Worship Schedule

 

SUNDAY
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist I
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II
WEDNESDAY
11:00 AM

 

"The Holy Eucharist, the principal act of Christian worship on the Lord’s Day and other major Feasts, and Daily Morning and Evening Prayer, as set forth in the Book of Common Prayer, are the regular services appointed for public worship in this Church. In all services, the entire Christian assembly participates in such a way that the members of each order within the Church, lay persons, bishops, priests, and deacons, fulfill the functions proper to their respective orders." —from the Book of Common Prayer, p. 13.

St. Mary's Worship Style


All worship in the Episcopal Church is based in the Book of Common Prayer, familiar to Episcopalians no matter where they go. There are many different styles in which Episcopalians worship; from very formal liturgies that feature organ and choral music, to very informal spoken styles with a solemn feel and without music. At St. Mary’s, one can experience a broad spectrum of worship styles.

Come Worship

Regular Sunday Services are held at St. Mary’s by the Sea at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Worshippers at the 8:00 a.m. Service use Rite I from the Book of Common Prayer. The service is contemplative and reverent with attendance ranging from 30-50 worshippers, primarily adults, each Sunday. Music is not included as part of this service.

The 10:00 a.m. family service is a Choral Eucharist, using Rite II. The organist, choir, and acolytes actively participate in this service. Always uplifting, and often lively, this service is attended by between 90 and 160 worshippers each week, in addition to the church school children who join us at the “peace” to celebrate the Eucharist.

 


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