SERVICE LEAFLET (Order of Worship)
SERVICES IN PERSON AND VIA VIDEO
OUR LITURGY UNFOLDED
Although we are re-gathering for in-person worship June 6th, the Children’s Chapel will not begin immediately. Watch for announcements.
The Annual Meeting was held IN-PERSON AND VIRTUALLY (YouTube) on Sunday, June 13, 2021.
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.