Holy Eucharist is the central focus of our worship. It's the cornerstone of what we call "The Sacramental Life." On the night before he died, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread, and after he had given thanks, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples saying, "Take, eat. This is my body, given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." After supper he took the cup of wine, blessed it and gave it to his disciples and said, "This is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this in remembrance of me." We invite all baptized persons to participate in the sacramental life with us.
This is a casual dress Rite II service without music. It's right at sunset, and the sanctuary is bathed in the vesper light. The service lasts less than an hour and is great for folks who have other Sunday commitments. The first Saturday of the month there is a potluck supper after the service. Dress is casual.
This is our most contemplative service. Rite I uses the "old language" laced with "thee, thou, liveth, and reigneth." Many of these folks maintain the older traditions. Some of the women wear hats and men often wear coats and ties. Sacred music sung from the hymnal accompanied by our pianist.
Morning Prayer Monday - Friday
This is our principal service and has the largest attendance. Music is from a full choir accompanied by organ and piano. During special events, we bring in brass and string players. The liturgy is Rite II with contemporary language. Healing prayer is available at the altar after communion. It's followed by Children's Sunday School and coffee hour in the Parish Hall.
Morning Prayer with Holy Eucharist is a service of reading scripture, canticles, prayers that has been part of the Christian faith for hundreds of years. Holy communion is distributed from the reserved sacrament. This 30 minute service is a great way to begin your day.
A Public Service of Healing is taken from the Book of Occasional Services and includes laying on of hands and anointing with oil. There is a period of silent meditation following the reading of Holy Scripture. Weekly teachings of Order of St. Luke are held prior to the service