Christ Church, Ridgewood NJ, is a welcoming community of Christians of all ages from across Bergen County.
Here you will find vibrant youth ministries, inspiring music, meaningful community outreach, and much more, grounded in the Episcopal tradition: the right blend of “reason, scripture and tradition” at our core.
Come and see what God is doing here at Christ Church! And show us what God is doing in you!
|April 14||Palm Sunday||Holy Eucharist at 8:00 AM, 9:15 AM JOY!, and 10:00 AM|
|April 15||Holy Monday||Holy Eucharist 7:00 PM|
|April 16||Holy Tuesday||Holy Eucharist 7:30 AM
Stations of the Cross 7:00 PM
|April 17||Holy Wednesday||Holy Eucharist 7:30 AM|
|April 18||Maundy Thursday||A Holy Eucharist at Emmanuel Baptist Church 7:30 PM
Overnight vigil at Christ Church, from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM (1-hour shifts)
|April 19||Good Friday||Good Friday Liturgy with Communion and Veneration of the Cross at 7:00 AM, two services at 12 noon (traditional service with music in church plus Kid friendly service at in Sunday School area) and 7:00 PM with choir||April 20||Holy Saturday||Service of the Tomb 8:00 AM|
First Service of Easter 7:30 PM
Holy Eucharist and lighting of the new flame
Holy Eucharist at 8 AM, 9:15 AM JOY!, and 10 AM
Easter egg hunt for children will be held after the JOY! and 10 AM services.
|8:00 AM||Holy Eucharist
|8:30 AM||Choir Practice|
|9:00 AM||Adult Forum in the Guild’s Room|
|9:15 AM||JOY! Service: 25 min. Eucharist for younger children|
|10:00 AM||Holy Eucharist with music
|11:15 AM||Fellowship Hour|
Nursery Care: 9:30am-11:30am
We are so grateful for your faithful membership at Christ Church; your generosity truly sustains our ministry together.Letter from the Rector
Thank you for your prayerful consideration of your pledge to support the ministries of Christ Church in 2019 both financially and through volunteering your time and talents! Together, we can reach our goal of 100% participation in pledging.
If you have not yet made your pledge for 2019, please do so using the "Pledge Online" button below!
Please feel free to contact our Stewardship Chair, Deanna Najork, with any questions. Thank you again!
Do you love to sing? Please consider joining our choir and participating in a vital ministry. The choir musically leads our services each Sunday at 10 am. The choir’s repertoire includes great masterpieces from our Anglican tradition as well as beloved classics along with spirituals and contemporary choral works. We have openings for all voice parts.
In today’s Sunday of the Passion liturgy we experience an emotional shift from the jubilant Procession of the Palms and our shouts of “Hosanna!” to the reading of Luke’s Passion Gospel with cries of “Crucify him!,” launching us into the dramatic journey of Holy Week. The music for the liturgy reflects this transformation.
At the Offertory, the choir will sing Gesius’ setting of the joyous Hosanna, but sung in German with the words “Hosianna den Sohne Davids.” Bartholomäus Gesius was a late 16th - early 17th century German theologian, church musician and composer. His principal position was as Kantor for St. Mary’s Church in Frankfurt an der Oder in the Brandenburg district of Germany. His setting of “Hosianna” uses changes of meter throughout his motet, lending an air of randomness in the work, perhaps reflecting the almost chaotic mood of the crowd during Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
Although the music of Sir John Stainer (1840-1901) was earlier thought to be “of its time” or not relevant to the present, it has experienced a resurgence in recent years and his beautiful anthem “God so loved the world,” heard today during Communion, has truly endured for generations despite fleeting trends in musical taste.
The Jubilation Choir is open to boys and girls 5th grade through high school. The choir performs on Youth Sundays and special services during the program year. The choir rehearses after the 10:00 am service from 11:15 to noon in the choir room. Schola Cantorum also invites those interested to learn to play our set of hand chimes and other instruments while developing musicianship skills.
Our annual VBS Musical Theater Camp will be held August 12-16, 9:00AM - noon.
JOY worship runs all year long! Sunday service and eucharist perfect for children ages infant-5yrs. Come be part of the fun from 9:15-9:45AM.
Youth of all ages are welcome to join the African Drumming Troupe. The Youth African Drumming Troupe performs on the first Sunday of every month. This group is led by Marlene Whittemore Pillow directly following Sunday School on the first Sunday of the month, in one of the lower level classrooms. Bring your drum if you have one. All are welcome!