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Sunday, 8:00 am

A smaller gathering in the worship space, without music.

 

Sunday, 10:00 am

This is the largest Sunday Eucharist at St. Francis, with choir, organ, and hymns. Nursery services are available for younger children.  During the school year, special Children and Youth Sundays, with child-friendly readings and prayers, take place on the first Sunday of the month.

Childcare is available from 9-11:30am every Sunday.

About our service

Since the time of the Apostles, Christian people have gathered for worship to remember Christ in the breaking of the bread and sharing the wine. This act of worship has many names; in the Episcopal Church we call this the Eucharist.

 

Parts of the Service

  • We gather in The Lord's name, with hymns and prayer.
  • We proclaim and respond to the Word of God, with readings from the Bible, the homily and the Nicene Creed.
  • We pray for the world and the Church
  • We exchange the Peace.
  • We share the gifts of God in the sacrament of Holy Communion, with bread and wine.

Participation

The clergy, lay ministers, acolytes and choirs have active roles in the service, but every member of the congregation has a role in the Eucharist. We all say the prayers together, we all sing the hymns, and we participate even in the quiet moments. 

Newcomers

The service bulletin contains all you will need to follow the service. The blue book in the pews is the main hymnal; the green book is the supplemental hymnal, known as Wonder, Love and Praise.  The red book is the Book of Common Prayer. All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Communion; if you do not wish to receive Communion, you are welcome to come to the altar and receive a blessing.