What to Expect
We celebrate Anglican services using traditional liturgies and music. Our services are quite traditional because we believe these liturgies lead us in proper praise of, thanks to, and communion with the Lord. The bulletin will help you follow along if you are unfamiliar with the liturgy.
We have taken several extra precautions to protect our clergy and worshippers during the pandemic. For example, masks are required, social distancing is enforced, plexiglass barriers and face shields separate speakers from worshippers, ventilation is maximized, congregational singing is not permitted, communion protocol is modified, and the sanctuary is cold fogged before and after services.
Traditional Christian Values for Today’s Families means that we teach and celebrate traditional Christian doctrine while also applying it to current issues, scheduling appealing activities, and providing relevant support. You won’t find a slide show presentation during our worship services, but you will see God’s love in action through our worship, education, outreach, and activities. We are a loving and welcoming community that really does ‘walk in love’ together, and we hope you will join us.
Worship is where we offer our lives to God in prayer and find ourselves fed at Christ’s Table. It is through our worship that the Holy Spirit strengthens and empowers us to actively share the love of Jesus Christ with each other, our city, and the world. Our Eucharistic services use a mix of Rite One and Rite Two from the Book of Common Prayer and observe the seasons of the church year.
In the Episcopal Church, worship is choreographed. Every person in the congregation — not just the clergy — has lines to speak. The liturgy is a kind of dance. If you’re new to an Anglican service, it may seem as if everyone knows the steps but you. Please be patient – you’ll get used to it. The bulletin will help you follow along, and the person next to you will gladly help if you like. Here’s a resource that may be helpful: What to Expect at an Anglican Church.
We do not have a dress code. You will find that most parishioners do dress up for Sunday services: Men usually wear suits; Women often wear dresses or business casual; children wear a range of outfits, from sports uniforms, to t-shirts, to chinos or dresses. However, this is a judgement-free environment and we welcome you in whatever outfit in which you are most comfortable. On any Sunday you will find a range of styles.