Weekly worship is central to our life together. We gather to praise God, to read our scriptures, to pray, and to break bread in communion. In these ancient practices we believe that God in Christ is present to heal, strengthen, and inspire.
Summer Worship – June-August
Starting June 4, we will drop back to two Sunday morning worship services for the summer, the earlier at 8:30 a.m., the later at 10 a.m. There will be no Adult Forum or Sunday School. We will resume our regular Sunday schedule again in the fall.
8 a.m. Holy Eucharist (No Music)
9:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, less formal, slightly abbreviated, non-traditional music
10:20 a.m. Christian Education
11:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, traditional service, choir and hymns primarily from the 1982 Hymnal
The nursery for infants and children up to 6 years of age is open from 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the nursery at St. Julian Hall (across the driveway from the church.) Pagers are available for emergencies.
Mon-Tue 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wed 9 a.m.-noon. Closed on Thursday and Friday.
The patterns of our worship and liturgy (“the work of the people”) follow rhythms as old as the Church. They’re designed to teach and to form us in the ways of Jesus Christ. The ancient and sacred meal of the Eucharist (communion) feeds us and bonds us into the body of Christ.
You’re greeted at the church doors by an usher offering the Sunday bulletin. This bulletin usually includes the entire church service. It will be easy to see how to participate. Sit anywhere: we have no reserved pews. (Warning: the pews at the very back of the church aren’t as comfortable, and the pews on the right side of the church get more sunshine.)
You’re invited to sit quietly or kneel (on a fold-down kneeler in each pew) before the service begins. If you’re a visitor, we invite you to fill out an orange card. If you let the people around you know that you’re new, you’ll be warmly welcomed. We stand to begin our joint worship when the church bell rings.
You will notice that the vestments and altar cloths change in color throughout the year. The colors correspond with specific seasons in the Church calendar. These seasons of the church year follow the life, death and resurrection of Christ. Each liturgical season has its own color: Blue, White, Green, Purple, and Red.
These symbolic colors help us interpret the scripture readings and help us understand what we do during worship.
For more information on the church year, visit: Episcopal Church Year Resource.