Sunday Services

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist

10:00 AM Children’s Sunday School (9:55 drop-off)

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist

Holy Eucharist and Healing

Wednesday 9:30 AM

Seasonal & Special Occasions




At 8 a.m., a celebration of the Holy Eucharist is offered. Known as “Low Mass” (because of its simplicity and brevity), the service includes a sermon, but no music. It lasts about 40 minutes. This service is always in “traditional” language – which, in the Episcopal Church, means the type of English spoken in 16th century England (think Shakespeare). In practical terms, what this means is the service has a somewhat more formal feel, since the words used during it are not “everyday” English. Archbishop Thomas Cranmer is credited with compiling the first Book of Common Prayer (1549), and his prose is considered to be poetic and beautiful. A link to this service in the current Prayer Book can be found here.

At 10 a.m., the principal weekly service is offered. This service is another celebration of the Eucharist, and, when the choir is present, is a “High Mass” (meaning the priest sings certain parts of the service, with sung responses from the choir and congregation; additionally, there is increased ceremonial and a greater number of servers assisting at the altar), or a “Solemn Mass” (same as a High Mass, but with the use of incense). The choir, when present, leads the congregational singing and supplies an offering of liturgical music (meaning music written expressly for use during church services). There are hymns and a sermon, and the service normally lasts about an hour. For about two-thirds of the year, the 10:00 Mass is offered in “contemporary” language, and for about one-third of the year, it is offered in “traditional” language, like the 8:00 Mass. A link to the contemporary language service in the Prayer Book can be found here.

On Wednesdays, there is a Low Mass offered at 9:30 a.m.  This contemporary-language service has no music or sermon, but does have a “healing rite,” which is an opportunity for members of the congregation to receive laying-on-of-hands and anointing with prayers for healing. This service lasts about 30 minutes.