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

FranklinCovey and the Beginnings of a Rule of Life

By Daniel P. Richards | May 31, 2019

My introduction to the ideas behind forming a rule of life began during college when I discovered FranklinQuest planners and the book Ten Natural Laws of Time and Life Management by Hyrum Smith. The simple pyramid scheme of determining life values then translating those into goals and daily actions has been a part of their formula for success for years. I…

What is the purpose? What is your purpose?

By Daniel P. Richards | May 23, 2019

In Revelation 21 the new Jerusalem, the City of God, comes down to earth. For two weeks we explore this image of our final destiny, the world’s final destiny. This last week we saw that in that day we will be in the presence of God directly, and so we should know what kind of God this…

“We all, like sheep, have gone astray . . . ” -Isaiah 56:3

By Daniel P. Richards | May 15, 2019

Nobody wants to be a sheep. Okay, I never wanted to be a sheep. I would say in private that I always felt more like a goat, but then goats have their own image problem thanks to Satan. Repeatedly though in the Bible, we are called sheep.  Neither am I a shepherd, though many people think…

The Good Shepherd

By Daniel P. Richards | May 9, 2019

Today I drove out to New River and met Bishop Jennifer Reddall at the home of a dear friend and retired priest who died of cancer. We offered last rights and prayers for the Rev. Liz Simmons with her sister, friend, and several dogs.  Liz and I served on Commission on Ministry together fifteen years…

Learning to be a New Creation in Christ

By Daniel P. Richards | May 3, 2019

As a follower of Christ I am told to take up my cross and follow Jesus (Mark 8:34-35). In Easter that charge takes on the promise of eternal life, a life without end in the presence, knowledge, and will of God. But what does that mean about my life of responsibilities, rights, and privileges?  In…

Easter and the New Day

By Daniel P. Richards | April 25, 2019

Thank you to everyone who made Holy Week so holy and Easter so awesome! The choir, altar and flower guilds, servers, and volunteers who do everything from reading to childcare, thank you. To donors and stewards of the church, thank you. You embody what the Book of Revelation calls “the holy priesthood of God” that…

Good Friday and the Cross as God’s Claim on the World

By Daniel P. Richards | April 19, 2019

In the fifth chapter of The Brothers Karamazov, we are told that Ivan Fyodorovich has written a controversial article arguing against the separation of church and state. He is more claiming that the Orthodox Church fails when it forgets that it contains the world and believes that the world somehow contains the church.  This rather…

Holy Week and Easter at Christ Church of the Ascension

By Daniel P. Richards | April 11, 2019

During Holy Week our services take on the particular shape of the last week of Jesus’s life, moving from simple services of faithful observation to the last meal of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday’s crucifixion, Holy Saturday’s quiet waiting, and then on Saturday night, the new flame is lit and comes into the darkened church alone…

Remembrance and Celebration this Weekend

By Daniel P. Richards | April 5, 2019

Back in the fourth century the Roman Empire granted official status to the church, and this included some benefits that are important to us. The Bishop and clergy could vest themselves with signs of Roman aristocracy, the Bishops were provided a horse for travel and guard when necessary, and basilicas were given as gathering places…

The Thin Blue Line that Runs through Everyone

By Daniel P. Richards | March 29, 2019

Yesterday, the city of Phoenix buried one of its own police officers with honors from both the Police Department and the Air Force. But his true memorial was a mass held at his home parish in St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church out in the west Valley. He left behind a wife and two adult…

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