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Christ’s Episcopal Church • Castle Rock, Colorado

Welcome to Christ’s Church:
A Place to Be Fully Alive

Join Us for Worship and Study

Whether you call it “the Eucharist,” or “the Mass,” or “Communion,” or simply “worship,” you’re welcome to join us as we celebrate the sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood. All are welcome at the Lord’s table. Here’s our weekly schedule:

A Safe Place, an Empowering Community

You go to a sanctuary when you feel a need to be safe, to be yourself, to discover who you really are. That’s because a sanctuary is a holy place, a sacred place of security and Fr Brian Blessing a Child during Eurcharist at Christ's Episcopal Church, Castle Roc, Colorado quiet. A true sanctuary, however, is more than just a building. It’s also an empowering community that provides shelter and protection, companion- ship and support. In short, a sanctuary is where you go to be, and become, fully alive.

Christ’s Episcopal Church is such a sanctuary — both a sacred place and an empowering community. The Sanctuary is a campus of buidlings on 4th Street between Cantril and Lewis Streets in historic, downtown Castle Rock, Colorado. The Sanctuary is also a coming together of loving, open, caring people in faithful Christian worship, community service, spiritual study, and joyful play.

You’ll find many ways to be fully alive on the pages of this website. The descriptions on the pages, however, are simply “fingers pointing at the moon” (to borrow a phrase from the Zen tradition). They invite you to come spend time with us, in whatever ways feel right for you.

The recent blog posts you see on this page will give you only a hint of what’s going on in this community. For a more complete picture, you’ll want to subscribe to our Fully Alive Blog. Likewise, the events listed on this page are just the tip of the iceberg. So please be sure to check out our full calendar of activities … and see when you’d like to come do something with us.

Christ’s Episcopal Church
615 Fourth Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
303-688-5185

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Dec
7
Wed
Evening Women’s Bible Study @ Parish Admin Building
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Women of Wonder and Wisdom is for women ages 18-108 (or 180) who are looking for an evening opportunity to come together and share in the wonder and wisdom of Holy Scripture. We will meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM; please join Sharise Plescia and Cheri Winter in the Parish Administration building.

Dec
8
Thu
Clergy Coffee House Hours @ Crowfoot Valley Coffee
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join Father Brian each Thursday at Crowfoot Coffee in historic downtown Castle Rock. Come, sit, enjoy a coffee and a chat with our Priest in Charge.

Dec
10
Sat
Feast of St. Nicholas @ The Gathering Place
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

A Celebration of St. Nicholas

Yes Virginia, there is a St. Nicholas!!

St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra attended the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea in 325 and was the patron of seafarers, sailors, and especially of children.  On Friday Dec. 10th, at 5:30 PM in the Gathering Place and Chapel we will have a great family event! Children and youth of all ages are welcome, including the youth over 60. We’ll have cookie decorating, pizza for dinner, an outreach project, and Father Brian will share with the youth about St. Nicholas, as well as a few of his favorite Christmas books. Make sure you take off your shoes and place them by the door when you come in.

Please come and join us and, of course, bring your friends!

Dec
11
Sun
Parents’ Afternoon Out @ Christ's Episcopal Church
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Our Youth Group will be hosting a “Parent’s Afternoon Out” on Sunday, December 11th, from Noon until 4:00 PM. Members of Youth Group are offering child care where they will provide games, crafts, and more fun activities to keep your young ones entertained so you can enjoy an afternoon of Christmas shopping, baking, cleaning, or simply having an afternoon to relax.

This will be a fundraiser to help support our Youth Group’s community building and outreach activities. We are accepting a suggested donation of $5.00 per hour, per child.

There is a sign up sheet available in the Gathering Place as well as in the back of the Sanctuary. We ask that you please provide us with all the information on the form by December 4th.

Dec
12
Mon
Afternoon Women’s Fellowship @ The Gathering Place
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

A friendly group of women come together in the Gathering Place every Monday to share a brown-bag lunch, fellowship and Bible study. Every woman in our community is welcome, and all are invited to join in. Lunch and fellowship begin at 11:00 AM, followed at 12:00 PM by Bible study, which is currently looking at the Book of Acts. Please do come, whenever you can, to these friendly get togethers.

Dec
13
Tue
Education for Ministry @ Parish House/Admin Building
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Join our Education for Ministry group as we discover and nurture our call to Christian service.

Musicmakers Choir Practice @ The Sanctuary
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Musicmakers weekly choir practice. Please contact Kathy for more information!


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