Friday, July 20, 2007

August Worship Schedule, Revised

The people of St. John's invite you to worship with us this summer:

August 5 -- 9:30 am Morning Prayer

August 12 -- 9:30 am Morning Prayer

August 19 -- 9:30 am Holy Eucharist

August 26 -- 9:30 am Holy Eucharist

Morning Prayer is a service consisting of prayers, Bible readings, and psalms. It may be led by a lay person, the usual practice at St. John's. The practice of morning worship traces its origins to Jewish sunrise worship that became part of the daily cycle of prayer in Christian monasteries. You can find out more from An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church; scroll down almost to the bottom of the page for three Morning Prayer links.

Holy Eucharist is our communion service, and must be led by a priest or bishop. The Rev. Judith Toffey will be officiating at our summer Holy Eucharist services. All baptized Christians are welcome to receive communion at St. John's. For the Biblical basis and more information on the Holy Eucharist service, please read this article in An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church.