What to Expect at Eucharist

Dress ranges from casual to Sunday best.

Worship services are either spoken (no music) or with music.

Children are welcome at all services.  There are “activity bags” for children which may be utilized during the service and then returned for the next time.  We have a nursery on the second floor which at present is not staffed.

The first part of Holy Eucharist is the Liturgy of the Word which includes readings from Hebrew Scriptures, Psalms, New Testament, and Gospel.  There are prayers and a sermon.

The second part of Holy Eucharist is Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper.  There are more prayers including the consecration (blessing) of the bread (in the form of a wafer) which symbolizes the body of Christ and wine which symbolizes the blood of Christ.  All baptized Christians are welcome to come forward and participate in receiving these sacraments.

Gluten-free wafers are available, let the Priest know when you come forward for communion.  We drink the wine from a communal chalice (cup), or you may intinct by dipping your wafer into the wine (without letting your fingers touch the wine).

If you do not wish to receive communion you may cross your arms over your chest and receive a blessing.  Parents may need to assist their children with communion or if preferred they may receive a blessing.

The order of service is outlined in the bulletin which includes page numbers for The Book of Common Prayer (red) and the Hymnal (blue).

There are italicized instructions in the prayer book suggesting that you sit, stand, or kneel at different times during the service, if you are able.

We have a time of fellowship with refreshments after the 10:00 AM Sunday service.