First Sundays: Outdoor Holy Eucharist at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Beginning in September 2020 we are celebrating the Holy Eucharist on the first Sunday of the month, conditions permitting, on the playground lawn next to the church. The 9:30 service will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook so those at home can participate actively. If the 9:30 service reaches capacity, we will add a second service at 11:00 a.m. Later that day, Communion will be available for those not attending the in-person services.
To attend in person, register using the link below. Capacity is limited due to spacing needs. Participants agree to follow all health guidelines, including face coverings and physical distancing. Check News & Notes for the latest updates.
To receive Communion at home, register using the link below by noon on the Thursday before the service. Your Communion kit can be picked up in the church parking lot or delivered to your home. Once the kits have been distributed, we will hold another prayer gathering on Zoom at 5:00 p.m. to receive Communion together, using the same Zoom link as for Sunday services. (If you're not able to participate in this gathering, you may still receive Communion on your own or with others in your household, using a set of prayers in the booklet that comes with your kit.)
If the Thursday deadline has passed and you need to make special arrangements to receive Communion, please call the church office at 707-579-2604 and follow the prompts for the priest-on-call line.
Tuesday Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are gathering for an outdoor, physically distanced service of Morning Prayer in the central courtyard at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesdays. Entrance is from the back parking lot at 636 Cherry Street. Please register in advance, as capacity is limited due to spacing needs. Participants agree to follow all health guidelines, including face coverings and physical distancing.
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.
"The Bread which we break is the Communion of the Body of Christ. We, who are many, are one Body; for we all share in the one Bread."
(1 Corinthians 10:16-17)
To receive Communion at home following our next outdoor service of the Holy Eucharist, please fill out the form below. The form will be available until noon on the Thursday before the service. If the form dea…Read More »