What to Expect
When you enter, you will usually be greeted by Fr. Bryan and one other member of the congregation, given the service bulletins, and invited to take a seat as you prepare for worship. Pre-service time is usually accompanied with some instrumental music or simple silence for prayer.
The service itself is divided into two main parts: the Service of the Word and the Service of the Sacrament. During the Service of the Word, we: praise God with hymns and songs; listen to Scripture read from the Old Testament, Psalms, New Testament, and the Gospel; hear God's Word expounded and proclaimed in a sermon, confess our faith with the Nicene Creed, and offer our prayers for the needs of our congregation, the larger church, and the world. During the Service of the Sacrament, we partake of the Eucharist together, the sacrament of participation in the Body and Blood of Christ in the elements of bread and wine. We invite you to participate in our worship service as fully as you are comfortable.
All who are baptized by water in the Triune name (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) are welcome to partake of the sacrament, but if you do not wish to receive communion you may still come forward and cross your arms across your chest. Fr. Bryan is happy to give you a blessing instead. After the service, stick around and meet our friendly congregation; and feel free to stay for Sunday school classes if offered.
How to Dress
Wear what you're comfortable with! Our parishioners dress in a variety of styles -- some dress casual; others put on their Sunday best.
What if I'm not anglican?
Don't worry if you're not Anglican, or even familiar with "liturgical" worship. You are invited to participate as little or as much as you feel comfortable with. Above all, we hope you experience the presence and love of God with us during worship. Liturgical worship can take some getting used to, but the longer you worship with us, the more familiar and comfortable it will become.
If you'd like to learn more about what we do in worship, and why we do it, download our brochure: "An Introduction to Anglican Worship: A Guide for Newcomers (and those not so new)"