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61 Grosse Pointe Blvd | Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 | 313-885-4841 | Directions
Welcome to Christ Church!
The Rev. Andrew Van CulinAs the newly installed rector of Christ Church, I am delighted to be the newest member of this very special parish. There are so many great people who make up this parish family. I look forward to the good things that we will do together to further God's kingdom in Grosse Pointe and the community that surrounds us.

As you explore our site, I think you will find that at the heart of Christ Church is a desire to bring glory to God through dynamic worship services, challenging and formative educational opportunities, and amazing acts of service that touch the lives of those in the parish family and in the metro-Detroit area.

On behalf of all the members of Christ Church, I invite you to join us for one of our weekend worship services. You will find meaningful liturgy, relevant messages, and choral music second to none. I am confident that you will find yourself grateful for the warm hospitality and welcoming spirit that makes Christ Church such a remarkable place to worship and family-like community in which to participate. And when you visit, please take a moment to introduce yourself to me. I would be delighted to meet you in person.

With Gratitude,


The Rev. Andrew Van Culin
Rector


News & Announcements


  • Mozart Requiem Palm Sunday, March 29 at 4:30pm. The Christ Church Choirs, Soloists, and Orchestra perform. Freewill offering.

  • Easter Flower Memorial Donations Due Monday, March 30. Donations for Altar Flowers are welcome for Easter Sunday. Mail checks made payable to Christ Church (memo: Altar Guild) to the church office. Suggested contribution is $60. For more info: Maryann DeAngelo at 313.885.4841 x 107.

  • Single Grant Cycle for 2015 The Outreach Funding Committee announces a Single Grant Cycle for grant awards per year. Grant Applications are due March 31, 2015. Learn more


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Upcoming Events at Christ Church


Position Available Associate For Parish Life and Christian Formation. The Rector of Christ Church Grosse Pointe seeks to appoint an Associate Priest to the senior staff. Applications are now being accepted. Learn More Below

Download PDF Documents
Associate Priest Position Description Associate Priest Search Brochure


Antiques, Garden & Design Show Invitation Mailing Saturday, March 28, 9:30am until we are done! In the Undercroft. Please come help us stuff envelopes and write notes. Food and beverages will be provided!

Soup and Salad Supper at 6:00pm. Undercroft. Please join us during Holy Week as we gather together to share a light, simple, dinner before services. (Childcare will be provided) Four Evenings During Holy Week:

  • Monday, March 30
  • Tuesday, March 31
  • Wednesday, April 1
  • Thursday, April 2


Holy Week at Christ Church

  • Monday, March 30 - Holy Eucharist at 7pm.
  • Tuesday, March 31 - Holy Eucharist at 7pm.
  • Wednesday, April 1 - Service of Tenebrae at 7pm. Choir of Men and Girls
  • Thursday, April 2 - Maundy Thursday Service at 7pm. Choir of Men and Boys
  • Friday, April 3 - Good Friday Liturgy at 12 noon and 7pm. Choir of Men and Girls
  • Saturday, April 4 - The Great Vigil of Easter at 7pm. Choir of Men and Boys
  • Sunday, April 5 - Easter "Sunrise" Festival Eucharist at 7am.
    Soprano Soloist, Easter Festival Eucharist at 9 and 11:15am. Combined Choirs and the Motor City Brass Quintet.

Watch and Pray Enrich your Holy Week experience by participatingin the All-Night Watch and Prayer Labyrinth following the Maundy Thursday Service on April 2. Brochures and a sign-up sheet are available at the Reception Desk.

Lent Madness Continues You can still join in! Engage in your devotional practice in a whole new way. Read about the saints and vote daily for your favorite to win the Golden Halo at lentmadness.org An updated Bracket is posted in the Lobby. For more information: Contact Christian Hansen at 313.885.4841 x 104.

Flowering of the Cross and Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, April 5, 9:00-11:15am. Join us for the 9:00am Easter service to experience the flowering of the cross. Then, after the service, it's off to the front lawn for Easter festivities for all ages and sizes, including but not limited to the egg hunt, balloon animals, face painting, and scrumptious treats and drinks!

Summer Mission Trip Wait List Available! Trip Dates: June 28-July 3, 2015 - Pittsburgh, PA. $125/person (scholarships available). There's still an opportunity for all current 6th-12th graders and their friends to join us for this life changing experience. Information packets are available upon request. For more information: Contact Christian Hansen at 313.885.4841 x 104.


Chirst Church Spirituality Center: View The CCSC Program Brochure

Beyond Bromance: Friendship and Growth April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13 (5 Sessions). How do men become close? What is the importance of friendships to my growth as a man who is happy in my sense of self, in my relationships, in my activity in the world and in my spirituality? The workshop will incorporate a video, reflective writing, sharing and some role play to help you explore these questions. Consider asking a good friend to join this workshop with you! Suggested contribution - $85 or $155/pair of Bro's. For Workshop information: Ron Spann at 313.885.4841 x 113.


Music at Christ Church Grosse Pointe

Join us for another extraordinary season of Music at Christ Church.
View the 2014-15 schedule

Mozart Requiem Palm Sunday, March 29 at 4:30pm. The Christ Church Choirs, Soloists, and Orchestra perform. Freewill offering.

Choral Evensong - Sundays at 4:30pm. The choirs offer sung prayers to God on behalf of the people of God. Free and open to the public. A reception follows the service.

  • April 19 — Men and Girls
  • April 26 — Men and Boys

2014-2015 Program Year Our new season of Christian Formation programming has begun with Sunday School and the Rector's Forums running from 10:10 to 11am and many additional opportunities for Christian Education, Worship, Stewardship and Outreach throughout week. Read the letter from Fr. Drew

    Rector's Forums are offered on Sunday mornings, 10:10 to 11am in the Undercroft (September through May) as an opportunity to live into our commitment to the lifelong process of Christian Formation. All are welcome and encouraged to attend so that we might grow in relationship with God and one another.
    View the 2014-2015 Schedule

    Wednesdays at Christ Church Wednesdays at Christ Church provide an evening of fellowship, prayer, and learning to nourish your soul and deepen your faith. Programs for all ages are available. Childcare is open from 4:00 – 9:00pm on Wednesdays in the Nursery Room for all ages

    October 1 through May 13
    5:00 pm – Evening Prayer
    5:30 pm – Holy Eucharist
    6:00 pm – Community Dinner
    6:30 pm – Adult and Youth Formation Classes

    The Catechumenate: Forming Disciples in Christ Wednesdays, October 1 through May 13 - 6:30pm in the Undercroft. Lead by: Fr. Drew and the Clergy of Christ Church. The Catechumenate is an intensive 26-week class for adults offering formation in the basics of Christian faith and practice in the context of the Anglican tradition. Learn More

    Newcomers' Class Sundays, 10:10-11:00am Are you new to Christ Church and do you want to know more? Are you interested in joining the Christ Church community? This 3-session class, offered in the fall and spring, will provide a brief introduction to life at Christ Church. Learn More


Opportunities to Serve A welcoming opportunity! Serve as a warm and friendly presence as a Front Office Receptionist. We already have some wonderful and dedicated volunteers but there are days in the week that need to be filled. Or, do you like to cook? garden? Become a Greeter? We can find a perfect match for you. For many volunteer opportunities, please contact: Maryann DeAngelo at x 107.

Memorials A great way to give thanks for our loved ones is to make an altar flower contribution in their name. The suggested contribution is $60. Contact Maryann DeAngelo to schedule a memorial.

Reserving Space for an Event In an effort to ensure that events are planned well in advance, and to eliminate scheduling conflicts, requests for room reservations must be received at least 21 days in advance of the event. Submitted forms are reviewed at the weekly staff meeting. You will be notified within 24 hours after a decision has been made. You can complete a "green" sheet HERE.

Pastoral Care Visits If you know of individuals that are housebound or in need of pastoral visits, please contact MaryAnn DeAngelo in the church office at 313.885.4841 ext. 107.

Alzheimer's Support Group All who are coping with the challenges of Alzheimer's disease and dementia are welcome to attend this group at any time to find comfort and practical help. The group meets every third Thursday in the Undercroft.



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Worship Schedule


Worship Schedule
September 14 through May 17

Saturday Service - Church nave

5:30 pm - Holy Eucharist (said)

Sunday Services - Church nave

  • 8:00 am - Holy Eucharist (said)
  • 9:00 am - Holy Eucharist (sung with Choir)
  • 11:15 am - Choral service of Holy Eucharist (sung with Choir)
  • 4:30 pm - Special Services & Concerts Schedule

Weekday Services - St. Margaret’s Chapel

8:30 am - Morning Prayer
5:00 pm - Evening Prayer
5:30 pm - The Holy Eucharist

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