March 12, 10 am Holy Communion
March 19, No Services
March 26, 10 am Holy Communion
What are the services like?
We are a new congregation and are in the gathering phase. These are friendly,
small, and low-key services. Scroll below for more information about what you may expect.
10 am Holy Communion
Sunday at 10 am is typically Holy Communion and includes singing (at the moment we sing the Gloria in excelsis Deo using Merbecke's classic tune). This service may evolve to include more music and hymns, children's catechesis, and child care for young children. At the moment the service is 45 mins in length, though this will extend to 60 mins when hymns are added.
All are welcome. If you wish to join the 10 am service it helps
to email Pastor Lars (though it is not necessary).
What can you expect?
During the service, the priest stands before the table (altar). Whenever the liturgy addresses the people, the priest turns and faces those present. When we recite the Nicene Creed all face the cross. Scripture reading and preaching occur at the lectern on the left-hand side. Our readings are taken from the King James Version (note, though we use the KJV, we are not KJV only -- the KJV is beautiful and flows with the classic language of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, but we encourage familiarity with all faithful translations of Scripture, especially the RSV and the ESV).
To receive communion people step out of their seats, and move to the front and centre of the aisle. The priest dips the edge of a small wafer into the chalice of wine and places it in the overlapping outstretched hands of the person receiving. Those who do not receive communion, are unbaptized, or young children, may receive a blessing from the priest (indicated by crossing your arms across your chest, if you are new or visiting).
If you want to be kept informed about our activities, would like to meet with Pastor Lars to discuss STS, or sign up for email updates, please send Pastor Lars an email.
You may purchase the 1662 (IVP International Edition) by following this link.
Copies of the book are available for use also.