Our Sunday services are our largest gatherings each week and they are a great way to enter into the life of the community. First-time visitors most commonly come and give our services a try. We offer two services each Sunday, each with a distinct character.
Traditional Communion 8:30 am (September to June only)
Our early service is an intimate gathering of people who pray together using elements of the historical Book of Common Prayer communion service. In the darker winter months especially, it feels quite cozy. We gather seated in a close circle around the altar and participants also help to lead worship by reading scripture passages, offering the prayers of the people, and serving at communion. A sermon is offered at this service, but there’s no music or singing.
Sung Eucharist 10:30 am
Our later service has the same sermon and scriptural focus, but includes music and more modern language from the Book of Alternative Services and other resources. On special occasions, this service includes playful yet reverent drama and creative ways to tell the biblical story. During different seasons of the church year, we change the layout of the space to focus our attention in different ways. Before the bread and wine is blessed, the community moves from their seats to form a circle around the altar.
For families with children, this service includes children’s programming, and children are often included as worship leaders.
Music at our Sunday 10:30 am Eucharist services is traditional Anglican in nature, following the Book of Alternative Services and the liturgical calendar. Hymns are chosen mostly from Common Praise. Psalms, the Lord’s Prayer, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei are all sung. The choir sings appropriate anthems at various times throughout the year.