The Holy Eucharist: The divine Liturgy of the Mass
Holy Communion, Liturgy of the lord's Supper,
What to expect at this Episcopal church…
Christ gathers us ~ We are called to give Thanks for our salvation and the Redemption of the world
At St. Paul’s and all Episcopal churches, our worship is centered on the life and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our principle order of worship, The Holy Eucharist, is found in the Book of Common Prayer and is deeply rooted in the traditional worship of the ancient Church. Our prayer and praise is centered on what our relationship with Jesus should be like.
Christ’s call to us
Our Lord invites us to acknowledge our sin and celebrate our gifts. As we gather each Sunday, worship begins with a reminder of our Baptism, when holy water is scattered over the people assembled . We continue with the opening acclamation and with time to recall our sins as we prepare to magnify God’s holy Name. We respond to God’s assurance of grace with a song and a procession of the presiding ministers into the House of Worship. During this time, we celebrate and recognize that we are called into a relationship with God the Father, through God the Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, by the power of God the Holy Spirit. We pray together in thanksgiving for the marvelous works God has done and continues to do in our lives while we sing praises with the angels who sang and continue to sing – Glory to God in the Highest!