Outdoor Holy Eucharist Services
During fall 2020 we celebrated the Holy Eucharist one Sunday a month on the playground lawn next to the church, with the service livestreamed on Zoom so those at home could participate actively. Later that day, Communion was available for those not attending the in-person services.
Our outdoor services are on hiatus as of January 2021.
We are planning for a return to in-person services as weather and COVID-19 conditions permit.
Please check back over the next several weeks, and subscribe to News & Notes for updates.
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.