What to Expect at the 8:00 Service
The Episcopal Church has a tradition of offering an early morning worship service that is small, prayerful, quiet and reflective.
We are currently offering Morning Prayer at our 8:00 service, and it is being held online only, on Zoom. It is not recorded, so attending live on Zoom is the only way to participate. Sign up for our email list to receive the link and password for the service each week.
Morning Prayer is a traditional service from the Daily Office, the monastic service that splits the day into various hours of prayer. There are scripture readings, prayers, and a sermon, but no music at 8:00. Attendance ranges from 10 to 18 people each week.
8:00'ers will greet you and say hello when you sign on and interact with friendliness after the service, but overall there will be an atmosphere of quiet and contemplation at the 8:00 service. After the 8:00 service, you're invited to stay on the Zoom call for our adult formation hour from 9-10 a.m., when we read the scriptures from the service out loud together and discuss them in an informal context.
(Prior to the pandemic, we celebrated Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 8:00, using the older, traditional form of the liturgy in Elizabethan English, reflecting our Anglican heritage. An image from that service is pictured at right.)