Welcome to Christ Church - Bienvenido a Christ Church
Welcome - Bienvenido
Whether you visit in person or online, we are glad to have you! We have three services on Sunday mornings.
(Click here if you want to fill out a visitor information card.)
We know that visiting a church can be a little intimidating, but please know we are glad to have you. We have a traditional worship style, but it is always informal and user friendly. Children are always welcome and we are used to them moving around, making noise.
We have a large lot on the corner of Fremont and Martin Streets, a smaller lot on Jarvis and Lane Street, and Street parking on all four sides of the block.
As the pastor of Christ Church I'm always glad to share more about Christ Church, or the Episcopal Church. You can call the church office, 956-723-5714 and ask for me, Fr. Paul. And you can also track me down on my cell by calling or texting 956-285-2753.
Taking Holy Communion - click here-
What is the Episcopal Church?
Our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, who is the head bishop for the Episcopal Church all over the United States and a few other spots on the globe, calls us "The Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement." We are Christians whose history is deep, rich, complex, and imperfect, like all the rest of the global church, knowing that we are called to live a life of service to God and others.
In Laredo: In 1881 several Laredo families formed a new Episcopal parish. Christ Church has been in Laredo for more than 130 years, first on the corner of Davis and Farragut downtown, and later in the Heights where we are today, preaching the word of God, and doing good work since then.
In Southwest Texas: The Diocese of West Texas comprises 88 congregations today, spread from Brady in the north to Brownsville in the south, from Del Rio in the west to Port Lavaca and Edna in the east
In the United States: The Episcopal Church in the United States is a group of Christians who go back to the beginnings of Christianity as it came to be in the British Isles in the first few centuries after Jesus formed the church.
Globally: Episcopalians form part of the global Anglican Communion, active in 165 countries, forming a large part of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. Anglicans comprise about 80 million of the 1.5 to 2 billion Christians alive today.
We are a reformed church. In the 16th century the Church of England separated from the Church of Rome, and began reforms such as translating the bible into English, using the scripture as the primary rule of faith and eliminating mandatory celibacy for clergy and more.
For those looking for meaning and a deep spirituality, the Episcopal Church offers acceptance and God’s unconditional love. We seek to remove any barriers between meeting Jesus Christ and seek to provide an authentic Christian community.
For more information, directions, and more, call us at 956-723-5714 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org