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Are you looking for a new Castle Rock church for you and your family? You are warmly invited to visit Christ's Episcopal Church in historic downtown Castle Rock.

Why come to Christ's Church? We've asked our church members to describe our church home in one word (or two) of their choosing here. You can also check out our Lent and Easter activities below, including our annual Easter Egg hunt and our Lenten adult education series.

Come visit!

The Artist’s Way - Creative Cluster

Beginning Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm in The Gathering Place.

We are starting a Creative Cluster, based on Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. It is a peer-run collective, creative process, with the aim of creative unblocking. This is a way to share, support, and celebrate each other in re-discovering our creativity. We will use a twelve-week process with a weekly gathering of one and one-half hours. We will follow the book and guidelines, week to week, including weekly creative exercises and discussion.

Contact: Gretchen @ gretcheneff@hotmail.com


The Seder invitation:
This Passover, may you truly experience freedom!

Maundy Thursday, April 17st, 6:30 p.m. in The Sanctuary

Many Christians and Jews believe that the Last Supper was actually the Seder, a celebratory family meal brimming with ritual to remind all of the significance of the Passover. It is a time to rejoice and remember. The name “Passover” is derived from the Hebrew word Pesach which is based on the root “pass over” and refers to the last of the ten plagues when the Lord passed over the first born of the Jews and slayed those of the Egyptians. It is a time when the Jews were finally set free from their bondage to Pharaoh. Shedding the restraints of slavery and entering into a new beginning, a new way of living. Did you know? Passover is often referred to as Zeman Herutenu translated: Time of Our Freedom. The coming together as a family to share in the Seder meal and retelling of the Exodus story of the Jews marks the beginning of the 7 days (or 8 depending where you live) of the Passover. Seder is a Hebrew root word meaning ‘order’ and interestingly enough, the same root word ‘siffur’ meaning prayer book.

See more information here.

2014 Holy Week and Easter Events and Services

The Labyrinth will be available for walking in the Undercroft:

  • Sunday, April 13th 2 p.m. - 7pm.
  • Monday - Friday, April 14th - 18th 7a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 19th 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Wednesday, April 16 - come to one or all of the following:

  • 6:00 p.m. Reflective Communion - Chapel
  • 6:30 - 7:10 p.m. Soup Supper - The Gathering Place
  • 7:20 - 8:30 p.m. Fr. Rick’s Lenten Series: Are You Ready For A Miracle? How to embrace change and create a new you.

Maundy Thursday, April 17th - The Seder– 6:30 p.m. < More information on The Seder and ticket prices >

Good Friday, April 18th

  • 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. Tre Ore – in the Chapel
  • 7:00 p.m. Introductory Presentation on Walking the Labyrinth - in The Gathering Place
  • 7:30 p.m. Tenebrae (followed by Walking the Labyrinth in the Undercroft) - in the Chapel

Sunday, April 20th - Easter Sunday

  • 8 a.m.Festive Eucharist
  • 9:00 a.m. Easter Gourmet Brunch in the Undercroft
    • We are looking forward to another fabulous Easter Gourmet Potluck Brunch this year. It is our favorite time to sample your family’s special Easter dishes; so please bring a side, salad or dessert to share. You may drop off your food at the Undercroft as early as 7:30am. This year, Christ’s Episcopal Church will be providing the ham and roast beef for the Brunch. If you wish, donations to offset the cost of the meat are always welcome.
  • 10:15 a.m. Easter egg hunt on the campus and in The Gathering Place
  • 11:00 a.m. High Mass with incense
    • Godly Play, 4-yr old - 3rd grade, and Connect, 4th grade - 8th grader, at 11:00 starting in the service.

Go here for more information on the above services

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Lent Message 2014

“So as you enter Lent, consider how you will live in solidarity with those who are hungry, or broken,or ill in one way or another.”
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her Lent Message 2014. The video of the Presiding Bishop’s message is here.

(Click here for the written version)

Fr. Rick's Mystic Travelers Blog

Fr. Rick posts two blogs a week on www.mystictravelersbook.com, and he has over 60 articles archived there for your edification. You can go on your own whenever you want, OR once on the website, you can subscribe by filling in your name and email address in the box on the left of the screen. If you sign up, you’ll be sent the blogs twice a week. You’re also invited to submit your comments about a blog if you wish.

Wall of Thanks

We appreciate so many people here at Christ's Episcopal Church. Therefore, we invite you to say THANKS to someone who has added in some way to your life or your spiritual journey. You are also invited to say THANKS to anyone you'd like to acknowledge for adding to the grace in this church of ours.

Click here to share your THANKS. Your THANKS prayer will be completely anonymous unless you give us your name. We will publish it here. We *do* have to moderate the board for spam, so we can't publish your comment until it's reviewed. But we will review all prayers at least once a day. If you wish, you can take a look at the Wall any time. We will include a link to it in the Fully Alive News and the email newsletters.

Thank you for being such a valuable part of this place to be...fully alive.

In Service,
your friends at Christ's Church.