Byron Bennett Memorial Stained Glass Installed
Mrs. Ginny Bennett and family have made a beautiful donation of a memorial stained glass window given in memory of husband and church member Byron Bennett. Designed by Foster Stained Glass of Bryan Texas, who has designed all the windows of The Commons, it is based upon the Bible passage of John 1:51 which reads: “Truly, truly, I say to you, you shall see the heavens opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” It was the experience of Mr. Bennett at the time of his death to perceive the Angels of Heaven. A lasting memory of Mr. Bennett and a part of the beautiful art that is Christ Church United Methodist.
We want you to experience the presence of God in your life. Worship provides an opportunity for each of us to connect with God through song, prayer, sacraments and a meaningful message. We offer four worship services on Sunday and two other services during the month.
Paid In Full - Lent Sermon Series
You have heard the old saying, “nothing in life is free”? In deed everything has a price, every decision, every choice everything of value has a price. To have that which is of great value means that the price has been paid. Look at the word “Redeem” which liberally means to buy back, reclaim. When we have a thing, we redeemed it, we paid the price so that we might possess it.
What’s true about the natural world is also true about the spiritual world, there is a price to be paid for the forgiveness of our sin, there is a cost assigned to a life that can be abundant and eternal. But what price can be paid for such a gift of life abundant and eternal? The answer is simple, the price for our life has been paid in full for us, all we have to do is accept it.
So this season of Lent, join the Christ Church congregation for the Sanctuary worship sermon series and worship theme PAID IN FULL. Taken from the final 24-Hours of the earthly life of Jesus Christ in the Gospel of Mark, the series of messages looks how God in Christ has redeemed us in full.
Christ Church Classic Worship provides opportunities for those who prefer a more traditional worship style. The Classic Worship experience offers a creedal focus of the United Methodist heritage of worship. Music is led by pipe organ. The service will include the Apostles Creed, singing from the United Methodist Hymnal, Gloria Patri, Doxology, altar pastoral prayer and sermon.
Christ Church Sanctuary Worship provides the unique blended traditions of this congregation. It contains a fusion of classic, gospel & contemporary music with hymns and a variety of spiritual songs. Altar pastoral prayer and preaching are hallmarks of this service.
The Well is inspired by Jesus' encounter with the woman at the well in John 4 and continues to offer an alternative setting and style in Christ Church's Sunday morning worship options. Utilizing the renovated Covenant Chapel, The Well's music will be simple and intimate, using multi-media and the arts to enhance worship. Foundational to the weekly experience will be laity in leadership, a monthly prayer focus, and regular reflection and response time on the Spirit of God's Word. The Well will continue Christ Church's tradition of silent and corporate prayer time and the offering of the Sacraments.
Holy Communion is the highest sacrament of the United Methodist Church. This sacrament is often called by other names, including the Lord's Supper, the Last Supper and Eucharist.
The United Methodist Church recognizes only Baptism and Holy Communion as Sacraments because they were the only acts ordained by Christ.
In Holy Communion, we remember and proclaim God's saving work through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We are reminded again of the gifts of God's grace and forgiveness given to each of us. In communion, we celebrate what God is doing among us and in us. In the United Methodist Church, Holy Communion is open to all persons. You do not have to be a member to participate.
Communion is the Lord’s Table and not Christ Church’s Table; therefore any person, child or adult, member or not, is invited to receive the sacrament.
Holy Baptism is a Covenant between an individual and God. It is God’s word to us, proclaiming our adoption by grace and our word to God, promising our response of faith and love.
The Sanctuary Sermons
I'm New Here (FAQ)
PYRO Nite is a night of prayer held on the third Monday of every month, from 7:30-9:00pm in the main Sanctuary. It is hosted by our student ministry but open to all who want to attend.
PYRO Nite begins with a few worship songs, and then the entire Sanctuary is open to experience God. Different stations are set up for those that wish to have a guided prayer time. The greatest desire is to carve out time and space to actually listen for the Lord and settle in his presence. It seems that we should be able to do this in our own homes, but for most of us, this is very challenging. Pyro Nite is a predictable time each month to sneak away with the Lord in a context that is very easy to stop, listen, and experience Him. Sounds boring? Come and try it out first . . .
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9:30 SANCTUARY WORSHIP—A GREAT OPTION FOR SUNDAY
Christ Church offers a Sunday morning worship routine that can fit into any schedule or desire. The schedules includes
8:30 Classic Methodist—Sanctuary
9:30 Christ Church Blended—Sanctuary
11:00 Christ Church Blended—Sanctuary
11:00 The Well (alternative)—Covenant Chapel
9:30 WORSHIP is a great time and service to attend. It offers to parents an hour free from child concerns. Place the children in Sunday School or Nursery and then join in the inspirational service. This service presents the same worship order as the 11:00 with Dr. Hannon as the resident preacher for the service. Here you will receive one hour of rest for your soul and your bodies.
DON’T’ HAVE CHILDREN? This is a great service to attend if one desires to get out and about on Sunday. Have breakfast, join in the worship service, and by 10:30 you are refilled and refreshed for another week of life and faith.
GOD DECLARES IN HIS HOLY BIBLE: “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20. The Pastors are absolutely committed to this worship hour and time because there are people who desire to be there. And as long as they are there God is as well.
Now, is the time to discover for yourself why this service is so unique and special. Receive this as the Church’s personal invitation to be a part of the 9:30 worship hour on Sunday morning.
Christ Church United Methodist ¤ 6363 Research Forest Drive ¤ The Woodlands,Texas 77381