We have returned to a fully air conditioned and heated church, hymn singing, and Holy Communion of Bread and Wine at the Communion Rail once again. If you have not been to church for a while, please consider this fall season a time to return to Live Worship with all of us here at Christ Church Forest Hill, Rock Spring Parish.
Although masking is not required to attend in person, this is a time of increased risks for some people, and you are welcome to wear a mask if that makes you more comfortable. Those experiencing flu-like or similar symptoms are urged to watch the Live Stream from home. Holy Communion is served at the rail, standing or kneeling.
You may receive Bread and Wine, or just Bread as may be your custom or comfort level. The Blood of Christ is served from the Common Cup only. It helps if you take the base of the chalice and guide the cup to your lips yourself. We no longer practice intinction, dipping the wafer, for both traditional and public health reasons. Communion of the Body of Christ only has always been considered full-communion. If you would prefer not to receive communion for any personal or religious reason, you are still invited to come forward at the time of communion to receive a blessing: Please cross your arms across your chest to indicate your desire to receive a blessing. Above all, remember that all are welcome here at Christ Church Forest Hill, Rock Spring Parish.
Holy Communion is the sacred meal of the Christian faith. The Episcopal Church, as do all other denominations rooted in the historic Christian faith, affirms that the sacrament of Baptism is the ancient and normative entry point for receiving the sacrament of Eucharist, yet no one who comes forward to receive the bread and wine at communion is ever turned away from God’s table. It is the Lord’s table, not ours. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, the Episcopal Church welcomes you, and we invite you to join in Holy Communion and then perhaps explore with us what baptism may mean for you. Want to know more? Please one of the clergy following the service, or call for an appointment. Christ Church is here to serve your needs, and has been since 1805. Thank you for choosing to worship with us!