Christ Church, Elbow Park, Calgary

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Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sancturary; praise him in his mighty firmament!
Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his surpassing greatness! - Psalm 150:1,2

O sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things.
His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory
Worship the Lord in holy splendor; tremble before him, all the earth. - Psalm 98:1, 96:9

Worship Times

Sunday at 8:00am
This is a service of Holy Eucharist adapted from The Book of Common Prayer, including a sermon. There are no hymns, but some of the Eucharist is sung, using the traditional Merbecke setting. A group gathers for a pot luck breakfast after worship on the first Sunday of each month. You are welcome!

Sunday at 10:30am
This Choral Eucharist is the main celebration of Sunday, including
music, sung Eucharist, and chanted psalm. From September to June, the choir is in residence offering weekly anthems, and children's program and supervised nursery are available. The 10:30am service is followed by coffee and conversation in the hall.

Wednesdays at 11:00am
Our mid-week service is a said service in the chapel. Coffee and conversation follow.

Choral Evensong, Lessons and Carols and More...
Seasonally, Christ Church is Choral Evensong. This time-honoured liturgy is offered by our choir. We also mark Advent and Christmas with beloved music and liturgy of the church, such as 9 Lessons and Carols before Christmas.
Check the calendar page for coming dates and times.

What Goes Into Planning Worship?
As a household, have you ever planned a wedding?
In a way, a large church community's worship is like planning at least one every week!
The efforts of dozens of members come together at liturgy, which preparation takes the coordination and ministry of many groups to make possible, such as...

- Preparing the worship space, setting the altar, caring for holy adornments and vessels
- readying the scripture readings and scheduling readers,
- greeting and welcoming people to worship,
- preparing hospitality regularly on Sunday and for special feasts,
- readying the nursery, keeping things safe and clean
- preparing activities, lessons and teachers for children's program,
- choosing and rehearsing the hymns, psalms, anthems and organ voluntaries and other special music,
- having print material ready and in place to encourage full participation,
- gowning and training the servers, both adults and youth,
- administering the sacraments
- writing and leading the prayers of the people,
- writing sermons, assembling liturgies and preparing what goes into the print material to support worship,
- cutting lawns, clearing walks of snow and ice, keeping parking areas clean and safe,
- caring for light, sound, cooling/heating systems and keeping the home working...

It doesn't matter if it's writing a sermon or sweeping a floor, everything done to make ready the house and worship of God is of spiritual value in building community when it is seen as the offering of a gift back to God in community. Dozens of people lend a hand in this work according to their abilities and resources. That's a way of understanding what being the body of Christ means.
In other words, we don't seek to "go to church", but when we appreciate the way people are the church when they do their part, we all engage with a deeper appreciation for the good and prayerful purpose that is worship... glorifying God, not ourselves, and uplifting others that we might be as Christ to the world.

3602 - 8th Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2T 3A7