Worship

Worship is at the heart of what we do as a church.  Each Sunday, we gather for worship to praise God; to learn more about God’s will for us revealed in Jesus Christ; to pray for ourselves and others; and the share in Holy Communion (also known as the Eucharist or the Mass).  We believe worship empowers us to return to our daily lives and share God’s love in word and action.  Our worship follows the pattern set out in the Book of Common Prayer, which is the prayer book of the Episcopal Church.  If you have never been to an Episcopal church before, the way we worship may be unfamiliar to you; however, everything you need to know for worship is printed in the worship bulletin each week.  Our ushers will give you a bulletin when you arrive, and they are also available to answer any questions you may have.  A brief description of the services may be found below.  There is no dress code for worship.  Dress in clothes that are comfortable for you, whether casual or more formal.  We hope to see you in worship soon!

 

Sunday Services

7:30 a.m. – Held in the church and typically lasting 40 minutes, this is a smaller, more intimate service without music.  This service includes Holy Communion.  In place of a traditional sermon, the priest leads a brief discussion of the Bible readings.  To find the church, enter through the large red doors on the front of the building facing Charles Street.

11:00 a.m. – Held in the church and typically lasting an hour, this is the larger and more traditional of our two services.  This service includes music from the hymnal and Holy Communion.  On the first Sunday of the month, prayers for healing and anointing with oil are available at the altar rail following the service.  To find the church, enter through the large red doors on the front of the building facing Charles Street.

 

Additional Services

Mid-day prayers are offered in the church each Wednesday at noon.  This is a brief service, lasting around 15 minutes, that includes readings from the Bible and prayers.

Throughout the year, we offer additional services on holy days and other special occasions.  Frequently these services occur as part of a potluck dinner or even outside on the church lawn.  Please check the website homepage regularly for an updated schedule of services.

112 Charles Street (next to the Charles County Circuit Court)
P.O. Box 760
La Plata, MD 20646
(301) 392-1051
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