Christ Church, Pelham, is a Christian community in the Episcopal tradition.  As members of the Body of Christ, we are dedicated to spiritual growth and committed to serving God through worship and service to our community and the world.

Adult Christian Learning in Lent

Tuesday, February 16th at 7:30pm in the Library
MONASTICISM AND THE RELIGIOUS IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The best kept secret in the Episcopal Church is our religious communities. Join Sister Faith Margaret, a member of the Community of the Holy Spirit in New York City and Treasurer of the Diocese of New York, as she describes her faith journey. She will lead us on a virtual tour of the numerous religious communities, monasteries, and convents in the Episcopal Church.

Tuesday, March 1st at 7:30pm in the Library
A PILGRIMAGE TO SANTIAGO AND HOW IT CHANGED MY LIFE
Nancy Mead (mother of the Rector) takes us through a visual journey across 500 miles of Spain to Santiago de Compostela. The pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela is one of the most famous and difficult journeys in the world; pilgrims walk for hundreds of miles, carrying little or no supplies or money, relying entirely on the support and hospitality of strangers. Nancy Mead has made this journey numerous times with a light backpack and a digital camera. Come see, hear, and pray about your own journey of faith.

Tuesdays, March 8th and 15th at 7:30pm in the Library
THE PASSION OF THE MESSIAH
We read the accounts of Jesus’ passion and crucifixion every year during Holy Week. We all know the story, but how well do we know it? Rev. Peter Powell is a priest in the Episcopal Church and a New Testament scholar. He will walk with us as we go in depth and explore the history, similarities, differences, and theologies of the Passion Narratives found in the four Gospels.

Tuesday of Holy Week, March 22nd at 7:30pm in the Library
WORSHIP PRIMER: THE RITES OF HOLY WEEK
Each year on Palm Sunday the church begins Holy Week. The liturgies offered on Palm Sunday (which is officially called the Sunday of the Passion), Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Eve, and Easter Day are among the most interesting, most complicated, and most ancient of Christian worship services. Where do these rites come from? Do they make sense together? Is there a right way or a wrong way to observe Holy Week? Why do we seem to do everything twice? Join Father Matt for a primer on the rites of Holy Week.

Stations of the Cross in Lent

Every Sunday in Lent at 5:00 PM
Join us for Stations of the Cross every Sunday evening in Lent at 5:00 PM.  The service will be immediately followed by a said Eucharist around the altar.

Holy Week Schedule

March 20 is the Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
8:00 AM – Said Eucharist of the Passion with Blessing of Palms
10:00 AM – Sung Eucharist of the Passion with Blessing of Palms.
10:00 AM – The Church School will meet in the Undercroft for a Seder.
5:00 PM – Stations of the Cross and Eucharist (in the Garden, weather permitting)

March 24 is Maundy Thursday
6:00 PM – Mediterranean Potluck Supper in the Parish Hall
7:30 PM – Sung Eucharist with Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altar.

March 25 is Good Friday
12:00 PM – Passion Liturgy with Communion from the Reserved Sacrament

March 26 is Easter Eve
4:00 PM – Youth Group & Confirmation Class make pizza
5:30 PM – Pizzafest & Potluck Dinner in the Parish Hall 1
7:30 PM – The Great Vigil of Easter
9:00 PM (ish) – Potluck Dessert & Champagne Reception in the Library

March 27 is Easter Day
9:00 AM – Sung Eucharist
10:15 AM – Festive Coffee Hour & Easter Egg Hunt
11:15 AM – Sung Eucharist

Easter Eve & Easter Sunday

March 26 is Easter Eve
4:00 PM – Youth Group & Confirmation Class make pizza
5:30 PM – Pizzafest & Potluck Dinner in the Parish Hall 1
7:30 PM – The Great Vigil of Easter
9:00 PM (ish) – Potluck Dessert & Champagne Reception in the Library

March 27 is Easter Day
9:00 AM – Sung Eucharist
10:15 AM – Festive Coffee Hour & Easter Egg Hunt
11:15 AM – Sung Eucharist