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Sunday Worship Schedule

The heart of our parish life is worship and sharing in the Eucharist which feeds us spiritually as a community. Our liturgies center around The Book of Common Prayer, 1979, and we use the new Revised Common Lectionary.

8:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist
This service includes our children’s chapel (see below) and is typically not a sung Eucharist except on High Holy Days. On the first Sunday of the month, this service is a child-friendly family service and incorporates Children’s Chapel.

11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist
We sing the Eucharistic prayer at this service. Typically, this is the service in which we focus our commissionings and special recognitions. Both morning liturgies follow a similar pattern of Eucharistic prayers, music, readings, and preaching.

Children and Worship

Children are always welcome during worship. If you prefer, nursery care is available for children ages 4 and under on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Children’s chapel is offered during the 8:45 a.m. service. Children and parents participate together in the opening liturgy, readings and hymns. Children then follow the cross out after the reading of the Gospel for an age-appropriate service that involves songs, prayers, and stories. They return to church to participate in the Eucharist. Chapel is designed for children approximately 3-6 years-old. Younger children are welcome to come with a parent. 

Other Services during the week

Tuesday Mornings at 7:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
This Eucharist is celebrated for a men’s group that has been meeting at Epiphany for years. The men’s group is an open group. They gather for breakfast after the service and are typically on their way to work by 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday Noonday Prayer at 12 p.m. and Holy Eucharist at 12:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist
The service includes a healing service with laying on of hands and anointing for healing for those who wish for that sacrament.
The Rev. Barbara Ryder, Officiant

Liturgical Colors

Worship at Epiphany follows the liturgical calendar and is centered on the festive days of Christmas and Easter.  For each of these festivals, there is a season of preparation, a season of celebration, and a season of growth.  Over the course of the year, the colors in our sanctuary will change to mark the changing liturgical seasons.  These colors indicate the tone or emphasis of worship on any particular day.

 

Advent Blue Signifies the Blessed Virgin Mary as well as the darkness of night before the dawn of the sun of righteousness
Christmas White Signifies joy, purity, and Christ’s glory
Ordinary Time Green Signifies the seasons of spring and summer, hope and peace, as well as the growth of the church
Lent Lenten White Signifies putting on sack cloth
Easter White Signifies the joy of the Resurrection and Christ’s glory
Pentecost Red Signifies the work of the Holy Spirit as in the tongues of fire found in Acts. It is also the color of the martyrs

White is also used for other special festive days such as Epiphany and Christ the King Sundays.

 

 
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