About Our Worship Service
The service booklets faithfully follow the order for the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, from the 1979 Book of common Prayer. It includes instructions for standing, sitting, and kneeling, as well as the readings and prayers, in an easy-to-follow format. The hymn numbers correspond wit those printed in the blue hymnal, which is found in the pews. (Hymns with an “S” before the number are in the front of the hymnal.) The lyrics to more contemporary songs are printed in full.
All baptized Christians who know Jesus Christ and Lord and Savior are welcome to the Communion table. Scripture assures us that God forgives and welcomes all who come to him in repentance and faith (1 John 1:19).
To receive communion, kneel or stand at he altar rail and hold our your hands, palms up, one hand over the other. The bread will be placed in your hand. After receiving the bread, you may also receive the wine. Please grasp the bottom of the cup with one hand to guide it to your lips. If you would rather not drink wine, please cross your arms over your chest after receiving the bread. Children are welcome to receive communion. If you would prefer them to receive a blessing rather that communion, have them fold their hands over their chests.
To receive a blessing rather than communion, please kneel or stand at the altar rail and cross your arms over your chest.
About the Prayer Ministry
After you have received the bread and wine, you may return to your pew for prayer and reflection, to join in singing the communion songs, or take advantage of our prayer ministry. Prayer ministers will be standing by the prayer desk, located at the right side of the church by the windows, to listen to your concerns and pray personally with you.
Assisted Listening Devices
Assisted listening devices are available from the ushers upon request.