days. This service is the least formal of the three services and a good introduction to a liturgical form of worship. Nursery care is offered for infants through age 5. After worshiping at the 9:30 a.m. service, middle school kids (H2H) and high school students meet downstairs for their time of study and fellowship.
Wednesday 10:30 a.m. Service
Our Holy Communion service on Wednesday mornings is held in Auburn Hall at Bay Presbyterian Church, 25415 Lake Road, Bay Village, Ohio. The service is similar to Sunday’s 8:00 a.m. service, with a teaching and discussion of the scripture readings in place of a formal sermon .
Holidays and Special Services
CCW also observes special days in the Christian calendar such as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday. The location and details of our holiday and special services may be found on the calendar.
We occasionally join with Bay Presbyterian for combined special worship services.