Worship

 

We gather for worship most Sundays at 8 and 10:15. Our forums (adults and youth) are at 9:15 each Sunday. Our Sunday School (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd) begins at 10:00 with a snack at 9:45.

During the summer we gather for worship at 9 in St. Anna’s Chapel. 

Worship and Bible Study

St. Paul’s is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We are both catholic (true to the historic Christian faith) and protestant (truly reformed, continuously reforming, and evangelical.) Our services reflect both traditional and contemporary forms, music and rituals, using The Book of Common Prayer (1979), The Hymnals of the Episcopal Church, services from the Book of Occasional Services and other worship resources that enrich our worship experience.

Our Bible readings in worship generally follow the Revised Common Lectionary.

Our central act of worship is the Holy Eucharist which enables us to participate most deeply in the story of God’s love for us as experienced in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

All are welcome to receive Holy Communion. Children of any age are welcome to receive Holy Communion with parental support.

We use this invitation ( from the Iona Community in the western isles of Scotland) to welcome you.

[T]his is the table, not of the Church, but of the Lord. It is made ready for those who love God and for those who want to love God  more.

So, come, you who have much faith and you who have doubts. Come if you have been here often, and come if you have not been here long. Come if you have followed, and come if you have stumbled. Come, because it is the Lord who invites you.

It is Christ’s will that those who seek him should meet him here.

Many persons of all ages offer their time and talents in a variety of worship ministries

Altar Guild
Prepares church for all services and delivers altar flowers to the homebound, the sick and the hospitalized.

Lectors
Read Scripture lessons and lead Prayers of the People at the Sunday services.

Lay Eucharistic Visitors
Distribute the Holy Communion to home bound parishioners.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers
At services, lead psalm, creed, confession and assist at the altar.

Greeters and Ushers
Greet people at the door to the church before services and assist them.

Acolytes
The word acolyte means a companion: or one who helps. They carry out liturgical functions such as crucifer, server, torchbearer, and banner bearer. Children in grade 4 and up are invited to join the acolyte team and usually serve about every six weeks.

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