About Worship

Worship is central to our life in God and our life together. These things we do and say turn us and center us to live a different kind of life: a life that is focused on serving God and serving neighbor.

From the ELCA: "Connected with and central to everything we do, worship unites us in celebration, engages us in thoughtful dialogue and helps us grow in faith. It grounds us in our Christian and Lutheran roots, while demonstrating practical relevance for today’s world."

For those of you who might feel lost during worship or do not understand why we do what we do: do not hesitate to ask someone sitting near you or ask the pastor questions after worship. 

 

weekly worship times

Worship with Holy Communion
Sundays + 10.30 AM

Mid-Week Holy Communion
Tuesdays + 6.15 PM

 

UPCOMING LECTIONARY

LENT

These forty days called Lent are like no other. It is our opportune time to return to the God who rescues; to receive the gifts of God's grace; to believe with the heart and confess with the mouth the wonder of God's love in Jesus; and to resist temptation at every turn. This is no small pilgrimage on which we have just embarked. It is a struggle Jesus knew. It is a struggle Jesus shares. The nearness of the Lord, in bread and wine, water and word, will uphold and sustain us.

24 MARCH 2019 (THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT)

31 MARCH 2019 (FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT)

7 APRIL 2019 (FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT)

14 APRIL 2019 (PALM SUNDAY / SUNDAY OF THE PASSION) @ 10.30 AM

15 APRIL 2019 (MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK) @ 12.00 noon

  • Midday Prayer with Holy Communion

16 APRIL 2019 (TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK) @ 6.15 PM

  • Evening Prayer with Holy Communion

17 APRIL 2019 (WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK) @ 7.00 PM

  • Tenebrae Service

THE THREE DAYS OF HOLY WEEK

18 APRIL 2019 (MAUNDY THURSDAY) @ 7.00 PM

  • Service with Footwashing and Holy Communion at St. Mary’s Episcopal, 3916 Locust Walk

19 APRIL 2019 (GOOD FRIDAY) @ 7.00 PM

  • Good Friday Service

20 APRIL 2019 (VIGIL OF EASTER) @ 9.30 PM

  • Blessing of the Fire and Preparation of the Paschal Candle, Liturgy of the Word, Baptismal Liturgy, Liturgy of the Eucharist

EASTER

21 APRIL 2019 (RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD / EASTER DAY) @ 10.30 AM

SEASONS OF THE CHURCH YEAR 2018-2019

Advent
Dec. 2 through Dec. 23, 2018

Christmas
Dec. 24, 2018, through Jan. 6, 2019

Time after Epiphany
Jan. 6 through Mar. 5, 2019

Lent
Mar. 6 through Apr. 17, 2019

The Three Days of Holy Week
Apr. 18 through Apr. 20, 2019

Easter
Apr. 21 through June 9, 2019

Time after Pentecost
June 10 through Nov. 27, 2019