A typical Sunday:
8:30 or 10:30 am worship
Entering The Church
Please walk to the front red doors. Pick up an Order of Service bulletin on the table or from the usher.
Our prayers are designed to help us encounter the Living God. The service includes hymns, prayers from the Episcopal Book of Common prayer, readings from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, a sermon, reciting the Nicene Creed, and end with Holy Communion. Any baptized person is welcomed to receive the bread and the wine of communion.
Visit https://how2charist.com to view a traditional Episcopal service with explanations.
Children of all ages are welcomed to join in worship at our church. A children's sermon is regularly part of the service.
For younger children and infants we have a nursery provided, if desired. The older kids return at the "Peace" in order to receive communion with their families.
The principal worship service in the Episcopal Church is called the Holy Eucharist, which has two parts: the Word of God (Bible Readings, Sermon, Creed and Prayers) and Holy Communion (eating and drinking the holy bread and wine).
According to the Book of Common Prayer, the Eucharist is "the sacrament commanded by Christ for the continual remembrance of his life, death, and resurrection, until his coming again."
All baptized Christians are welcome to receive communion at Epiphany, not because we take Eucharist lightly, but because we take baptism so seriously.
These are the gifts of God for the People of God—and Christ invites everyone to be known and fed here.
All are welcome to the table for Holy Communion! At baptism, we are initiated as full members of the Body of Christ and can and should partake in the bread and wine of the Eucharist.
If you have not been baptized, simply place your arms over your chest at the Communion rail to receive a blessing—and let the priest know if you would like to be baptized.
The Episcopal Church as a whole has a great respect for traditional music and practices. The Episcopal Church service usually has lots of church calisthenics (kneeling, sitting, standing, etc.)
Don't worry if you don't know what to do. Do what you are comfortable with. We utilize our whole body in worship. There are times to stand and listen to music, to kneel in prayers asking for God's forgiveness, and to sit and listen to the Word of God in both the scripture and the sermon.
There are also times in the service when you will see people cross themselves, some people genuflect or bow when entering or leaving a row of pews, some people prefer to kneel during a prayer while others stand.
As you continue to come to worship services, experiment with these movements. You may find they help you achieve a prayer-full state of mind.