The 1st Sunday after Pentecost, May 26
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (BCP, Collects: Contemporary, p. 228)
Lectionary (Year C)
Psalm 29 or Canticle 2 or 13
Our 9:00 a.m. service has the largest attendance, and a significant number of young families worship at that time. There is no incense used except on high holy days. While still reverent and worshipful, this earlier service feels somewhat more relaxed.
Our 11:15 a.m. service provides the whole “smells and bells” worship experience, with incense used to waft our prayers to heaven every week. This simple difference serves to make the later morning service seem more formal, although the same sense of fellowship and friendliness is found in the congregation.
Our 5:00 p.m service, Veritas: An Anglican Service of Praise, is our contemporary service in which praise and worship songs rise rather than traditional hymns. The liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer still anchors the service, but the joyful noise is comprised of contemporary music led by a worship ensemble. All worshipers are welcome!
Our 12:10 pm service is a special, intimate service of Eucharist and Healing. Planned to bring refreshment in the midst of busy workdays, the service lasts less than an hour. This quiet and beautiful service also affords our community an opportunity to intercede for the sick among us and to receive for ourselves the sacrament of Unction of the Sick, which includes an anointing with holy oil by which “God’s grace is given for the healing of spirit, mind, and body” (BCP, p. 861). Come experience this magnificent liturgy and you may find yourself looking forward to Wednesdays in a whole new way!
7 Children’s Catechumenate Festal Eucharist at 9:00 am
24 Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist observed at the 12:10 pm Holy Eucharist
1 Feast of St. Philip and St. James, the Apostles, observed at the 12:10 pm Eucharist
5 Confirmation at 9:00 and 11:15 am
8 Feast of the Ascension observed at 12:10 pm Eucharist
12 Baccalaureate at 9:00 am
19 Feast of Pentecost with Holy Baptism at 9:00 am, 11:15 am and 5:00 pm
29 Feast of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary observed at the 12:10 pm Holy Eucharist