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Service Times

Summer Service Times 6/2 - 9/1:

9:00 AM and 6:00 PM

Regular Sunday Service Times:

8:00 AM - Rite I

10:15 AM - Rite II, Sunday School

6:00 PM - Rite I


8:00 AM - Morning Prayer (side Chapel)

(will resume 9/9)


10:00 AM - Holy Eucharist


5:00 PM - Evening Prayer (side Chapel)

(will resume 9/6)

Women’s Bible Study:

Thursdays, 10:00 AM - Teen Center

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The Middle Way

By Daniel P. Richards | August 21, 2019

In 1517, the world changed. Martin Luther, a monk and preacher at a small chapel in Germany, nailed 95 proposals to a door. Those proposals for change to the church of the time were printed and reprinted and sold around Europe. To read them now is to understand the leap from the medieval world of…

Back To School

By Daniel P. Richards | August 15, 2019

Dear Ones,  School started this week, or last week for most people. My children are mostly happy with that, though one going off to college is still off for another few days. And all of us are excited about the increase of traffic. As you can imagine, I mostly loved school, all those new books…

Made in the Image of God

By Daniel P. Richards | August 8, 2019

Prologue. I wrote this piece for the Bishop’s ePistle as a guest author last week before three more mass shootings wracked our nation. It seems more relevant and more difficult as I reread it for this week. But it is no less true.  We are called to live as Christ’s emissaries, fellow children of our…

We are God’s Word to the World in Christ

By Daniel P. Richards | August 2, 2019

How are people to know who God is? In the Bible, the statement to the world about the nature of God was meant to be us, the people called to serve in his Name.  In the Hebrew Law, Torah, was not written so people should read the Torah, but that by their lives the people…

How can I help?

By Daniel P. Richards | July 27, 2019

Do you remember your first few weeks at a new job? I have had a variety of odd jobs before becoming a priest, but these days first days come years apart.  As Shana begins her first few weeks as our new Family Missioner, I have a request for you, our members: **let her know what you…

Ordination and Invitation

By Daniel P. Richards | July 17, 2019

This Saturday at 10 a.m. at Saint Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Tempe, Arizona, the Rt. Rev. Jennifer Reddall will ordain the Rev. Tanya Watt to the sacred order of priest in the church. Tanya is Tim’s wife and so connected to Christ Church in a direct way.  I was ordained in 2003 at All Saints,…

The Things We See and the Side We’re On

By Daniel P. Richards | July 11, 2019

There comes a point where you choose. Either you will be on God’s side or not. To be on God’s side is to be on the side of life, love, and wholeness, to seek to make the world a better place.  For years there was a Child Protective Services person who was my go-to contact…

American and Christian

By Daniel P. Richards | July 5, 2019

Back around the year 1200 or so the nation-state was not an assumed idea. There were kingdoms and city-states in Europe, but for the most part there were not nations as we think of them now self-organized and self-governing institutions defined primarily by land. The church, pre-reformation, was universal and existed across Europe, northern Africa,…

Will You Follow?

By Daniel P. Richards | June 28, 2019

“As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” These are words of assurance from the Prophet Elisha to the Prophet Elijah in this coming Sunday’s lectionary readings.  When Elijah’s time had come to be taken up Elisha accompanied him despite the grave risks of the journey.  He followed him all the…

Associate Rector’s Note

By Allison Brown | June 21, 2019

I am pleased to announce that we have been blessed in our search for our new Missioner for Children and Families and our new Communications and Administrative Assistant!  Shana Halpin is joining us as the new Missioner to our Children and Families.  Jody Cash is joining our team as Communications and Administrative Assistant.  Both of…