We are worshiping online until May 20. Click below to see our most recent service online.
Pentecost Sunday Service Online
Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde directed that all parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington suspend worship services and normal parish operations for two weeks as the Washington region grapples with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This decision means we may not gather here for worship, fellowship, or meetings until then. This is a way our diocese is aiming to love our neighbor, trying to stop the spread of coronavirus and protect vulnerable populations.
Our principal worship service is the Holy Eucharist (also known as Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper), held at 10:30 am on Sundays. The first part of the service is centered on the proclamation of God’s Word, and is designated as “the Word of God” or the “Ministry of the Word”. We hear readings from Scripture (the Old and New Testaments of the Bible) about God and God’s people. The service will always include a reading from one of the Gospels (the story of Jesus’ life, teachings, death, and resurrection). Sermons attempt to connect these readings to our everyday lives and to challenge us to grow into the people whom God is calling us to be in the world. We then recite a statement of faith, often the ancient and widely adopted text called the Nicene Creed. We then offer prayers for the church and for the world.
The second portion of the service is designated the Holy Communion. It includes the offertory, the consecration of the bread and wine in the Great Thanksgiving, the communion of the people, and the concluding prayers of thanksgiving and dismissal. We are then sent into the world to live out and proclaim the Good News that we have heard.
All are welcome at our table for communion, as it is God’s table, not ours. God loves everyone (no exceptions), and this table is made ready for all those who are seeking God and who want to know Jesus more.