What to Expect
Episcopal worship feels similar to a Roman Catholic mass or a "high" Lutheran or Methodist service. The whole congregation participates in the service, which means that they say responses, stand and kneel at certain points, and perform actions like exchanging the Peace (shaking hands with neighbors) and receiving Communion. You are of course welcome to participate or to observe as you are comfortable. Here are some common questions about our worship:
How will I know what to say and do?
We provide a service bulletin with all of your responses printed, as well as directions for how to participate. If you are unsure about what to do, you can always ask a neighbor—we're happy to help! To us, worship is about imperfect people praising God in community, not about "doing it right."
Are children welcome?
Yes! Children of all ages are welcome to worship with us. We have colorful children's activity bags at both entrances of the church, and if your child is full of noise and movement, it's because God made children that way! Sitting towards the front and helping your child follow along with the service often help them feel more engaged, and if you need to step out, we have a nursery where they can play or nurse.
Can I receive Communion?
All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Communion (consecrated bread and wine) in the Episcopal Church. Detailed directions for doing so are found in the bulletin. If you would not like to receive Communion, you are welcome to come forward to the altar rail and receive a blessing from the priest.
Sundays at 10:00 am
Our Sunday service takes place in the main church (or "nave") and lasts about an hour. Our service comes from the Book of Common Prayer, and includes prayers, hymns, readings from the Bible, a sermon, and Holy Communion. Afterwards, we enjoy coffee, treats, and fellowship in the Parish Hall.
Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Our weekday service takes place in St. Luke's Chapel and lasts about half an hour. This quiet, simple service includes prayers, readings from the Bible, a brief homily, and Holy Communion.