Services and Classes

We are using ZOOM, an interactive meeting tool, for our online worship services and classes. Sign up for ZOOM:

iPhone      Android phone     Computer

Once you have set up a ZOOM account, click the event link below to participate in our online community.

PLEASE USE PASSWORD 4015 IF PROMPTED WHEN JOINING A SERVICE, CLASS, OR MEETING.


Sunday Service Times

NOTE: Worship services will be held ONLINE ONLY until further notice. Click the service link below to participate in the online ZOOM service and enter password 4015 if prompted.

8 am Online Service - Morning Prayer Rite I

10:15 am Online Service - Morning Prayer Rite II

6 pm Online Service - Evening Prayer Rite II


Wednesdays - 10 am Online Morning Prayer Service

(No service will be held on 5/27)


Online Interactive Classes

NOTE: All classes will be held ONLINE ONLY until further notice. Click the class link below to participate via ZOOM and enter password 4015 if prompted.

Bible in a Year online classes
SUNDAYS at 9:00 am

Click here for the Bible in a Year Study Guide

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Men's Online Prayer & Share Group
TUESDAY, 6/16 at 7 pm

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Surprised by Hope online classes 
WEDNESDAYS at 11 am

(No class will be held on 5/27)

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Women's Bible Study online classes
THURSDAYS at 10 am

(No class will be held on 5/28)

Click here for weekly Bible Study lessons
(use the readings from the Sunday FOLLOWING the Bible Study date)


Summer Service Times

(6/14/20 through 9/6/20)

9:00 AM and 6:00 PM


Special/Holiday Services

Please note: no physical worship services will take place on campus until further notice.


Directions to Christ Church

Reviving Faith

By Daniel P. Richards | May 22, 2020

Dear People of Christ Church, I never enjoyed tilling when I was growing up. It was hard work to turn under the soil and prepare for the new planting. You tilled at the end of a season of harvest, and you tilled again just before plowing to plant. As we enter a season of planting,…

A Season for Ploughing, a Season for Planting, a Season of Harvest

By Daniel P. Richards | May 14, 2020

Our house is strange this week because it is the time of graduation, and things are not normal. As we have made phone calls and Zoom meetings and online coffee hours, many people have noted that we are all ready for this time to be over and for a new time to begin. The epitome…

Change and Reopening

By Daniel P. Richards | May 7, 2020

Members, supporters, friends, disciples, Well, by now you have heard the news. The Rev. Timothy Watt and the Rev. Tanya Watt are moving to Rhode Island in June. We are both grateful for his time with us and joyful that his gifts will be used in the broader church. I am going to miss the…

The Bishop’s Visit

By Daniel P. Richards | April 16, 2020

The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Reddall is coming to “visit” on Sunday. (I say “visit” because she is coming to visit our empty building.) Usually the occasional visit of a bishop is a cause for celebration and pride. This one is a little strange.  Why is a bishop’s visit so important anyway? The bishop is the…

The Triduum at Christ Church of the Ascension

By Daniel P. Richards | April 8, 2020

Gary and Janet* are a strange couple. They met in junior high during a first day of school event in a city on the East Coast. They knew each other for decades, but it was only when they were trapped in an elevator together for two days during a power outage that they fell for…

Holy Week at Christ Church of the Ascension

By Daniel P. Richards | April 4, 2020

Holy Week is finally here. Below you will find important information about attending services online. Note: ZOOM now requires a password when you join a service or class. Our password is 4015. These services are central to our understanding of our faith. This is when we come closest to the mysteries of Christ’s death and…

Palm Sunday

By Daniel P. Richards | April 2, 2020

Dear People of Christ, Christ is with us. The church has made that cry since the beginning, and in such times as these it seems crucial. Christ is with us. Wherever you are this week, you are not alone. As we begin the journey of Holy Week on Sunday, I encourage you to be at…

The Keeping of the Faith

By Daniel P. Richards | March 28, 2020

One of the most amazing things about the English Reformation, of which our church is heir, is that the Anglicans did not get rid of the outward form, but they did reform the inner form of the church. We kept the vestments and frontals, holy days and venerations, but we changed how they were thought…

A Week of Rapid Change

By Daniel P. Richards | March 20, 2020

Another week of rapid change has left us all feeling a sense of whiplash. A week ago today I was driving around Lake Havasu for a visit to another parish, and I was struck by the number of people from California and thinking that we should probably be careful about exposure. By then people were…

COVID-19 Response 3/16/20

By Daniel P. Richards | March 16, 2020

Our campus at Christ Church of the Ascension is closed until April 20th as part of our community’s attempt to restrict the spread of the coronavirus.  Our staff will be working from home and available by phone and email during regular business hours. While we are not formally in the office, we will be maintaining…

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