8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist – in the Chapel
10:00 AM – Sung Eucharist – in the Church
Nursery Care is available from 9:45 until noon.
Your first visits
Visiting a new church can be pretty intimidating. Take heart: Many people who visit and join Saint Elisabeth’s have little experience with the Anglican church. You will not be singled out as a visitor; rather, you will be our guest and we promise do our best to make your first visit as comfortable as possible.
How will I know when to stand, sit, or kneel?
Generally, we stand to sing, recite the Creed, for the reading of the Gospel, and to pray. We sit while the Bible is being read, during the sermon, announcements, and when the choir is singing. During the prayers, some people kneel while some people prefer to stand–both are appropriate. But please don’t worry about doing the wrong thing at the wrong time; what matters is your communion with God during the service.
Receiving the Eucharist
The center of our worship each week is the sacrament of Holy Eucharist (also known as Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper). In the Eucharist we share in bread and wine in remembrance of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, just as Christ commanded at his Last Supper with his disciples. But we also experience the mystery of Christ’s presence among us here and now.
While we worship in the Episcopal tradition, the Eucharist is God’s table and all people are welcome to share in the feast. When you come to the altar you may choose to receive the bread and wine, or just the bread, or you may come forward with arms crossed over your chest to receive a blessing. The bread we use is vegan and gluten free. We also have a chalice with unfermented grape juice.
Where do I take my children?
St. Elisabeth’s offers a formation program, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, for children age 3-12. At 9:50 am the children come to the Atrium, which is located on the second floor of the church. We are together until approximately 10:45 am, when the children join their parents in the Sanctuary to participate n the Holy Eucharist. After Coffee Hour, the children are welcomed back to their Atrium when the bell rings for adult formation, and stay until Noon.