Church is defined as a "community of believers" and that is what defines Christ Church. For 320 years, our church has been drawing believers together into community on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Together we study and grapple with God's Word, we listen for the Holy Spirit in prayer and contemplation, and we do our best to follow Christ's example of bringing love and hope to a broken world.

We are a church of the Episcopal Diocese of Easton.

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • What times are weekend services? Are the services different?
    From September to May, our regular service times are Saturday at 5 pm, and Sundays at 8 am, 9:15 am, & 11 am. Nursery and Children's Church is available for all children up to the age of 10 at each service except the 8 am service. The services are very different! Communion is served at all of our Worship Services. Below is a brief summary of each service: 
     
    Saturday 5 p.m. One hour of heart-felt praise & worship in the early evening led by a band and worship team. This service is casual, the sermon is inspiring, and you will be glad you came! 

    Sunday 8 a.m. A reflective and quiet service using a traditional format and language that centers around the Holy Eucharist.

    Sunday 9:15 a.m. Contemporary Service which includes singing modern songs together, reading scriptures together, confessing our brokenness, and taking Communion together.

    Sunday 11:00 a.m. Worship at 11 features traditional music unmatched on the Eastern Shore and provides an opportunity to give thanks and praise to God.
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  • Is Nursery or Childcare available? Or are my children welcome in the worship services?
    We love children here at Christ Church, and as you will see, we have plenty of them! Your children are welcome in any of the services, or you may bring them to the Nursery or Children's Church.
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  • Where do I park?
    There is ample parking on the streets around Christ Church. There are two handicap ramps: one on South Street in front of the church, and one on Harrison Street beside the church.
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  • How do the people of Christ Church dress to come to worship?
    By and large, the people of Christ Church dress comfortably to come to worship from casual to business casual. Some people dress up to come to church, but everyone seems comfortable to let others dress as they wish.
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  • I don't know when to sit, stand or kneel.
    First of all, relax and don't worry about what you're "supposed" to do. The service order, or "script" for the service, is on the screen or passed out when you come into the services. Everything you need to know--from the songs, to the readings from the Bible, to the words we say aloud--will be there for you. At Christ Church, we respect a variety of worship practices and customs. During the service, some people may make the sign of the cross or bow at various points, while others do not. You should do what is comfortable for you. There are a number of practices that are common at Christ Church:
    • Generally, people stand to sing songs, while the Gospel is read, and for the post-communion prayer, blessing and dismissal. We sit for the sermon and during anthems that are sung by the featured musicians. We sometimes kneel (as we are able) to pray.
    • During Communion, some people will remain standing while others elect to kneel or sit. 
    • We have a time when we "Pass the Peace" during the service.  Most people move around to exchange signs of Peace with those who are nearby, shaking hands and greeting each other in whatever way is comfortable for them.
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  • Is it okay for guests to receive communion?
    All who seek God and are drawn to Christ are most welcome to receive the bread and wine of Holy Communion. Alternatively, you are invited to come forward for a blessing. Just cross your hands over your chest and you will receive a Blessing.
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