We welcome visitors! We understand some people are unfamiliar with a formal order of service or the liturgy that guides our worship. It is ok to have questions!
The prayer book and a Bible are available in each of the rows so you may follow along, or you can find congregational responses provided on the monitor screens.
Come early for some coffee and snacks or to check in your children into the childcare area. All workers are fingerprinted and background checked, and we staff each classroom or nursery space with two adults.
On Taking Communion:
Holy Communion, historically called the Eucharist, is central to our services. All baptized Christians are welcomed at our altar for this sacrament. If you are not baptized or do not wish to receive the bread and wine, you are still encouraged to come forward and receive a blessing; signify this desire by simply crossing your arms over your chest as the priest approaches you at the altar.
More About Anglicanism:
In Anglicanism, worship is not a spectator event; all present are active participants in prayers, singing, responses, and fellowship. Again, it is ok if you don't know the words others are saying in unison; the liturgy has a rhythm, much like a dance, and it takes a few times for it to become familiar.
Please read this short article for more details.
We provide childcare up to age 3 in the nursery during Sunday School at 9:00 am and the 10:30 am Sunday service.
During the 10:30 am service, ages 3 to 7 years meet in the Atrium adjacent to the Nave for the first half of the service. During announcements, parents may bring their child(ren) back into the service to share Holy Communion as a family.
On Vestments and Other Fancy Stuff:
Vestments are the robes and stoles (similar to scarfs) worn by clergy and non-clergy assisting in the worship service. They indicate who does what, much like a uniform represents one's function or authority. The ministers will walk in (and out at the end) behind a cross to indicate that we follow and honor Jesus.
When you enter into the Nave, where people are seated for the service, we pray you will encounter the Holy Spirit through the word of God, Holy Communion, prayers, and musical worship. If you need individual prayer, please let an usher or clergy know so we can serve you in that way.