December 18, 2017

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Holy Eucharist

Sunday  10am Worship

Wednesday 12pm Healing

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

December 24, Christmas Eve

5PM Christmas Pageant with Eucharist

8:30PM A concert of carols

9PM  Worship with Eucharist

        

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The center of our common life together as Christians is worship. 

At St. Mark's on the Hill, we are an Episcopal Church and use the Book of Common Prayer to shape our worship practice.  The Book of Common Prayer (or BCP) means that we are worshiping in common with our brothers and sisters in the Episcopal and Anglican churches around the globe.  

Here are a few "churchy" terms it may help to know.

 

Eucharist is a Greek word that means "thanksgiving".  The celebration of the Word of God and Communion, sharing the consecrated bread and wine, is a celebration of thanksgiving or Eucharist.  This is the central worship service for the Episcopal Church and is celebrated every Sunday as we gather around the altar to be fed.  The format for Holy Eucharist is found in the BCP.  

 

The Daily Office is a practice of praying and reading scripture daily: including morning prayer, noonday prayer, evening prayer, and compline (prayers to complete the day).  Each of these sets of prayers and readings occurs according to the time of day.  This practice allows church members to pray together in common with other Episcopalians on a daily basis.  It is a wonderful rhythm of life and connects us to one another, even if we offer our prayers alone, we are joining many around the globe saying the daily office.  If you are interested in praying the daily office, a great place to begin is the publication "Forward, Day by Day".  Pick one up in the entryway of the church. Or visit this online resource from the Mission of St. Clare.

 

When you come to worship with us, here is what you can expect...

 

Holy Eucharist on Sunday Mornings and Evenings

Every Sunday we gather to hear the scriptures, sing hymns, chant psalms, be inspired by a sermon, pray and share the body and blood of Jesus Christ in the bread and wine of communion.  This kind of worship is a community experience where the whole Body of Christ is present to celebrate.  Worship on Saturday is offered in Spanish and accompanied by guitars and hymns appropriate to the language and culture.  Sunday worship is offered in English and accompanied usually by the organ, piano, and choir.  On certain feast days we have a bilingual worship service to bring both communities together.  Worship lasts about one hour and fifteen minutes, except for the 9 AM service which is geared for all ages and lasts about 50 minutes. 

 

Holy Eucharist with Healing on Wednesdays at Noon

Every Wednesday at noon we gather for an intimate worship service of Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing.  Those in attendance are invited to name people or their own needs for healing during the prayers.  Everyone is also invited to be anointed with oil for healing on their forehead. The scripture lessons follow the calendar of saints, "Holy Women, Holy Men."  This worship service lasts about one hour. 

 

Evensong (All Souls, Advent, etc.)

There are certain days on the church calendar that we choose to observe with a worship service of Evensong.  This is the evening prayers of the daily office, only instead of saying the service, we will sing the prayers with chants and hymns.  This is a wonderfully meditative and rich way to worship as a community in prayer together.  This worship service lasts about forty to forty-five minutes.