We worship together every Sunday morning at 11, at 62 Pickering Street, in Brookville PA. Our service is in the Episcopal tradition, which began as a middle way between the Roman Catholic Church and the churches developing from the Reformation.
Two Sundays a month we worship using the Book of Common Prayer, the shared prayers of the Episcopal Church, and two Sundays a month we have a folk acoustic worship, but the flow of worship remains the same. Every Sunday we celebrate the Eucharist, sharing bread and wine, and listen to words from Scripture. Dress is casual and our service is entirely printed in a bulletin for ease.
Here are some things to expect:
– We dress casually.
– Our service comes from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer and involves prayers, Scripture reading, hymn singing, and sharing bread and wine at the Eucharist. On the Third Sunday, our worship incorporates folk acoustic music and newer-language prayers. The order of worship is the same.
– Our service will incorporate sitting, standing, and kneeling, but the worship leaflet you receive at the door will indicate when each action is to take place.
– While the Episcopal Church draws its worship services from a book, all the information you will need and all the responses are listed in our service leaflet.
– At the time when Communion is taken, those wishing to receive the bread and wine will walk up the center aisle to the front of the church and either stand or kneel at the rail. First the bread will be given, then the communal chalice. You can either drink out of the common cup or dip your bread in it.