Episcopal Worship 101
What is a service like at an Episcopal church?
Worship varies at Episcopal churches. How services go at one church may be different from services at another. Worship also varies depending on if it's a special day in the liturgical year, such as any service during Holy Week or All Saints' Day.
What Can I Expect at All Saints' Cathedral?
We offer two services on Sunday mornings. At 8 a.m. is a spoken Eucharist. This service follows the order of service and liturgy set forth in The Book of Common Prayer, which is the prayer book used by the Anglican Communion. There is no singing at this service and it tends to be a shorter service. At 10 a.m. is the sung Eucharist, which incorporates hymns and singing from our choir. At both of these services, the member of the clergy leading the service gives a sermon and we administer the sacramental rite of the Eucharist. After the 10 a.m. service, we have a coffee hour in the guild hall. If you are visiting, we encourage you to come and meet the members of our congregation. Our shepherds for the service will be happy to assist you.
How Should I Dress for Worship?
You'll see people in their Sunday best, complete with hats, at All Saints' Cathedral. You may also see some people in t-shirts and jeans. We encourage you to come dressed comfortably--especially in the summer.
I've Never Been to An Episcopal Church. How Confusing Will the Service Be?
When you enter the church, you will be greeted by one of our ushers and they will hand you a program. The program will have the order of the service, including the numbers in the Hymnal for the songs that will be sung. Follow the program and you'll do just fine.
Who Can Receive Communion?
All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion at All Saints' Cathedral.