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
|11:15 AM||Fellowship Hour|
Nursery Care: 9:30am-11:30am
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.
If you have not yet made your pledge for 2019, please do so using the "Pledge Online" button below!
Please feel free to contact our Stewardship Chair, Deanna Najork, with any questions. Thank you again!
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.
Luke’s Gospel heard today recounts the story of Jesus’ healing of a great multitude from all Judea, Jerusalem and throughout the region. We hear that all who touched Jesus were healed by the power emanating from him. The hymns and Offertory anthem sung today all point to his extraordinary capacity to heal in the many Gospel stories and its relevance for us today.
The Gospel Hymn “Heal me, hands of Jesus,” was written by the late 20th century Anglican clergyman Michael Arnold Perry, a prolific hymn writer, whose many hymns were published by Jubilate, a major publisher of contemporary hymnody in England. It is included in the Episcopal hymnal “Wonder, Love and Praise,” a supplement to The Hymnal 1982. The composer Carl W. Haywood, a major contributor to many musical publications of the Episcopal Church, composed the very attractive tune. Dr. Haywood serves as Director of Choral Activities at Norfolk State University in VA.
At the conclusion of the service, we’ll sing “All my hope on God is founded,” a hymn by Robert Seymour Bridges, the late 19th and early 20th century British poet and translator. The tune, Michael, by the great English composer Herbert Howells, was composed to honor the memory of Howells’ son, who died of polio at age nine. It is remarkable that a father’s grief can be transformed into such triumphal joy in this great testament to the power of healing.
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.
It's our first Diocesan Acolyte Festival and it's being held at Christ Church! We need YOU to come help plan and be supportive in what's sure to be a fun Saturday. Bishop Carlye is attending.
The festival is scheduled for March 30th starting at 10:00 A.M. and all Christ Church acolytes should attend and assist. (Lunch will be provided.) Parent help is crucial, so please contact Kristen Lee and let her know if you are available to assist!
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.
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!