Know Christ. Love Christ. Serve Christ.

Our mission is simple: to know Christ in study and prayer, to love Christ in worship and care for others, and to serve Christ both in the church and in the world. 

Welcome to Christ Church of the Ascension

We are a traditional Episcopal Church founded in 1963, tucked into the slopes of the Phoenix Mountains in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Christ Church is committed to being a place where people of all ages are formed into disciples of Christ and find a sense of home at both altar and table; where Scripture is read, studied, and honored; and where those in need find prayer and assistance, forgiveness and health. We are friends and strangers, made a family in Christ. We are both deeply reverent and quick to laugh.

Join us for in person and online worship services!

Please see information below or click here for a list of worship services and online classes, then click on the event link to participate.

Please contact us at 602-840-8210 or by email (click here).
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Know: Faith & Learning

Know Christ. Faith begins at home. Our ministries are built to equip individuals and families to study, worship, and serve together. Children are a vital part of our life as a church. We have a place for your whole family here.

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Love: Worship With Us

Love Christ. Our life is centered on Sundays at Christ Church with beautiful worship offered to a loving God whose people find voice in traditional music, joyful liturgy, and the Word spoken with authority, grace, and humor.

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Serve: Mission

Serve Christ. God is Mission. The life of Jesus demonstrates how: loving God and loving our neighbors as ourselves. Join us in loving our neighbors both near and far in our ministries of mission to the community and world. 

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Join Us

Christ Church is a community, a family of faithful people who are seeking to Know, Love, and Serve Christ in All. Join us. We are eager to welcome you.                                                                     

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Christ Church School

Christ Church School is a major way we impact our world for Christ, by loving each child as a child of God and forming their whole being, body, mind, heart, and soul.

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Member News

Learn about how we are learning to Know, Love, and Serve Christ. Catch up with our weekly newsletter and find out more about current service opportunities, news, and event information.

Service and Class Times

This Week's Service Times

Sunday - 9:00 am ONLINE Morning Prayer Service

ZOOM Meeting ID# 913 8140 9028, Password 4015

01-23-22 9am Online Morning Prayer Service Bulletin

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Sunday - 10:30 am Eucharist Service in the Church (with vocal and piano/organ music)

Masks or 6' social distance required.

01-23-22 1030am Eucharist Service Bulletin

Nursery care is available for the 10:30 am service with a reservation by the previous Thursday (infants through Pre-K). Call the church office or click here to make a reservation!

Please click here for Sunday School information (K-5th grades).

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Sunday - 6:00 pm Eucharist Service in the Church

Masks or 6' social distance required.

01-23-22 6pm Eucharist Service Bulletin

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Wednesday - 10:00 am Healing Eucharist Service in the Church Chapel

(no service will be held on 1/26)

Masks or 6' social distance required.

Online Interactive Classes

NOTE: All classes will be held ONLINE ONLY until further notice. See ZOOM instructions below.


Praying the Psalms class ONLINE
SUNDAYS at 1:00 pm

(no class will be held on 1/30)

Join us to discuss the book Praying the Psalms: Engaging Scripture and the Life of the Spirit by Walter Brueggemann.

Praying The Psalms Schedule and Online Resources

ZOOM Meeting ID# 845 3844 4209, Password 4015


Men's Prayer & Share group ONLINE
TUESDAY, 1/18 at 7:00 pm

All men are invited to join us for an hour of prayer, fellowship, and discussion.

ZOOM Meeting ID# 950 8249 1346, Password 4015


Love is the Way class ONLINE
WEDNESDAYS at 11:00 am

(no class will be held on 3/2)

Join us to discuss the book Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times by Bishop Michael Curry.

ZOOM Meeting ID#850 6711 3411, Password 4015


Tattoos on the Heart class ONLINE
WEDNESDAYS at 6:00 pm

Join us to discuss the book Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle.

Tattoos On The Heart Schedule

ZOOM Meeting ID# 897 9793 9396, Password 4015


Women's Bible Study ONLINE
THURSDAYS at 10:00 am

Join us to discuss the Bible readings for this coming Sunday.

ZOOM Meeting ID# 105 201 706, Password 4015

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


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

Please sign up for a ZOOM account by clicking the correct device link below while on your cell phone or computer and follow the prompts to set up a ZOOM account or download the ZOOM app.

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


Audio (phone) only: please dial 1-669-900-6833 (standard rates may apply) and enter the meeting ID# listed below and password 4015 to join any service or class.

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