If you are thinking of joining us for worship, or are curious about what a visit might be like, here are some helpful things to know.
Our Sunday service is weekly at 10am. We have a nursery available for children ages 0-4 for the duration of the service, and children’s worship for pre-k and elementary students. Those students will start in the main worship service with their parents or guardians, will be dismissed for age-appropriate teaching by our Godly Play team, and then will return to join the adults for Holy Communion. On occasions where there is a fifth Sunday of the month, the children will remain in the sanctuary and join the whole church for worship.
Our worship service is rooted in the ancient and time-tested liturgies of the Anglican church, complemented by both traditional and contemporary music that leads us in singing God’s praise. Our liturgy is participatory, and no one is a spectator as we share and support one another in the act of worship. Because we believe that worship involves our hearts, minds, and bodies, worship is also physical, involving standing to sing and kneeling to pray.
An Anglican worship service is experienced in the ministry of the Word and the ministry of the Sacrament. At first, we let the Lord minister to us through His Word as it is read and proclaimed in the sermon. Our sermons are grounded in Scripture and centered around the Good News of Jesus. Then, we let the Lord minister to us through the Sacrament of Holy Communion, where He gives of His own body and blood and feeds us with grace.
In our church, all baptized Christians—regardless of your denomination or background—are welcome to come and eat at the Lord’s Table. If you are not baptized, or for any reason can’t receive Holy Communion, you are still welcome to come forward and receive a blessing as you kneel at the railing.
We will end our service with songs of praise, a closing blessing, and a dismissal to send us out into the world.
After the service all are welcome to join us in Nathan Hall for coffee and treats. To learn more about an Anglican service, you can read this helpful article on Anglican Compass. You can also get more background info on our Anglicanism & Liturgy page.