Worship at Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church

 

Worship Opportunities

There are several opportunities to worship with the STE community on Sundays and throughout the week.

Our service times are:

SUNDAY

9:00 AM: Adult Bible Study, Kid’s Ministry
10:00 AM: Traditional Worship Service, also live streamed on Facebook and You Tube

1st, 3rd, 4th – Service of Holy Communion 2nd, 5th – Service of Morning Prayer. Every Sunday Evening – Service of Holy Communion

10:00 AM: Kids Ministry
5:00 PM: Family Worship Service
6:00 PM: Youth Group
6:30 PM: Sung Evening Prayer Service

Nursery Available for ages 0-3 during the 10:00 AM service.

WEEKDAYS

Morning Prayer: Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM, Livestream on Facebook
Evening  Prayer: Monday–Friday, 5:00 PM, Livestream on Facebook

The Book of Common Prayer 

At Saint Thomas’, our services come from the Book of Common Prayer. There are prayer books in racks at each seat in the church. We offer a printed service booklet for many of our services. This booklet contains the prayers, psalms, hymns and so on, and includes instructions for those unfamiliar with an Episcopal service. We use the 1928 edition of the Book of Common Prayer at all our services.

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer (Mattins) in the various editions of the Book of Common Prayer and other Anglican liturgical texts, was, until the last quarter of the twentieth century, the main Sunday morning service. Holy Communion was the main Sunday morning service once or twice per month, or rarely, quarterly.

Like Evensong , and in contrast to the Eucharist, it can be led by a layperson, and is recited daily in private by devout Anglicans. It is important to note that clergy in many Anglican jurisdictions are required to do so.  At Saint Thomas’, Morning Prayer is the main morning service on the second Sunday of most months. For those months with five Sundays, Morning Prayer will be the morning service on the fifth Sunday , unless a major holiday falls on that day.

Holy Communion

Holy Communion ,also knows as the Eucharist, is the rite that Christians perform in fulfillment of the instruction ,reported in 1 Corinthians 11:25-25, that Jesus gave to do in his memory. It is a sacramental or memorial reenactment of what He did at the Last Supper. In giving his disciples bread, He said “This is my body,” and in giving the cup, He said “This is my blood.”

Evening Prayer/Choral Evensong

The service of Evening Prayer, according to the 1662 English Book of Common Prayer and the 1928 American Book of Common Prayer, is similar in structure to the equivalent Morning Prayer (Mattins), but with different canticles and evening-specific collects. 

From time to time throughout the year, our parish and/or school choirs offer choral services of Evening Prayer (Evensong) using the rich repertoire of music composed for this service.