The central act of worship at Holy Communion is our weekly
celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Each Sunday morning, we celebrate the Holy
Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The 8:00 a.m. service is a traditional
Rite One liturgy, with traditional language and without hymns. The 10:30 a.m.
service is Rite Two (contemporary language) with choir. Nursery care is
available from 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
At 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month, we
offer a Taizé Eucharist. Taizé is an ecumenical, monastic community
in France, and the style of worship practiced there has drawn young people from
all over the world since 1940. At Church of the Holy Communion, we seek to create
a place where a community of people can experience Taizé
worship and explore how to integrate its simplicity and serenity into
their lives. Taizé worship is characterized by candles,
peaceful chants and ample time for silent prayer.
At 5:30 p.m. on the second, fourth (and sometimes fifth) Sundays
of each month, we offer a Celtic Eucharist. Our Celtic worship is drawn from
the liturgical tractions of Iona and Northumbria in Scotland, and the music at
these services can be contemplative, lively and haunting - even dancelike. The
prayers are at once earthy, holy and inclusive.
In addition to our Sunday worship offerings, we pray the Daily
Office of Morning Prayer at 8:10 a.m. each Monday through Friday in Quilling
Chapel. These brief services from The Book of Common Prayer are built around
recitation of psalms and readings from Scripture.
Wednesdays, 12:15 until 12:45 p.m.
Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers
There is no music in this midday service, a lunchtime respite in the middle of the work week. It includes a brief reflection by a
clergyperson, communion and prayers for all who suffer in mind, body or spirit.
Child care is available on Sunday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. The Infant & Toddler Centers are located on the second floor
down the hall from the church offices and to the left. The Infant Center is for
ages birth-2 and is in Room 212. The Toddler Center is for ages 2-4 and is in
Offered at the 10:30 a.m. service. When you see our
children's banner at the chancel steps, children come forward to process to the
Parish Hall for a time of God-inspired singing, activity (and a snack). Later a
member of the clergy delivers the gospel story and a time of prayer upstairs in
room 309. The children return to the service after the passing of the Peace.
All are welcome to join with our youngest members to share the word of God in
song, story and movement.
You can find the readings appointed for each Sunday, including Psalm, Old and New Testament, Epistle and Gospel, here.