What to Expect
Our service has been described as a blend of a traditional service and a 12-step meeting. We do the work of worship through traditional liturgy, faithful biblical teaching, weekly communion, and joyful fellowship.
How do Anglicans worship?
In many ways, Anglican services differ from church to church depending on a local congregation's preferences regarding music, formality, and worship spaces. For example, the worship at some churches seems very Catholic, while other congregations partially resemble a more modern nondenominational service. However, most Anglican churches in the United States share some common worship practices. If you're interested in the history and rationale behind those, you can learn more here.
Our liturgy is "scripture arranged for worship." While much of it looks like prayers people have written just to be repeated for tradition's sake, the truth is that almost everything we read and pray is a biblical passage. Thus, in addition to the typical Scripture readings, sermons, and the more informal, open prayer time we share, this liturgy helps to shape and mold us to be more like Christ. It does so by reminding us that our faith is not based on our feelings, but on what God says about us and His creation, no matter how we feel or what kind of a week we've had when we come together.
Can I participate?
Yes, you can read a bible passage, ask for prayer or add one yourself, play a musical instrument, bring coffee, or share in our discussion.
Can I just watch?
What should I wear?
Whatever makes you comfortable... but please wear a mask!