Worship at St. Michael's:
Whether you’ve been to Episcopal services all your life, or this is your first, we hope you’ll worship in the way that is most comfortable to you. The service instructions about standing, kneeling, and other directions are intended to help clue you into the habits of this particular community.
The words of our worship service are lifted from the Episcopal (and before that Anglican) tradition. The thing that sets us apart from other denominations is our dedication to Common Prayer. These same words have been used for hundreds of years by people all over the world, and are still used today. The hope in committing ourselves to this ancient tradition is that we might both learn from those who have come before, and add our own voices to the heavenly chorus.
Sounds from children, young and old, are a valuable part of our prayer life – not a distraction from it! Families are encouraged to sit in the front of the sanctuary, allowing children as many opportunities to follow along and participate as possible. We offer children’s chapel for those who would prefer an offering specifically catered to children. A nursery room is available for our youngest children, operating on a cooperative model for all families. Please visit our nursery on the first floor for more information.
Please make note of our inclement weather policy.
In our pews you will find the following resources:
- The Book of Common Prayer,1979, which has deep roots in the worldwide Anglican Communion.
- The 1982 Hymnal of the Episcopal Church, as well as the supplemental hymnal Wonder Love, and Praise
If you’d like to follow along with the weekly scripture readings from home: weekly Lectionary
As an aid to prayer throughout each day, the Book of Common Prayer contains the Daily Office of Morning and Evening Prayer. Saying the Daily Office allows one to follow the contours of the Church Year as it unfolds through daily Bible readings.