What to Expect
Our Sunday services all center around Holy Communion (also called Eucharist), when we bless bread and wine in the name of Christ and share them as a sign of unity and a source of strength. Everyone is welcome to receive Communion at our altar.
The Eucharist, a word that means “thanksgiving”, has two major parts, the liturgy of the Word and the liturgy of Communion. In the first part, we are reminded of our place in God’s story as the scriptures are read, a sermon is preached, prayers are said together, and as we offer a common confession and are reminded of God’s forgiveness. In the second part, we experience afresh God’s acts of redemption as we see the bread broken and the wine poured out and share in these elemental representations of God’s presence with us. Finally, we are sent out bearing that presence and our common story to the world.
What time are services on Sunday morning?
At 8:00 a.m. there’s a quiet, contemplative Eucharist (Rite II) without music.
At 10 a.m. our Holy Eucharist (Rite II, adapted) brings us great music and challenging preaching. A concurrent Children’s Chapel (kindergarten-5th grade) allows our younger members to hear the Gospel in an age-appropriate way, to sing and discuss, and then join the “Big Church” for Communion. Of course, people of all ages are always welcome in any of our services.
How long do services last?
The 8:00 a.m. lasts about an hour, while the 10 a.m. usually runs about an hour and fifteen minutes.
Do you offer programs for children?
Yes! We have children’s chapel at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. If you’re not sure where that is, ask anyone one of our friendly greeters and they’ll be able to point you in the right direction.
What should I wear?
There is no dress code. Some people dress up in their Sunday best and others show up in khakis or yoga clothing. The important thing is that you are with us, not whether you are perfectly pulled together.
Do you have provisions for the differently-abled?
Yes! We are wheelchair accessible, with a ramp leading to the front entrance of the church. Large-print worship resources and hearing-assist devices are available from the ushers.