Worship at Grace Anglican Church is a family affair. Our weekly gathering is a foundational part of our life together as a community of believers in Jesus Christ. Worship is the primary time in which we as a community can together hear God’s Word proclaimed and taught, receive nourishment in the sacrament of Holy Communion, and offer to God our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for all that he has done and continues to do.
As a church in the historic Anglican tradition, all of our services are "traditional" in the sense that they follow a set pattern and rhythm of worship. We follow the seasons of the church year and have Holy Communion in every service. This means that our worship is what most would call liturgical—meaning that when we worship we come to “work as a people” (liturgy means “work of the people”) as we honor God.
This ancient worship order is expressed through several different worship styles:
The 7:45 AM Contemplative Service is a little more scaled back with moments of quiet, less music and a shorter sermon. The service lasts about 45 minutes, includes communion, and appeals to early risers and those who prefer a more intimate and reflective time of worship. Despite the shorter duration, it feels more spacious with only a few dozen regulars in the large sanctuary. There is no childcare for this service.
The 9:00 AM Traditional Service includes the most traditional liturgical elements including vestments, processional hymns on the organ and other choir arrangements. There is typically a choral offertory anthem followed by praise choruses during communion. This service appeals to many families who enjoy a vibrant expression of liturgical worship.
The 11:00 AM Contemporary Service takes the four basic movements of the worship liturgy (Gathering, Word, Table and Sending) and presents them in a contemporary style. Music in this service is led by a band and many parts of the service are done in varying and creative ways.
Come Worship With Us
Regardless of which service you choose to attend, you will find a welcoming community of people committed to loving each other and following Jesus together. All of our services end with a commission as we are sent out into the world to be the hands and feet of Jesus, sharing the good news of his gospel in our various spheres of influence. Our hope is that you will find our Sunday worship to be faithful to the past and on mission with what God is doing in our community and in our world.