Eucharist – Sunday and Wednesday

Eucharist – Sunday and Wednesday

Sundays

8 a.m. – Rite I Holy Eucharist

Eucharist is the Greek word for thanksgiving. At the Eucharist we recall the story of salvation and then give thanks for Jesus’ gift of himself in the form of bread and wine as spiritual food for the baptized.  The 8:00 a.m. Eucharist is a traditional Rite I service that celebrates our English Roots.  Rite I uses classic Elizabethan-era English with a sermon but no hymns. It captures the reflective and meditative feel of the early morning.

10:15 a.m. –  Rite II Holy Eucharist with Choral Music

The Eucharist is structured around the actions of taking, blessing, breaking, and sharing the gifts of bread and wine as the body and blood of Christ. The 10:15 a.m. Eucharist is a beautiful and classic service with choral service in modern English. This is our main service and families are encouraged to attend.  You can choose to have your Children begin the service in Ascension Chapel, for a service is designed with kids in mind.  Children join the rest of the parish for the celebration of the table at Holy Communion.  Many portions of the service and hymns are sung, led by the parish choir. Anthems from the long choral tradition of Anglican Church music are often featured.

6:00 p.m. – Contemporary Rite II Eucharist

The Eucharist is where we come to being communion with one another and with God. This service happens in our side chapel and is a quieter and more contemplative way to end your Sunday in communion with God and others.  The service is unaccompanied by music and very simple.  Anointing for healing is available if desired.

Wednesdays

10:00 a.m. – Healing Rite II Eucharist

The Eucharist is not just a reward for the pure and happy but is medicine for the hurting and broken.  This service also happens in our side chapel and is a contemplative way healing service that often focusses on the life of the saint of the day.  We offer a litany for healing and anointing with blessed oil.  As the Apostle James exhorted us, “Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven” (Jas. 5:14–15). The service is unaccompanied by music and very simple.