LITURGY 2018-04-13T16:10:59+00:00

LITURGY

We worship because God made us for himself, and invited us into his presence together. 

“Liturgy” is simply a pattern of service. Our worship follows a dynamic, historical pattern shared by Anglicans around the world, experienced in three movements:

Praise, Word, and Sacrament.

Each movement guides our creative response to God’s promises and presence.

PRAISE: Sunday celebration includes a blend of ancient and modern music, and a balance of “scripted” and extemporaneous prayer. You might see some people raising their hands or clapping as they are worshiping. You might also see people bowing, kneeling, and making the sign of the cross. These are all ways people voluntarily involve their bodies in worship as they express love and honor to God. Learn more about music and prayer here [LINKS TO WORSHIP>Music and WORSHIP>Prayer]

WORD: Worship continues as we turn our attention to hearing God’s word from the Holy Scriptures. Every Sunday we listen to readings from the Old Testament, Psalms, Epistles, and the Gospels. Our sermons seek to have enough depth for a seasoned disciple and enough clarity for someone new to the faith. Our clergy preach out of a conviction that we grow together in the way of Jesus as God’s Spirit connects God’s Word with our lives.  Most messages are posted online here [LINK to SERMONS]

SACRAMENT: Every Sunday, the summit of our worship together is Holy Communion, also called Eucharist (a Greek word which means “thanksgiving”). In this simple yet profound act of sharing in the bread and wine, we celebrate God’s ultimate gift of love in the sending Jesus to free us from slavery to sin and death by reconciling us to himself through Jesus’ cross and resurrection. In the bread and wine, we trust Jesus’ promise to be present and to strengthen all who receive him by faith. The bread and wine are offered to any baptized believer in Jesus Christ, regardless of age or denominational background.

The Liturgy engages the creativity and attention of each facet of our being, and expresses the inherently communal character of worship. We follow the authorized liturgies of the Anglican Church in North America. If you’d like to read more about how we approach liturgical ceremonial acts, click here.

OUR APPROACH