Worship

Worship in the Episcopal Church has come to be called an experience of the “ancient present.” Our worship is filled with the majesty and awe of centuries-old practices and forms, which have been filled with meaning for today.

Baptism2

Our worship centers on the two great sacraments (signs and symbols used by God to convey grace).  The first is holy baptism through which we are reminded that we belong to God and nothing can separate us from the love of God. We also find ourselves part of an extended family, one with Christians throughout the ages and across the world, what we call the “one, holy, catholic [meaning ‘universal’], and apostolic Church.”

Grace Altar

The second is Holy Communion, or the Eucharist (which literally means “thanksgiving”), mass. But whatever it’s called, this is the family meal for Christians and a foretaste of the heavenly banquet. As such, all persons who have been baptized, and are therefore part of the extended family that is the Church, are welcome to receive the bread and wine, and be in communion with God and each other.

Altar Girls Easter 2013

The whole people of God take part in this divine drama each Sunday and Holy Day.  They help minister the grace of God by serving as ushers and greeters, by singing in the choir, by serving as acolytes or readers, by working with the altar guild.  If you would like to serve in any of these ways, please speak to the team leader of any of these groups, or the rector.

 

Worship Schedules 

Please click on the schedule below to find out who is serving in worship. If you are scheduled but cannot serve, please find a replacement and contact the office AND the ministry scheduler immediately!

April-June 2016 Acolyte Schedule

April-June 2016 Coffee Hour Schedule

April-June 2016 Greeters Schedule

April-June 2016 Lector & EM Schedule

April-June 2016 Usher Schedule

Jan-March 2016 Greeters Schedule

Jan-March 2016 Coffee Hour Schedule

Jan-March 2016 Acolyte Schedule

Jan-March 2016 Usher Schedule

Jan-March 2016 Lector & EM Schedule

 


Centering Prayer

The Going Deeper group has added a Centering Prayer practice prior to their usual gathering. Centering Prayer is contemplative prayer or Christian meditation that places an emphasis on interior and exterior silence. The purpose is to settle the mind and make one more available to the Divine presence in our world. We meet on Tuesdays in the chapel at 4:00 p. m. If you would like some teaching or “settling time” please arrive at 3:45 pm. The silence will begin at 4:00 pm and last for 20 minutes. (Please leave cell phones on silent and if you are late you are still most welcome, but please enter silently and gently.) The Going Deeper Group will begin at 4:30 and we would love to have others join us. We are currently listening to interviews of spiritual leaders from multiple religious traditions talk about their understanding of what “awareness” means related to spirituality. We will end sometime between 5:30 and 5:45. If you have questions please email us.