9:00am – Beginning September 18, 2016 - A service geared toward families with younger children. The service lasts approximately 45 minutes. The service encourages participation of our youngest members and guests. The sermon at 9am is our formation time (equivalent to Sunday School) for children. In addition to the sermon lesson, families are encouraged to take home supplemental resources like additional stories and prayers that will help build spiritual disciplines in children and adults.
10:30am - Beginning September 18, 2016 - A service with a mix of traditional and contemporary in both prayer and music. The service usually lasts about an hour and people of all ages are welcome.
A service of Holy Eucharist and Healing takes place every Wednesday in the All Saints' Chapel. The lessons and homily follow the calendar of saints and exemplars found in Holy Women Holy Men (a supplemental resource of The Book of Common Prayer). The service lasts approximately 30 minutes. All are welcome.
Holy Eucharist (Communion) is a regular practice in the Episcopal Church. Everyone is welcome to receive communion at St. Patrick's. We attempt to live into the example of Jesus who welcomed all people, so our altar is open to everyone seeking God. Communion instructions are provided during the service. Gluten free bread is available for those with gluten allergies.
The Book of Common Prayer (1979) (BCP) is the official liturgical guide for the Episcopal Church, USA. It helps us stay connected to our traditions. These traditions help us grow in faith and to feel the presence of God. A famous quote describing the Episcopal tradition is that "praying shapes our believing." The Book of Common Prayer provides the framework of our prayers, so it can be said to shape our beliefs. The Book of Common Prayer was first published in 1549 but it is a living book formed and reformed in response to the world. Within the BCP and its supplements are prayers and documents spanning the entirety of the human relationship with God, from creation to the present day. The weekly program at both St. Patrick's services help navigate this foundational treasure.