What to expect on Sundays
Sunday is traditionally when Episcopalians gather for worship. The principal weekly worship service is the Holy Eucharist, also known as: the Lord’s Supper, the Divine Liturgy, Holy Communion, or Mass. Eucharist is simply the Greek word for 'thanksgiving'. The 11:00 service lasts about an hour. Learn more about the structure of the Eucharist. We will be having Morning Prayer in place of the Eucharist some Sundays during our clergy transition. For a schedule of which service will take place each Sunday, please click here.
| Worship Styles
Episcopalians worship in many different styles, ranging from very formal, ancient, and multi-sensory rites filled with fine music, prayers, and beautifully arrayed vestments and Altar paraments. However, all worship in the Episcopal Church is based in the Book of Common Prayer.
| Liturgy and Ritual
Worship in the Episcopal Church is said to be liturgical, meaning that the structure of our worship and the prayers that we pray don’t change greatly from week to week. This sameness from week to week gives worship a rhythm that becomes comforting and familiar to the worshipers. Our worship also follows patterns that have been used in Christian worship for centuries, and in countless places, so our worship anchors us to an ancient faith.
The first time you join us, this liturgy may be exhilarating, but it might be confusing. We sit and stand and kneel, we sing and say responses, we sing music that you may not recognize. It can take a little while to "settle in" to the rhythms and patterns of our worship, so give yourself permission to simply be with us.
If you have any questions at all, please contact us and ask!
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