Christ’s Episcopal Church
Castle Rock, Colorado

Welcome to the Sanctuary,
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.

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

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Sep
30
Fri
Central CDI Neighborhood Gathering @ The Gathering Place
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Your Church Development Institute (CDI) team, consisting of Eric Zelt, Cheri Winter, and Fr. Brian, along with our group hosts invite you to gather for coffee and conversation in the upcoming weeks with other members of Christ’s Church who live in your area. Please be on the lookout for your personal invitation, and plan to join us as we all get to know our “church neighbors” — and talk together about the history of Christ’s Episcopal Church. These events are part of our CDI project and will wrap up year one of the Priest-in-Charge process, which is focused on doing “Holy Archeology.”

Oct
1
Sat
Northeast CDI Neighborhood Gathering @ The Gathering Place
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Your Church Development Institute (CDI) team, consisting of Eric Zelt, Cheri Winter, and Fr. Brian, along with our group hosts invite you to gather for coffee and conversation in the upcoming weeks with other members of Christ’s Church who live in your area. Please be on the lookout for your personal invitation, and plan to join us as we all get to know our “church neighbors” — and talk together about the history of Christ’s Episcopal Church. These events are part of our CDI project and will wrap up year one of the Priest-in-Charge process, which is focused on doing “Holy Archeology.”

Oct
2
Sun
Evangelism 101 @ The Chapel
Oct 2 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

EvangelismYes, you heard that right, the “E” word in the Episcopal Church! Join Fr. Brian and Rod Walker (vestry chair for Evangelism and Renewal) Sunday mornings from Sept. 18th through Oct. 9th in the chapel for a look into Evangelism in the Episcopal Church and in our own lives. From an introduction to Evangelism, to a Shy Guy’s Guide to Evangelism, and online tips, we will have some fun conversations around how we can share our faith in the world around us. Join us 9:15 am each Sunday in the chapel.

Blessing of the Animals @ Christ's Episcopal Church
Oct 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Blessing of the AnimalsJoin us Sunday, October 2nd, at 12:30 PM, for the blessing of the animals in celebration of the Feast Day of St. Francis. We’ll gather in the grass area by the chapel for a short service, blessing of the animals, and some fun and songs. A good-will offering will be  collected, and it will all go to the Dumb Friends League of Douglas County. Invite your friends, and yes, we will be done in time for you to get to a TV and watch the Broncos.

Oct
4
Tue
Education for Ministry @ Parish House/Admin Building
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

EfM

 

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

Musicmakers Choir Practice @ The Sanctuary
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Oct
5
Wed
Tolling of the Bells @ The Chapel
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tolling of the Bells continues every Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 pm. Please join Father Brian & others as we lift up our community, country, and others with our prayers as the bells toll.


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