We worship together on Sunday mornings at 9:30. Our service is informal and we invite people to come as they are. Some folks do still put on their “Sunday best,” which is perfectly fine, but not necessary.

Our worship service conforms to the Book of Common Prayer, 1979. We use Holy Eucharist Rite I or Rite II depending on the season of the church year. Rite I (more traditional, “King James” English) is used during Advent and Lent. Rite II (more contemporary English) is used during Christmas, Epiphany and Pentecost. We sing traditional hymns with an organ accompaniment. On occasion, special music may be added by members of our congregation.

Our worship is participatory. Our priest leads that service, but the congregation joins with responses as provided in the Prayer Book. Some folks are challenged by the “up and down” we do during church. We stand for praise (hymns), we sit for teaching (Scripture reading, sermon), we kneel for prayer. No one should feel compelled to follow these actions and anyone with physical limitations should only do as they are able.

We share communion (the Lord’s Supper, Eucharist) every Sunday and all baptized Christians are welcome to share with us. We come forward and receive the bread on upturned palms, which can be consumed immediately or held to dip in the chalice. When drinking from the chalice, it’s helpful to guide it from the base to assist the server. And yes, it is real wine.

If you have any questions about our worship, please direct them to our priest by phone or email. During the service, any of our people would be happy to assist you in any way they can.

The Church Of The Advent