SERVICES VIA VIDEO
SUNDAY LEAFLET (Order of Worship)
OUR LITURGY UNFOLDED
Morning and Evening Prayer news:
After taking the summer off from offering Morning and Evening Prayer on Facebook Live, both return the Tuesday after Labor Day (September 8th). The times on Tuesday through Friday will be 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. All are invited to participate and if you would like to volunteer and be the leader for either morning or evening prayer, by all means please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have a prayer book you can follow along online at https://www.bcponline.org. I am available to meet with anyone who desires to learn more about the Episcopal Church’s rich history of praying the daily office.
Also beginning the week of September 7th, I will be offering a time of silent meditation on zoom on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m. The zoom link follows. Centering prayer is a spiritual practice that invites participants to go deeper into the presence of God. Each morning will begin with an opening prayer or meditation followed by 20 minutes of silence. You are invited to attend as your schedule allows. I have found my own practice of centering prayer to help ground me in my relationship with God and that each day I am invited to surrender myself to the love of God. The zoom details are:
Topic: Simple Presence: A time of Centering Prayer
Time: Sep 8, 2020 07:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Tue, Thu, Sat, until Oct 20, 2020, 19 occurrence(s)
Meeting ID: 889 2325 3662
The Annual Meeting was held virtually on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Elected at the meeting:
John Goodill, Pat Hampton, Sharon Leyhow, Wanda Smith
MUSIC AND LITURGY
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
Many of the services conducted at SsAM are based on the Book of Common Prayer. There are numerous services in the book for various occasions such as Holy Eucharist, Evening Prayer, Special Feast Days, Funerals, Weddings, Baptisms, Confirmation, to name a few. For each service, a liturgical structure is given along with options for customization. There are various choices and suggestion for scripture reading, canticles, hymns and prayers.
Episcopal services are similar to those of the Roman Catholic Church and to many Protestant denominations, all based on ancient tradition. If you are familiar with those services, ours will not seem new to you. But even lifelong Episcopalians find themselves wondering about parts of the service. If you have a question, feel free to ask your neighbor in the pew, or ask the priest, or explore one of the links below. Also, click here to take a look at our philosophy on liturgical design.
In addition to the prayers from the Book of Common Prayer and those written by congregation member Christina Brennan Lee, we hope you will pray these prayers throughout the week.
EPISCOPAL WORSHIP EXPLAINED
The following links take you to websites that explain worship in most Episcopal/Anglican churches. These sites were not created by The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, but are consistent with our philosophy and practices.