As part of the Episcopal Church and the world-wide Anglican Communion we follow the order for worship found in the Book of Common Prayer. This is a rich resource of prayers and liturgies for personal and corporate worship. The Book of Common Prayer can be found online and is available for purchase at various resources. The service of Holy Communion is composed of two main parts – the Liturgy of the Word (including prayers, reading from Holy Scripture, a sermon, the general confession, a profession of faith as found in the Nicene Creed); and the Liturgy of the Table (with the words of institution from the Last Supper that Jesus had with his disciples, the Lord’s Prayer, and the consecration of Bread and Wine as the Body and Blood of Jesus).
Our 8 A.M. service is a more traditional service without music. Our 10 A.M. is a traditional service which includes music with our amazing choir. We use the standard Hymnal and service music for most 10 A.M. services, while we are using Contemporary Music once a month. Finding nuggets of gold in the Gospel reading of the week and forming spiritual friendships along the way is the happy by-product of the Bible study that takes place each Wednesday after the 10 AM Eucharist. Using the Gospel passage, we explore our spiritual growth by mining the passages that speak to us and our lives. The personal, cultural and literary context of the Bible passages are all explored. In addition, we are currently using Contemporary Music once a month.
We understand that the primary activity of the people of God gathered together for worship is Holy Communion in remembrance of what Jesus Christ has done for us – that following in his example we can experience a holy and wholesome life.