How we worship
At Church of Our Saviour, we seek to make worship accessible to everyone by creating a comforting, engaging and inspiring atmosphere. Regular corporate worship is central to what we do and who we are. It is about coming together to acknowledge the holiness of God, hear God’s Word, offer prayer and celebrate the sacraments, outward and visible signs of an inward and spiritual grace. Worship services are liturgical, following a set pattern of prayers with readings and responses which encourage active participation and the celebration of Communion.
The Book of Common Prayer
Our worship is grounded by the Book of Common Prayer and the Episcopal Church traditions. On Sundays we offer Holy Eucharist Rite I, Holy Eucharist Rite II, and well as Morning Prayer as the principal service of the day. Scripture readings follow the Revised Common Lectionary and the daily office readings.
The Baptismal covenant is the cornerstone of our faith. In it, with God’s help we proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ; we seek to serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself; and we strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.
Rooted in tradition, Episcopalians believe in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit as expressed in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds. The Episcopal Church believes the Holy Scriptures, commonly called the Bible, to be the Word of God, written under the inspiration of God, and interpreted with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Music is a centerpiece of our worship. Our choir is often joined by youth musicians and band members at our 10am Sunday and for special services.
Our worship is grounded by the Book of Common Prayer and the Episcopal Church traditions. On Sundays we offer Holy Eucharist Rite I, Holy Eucharist Rite II, and well as Morning Prayer as the principal service of the day. Morning prayer is offered on Wednesdays.
Where you unable to attend? We have recorded our sermons for you to enjoy anytime.
Daily prayer is at the heart and history of Episcopal worship. We gather for Daily Morning Prayer every Wednesday morning at 8:30 am, and on the fourth Sunday of each month at 10 am, Morning Prayer with music is the principal services of the day.
The Episcopal Church has two cycles of feasts and holy days- one dependent upon the movable date of Easter Day and the other upon the fixed date of Christmas, December 25th. These feast days are special celebrations at Our Saviour, and we also mark other feast and special celebrations with special liturgies.
Baptism, which we call an initiation rite, is available for infant through adults. Likewise, Our Saviour offers a peaceful setting for the Celebration and Blessing of Marriage.