What is worship?
Worship is the means by which we thank God, express our love for him and one another, and express our hopes and needs as a community. Sunday is traditionally when Episcopalians gather for worship. The principal weekly worship service is the Holy Eucharist, also known as Mass or Holy Communion. In most Episcopal churches, worship is accompanied by the singing of hymns, and in some churches, much of the service is sung.
Episcopalians worship in many different styles, ranging from very formal rites with chanting, traditional music, vestments and incense, to informal services with contemporary music. Yet all worship in the Episcopal Church is based in The Book of Common Prayer, which gives worship a familiar feel, no matter where you go.
What to expect at St. George's?
Liturgy at St. George's is decidedly broadchurch in format. Some of our parishioners have high church Anglo-Catholic tendencies, whilst others are more reform-minded. Our worship on Sunday is reflective of both those strands of our heritage and aims to be an engagement from which allcomers may draw meaning and spiritual edification. Our music comes from the Hymnal 1982 and Lift Every Voice and Sing II and is joyfully sung.