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A message from the Priest-in-Charge The Rev. Susan S. MacDonald


8:00 a.m. is a quiet service without music or “extras.” It uses the Rite 1 Eucharistic liturgy found in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. Rite 1 is derived from the 1928 prayer book. It is set in the language of sixteenth and seventeenth century England, which is the language of Shakespeare and of the King James Version of the Bible.

10:30 a.m. is a service with choir and organ, and tends to be more festive. It is also our principal service and features the contemporary language Rite 2 Eucharistic liturgy from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. Sun-day school for children and youth takes place during this time.

A third service currently not on the schedule uses “Rite 3,” an alternative to Rites 1 and 2. “Rite 3″ is a nickname for the Book of Common Prayer outline for a Eucharistic celebration at times other than the principal Sunday service. Use of this alternative rite opens up new possibilities for the prayers, and for music using guitars and keyboard.


Each of our services has its own identity. Come and see!


In the name of the God who loves us,