Christ Episcopal Church  ~  111 N 9th St (Ninth and Main)  ~  La Crosse, Wisconsin  54601 ~  608-784-0697  ~
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Christ Episcopal Church, La Crosse warmly welcomes students attending Globe University, UW-L, Viterbo and Western Technical College. You will always find a warm welcoming church family at Christ Church. God's unfailing love for us never changes. We look forward to seeing you soon.  

Confirmation Class this week  we'll study "How to Pray the Lord's Prayer" 

Come join us for Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent at 5:30 PM

2015 is promising to be a year of change.  However one thing never changes and that is God's
unfailing love for us.

 Welcome New Vestry members
and Warden
elected Jan. 11th,

Tim Donahue, Jr. Warden
Vestry members -
Merrie Jo Chamberlain,
Jake Delwiche,
Sally Lysne, and
Jennifer Terpstra.
We look forward to a dynamic year in 2015.

Christ Episcopal Church teens making Luminarias - part of our community outreach

Christ Episcopal Church teens setting up luminarias - part of our community outreach -  lighting the way to Christ Church

Lighting of luminarias at Christ Episcopal Church

Christ Episcopal Church community outreach through luminarias

Christ Episcopal Church Fellowship Potluck on Ministry Sunday

Fellowship Potluck on 
Ministry Sunday

Christ Episcopal Church Teens enjoying the moment

Teens enjoying the moment


Pastoral Letter to the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire
by Bishop Jay Lambert 
Second Sunday of Lent, March 1, 2015

Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire,

On Wednesday, February 11, my wife, May Ruth, and I and Mike Greene, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Eau Claire, went to Nashotah House. We spent the day with Chad Gandiya, Bishop of Harare, Zimbabwe. We explored the prospect of our dioceses entering into a meaningful relationship. It was a spirit filled time that was probably my most important day as Bishop of Eau Claire. ......Read More

February 23, 2015

Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire,

Already we are bombarded through the media about the candidates and political parties in preparation for the November 2016 presidential election. In the midst of negativity that borders on propaganda, I found this article helpful. I hope you will too. With my love and best wishes, I am,

Your brother in Christ, Jay

Pray for the Right Candidate

Religious Americans should weigh 5 factors in presidential campaigns by Tom Krattenmaker USA Today Feb. 19, 2015

And they're off! Now that it's 2015, we can say it: There will be a presidential election next year. Public and news media interest will build toward the frenzied crescendo that characterizes these races. After all, in a country that loves competition, what could be more riveting than the contest for the most powerful political office in the land? Read More


Peace Vigil Video by WXOW from January 14, 2015

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Father Patrick met with officials in Bannu following the Pennel Memorial High School Bombing on 1/26/15


Father Patrick meeting with Officials in Bannu, Pakistan after the bombing of Pennel Memorial High School.   More pictures and the text of his message (click here ) are on the Mission Page.


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Monday Afternoon Bridge

Most Monday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. a group assembles in the undercroft of the church to enjoy two hours of casual, friendly bridge. We are retired people who enjoy fellowship and camaraderie. This bridge session is social rather than extremely competitive. No partner is needed to join the fun. If it should happen that we don’t have the right number of players, we take turns playing and kibitzing. People from several different churches join in the fun and contribute a free will offering in gratitude to the church for its generous hospitality. Our church treasurer,  Bob Weathers, reports that as of May 25 the group has contributed $258 to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund.

If you or someone you know have Monday afternoons free, like to play bridge, and enjoy pleasant companionship, you are invited to join us.

For more information talk to Vivian Andresen, Nancy Gansen, Grace and Peter Hammond, Barbara Trane, or George and Cindy Waltershausen.

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Weekly Worship Times

Holy Eucharist at  8:00 am (Rite I)
Sunday School at 9:20 am
Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am (Rite II)

Evening Prayer at 5:30 pm,
First Monday of the month Healing Hands follows  

Men's Prayer Breakfast at 7:30 am,
1st and 3rd Tuesday of month

Holy Eucharist at 5:30 pm  

Holy Eucharist at 10:00 am
followed by Bible Study at 11:00am and Community Lunch at 12:00
Choir Practice 7:00 pm

Women at the Well 10:00 am,
1st and 3rd Saturday of the month

Adult Education class  at 9:15
Teen Youth Group
at 9AM
Children's Sunday School
at 9:15

Christ Episcopal Church, Bishop Jay and Bishop David making home visits.

Lay Ministry

We have Lay Eucharistic Visitor teams to ensure our home bound families receive regular Communion and ministerial visits. If you are in need of healing, counseling, a home visit, Communion or prayers, please contact us (608-784-0697) so we can reach out to you. We wish you a joyful and prosperous year in 2014. 

New Confirmation class is underway and meets Wed's at 6PM. Confirmation by Bishop Jay Lambert will be June 7th during the 10:30 service. For more information call Lee Donahue 783 7418

Learning about the Alter Guild at Christ Episcopal Church, La Crosse, WI

Learning about Altar Guild


2014 Confirmation

Christ Episcopal Church youth confirmed May 2014   Christ Episcopal Church Christ Episcopal Church youth being confirmed  Christ Episcopal Church youth being confirmed 

Christ Episcopal Church Confrimed students letting off steam  Christ Episcopal Church youth being confirmed

10 Confirmands were confirmed by Bishop Jay Lambert on Mother's Day. 9 teenagers and one adult became the largest Confirmation group in more than decade.

One teen was both baptized and confirmed on the same day.   Her younger sister was also baptized on Mother's Day.  

A few weeks later 2 other young adults were baptized.  

We are blessed with teens who are firm in their faith and reach out as a team to help our greater La Crosse and International community.

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Father Patrick was awarded the prestigious silver cross of St. Augustine in church at the 10:30 service Rose Sunday. Diocese of Eau Claire Bishop Ed Leidel presented Father Patrick with the award on behalf of the Archbishop of Canterbury (Rowan) who bestowed the award in absentia. Archbishop Rowan is retiring, and was unable to travel from London to La Crosse to present the award personally. He asked Bishop Ed to present it on his behalf with best wishes. The award was given to Father Patrick for his evangelism and outreach, particularly seeking and serving Christians who live in poverty and persecution in the far flung corners of the world. This culminates an active life long career of Father Patrick who consistently seeks and serves those in need locally and globally.
 press release   Close up of Award


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 A Message from the Senior Warden:

It is my honor and privilege to announce that Father Patrick has been awarded the Doctor of Divinity honorary degree from Nashotah House. The Nashotah Board of Trustees grants this degree to those whose life and work demonstrate the ideals for which Nashotah House is known, and upon which she was founded. In honoring Fr. Patrick, Nashotah House brings honor upon herself for the faithful commitment and trust shown. This Doctor of Divinity Degree will be awarded at the Commencement to be held on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Nashotah House. Go to Nashotah House

"Beauty Meets Substance"
as published in the Living Church, November 18, 2012
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