We want to open our doors and hearts to a variety of events, to grow spiritually, promote reconciliation,
offer passionate hospitality, and serve in the example of Jesus Christ.
In the Anglican tradition we respect and thrive on diverse views, independent thinking, and thoughtful discussion.
Our 9 a.m. Sunday service is a traditional, 45-minute spoken service without music. Rite II is used. Afterward, coffee and refreshments are served on the lawn.
This longer service is attended by the majority of parishioners. Rite II liturgy is used, with a formal processional, organ and choir. The Gospel and the Prayers of the People are read in both English and Spanish. Afterward, a traditional coffee hour is served on the lawn. The Parish hall is used for the Coffee hour if we have inclement weather (rarely) or there is a special occasion.
A Crucified Christ in Holy Week
Based on the the book by Raymond Brown, we shall look at the Gospel narratives of the Passion of Christ. Each year on Passion/Palm Sunday, we read the Passion according to Matthew (Year A), Mark (Year B), and Luke (Year C) and on Good Friday we read the Passion according to John.
Using Brown as a guide, you are invited to delve into these Passion accounts and to ask
what difference they make for us today.
Bishop William will be shepherding the exploration and discussion.
Instead of morning prayer we have a Eucharist Service on Wednesday.
Mattress Making—A ministry that was started many years ago as a useful way to recycle plastic bags and help to clean up the environment. Rolled plastic bags are used to stuff a simple canvas cover. This ministry occupies the Parish hall on Wednesday mornings. Hundreds of mattresses have been created over the years by both members and visitors. The recipients are children living in the rural areas and others who live in extreme poverty.
Prayer Shawl Ministry—A group of knitters meet weekly to make Prayer Shawls. After being blessed at a Sunday service the shawls are then given to those who are ill, in the hospital, or suffering from grief.