St. Paul’s celebrates the Holy Eucharist (Word of God and Holy Communion) every Sunday and other major feasts of the Church. Our worship days/times are:

  • 8:00-9:00 AM – Rite I service in the chapel
  • 9:00 AM – the nursery opens to accept children
  • 9:15-10:15 AM – Adult and children’s Sunday School classes
  • 10:30-11:30 AM – Rite II service in the sanctuary
  • 11:30 AM – the nursery closes
  • 6:00-7:00 PM – contemporary Holy Eucharist in the chapel
  • Other Major Feasts include Christmas, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost.
  • Other worship observances are held for Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage, and Burial.

Q. What is appropriate dress for worship at St. Paul’s?
A. Casual

Q. What about children?
A. A nursery is provided during 10:30am Sunday worship for young children, but St. Paul’s welcomes children of any age in all its worship services.

Q. What about congregational participation in the worship?
A. Our liturgy (lit., “work of the people”) is highly participatory. We sing and we pray. Each worshiper has available copies of the Hymnal 1982, our principal song book, and The Book of Common Prayer, our guide to the spoken parts of the liturgy—“common” not in the sense of ordinary, but “common” in the sense it is used by all the people.

Q. What about receiving Holy Communion for newcomers and visitors?
A. Holy Communion is open and encouraged to all baptized Christians, including children. A communicant may take and consume the bread alone (Body of Christ) or may elect to take and consume both bread and wine (Blood of Christ). A communicant receives the wine either by dipping the bread into the wine or by taking a small sip of wine from the chalice (cup). Worshipers may come forward for a blessing instead of Holy Communion if they choose.

Q. How do I know whether to stand, sit, or kneel?
A. Suggestions to posture are given in the printed order of worship and in directions from the worship celebrant, although worshipers are invited to adopt postures “as they are able.”