Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Traditional Episcopal worship has lots of music, scripture, prayer and reflection. We draw liturgy and music from around the globe.
During the summer months, when life is less structured, the questions and wiggles of little ones bring life to the mix in the activities corner during service.
ALL are welcome!
Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
(Start up September 10, 2017)
worship.together is a brief, participatory service for families with young children. Specifically designed with 0-5 year-olds in mind, this half-hour service helps engage children in story, song and prayer while helping to develop their sense of God. The service includes singing, a gospel story, liturgy, interactive prayers, and communion. Children (and parents/caregivers!) are invited to sit on the floor to experience the service firsthand, and participate in many aspects of the service by carrying the processional cross, assisting with serving communion, and offering their own prayers of intercession. Happy chatter and joyful wiggles are most welcome!
For more information, please contact Donna Maree at email@example.com
Mondays 9/25 & 10/2
Paper Bead-making classes
in the new basement arts room. The 4-week class will be taught by Ms. Enid Pagan of the Women's Empowerment Initiative. You will finish with a paper bead necklace or bracelet of your own design, as beautiful as any creation you've see!
All are welcome!
It's only September, but the Holiday Bazaar, one of our two major fund raisers, is fast approaching. The Bazaar will be held on December 2, 2017 from 10 AM to 3 PM. We will have a planning meeting on Sunday, September 24 after the service. Grab some refreshments and gather in the French room. If you want to help but can't attend the meeting, let Sharon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Margaret (email@example.com) know.
Saturday, October 7 at 9:00 AM
Blessing of the animals in commemoration of St. Francis:on the church steps.
All Welcome, All the Time!
A center of the neighborhood
In case you missed it, last Sunday the gospel pericope from Matthew told us what the earliest followers learned from Jesus about living in community, especially when someone is mean, careless or devious against the others. I am talking about Jesus teaching about the overarching importance of community - how they should try every way to bring the person back into close relationship when something goes wrong and hold one another close in the good times.
Since the 5th I have been living the fruits of community while my daughter and her husband in Tortola, BVI (Katie and Shane) texted me every day that their small community on West End was sharing food and water while there was looting and robbery in Roadtown. One community of people loved and helped one another; the other could think of only themselves. The Jesus Movement was and is about making life worthwhile by helping one another through the tough times and sharing in the good times.
At this point many people in the country might be suffering overload as almost nothing but the ravages of hurricanes fill the airwaves. There is already an overwhelming desire to hear something else, raise money for something joyous or watch cat videos instead of waterlogged furniture and houses torn apart. However, this is the time when we need each other the most. Seeing in living color and real time the acts of kindness and care in every state and community refreshes hope, spurs gratitude and compels generosity.
Even though I know Katie and Shane are just 2 out of millions of real people wo have seen their physical community torn asunder, they are the ones I could help by bringing them "home" to family. When they arrive they will be a physical part of our Jesus Movement community; our living reminder that "To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." I believe this is part of what Jesus taught as the dream of God. Please be sure to welcome them when they arrive and for time to come.
Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do more than we can ask or imagine.