7:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
“O worship the LORD, in the beauty of holiness.” Psalm 96:9
At the very heart of our Christian life together is prayer and worship. These profound activities, and our encounter with God and one another, provide meaning, direction, connection, comfort, and strength for all of life. At All Saints Church, our worship is grounded in the Anglican tradition, according to the rites and ceremonies of The Book of Common Prayer. In this tradition, the Holy Eucharist (or, “The Lord’s Supper”) is the principal act of of worship. The word “Eucharist” means “thanksgiving,” and points to the fact that we share this meal giving thanks to God for everything—most especially, for the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. As we share in this sacred meal, we are united with the risen Christ, as well as generations of Christians across the globe who have shared in it before us. This is why it is also sometimes called called “Holy Communion.”
At All Saints, we are blessed to offer sacred worship in a variety of settings and styles. On Sunday mornings, we have two services according to Holy Eucharist “Rite I”––at 7:45 am and 11:15 am. “Rite I” uses the traditional, Elizabethan language, and focuses the liturgy on Christ’s death as the sacrificial offering for the sins of the world. The 7:45 am service is a spoken service, and the 11:15 am service draws upon the best of the Anglican choral traditional, with music led by organ and choir. At 9:00 am on Sunday mornings we have our “Family Worship” service. This service is our most modern and informal worship service, aimed at providing an intergenerational worship experience for folks of all ages.
During the week, there are also numerous opportunities for worship throughout the church, including several types of prayer services. Once a month, on the first Wednesday of the month, we also meet for an all-parish gathering called ON THE CIRCLE. You can find more information and a schedule of these services by clicking the link below.