Services

Worship is the center of our life at Saint Paul’s, and Sunday worship is what strengthens us to share the love of Christ with our city and the world. We hope that you will join our parish often in adding your voice to the worship of God. Our services of worship are taken from the Book of Common Prayer and we offer four different services each Sunday.

O Lord, open thou our lips, and our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

This is a spoken service of word and communion, based on the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), without hymns or service music. It is a quiet service intended to offer a tranquil start to the week. Some of our parishioners choose to sit in the chancel (near the altar), while others prefer to sit in the nave (body of the church).

9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

This is an informal service that takes place in the chancel and uses a variety of sources and musical styles, and is intentionally geared toward families with very young children. As with the 8am service, you may choose to sit in the chancel or the nave.

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Choir

This service is our principal worship offering on Sunday, and is about an hour in length. Following the Book of Common Prayer, this service reflects our parish’s particular expression of the Episcopal tradition.  Saint Paul’s Choir sings at this service and it contains hymns and choral anthems, a sermon, uses Rite II (present day) language, and is traditional in nature but relaxed. Twice a month, our choristers (ages 8 and up) join the adult choir to form an intergenerational choir of almost 80 people. Families with children are very welcome at this service, and you are encouraged to help your child navigate through the worship sheet.

5:00 p.m. Choral Evensong/Mindful Worship (as Scheduled)

Sung at the close of day in churches, chapels, and cathedrals throughout the world, Evensong is derived from the ancient offices of vespers and compline. Consisting of sung prayers, psalms, and anthems, it is an opportunity to listen, sing, and meditate before the start of a busy week. Sung by full choir once a month, there is no sermon. Though the service is almost entirely sung, Evensong usually lasts 45 minutes. It is often preceded by an organ recital at 4:30 p.m. The schedule for Choral Evensong can be found here. On other Sundays, join us for Mindful Worship at 5 p.m

Mindful Worship is based on the Prayer Book and uses mindfulness training that is being introduced in schools and places of healing. Mindful Worship then (as is true for all our services) is accessible to both children and adults. Click here for more information!