When We Worship
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Each of our Sunday services has its own "personality" and we are blessed to be able to worship in a variety of ways. Below is a brief description of each service in hopes that you will find one where you will feel comfortable participating fully.
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8:00 a.m. | Holy Eucharist | intimate, meditative
This is a quiet, spoken Communion service in the Chapel. It uses the traditional language of Rite I, and includes a short homily. This service lasts approximately 40 minutes.
9:10 a.m. | Holy Eucharist | festive, intergenerational
This is a family-friendly celebration of Holy Communion, using the contemporary expression of Rite II with preaching that is relevant and engaging. Music is led by our parish choirs of children and adults, and is drawn primarily from the classical tradition, including choral anthems and great hymns. Children and youth take leadership roles throughout as ushers, acolytes and readers. This service usually has the largest attendance of the Sunday services.
Nursery care (ages 0-2) is available beginning at 9:00 a.m. Children ages 2-6 gather simultaneously downstairs for Toddler & Primary Chapel, led by one of the clergy and Miss Vicki. Once per month, usually the first Sunday, our Primary Class joins us in the Church for Children's Eucharist, which includes prayers by one of the Church School classes and a sermon especially appropriate for our youngest parishioners.
This service usually lasts 60 minutes. Followed by coffee and fellowship, Church School, Bible study, and special Forums for parents and for the parish-at-large.
11:15 a.m. | Choral Eucharist | reverent, traditional, transcendent
This service of Holy Communion is grounded in ancient traditions of Christian worship, and represents the finest aspects of our Anglican tradition: reverence, beauty, glorious music, and dynamic, relevant preaching. The prayers use the traditional language of Rite I. The music is drawn primarily from the classical tradition, including great congregational hymns and excellent choral music sung by the professional Compostela Choir. As with all our services, children are always welcome and nursery care is available until 1:00 p.m.
This service usually lasts no more than 75 minutes. Preceded by the Adult Forum and Bible study at 10:30 a.m. Followed by coffee and fellowship.
6:00 p.m. | Candlelight Communion | timeless, contemplative, centering
An informal, contemplative Communion service to close the day and begin the week. This service includes Scripture, poetry, a short meditation by one of the clergy, beautiful instrumental music, and ample time for reflection. The Church is dark and bathed in candle light, and members of the congregation are invited to get up and light a candle when so moved as a symbol of their prayer.
This service usually lasts no more than 60 minutes.