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Sundays, Rites of Passage, and Special Services

Please contact Chuck or Joani for any questions on our Sunday services, rites of passage, and special services. 

Sunday Services

8:00 a.m. — Holy Eucharist, Rite II

10:30 a.m. —  Holy Eucharist, with Music, Rite II

 Rites of Passage

Celebrated within the traditions of the Book of Common Prayer

  • Baptism. “Full initiation by water and the spirt into the Body of Christ.” All ages.
  • Holy Communion. “The Gifts of God for the People of God”. All are welcome.
  • Confirmation (Reaffirmation / Reception). A “mature public affirmation of faith” celebrated at the Bishop’s bi-annual visit.
  • Marriage. Celebration of a lifelong covenant between two people in the context of Christian community.
  • Ministration to Sick. Prayers, Anointing, and Holy Communion for the ill.
  • Funerals. Celebration of life and burial of a loved one.
  • House Blessing. Prayers of welcome and blessing for your new household and home.

All Rites of Passage services are done in consultation with the clergy. Please contact Chuck or Joani.

Special Services

  • Quaker Meeting. Contemplative music, scripture and holy silence. Third Sunday of most months, 5:00 p.m.
  • Youth Sunday. A simple holy communion with childrens’ sermon. First Sunday of each month, October through April, 10:30 a.m.

Advent and Christmas

  • Christmas Comfort Service. A contemplative Taize retreat from holiday pressures.
  • Christmas Eve Childrens’ Pageant. Simplified holy communion and Christmas play.
  • Christmas Eve Vigil. Evening celebration of the birth of our Lord with music.
  • Lessons & Carols. Traditional service of scripture readings and music of the season.

Lent

  • Ash Wednesday. Holy Eucharist and Disposition of Ashes.
  • The Penitential Order and Holy Eucharist. The decalogue and holy communion.

Holy Week and Easter

  • Palm Sunday. Celebration of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem and reading of the passion.
  • Maundy Thursday. Foot washing, agape supper and holy eucharist.
  • Good Friday. The crucifixion of our Lord.
  • Easter Sunday. The Feast of Resurrection.

Pentecost

  • The Feast of Pentecost. Celebration of the gifts of the Spirit.
  • Blessing of the Animals. The Feast of Saint Francis, the first Sunday in October.
  • All Saints Sunday. Celebration of the communion of saints and all souls.