Communion at St. Mary's

Worship Services

7:00 am Tuesday Morning Holy Eucharist
This mid-week Communion service is a lovely way to begin the day; usually a full Eucharist service with a short homily or reflections but has no music. This interactive service is followed by a light breakfast prepared by the members.

8:30 am Weekdays Morning Prayer
We gather in the Chapel to begin our day with prayer. The liturgy is variable, depending upon the day, with the clergy and qualified lay people taking turns leading it. We hear scripture and pray together in a small circle, offering the names of those on the prayer list as well as our own spoken or silent prayers to God.

8:00 am Sunday Morning Holy Eucharist
At 8 am we gather to worship God, using the traditional Book of Common Prayer. This is a quiet, said service using traditional language and featuring short organ pieces before and afterward. Holy Eucharist (Communion) is shared by this small group of faithful parishioners at the high altar, typically kneeling or standing at the altar rail.

9:15 am Sunday Morning Holy Eucharist
Our 9:15 service is contemporary and family focused. Our ministry team leads us through a joyful celebration of God’s life-giving meal. Music at this service is more contemporary with hymns drawn from both the “Gather” and “Common Praise” hymnals. Sunday School and Nursery are provided with the children starting in the service and then rejoining families during the Eucharist. On the first Sunday of each month we have “Wonder Sunday” where we explore together our responses to the reading that has been shared in lectio divina style.

We use various forms of sanctuary arrangement over the month’s rotation to enable the congregation to participate in different liturgies. Please join us if you like to explore new ways to worship in your faith, appreciate the burbling sounds of children, want to participate in sharing the songs and are looking for a lively way to renew your faith energy.

A coffee hour follows the 9:15 service where we catch up on church activities and share news with one another.

11:15 am Sunday Morning Holy Eucharist or Matins
On the first, third, and fourth Sundays we celebrate Holy Communion based on the language of the 1962 Book of Common Prayer; the second and fifth Sundays are Matins (Morning Prayer). People who prefer a service with traditional wording, hymns and anthems will be comfortable at this service.

 

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