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Sundays

Regular Season Sunday Schedule
September to June

7:45 am Holy Eucharist Rite I, spoken

9:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite II, with music

11:15 am 1st Sunday of the month - Holy Eucharist Rite II
other Sundays - Choral Matins


 

 

Differences in the Sunday Morning Worship Serivces

By Peter Vanderveen

The worship of The Episcopal Church is richly varied in substance and style. In keeping with this richness, we provide three different experiences of worship each Sunday.

The 7:45am service is a meditative celebration of the Eucharist in the more formal language of Rite One. Its consistent rhythm as a spoken service provides a simple yet grounded recitation of our faith.

The 9:00am service is more robust and proclamatory in its pageantry, music, and variation. We use different expressions of the Eucharistic liturgy, and at regular intervals we observe appointed feasts for saints of the church in a simplified intergenerational service.

The 11:15am service liturgy will include two forms of workship.

The first Sunday of each month will be Holy Eucharist, Rite II, from the Book of Common Prayer. 

For the remaining Sundays of each month, the service will be an abridged form of Choral Matins, designed to give emphasis to beauty, prayerfulness, and the unique expression of the Psalms. Its mood will be distinct from the other Sunday morning services, and its focus will be in providing a particular experience of sabbath, offering space for solace and reason for strength.

 

Celebrating the Communion of the Saints 2012-13
During our church year, we will be celebrating the Communion of the Saints by highlighting some of the saints (or “God’s faithful”) who have gone before us. On these specific saints’ feast days, the readings and the hymnody will celebrate the contributions these saints have made to the Christian life. As we honor our saints, we are reminded how we, too, participate in this great cloud of witnesses through our worship and mission in this life as well as the next. Please plan to be present for these festive days.

Oct. 21        St. James of Jerusalem

Nov. 18        C. S. Lewis

Jan. 20        St. Agnes

May 5            St. Monica

 

Children’s Liturgy
You may have noticed by now that every Sunday a youth bulletin has been printed since Easter. This bulletin is geared towards children fifth grade and over. It explains how the liturgy is put together, what the liturgy means, and how we can participate in the liturgy more fully. During this school year, the younger children who attend children’s chapel during sermon time, will receive intentional instruction by the clergy as we walk more deeply through the Eucharistic liturgy. They will have the chance to ask questions about things like the Confession, the Nicene Creed, and the Eucharist at their level. Please plan to have your children ready to attend on these special days. (Oct. 2, Oct. 30, Dec. 4, Jan. 15, Feb. 5, Mar. 11, Apr. 22)

Book Cart
Children may borrow books, soft toys or pages to color from the Book Cart in the Narthex and return them after the service.

Children's Chapel
During the 9am service, Children's Chapel is offered for elementary age children. After the Gospel is read, children follow the crucifer to the Chapel next to the main worship space, where they gather for a children's homily and prayers. They return to the main service during the Peace.

Younger Children during Worship
Children age 3 (and potty trained) through Grade K attend Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Level I (see Catechesis I section) from 9 to 11 am. On three Sundays of the year, they participate in the Children’s Liturgy during the 9 am service and then attend Catechesis at 10:15.

For the youngest ones (infant through two or three years old), child care is available each Sunday in the Nursery (see Nursery section) from 8:30 to 11:30 am The hours of Nursery care may be extended to begin at 7:30 am or end at 12:30 pm with advance notice to the caregivers or Tory Kline.


 

Wednesdays

12:15 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II


 

Church of the Redeemer - 230 Pennswood Road - Bryn Mawr, PA 19010