This is our mission as a congregation. We strive to be a place where ALL people can feel welcomed and included in the life of this faith community. We live in a world where a growing number of groups and organizations seem to be defining themselves in terms of what they are against and who is excluded. That is not what Episcopalians believe. For us our faith is embodied in inclusiveness. Our heritage has always sought a wide diversity of voices and opinions within our common life of faith. We follow a Lord who sat at table with tax collectors, sinners and righteous people alike. We follow a Lord who declared love of God and love of neighbor as being the greatest of all the commandments.
So we invite you to be our guest at Christ Episcopal Church. With God's help, we are working hard to be a place where stranger and friend alike may know hospitality, acceptance, reconciliation, healing, forgiveness and the joy of God's love. It has been said that a church exists not for its established members but instead for the stranger. If you are looking for the experience of a community where you are welcomed and affirmed, we invite you to be our guest at Christ Episcopal Church – where all are welcomed and all are fed at the table. We are the church with the red doors at the corner of Fountain and Washington Streets. We sincerely hope that you will be our guest and find your place at God's Table!
- All Sundays this month, except for August 15, are Holy Eucharist. August 15 will be Morning Prayer.
- There will be a Coffee Hour after service on August 8 and August 22!
- The Vestry will meet before service at 9:15 am, on August 22.
- The 3rd Strategic Planning Meeting will be after service at 11:15 am on August 29!! All are welcome AND needed!
- CORRECTION TO CALENDAR: The Vestry, along with the Rev. Chris Boyce, will meet as a Discernment Assembly at 9am sharp - not at 9:15 as was printed in some of the Chronicles that went out!
Please check the calendar for our 10:30 a.m. Sunday service schedule to see whether it is Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer. The main difference between the two services is that the traditional service (Holy Eucharist) is led by Father Henry and includes a sermon and Holy Communion. Our Morning Prayer service is led by a layperson who reads a homily and Holy Communion is not celebrated. Both services include hymns and we hope you will join us and add your voice to ours.
"Mass on the Grass"!
Christ Episcopal Church
204 W. Fountain Street
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: (507) 373-3188
Fax: (507) 373-7453
Parish Office is Open
Tuesday & Thursday
10 am to 2 pm
Morning prayer service is led
by a layperson with a homily;
Holy Eucharist is led by our Priest in Charge.
Both services include hymns and we hope you will join us and add your voice to ours.