Holy Week Worship
Please click here for all worship opportunities available throughout Holy Week.
Until further notice, we will gather virtually for worship. Please tune in to our live-stream of Morning Prayer from our sanctuary. If you are unable to tune in at 9, know that a recording of this service will be available on our YouTube station. Please download this bulletin so you can pray along with us.
Also available on our YouTube station is an interactive compline service for you to use at your convenience.
Tune in for daily morning prayer using this podcast.
Take an individual prayer walk through your neighborhood and use this guide along the way.
While we cannot be in our sanctuary during this period of isolation, we do have a beautiful labyrinth located in the front yard of the church. For those who are open to outdoor activity in isolation, know that the labyrinth is available for you to walk. You may download a guide to using the labyrinth here. There are also guides available in a plastic container adjacent to the labyrinth with prayers for the meditative journey. Best practice would be to simply read the guide through the plastic without making contact.
Pray the Way of the Cross virtually with images from our art instillation.
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.
Instead of a live service this Sunday, we will post a pre-recorded video. This liturgy has been pre-recorded so that we could incorporate various voices in the passion narrative (as is our custom), as well as the hymn “All Glory Laud and Honor,” to truly usher in Holy Week. This liturgy will be available on our YouTube station on Sunday.
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Music is an important part of our worship together. The hymns we sing are found in the 1982 Hymnal and in the Wonder, Love and Praise hymnal. During the school year our Youth Choir sings at the 10:00 AM Sunday service at least once each month, and the Sanctuary Choir sings at the 10:00 AM Sunday service.
The Parish’s music program depends on parishioners to participate in the p…Read More »
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 ai…
Ministry schedules for download:
The root of the word “liturgy” is “the work of the people.” Meaning all that happens in the sanctuary with the community who gathers works because of communal participation. The beautiful thing about this invitation to participate is that who we are and what we bring is enough because God meet…Read More »
Holy Baptism, one of the two primary sacraments of the Church, is initiation into the Christian Church. As the Book of Common Prayer states, "Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble."
Baptisms are held on the Sunday commemorating the Baptism of Jesus (the Sunday after …Read More »
Weddings are held at St. Michael's for members of the parish and their families. The Canons of the Episcopal Church require at least thirty days' notice for weddings. Planning requirements at St. Michael's usually require several months’ notice. Please contact the Rector for more information on preparing for weddings.
Funerals are held at St. Michael's primarily for parishioners and their families. Pre-planning of funerals in consultation with the Rector is encouraged.