Ushers will greet you at the entrance to the church (the narthex) to hand you a bulletin, help you find a seat, and point you in the direction of the restrooms, nursery, and children's bulletins.
The bulletin contains everything you need for the service: scripture readings, music, and prayers. The bulletin also contains guidelines for when to stand, sit, or kneel. During the service, you will most likely see a variety of worship expressions like raising hands while singing, bowing when the cross passes, or making the sign of the cross at various times. These are individual expressions of worship, unique to each individual, and there is absolutely no "right" way to do the liturgy. Feel free to participate as you are comfortable and able. Download a bulletin here.
Communion is open to all baptized Christians. Ushers direct the flow to and from the altar rail where we make our communions. If you are not ready to receive communion, you may come forward for a blessing or remain in the pew. Gluten free wafers are available upon request at the altar rail.
During communion, people are available on either side of the altar for prayer. You may also submit a prayer request here.
Attire ranges from casual to formal, jeans to suits, and sneakers to heels. You can find it all in any given service.
Children of all ages are always invited to sit with their families for worship. Nursing moms are also welcome in worship. If desired, privacy is available in the parish hall building.
During the service, nursery care is provided for infants through 3 yrs downstairs in the Parish Hall. Children 4 yrs through 6th grade are invited to follow the cross after the reading of the Gospel next door to the Parish Hall for a special children's homily.
Children's bulletins, coloring sheets, crayons, and liturgical cards are available in the narthex.