Christ Church, Ridgewood NJ, is a welcoming community of Christians of all ages from across Bergen County.
Here you will find vibrant youth ministries, inspiring music, meaningful community outreach, and much more, grounded in the Episcopal tradition: the right blend of “reason, scripture and tradition” at our core.
Come and see what God is doing here at Christ Church! And show us what God is doing in you!
|8:00 AM||Holy Eucharist
|8:30 AM||Choir Practice|
|9:00 AM||Adult Forum in the Guild’s Room|
|9:15 AM||JOY! Service: 25 min. Eucharist for younger children|
|10:00 AM||Holy Eucharist with music
Nursery Care: 9:30am-11:30am
In today’s Gospel from Luke, we read about the healing of a woman possessed by a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. As a companion to the Gospel, we’ll sing Charles Wesley’s beloved hymn “O for a thousand tongues to sing.” Charles Wesley, who alongside his brother John, was a leader of the Methodist movement, wrote this text on May 21, 1739, the first anniversary of his evangelical conversion. Peter Böhler, the Moravian bishop who was instrumental in this conversion a year earlier, remarked, “Had I a thousand tongues, I would praise Him with them all,” hence the origin of this memorable title. This hymn has always held a place of honor in the Methodist tradition. In practically every edition of the Methodist hymnal since 1780, it was the first hymn- HYMN 1.
Today, we’ll also hear organ works from Czech composers from the 18th century. Both Jan Zach (1699-1773) and Jan Křtitel Vaňhal (1739-1813) began their careers as organists in Prague, but eventually flourished in Mainz and Vienna respectively. Jan Křtitel Kuchař (1751-1829) spent most of his career as an organist in Prague. He was well known for his piano transcriptions of Mozart operas. All three were influenced by European Classicism, particularly the music of Mozart.
The Jubilation Choir is open to boys and girls 5th grade through high school. The choir performs on Youth Sundays and special services during the program year. The choir rehearses after the 10:00 am service from 11:15 to noon in the choir room. Schola Cantorum also invites those interested to learn to play our set of hand chimes and other instruments while developing musicianship skills.
JOY worship runs all year long! Sunday service and eucharist perfect for children ages infant-5yrs. Come be part of the fun from 9:15-9:45AM.
Do you love to sing? Please consider joining our choir and participating in a vital ministry. The choir musically leads our services each Sunday at 10 am. The choir’s repertoire includes great masterpieces from our Anglican tradition as well as beloved classics along with spirituals and contemporary choral works. We have openings for all voice parts.
Youth of all ages are welcome to join the African Drumming Troupe. The Youth African Drumming Troupe performs on the first Sunday of every month. This group is led by Marlene Whittemore Pillow directly following Sunday School on the first Sunday of the month, in one of the lower level classrooms. Bring your drum if you have one. All are welcome!
We are so grateful for your faithful membership at Christ Church; your generosity truly sustains our ministry together.Letter from the Rector
Thank you for your prayerful consideration of your pledge to support the ministries of Christ Church in 2019 both financially and through volunteering your time and talents! Together, we can reach our goal of 100% participation in pledging.
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Please feel free to contact our Stewardship Chair, Deanna Najork, with any questions. Thank you again!