We’re glad that you are interested in Christ the King Episcopal Church and we hope you will join us for worship. All are welcome in The Episcopal Church and at CTK and we really do mean all. Our membership and leadership is comprised of the young and the old, the long-time member and the newcomer, married, partnered and single, gay, straight and transgender, rich and poor, those who have lived here for generations, and those who have recently moved here. We represent and celebrate the wonderful diversity that makes the Mid-Hudson Valley what it is, and we seek to do that in faithfulness to the baptismal command to respect the dignity of every human being. No matter who you are, or where you are on your spiritual journey, there is a place for you at God’s table, and at CTK.
We find meaning and purpose in the teachings and example of Jesus. We also know that Christianity is more than a series of teachings. It’s a way of life and we seek to be a Christian community that is recognized more for our deeds than our words; a community that wishes to serve each other and God’s world. Worship with us on a Sunday at 8, 10 or on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 5 pm (9 and 5 pm during July and August). We also celebrate a healing Eucharist at Noon on Wednesdays. During this service special prayers for healing are offered for any who wish them.
On Sundays an usher will greet you at the door. Just let him or her know that you are new to CTK and they will offer a quick orientation as well as a bulletin.
To be a Christian is also to be in relationship with the Trinity. We affirm our belief in God, the creator of all. We seek a personal as well as corporate experience of Jesus who we know to be the human face of God. We also trust that we are upheld by the Holy Spirit who is active in guiding us in the ways of peace, justice and reconciliation. The relationship of love shared by the Trinity is our model for relationships that cherish and build up. At CTK we offer classes and events during the year that are designed to deepen our faith and witness. The clergy are also available to meet with you to explore your questions and offer guidance as requested.
You can also be involved with CTK through our ministries of service to those in need. (Check out the drop down section entitled “Serve” for more information.) You may be in need and we would like to help. The Rondout Valley Food Pantry, now located on Main Street in Stone Ridge, provides food for individuals, families and pets. We can also provide information on other resources in the larger community and how to access them.
No matter who you are, or what you do or don’t believe, there is a place for you at God’s table and at CTK.
If you are searching for a community that seeks to affirm and serve, we hope you will join us.