Worship With Us
Online Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Our services have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but our worship is still at the heart of our life as a church.
Our Sunday services are held on Zoom and also livestreamed to Facebook. Join us on Zoom by using the meeting ID in News & Notes, or you can pray along with us on the Facebook stream below.
Our 9:30 a.m. outdoor service one Sunday a month is also streamed on Zoom and Facebook so those worshiping from home can participate actively. You can also register to attend in person or receive Communion at home on those Sundays.
Past service recordings are available on Facebook. You can also try watching directly on Facebook if you're having trouble with the livestream above or if you'd like to post comments.
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.
* Suspended Until Further Notice *
The following are suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are listed here to give a sense of what our worship life is like under more ordinary circumstances.
Sundays, 8:00 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist, Rite I
We begin our Sunday mornings with a simple spoken service. Most of the prayers are in traditional Elizabethan English dating back to the 1500s. The liturgy lasts about 45 minutes.
Sundays, 9:00 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist, Rite II
This is a sung service featuring hymns and our Alleluia Choir. The prayers are in contemporary English. The liturgy usually lasts about 75 minutes.
Nursery care is available for young children. Pre-K and elementary-age children attend Godly Play, our Montessori-style Sunday School, before returning for Communion.
Sundays, 11:15 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist, Rite I
This is a sung service featuring hymns and our St. Cecilia Choir. Most of the prayers are in traditional Elizabethan English. The liturgy lasts about 75 minutes.
Nursery care is available for young children.
8:00 a.m., Monday through Friday
The services of Morning and Evening Prayer, also known as the Daily Office, are the Church's daily act of praise, with psalms and readings appointed for each day of the year. They can be prayed by individuals or groups, at home, at church, or on the go. All members are encouraged to make use of some form of the Daily Office as part of their prayer life. Join us for Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays. Most days we gather afterward for coffee and toast in the Library.
Since the earliest centuries the Church has set aside certain days to honor the martyrs and saints, as well as significant events in the life and ministry of Jesus. We celebrate these Major Feasts with the Holy Eucharist, usually at 12:10 p.m. Check News & Notes for upcoming feast days.