Welcome to the Christ Church website! As our tagline states, we are a welcoming community worshiping and growing in the Episcopal tradition of the Anglican Church. Christ Church is a community with a wide range of different people, from all ages and different backgrounds. As we live and serve in the way of Christ, we are excited about God’s plans for our future within today’s culture and our community. Our campus is between G and H Streets and 14th and 15th street in Downtown Eureka, California.
Here on our home page you will find (just below this post) highlighted events, news and happenings. Above, under the title headings, you will find more information about the church, our history, our community, our events calendar, our youth, our outreach, and much more. Feel free to browse! Also, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We hope to see you at one of our services (Sundays 8 AM and 10:30 AM) or events!
The October 2014 Chronicle is here! Read below…
Congratulations to Sister Diana Doncaster, C.T., who is being ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Thursday, October 2nd!
By the Grace of God and with the people consenting
The Right Reverend Barry L. Beisner
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
Sister Diana Doncaster, C.T.
To the Sacred Order of Deacons
In Christ’s One Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church
Christ Episcopal Church
15th and H Streets,
Thursday, the Second day of October
Two Thousand and Fourteen
at Seven o’clock in the evening
Your prayers and presence are requested
Reception to follow Clergy: White stoles
Paul Tegels & Dana Robinson, Organists
Featuring Works for Four Hands & Four Feet by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Saint Saens & Schumann
Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 3 pm – Paul Tegels & Dana Robinson
Paul Tegels has performed extensively in solo and ensemble concerts in the United States, Europe, Japan, and New Zealand. Dana Robinson is organist of Grace Lutheran Church in Champaign, Illinois. His performances are frequently featured on the nationally syndicated radio program, Pipedreams.
Concerts are at Christ Episcopal Church (15th and H Streets), Eureka, CA. Suggested donation: $15 individual/$25 family. A ‘Meet the Artist’ reception follows each performance. For more information, call: 707-442-1797
The September 2014 Chronicle is now available. Read it below:
The next Cinema Chat film will be Cléo from 5 to 7, directed by Agnès Varda and starring Corinne Marchand. As usual, Cinema Chat will be held on the second Saturday of the month (September 13th) at 6:00 PM in The Chapel of Our Merciful Savior on the corner of 15th and G Streets in Eureka. Description from Wikipedia:
Cléo from 5 to 7
Directed by Agnès Varda
Produced by Georges de Beauregard
Starring Corinne Marchand
Music by Michel Legrand
Cinematography Jean Rabier
Edited by Rose Sokol
11 April 1962
Running time 90 minutes
Cléo from 5 to 7 (French: Cléo de 5 à 7) is a 1962 Left Bank film by Agnès Varda. The story starts with a young singer, Florence “Cléo” Victoire, at 5pm on June 22, as she waits until 6:30pm to hear the results of a medical test that will possibly confirm a diagnosis of cancer. The film is noted for its handling of several of the themes of existentialism, including discussions of mortality, the idea of despair, and leading a meaningful life. The film has a strong feminine viewpoint and raises questions about how women are perceived. The role of mirrors are prevalent to symbolize self-obsession.
The film includes cameos by Jean-Luc Godard, Anna Karina, Eddie Constantine and Jean-Claude Brialy as characters in the silent film Raoul shows Cléo and Dorothée, while composer Michel Legrand, who wrote the film’s score, plays “Bob the pianist”. It was entered into the 1962 Cannes Film Festival.
Also, here are some writings on Cléo from 5 to 7 for some intellectual stimulation and enjoyment:
Songs of Reflection and Jubilation
The final “Sundays at 4” summer concert at Christ Episcopal Church (15th and H Streets, Eureka) will be on Sunday, August 24, at 4 pm, featuring sacred and secular songs performed by Elizabeth Rau, soprano and Greg Granoff, piano and organ. The poems of Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science, poems by contemporary American poets Deborah Digges and Steve Okwor, and several biblical texts are the inspiration for this program of music composed entirely by local musician Greg Granoff. Please join us for this free concert featuring two outstanding musicians from our local community.
Rau and Granoff met as church musicians at the Christian Science church and their musical collaboration spans over twelve years. In addition to their work in churches, they have performed together in Messiah sing-along concerts and at Humboldt State University. A huge fan of Granoff’s songs, Rau began performing them over the years at other local churches and in Marin County, and after receiving much favorable response to several individual songs, put together this program to share with the community. Future musical plans for Rau and Granoff include recording a CD of Granoff’s songs.
Elizabeth Rau has appeared as a soloist in local Rhododendron Festival concerts, concerts at the Unitarian Fellowship in Bayside, and in community Messiah Sing-Along performances. She has also performed and taught voice at Humboldt State University. Currently she teaches piano and voice in her home and is active playing piano and singing at various local churches.
Greg Granoff is the piano technician at Humboldt State University and the organist at the Christian Science Church in Eureka. He is an accomplished pianist, organist, and harpsichordist and has accompanied HSU faculty and student performances through the years.
Please join us for this Sunday afternoon concert featuring two talented musicians performing an inspiring program of sacred and secular songs.
For more information, call 707-442-1797.
Concert for Four Hands and Four Feet
The second “Sundays at 4” summer concert at Christ Episcopal Church (15th and H Streets, Eureka) will be on Sunday, July 27, at 4 p.m. A program of keyboard duets for four hands and four feet will be performed by Douglas Moorehead and Merry Phillips. These free summer concerts offer an opportunity to hear music that is not often performed and to learn about the music and the instruments.
The program will feature a variety of duets composed for four hands (and feet) or transcribed from other works. The first movement of the Sonata in D minor, op. 30 by Gustav Merkel, a late 19th-century German composer, is an organ duet (four hands and four feet). A Fancy for Two, composed by organist and well-known improvisationist Gerre Hancock, is a contemporary piece in a contrasting style to the earlier baroque sounding piece. The first Concerto for Two Organs by Antonio Soler was composed in the late 18th-century and reflects Spanish musical traditions. The concerto will be performed on the harpsichord and the organ. Joe Utterback, jazz pianist and composer, wrote Visions for organ and piano. This jazz-influenced composition reflects the energy, color, and moods of jazz improvisations. Completing the program will be a transcription of John Philip Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes Forever, transcribed for organ duet by America’s famous duo organists Raymond and Elizabeth Chenault.
Douglas Moorehead is the former Organist and Music Director at Christ Episcopal Church, and founder of the Rhododendron Festival Concerts. He oversaw the installation of the magnificent Kegg pipe organ and acoustical renovations at Christ Church. He recently retired in December 2013. Merry Phillips is the current Organist and Music Director at Christ Episcopal Church. Both are members of the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Please join us for this fun concert featuring four hands and four feet and a wide variety of music. Two performers for the price of one – and did we mention that it is free?!
For more information, call 707-442-1797