Christ  Church
A Welcome Place

 This Far By Faith  

120 Ohio Street
Huron Ohio 44839
419.433.4701

Email:  Christ Church Office
Office Hours:  Mon-Thur, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  


Sunday Morning

· Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m.

· Adult Forum at 9:00 a.m.

· All Christians invited to Communion.


Join us for coffee after the service as we greet each other.

Though we gath­er from many loc­a­tions, we un­der­stand ourselves as God's people in one Lord Je­sus Christ.Through the use of con­tem­por­ary and tra­di­tion­al mu­sic, we blend the beauty of our litur­gic­al and sac­ra­ment­al tra­di­tions with a love of God.

Grace Abounding

Christ Epis­copal Con­gre­ga­tion was or­gan­ized in 1837 and a corner­stone for a church building was laid on May, 23 1838. The church over­looks Lake Erie across Lake Park. Over the years many struc­tur­al and cos­met­ic changes have been made. A steeple was erec­ted in 1876, fol­lowed by a bell in 1881. The bell still calls pa­rish­ion­ers to wor­ship on Sunday morn­ings.

A ma­jor renov­a­tion oc­curred in 1963. An ad­di­tion con­tain­ing class­rooms, kit­chen, fel­low­ship hall, of­fices, choir room, and meet­ing space was con­struc­ted. The sanc­tu­ary was mod­ern­ized and re­ori­ented to be entered from this new ad­di­tion, In 1975 a new­er steeple was erec­ted and a mod­ern im­pres­sion­ist­ic stained glass win­dow of the Liv­ing Christ was in­stalled be­hind the al­tar. The church taste­fully blends its his­tor­ic char­ac­ter with a con­tem­por­ary, up­lift­ing feel­ing.

In 1977 a chapel and colum­bari­um were ad­ded. In re­cent years the church was painted, the en­trance was made han­di­cap ac­cess­ible, a lib­rary was ad­ded, pew cush­ions and kneel­ers were in­stalled and the or­gan was ren­ov­ated. As one of the old­est churches in the state, Christ Church is on the Na­tion­al Re­gister of His­tor­ic Places.

Nine­teen rect­ors have served Christ Church. Long pas­tor­ates have marked their ten­ure. The Rev. Eu­gene Smer­cina, who re­tired in Oc­to­ber 2001, served for thirty-six years. In the early 80's, dur­ing his pas­tor­ate, the church life changed dra­mat­ic­ally with the Cursillo Move­ment. The par­ish moved from a more tra­di­tion­al to a more evan­gel­ic­al wor­ship, while main­tain­ing an in­clus­ive­ness that pro­motes di­verse wor­ship styles. 

The church has gone through many phases but re­mains a tra­di­tion­al Epis­copal church. We have cel­eb­rated 175 years and many mile­stones have oc­curred in­clud­ing nam­ing Rev. Smercina, Rect­or Emer­it­us.


Christ Church is a praying family of God
seeking to walk in Jesus' love,
as the Bible guides and the Spirit leads.


The Five Marks of Mission

The Mission of the Church Is the Mission of Christ

  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
  • To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
  • To respond to human need by loving service
  • To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth 1 


 


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120 Ohio Street, Huron, Ohio

 From Ohio Turnpike

Exit the Ohio Turnpike at Exit 118 and follow the signs toward Sandusky. You will be heading north on U.S. 250 and will go under a railroad overpass.

At the second traffic light, turn right onto Huron-Avery Road (a Gas Station is on the northeast corner).

When Huron-Avery Road ends after 5 miles, turn left onto State Route 13. You will cross RR tracks and be in the central business district. You will cross a intersection divided with a median. The median has a BP Station in the center and St. Peter Catholic Church on the northeast corner. Continue straight for two blocks, on your left you will past a bank and the fire station.

The road now bends left, right, and left again. The third cross street is Ohio Street.

Turn right on Ohio and go two blocks north to the church on the right.