Worship is at the very heart of everything we do and everything we are at St. Paul’s. It is where we express our adoration of God and commit our time, talent, and treasure to his service. We seek to worship as people created in the image of God and enlivened by the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Celebrating Sunday liturgy as a community is central to our family. It is the ritual that binds us together and deepens our sense of belonging. Each week we come together to thank God for our blessings and renew our commitment to God’s service.
While St. Paul’s is not a low church, it is not a high church either. It is probably best described as a broad church. Tradition is a strong factor in forming our worship. We celebrate Holy Eucharist every Sunday at both morning services using the Rite II liturgy in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. Most congregants attend service weekly and enjoy the many special celebrations throughout the year on feast days.
At St. Paul’s, all baptized Christians are welcome at God’s table. We invite you to partake in the spiritual nourishment of consecrated bread and wine.
At the high point of the Eucharist, we come to the altar to eat of the bread and drink of the wine in which Christ—himself the gift of God—is received. In the sharing of this simple symbolic meal, the people become the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 10:17) and are strengthened to spread the word of the Gospel.
Just as the disciples sat together on the night before Christ’s crucifixion, the Eucharist points to a future when all of God’s children—despite their differences—will gather and sit together for a heavenly banquet.
Throughout the year, we have additional services to celebrate holy days, feast days, and special times in the life of our parish.
ABOUT THE HOLY EUCHARIST
Just as families break bread together, we celebrate the Eucharist as a spiritual community grounded in Christ. The Eucharist is at the heart of Christian worship and Christian community. It is a commemoration of Christ’s last supper with his disciples and a remembrance of his sacrificial death.