The Episcopal Church is a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, with 80 million members in 163 countries.
We are a community of Christians bound together by our belief that Holy Scripture contains the core of all Christian faith. Through the many ancient, as well as modern, stories that connect us to Jesus and his teachings, we discover daily God’s hope and call to us in our life together.
Christ Church is in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, one of 109 domestic dioceses in the Episcopal Church. It operates independently within the canons of the Church (a diocese is the primary unit in denominational structures). A diocesan bishop oversees each diocese. The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle was invested as the ninth Bishop of Texas on June 7, 2009. To learn more about the Diocese of Texas, click here.
In worship, we unite to hear God’s Word, offer prayer and to celebrate God’s presence among us.
Scripture is the foundation of our worship. The service follows an order found in our worship book called the Book of Common Prayer. Every worship service includes the reading of Holy Scripture from the Old and New Testaments. Our prayers and hymns are filled with Scripture.
The Book of Common Prayer includes a variety of ancient and modern prayers and worship services for occasions when the whole community gathers or for individual use. The Book of Common Prayer allows everyone to participate, reminding us that each person is an important part of the worship experience, whether the service is a celebration or a solemn occasion. It is a guidebook for daily Christian living. Music, both traditional and contemporary, is an integral part of uniting our prayers and Scripture.
In our worship service, we celebrate God with us through water, bread and wine.
The Episcopal Church believes through baptism in any Christian denomination we become brothers and sisters in God’s family. Jesus shared bread and wine with his first followers and is with us today in this family meal we call Holy Communion.
Through it, our union with God and one another is strengthened as we remember Christ’s life, death and Resurrection. Any baptized person is welcome and encouraged to share in this meal.