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Opening HymnAs you enter the Nave on a Sunday morning or other day of worship, there is a warm, joyful spirit to be found. Longtime friends hug and greet each other and guests are welcomed and made to feel comfortable and at home.

Our Eucharistic Services are liturgically centered in The Book of Common Prayer, which provides a sense of the mystery of God and simultaneously frees worshipers to simply let the rhythm of the liturgy carry them through their worship experience.

Sermons are based on the Scripture lessons of the day and seek to offer relevance and authenticity to daily living. Several times a year, sermons at the later service are specifically designed with our children and youth in mind.

Our music is celebratory and also connects with the Scripture readings that day. Our early service offers contemporary styles of hymns accompanied by our Holy Apostolic Band, while the later service draws music from more traditional hymns accompanied by our Chancel Choir and Organist.

During Advent and Lent, an alternate service of Holy Communion is offered at Noon and following our evening programs.

Wednesday mornings at 7AM, Centering Prayer – a silent time of meditation - is offered to all who would like to be a part of this community.

If you seek worship that is grounded in hope and joy, that connects with God and a welcoming community for all people, and that inspires and informs your daily living, we hope you will feel welcome to join us!

Service Times

Regular Service Times

Beginning the Sunday after Labor Day through the Sunday, a week before Memorial Day Weekend, services are offered at 8:30am and 11am with Christian Formation for all ages at 10am.

Summer Service Times

From the Sunday before Memorial Day through the Sunday before Labor Day, services are offered at 8:00am and 10:00am.

Worship Ministers & Volunteers

Our worship services would not be possible without the help, love a dedication of our parishioners who fulfill various roles. If you are ever interested in helping in this ministry please don't hesitate to reach out to the Rev. Brenda or any of the organizers. If you are a looking for your schedule of worship ministry, please click here.

Online Resources

  • BCP Online

    This will link you to an online version of our Book of Common Prayer. We use this book for devotionals and our resources for individuals and our congregations. It is a primary symbol of our unity. We, who are many and diverse, come together in Christ through our worship, our common prayer.

  • New Revised Standard Version Bible

Current Season

CHRISTMAS:

Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ and the Good News of the Incarnation of God in Jesus, the Messiah. This celebration far exceeds any secularization of this Holy Day, and brings home the sacred and incarnational love of God to each and every heart – reminding everyone that God is as near to us as is our very breath. Christmas is celebrated with services of Holy Communion of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We offer a 5PM contemporary service, and a 10PM service that is more traditional and often includes the use of incense. Christmas Day is one service at 9AM. Christmas Season spans the twelve days of Christmas that conclude on The Epiphany, January 6, which marks the Visitation of the Magi and the sharing of God’s good news of salvation to the whole world. The displayed liturgical colors of white reflect the holiness of Christ.

EPIPHANY SEASON:

Epiphany Season begins on the Sunday following The Epiphany and goes until Ash Wednesday. This season is designed for us to reflect upon the many ways God in Christ has brought light and wisdom to our world. The displayed colors of green symbolize life and growth.

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