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61 Grosse Pointe Blvd | Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 | 313-885-4841 | Directions
Welcome to Christ Church!
The Rev. Andrew Van CulinAs the newly installed rector of Christ Church, I am delighted to be the newest member of this very special parish. There are so many great people who make up this parish family. I look forward to the good things that we will do together to further God's kingdom in Grosse Pointe and the community that surrounds us.

As you explore our site, I think you will find that at the heart of Christ Church is a desire to bring glory to God through dynamic worship services, challenging and formative educational opportunities, and amazing acts of service that touch the lives of those in the parish family and in the metro-Detroit area.

On behalf of all the members of Christ Church, I invite you to join us for one of our weekend worship services. You will find meaningful liturgy, relevant messages, and choral music second to none. I am confident that you will find yourself grateful for the warm hospitality and welcoming spirit that makes Christ Church such a remarkable place to worship and family-like community in which to participate. And when you visit, please take a moment to introduce yourself to me. I would be delighted to meet you in person.

With Gratitude,

The Rev. Andrew Van Culin

News & Announcements

  • Positions Available Christ Church seeks to appoint individuals to various staff positions:Visit our Jobs & Opportunities to Serve page to Learn More

  • St. Mark Passion J S Bach and Reinhard Keiser Good Friday, April 18 at 7pm. The Christ Church Chorale, Soloists, and Orchestra perform. Freewill offering.

  • Easter Lessons and Carols Sunday, May 4 at 4:30pm. A service of readings and music celebrating the resurrection of our lord. The Choir of Men and Girls performs.

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Upcoming Events at Christ Church

Positions Available at Christ Church Grosse Pointe

The Rev. Andrew Van Culin, Rector of Christ Church seeks to appoint individuals for the following:

  • A creative, strategic-thinking individual to join the Church's senior staff as the Director of Communications. Learn More
  • A highly motivated, newly ordained deacon (prefererred) or priest to join the staff as the Curate for a 3 year term. Learn More
  • A strategic-thinking individual to join the Church's senior staff as the Associate for Finance and Administration. Learn More
  • An associate priest to join the senior staff as Associate for Parish Life and Christian Formation. Learn More
  • A creative, strategic-thinking individual to join the staff as Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministries. Learn More

Task Force on Gun Violence Worship Opportunities The Joint Task Force on Gun Violence, Christ Church and the Church of the Messiah; and the Christ Church Spirituality Center would like to welcome everyone to two Holy Week opportunities:

  • Wednesday, April 16 at 6pm. Starting at Church of the Messiah (231 E. Grand Blvd.) there will be a Stations of the Cross procession in the neighborhood, in prayer for the victims of gun violence. All are invited. Dress for the weather.
  • Maunday Thursday, April 17; Good Friday, April 18 The Spirituality Center and the Task Force would like to invite you to walk the Labyrinth, pray in the prayer garden for peace in our communities, for the victims of gun violence, their loved ones and first responders.

Holy Baptism The Great Vigil of Easter, April 19. Please contact MaryAnn DeAngelo at 313.885.4841 ext. 107 for more information.

Easter Sunday: Christian Formation

Flowering of the Cross, Sunday, April 20
Children of all ages are invited to join this wonderful tradition at the 9am service on Easter Sunday. If your children would like to participate in the procession and the flowering of the cross, please have them gather in the Undercroft no later than 8:45am. Flowers will be provided. Please contact Tracey Torosian with questions.

Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday, April 20
Join in the fun after the 9am service on Easter Sunday! Children ages fifth grade and younger are welcome to participate. Weather permitting, the Easter egg hunt will be held on the front lawn. If the weather doesn't cooperate, the festivities will be held in the Sunday School hallway. Please contact Tracey Torosian with questions.

Women's Dinner Gathering Thursday, April 24 at 6:30pm. All women are invited to attend this group's March gathering at Wave's Chill and Grill located at 24223 Jefferson Avenue in St. Clair Shores. If you have questions, please contact Karen Davenport

Antiques Show - volunteer opportunities There are still many volunteer opportunities available. Contact Colleen Fitzgerald and Dana Deimel at for more information. Or, join us for committee meetings on Wednesday, April 30 at 7pm; Saturday, May 10 at 9:30am; Wednesday May 14 at 6pm; and Wednesday, May 21 at 6pm. We hope you can join us!

SOS to all needlepoint stitchers! Did you know that each boy and girl singing in the Christ Church Choirs has a hand-stitched patch on the blazer of their choir uniform? A patch is given to each chorister when they are officially admitted into the choir in June. We are running out of patches and stitchers and we need your help! If you are interested in stitching a patch or two (or five!), please contact Scott Hanoian right away. All materials, directions, charts and finishing are provided for you and each patch takes approximately 15 hours to stitch. Please help to keep this glorious tradition alive for years to come!

Music at Christ Church

St. Mark Passion J S Bach and Reinhard Keiser Good Friday, April 18 at 7pm. The Christ Church Chorale, Soloists, and Orchestra perform. Freewill offering.

Easter Lessons and Carols Sunday, May 4 at 4:30pm. A service of readings and music celebrating the resurrection of our lord. The Choir of Men and Girls performs.

Choral Evensong - This service of sung evening prayer is drawn almost entirely from the Bible. The choirs offer sung prayers to God on behalf of the people.

  • Sunday, May 11 at 4:30pm. The Boy Choristers perform.
  • Saturday, May 31 at 4:30pm. Sung by current and former
    choristers of the Christ Church choirs.
  • Sunday, June 8 at 4:30pm. Combined Choirs with
    installation and Valediction of Choristers.

Reserving Space for an Event In an effort to ensure that events are planned well in advance, and to eliminate scheduling conflicts, requests for room reservations must be received at least 21 days in advance of the event. Submitted forms are reviewed at the weekly staff meeting. You will be notified within 24 hours after a decision has been made. You can complete a "green" sheet HERE.

Pastoral Care Visits If you know of individuals that are housebound or in need of pastoral visits, please contact MaryAnn DeAngelo in the church office at 313.885.4841 ext. 107.

Alzheimer's Support Group All who are coping with the challenges of Alzheimer's disease and dementia are welcome to attend this group at any time to find comfort and practical help. The group meets every third Thursday in the Undercroft.

Sunday School Teacher Needed Beginning in January, a Sunday School teacher is needed for the third grade classroom. A team of four teachers will be sharing the schedule, so each person will not be teaching every Sunday. This class learns the Holy Moly curriculum, which is fun and easy to teach. No experience is necessary - just the desire to get to know and help our third graders. Please contact Tracey Torosian if you would like to join this wonderful team.

Acolytes Needed We are in need of adding to our roster of Acolytes. We are looking for boys and girls ages 6th grade and above. We would, also, like to have adult Acolytes to assist at the 8 am service as well as other special services. We will be holding training sessions of Acolytes soon. Contact Ted Hagan - 248.755.1655 for more information.

Children's Chapel Volunteers Volunteers are needed during the 9am church service. As a volunteer, you will usher the children to Children's Chapel after the children's sermon, teach the Gospel lesson of the day, say prayers with the children and return with the children to the service during the announcements. We will assemble a team of volunteers so each person isn't helping each week. If you can offer even two Sundays through the end of the year please join our team and contact Tracey Torosian

MOPS Shepherd Needed Volunteers are needed to assist with childcare during Mothers of Preschool Students (MOPS) meetings the first Monday of the month; 8:45 - 11:45am. By volunteering, you will give our moms a much-needed break and time for spiritual renewal. Please contact Co-coordinators Mary-Caitlin Streets or Tamara Wilson to volunteer.

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Worship Schedule

Worship Schedule

Morning Prayer - 8:30am & Evening Prayer - 5pm
Holy Eucharist - Wednesdays at 5:30pm following prayer

Saturday | Holy Eucharist

5:30 pm - This celebration of the Holy Eucharist
is a "come-as-you are" service with no music.

Sunday | Holy Eucharist

  • 8:00 am - Traditional service with no music.
  • 9:00 am - A family-friendly service accompanied by the Choir of Girls and Men & a children's sermon.
  • 11:15 am - A traditional service featuring a sung Eucharist accompanied by the Choir of Men & Boys.


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