Episcopal Worship Schedule
Book of Common Prayer
8 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II
This service takes place in the beautiful All Saints Chapel. The Chapel sits approximately forty people and is accessible from outside through the door to the right of the large main doors. There is no music at this service; there is a sermon usually given by the Rector.
9 AM The Bible Today: A Graceful Engagement with Scripture. Join us to discuss how we live lives of faithfulness, commitment and beauty. Join us over coffee for lively discussion in the Guild Room. Newcomers are especially welcome to this study led by both lay leaders and the Rector.
10 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Our principal service includes congregational and choral singing as well as beautiful organ music. Lay volunteers participate by singing in the choir, reading the Scripture lessons, praying the Prayers of the People, and serving as Eucharistic Ministers.
10 AM Sunday School(Godly Play)
Sunday School classes for youth (beginning at age 3) are offered every Sunday morning at 10 AM. The result of a lifetime of research and practice by theologian, author and educator the Rev’d Dr. Jerome Berryman, the Godly Play® method is a curriculum of spiritual practice exploring the mystery of God’s presence in our lives. The Godly Play curriculum engages what is most exciting about religious education: God inviting us into – and pursuing us in the midst of – Scripture and spiritual experience. Godly Play is a creative, imaginative approach to Christian formation and spiritual guidance. Godly Play has a Montessori foundation with 40-plus years of research and practice. Children join their families in the service during at the Sign of the Peace.
10 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I.
We celebrate the Eucharist on Tuesday mornings in the Chapel using Rite I. Its older, more traditional language provides an alternative to the more modern language of Rite II used at our other services. Join us for tea in the Guild Room after the service.
6 PM Holy Eucharist, Rite II.
On Wednesday evenings at 6 PM, we gather for the Holy Eucharist in All Saints Chapel. At this service we use a variety of liturgies approved by the Episcopal Church for use at times other than Sunday, and we celebrate saints’days and other occasions within the context of the Holy Eucharist. The sermon is informal and interactive.
9:30 AM The Community Chanting Group
The Chanting Community meets in All Saints Chapel on Saturday mornings from 9:30-10:45 AM. This group is open to all voices, all people, all religions and all forms of spirituality. Chanting is a form of meditation which improves receptivity and focus, helps you remain open, grounds and calms you, raises energy level, and helps you be a better listener. Attendance at the Chanting Group is free; donations are accepted in support of Emmanuel’s community meal program, “Soup’s On”.