Typical Worship Experience
TYPICAL WORSHIP EXPERIENCE
Currently we have two services on Sunday, and an informal service on Thursday. All of these services include the Holy Eucharist or the taking of communion.
Grace Church makes worship a priority by providing services of various types. It is our hope that you will find a service that fits your schedule and your worship style and that you feel the blessings of taking time to celebrate your spirituality.
The 7:30 a.m. service on Sunday at the Historic Stone Church is a spoken service meaning that there is no music. It is a traditional service that follows the Book of Common Prayer. The priest guides the congregation through the service.
Collect of the Day
1st Reading – read by a volunteer liturgist
- A Psalm
- Usually read on the ½ verse
- Liturgist reads part of a verse, and the congregation reads the other ½ verse
2nd Reading – read by a volunteer liturgist
Gospel Lesson – read by the Priest
Nicene Creed – read all together
Prayers of the People
- Starts with certain remembrances
- Sometimes there is responses for the congregation
- People may add their own prayer requests
- People greet each other
- Offer the “Peace of the Lord” to one another
- Words are either printed in the bulletin or the Priest will direct the people to use words in the Book of Common Prayer
- Taking of Bread and Wine
Sometime during the service the Priest will make Parish Announcements
Fellowship time follows the service with coffee, tea, and finger foods.
The 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday is at the Family Life Center in the Parish Hall and includes music. While the service follows the same order as the 7:30, music selections are included at various parts of the service. All are encouraged to sing or make a joyful noise during Worship. Children (aged 3 to 12) may leave the service to go to “One Room Sunday School” after about 5-10 minutes. They rejoin the service during the Peace to sit with their families for the Eucharist. The service continues and there is a fellowship time following the close of the service.
This service is at 7:30 a.m. at the Family Life Center and is an informal gathering. There is the offering of the Holy Eucharist followed by a brief Bible study. This is followed by a full breakfast at 8: 15.