Sunday Mornings: 9:30 Fellowship | 10:00 Worship | 3318 83rd Street
WHAT TO EXPECT ON SUNDAY MORNING
First, we strive to be a warm, friendly, and welcoming church. Come as you are! We usually have coffee and donuts, and juice for the children.
Second, we are a liturgical church. That means the structure of worship follows the ancient protocol of a Great Hall in which the people recognize the entrance, presence, and departure of Christ the King. We believe the Lord enjoys blended worship, seamlessly mixing traditional and contemporary elements. For those not familiar with the traditional aspects of Anglican worship here are a few things you might want to know in advance.
The clergy and perhaps others will be wearing vestments.
The service begins with a processional and ends with a recessional.
The service is divided roughly into two parts and read from the bulletin. It may take over an hour! There will be clear instructions in the bulletin about when to sit, stand, bow, or kneel (as able), and what to do, say, or sing. After a few times it becomes rather easy to follow along. We try to be reverent but not stuffy or stiff. We are real, make mistakes, and often laugh at ourselves. We take the Lord seriously … ourselves not so much.
Scripture is at the center of our worship so there will be several Bible readings and a sermon based on the word of God.
Anyone that is baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit may partake of Holy Communion. Otherwise, we would still like to give you a blessing or pray with you if you come to the altar. We invite you to give your life to Christ and will give you time for that during the service — we are all sinners saved by grace.
Sometimes we anoint people with oil and pray for healing.
Third, the purpose of worship is to comfort, instruct, and empower the people of God for witness and service in the world.