Everyone is welcome to worship with us at Christ Church-St. Jude’s in Ivy and at St. George’s in Utopia.
If you would like an orientation to the service before Sunday, you may contact our Reverend Bill (our priest) who will be pleased to meet with you during the week.
For common questions, please see below:
Christ Church-St. Jude’s is located at 7330 the Ninth Line in Ivy. Ample parking is available on the south side of the church. A reserved handicapped spot is located next to the wheelchair-accessible walkway leading to the main entrance on the east side of the church.
St. George’s is located at 6340 the Sixth Line in Utopia. Ample parking is available on the north side of the church. There is a wheelchair-accessible walkway leading to the main entrance of the church.
When are the services and how long are they?
St. George’s has a worship service every Sunday at 9 a.m.
Christ Church-St. Jude’s has a worship service every Sunday at 11 a.m.
These services of Holy Communion last about 75 minutes.
There are times when our two churches worship together; for instance, when Bishop Peter Fenty, our area bishop, comes, and on Christmas Day. The location of these services is posted beforehand on the website.
What happens when I come in?
A greeter will welcome you and give you a bulletin that outlines the service and announces upcoming events. You will find the prayer and hymn books in your pew. Please feel free to ask the greeter any questions you may have.
You may sit anywhere you like. If it’s not occupied, it’s your seat!
Do my children stay with me?
That’s completely up to you. Children begin in church with their families and are invited to the front for a short children’s story. Then, as the congregation sings a children’s hymn, the children go downstairs for Sunday School. They rejoin you shortly before communion.
What do I wear?
Wear what you are comfortable in to worship God.
Do I need to bring anything?
No. We take a collection during our offertory hymn to support our ministry and outreach to others. You are under no obligation to contribute, although we are grateful if you choose to do so.
May I receive Holy Communion?
All baptized Christians are invited to receive both the bread and the wine at Holy Communion. Gluten-free wafers are available upon request. You may also come forward to receive a blessing from Reverend Bill; if so, please indicate your intention by crossing your arms.
What happens after the service?
Please join us for refreshments and conversation after the service.
After the 9 a.m. service at St. George’s, Utopia, some parishioners go for brunch in Angus; on the first Sunday of the month, we enjoy a light meal downstairs.
After some of our 11 a.m. services at Christ Church-St. Jude’s, Ivy, we go downstairs for refreshments. One Sunday a month, we enjoy a light soup lunch together.
If you wish to speak with the Reverend, please tell him/her or let a greeter know. Please sign our guest book and go in peace to love and to serve the Lord.