During the COVID-19 pandemic we are holding occasional outdoor services. Because our space is limited, these generally require advance registration. For upcoming outdoor worship opportunities, see the list below.
Wed., Feb. 17, 12:00 pm: Simple Outdoor Ash Wednesday Service
About Episcopal Worship
Episcopal worship follows an ancient pattern that dates to the earliest days of the Christian church. Our principal Sunday service is called the Holy Eucharist, from a Greek word that means "thanksgiving." The first half of the Eucharist is the Liturgy of the Word, when we hear readings from the Old and New Testaments and a sermon based on the scriptures of the day. We respond to the readings by offering our prayers for all people everywhere and all of God's creation, as well as our own individual needs.
The second half is the Liturgy of the Table, also called Holy Communion. We believe the bread and wine over which our thanks are given become the Body and Blood of Christ. When we share in Communion together, we are fed with the life of Jesus himself and renewed for our lives as his disciples.
If you've spent time in Episcopal, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, or Eastern Orthodox churches, much of our liturgy will seem familiar. If you're unfamiliar with liturgical Christian worship, don't worry. You're welcome to participate as fully as is right for you, or to just relax into the liturgy and let the rest of the congregation carry you in worship.