Sundays

Sundays at Epiphany are designed to include a combination of worship, fellowship, and classes, no matter what time you choose to attend.

7:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite I

WORSHIP 7:30 am–8:30 am (Chapel)
COFFEE HOUR  8:30 am–8:45 am (Great Hall)

The service of Holy Eucharist at 7:30 am reflects the more traditional heritage of the Anglican Church. The language is close to that which has been used for hundreds of years, and the Eucharistic prayer has a greater sense of atonement and redemption than the Rite II services. To that end, Christ’s sacrifice for the world is pronounced as the high point of the Eucharistic prayer. In The Book of Common Prayer, this service is called Holy Eucharist Rite I. The service includes hymns accompanied by organ.

8:45 am Holy Eucharist Rite II

NURSERY CARE  8:30 am–12:15 pm (Luke, age 3 and younger)
WORSHIP  8:45 am–9:45 am (Church)
COFFEE HOUR  9:45 am–10 am (Great Hall)

The 8:45 am service is called Holy Eucharist Rite II  in The Book of Common Prayer. The Eucharistic prayer varies based on the liturgical season, but as a whole it carries language that is gender-inclusive and focused on both Jesus’ saving love for us and on our partnership with God in redeeming the world. Epiphany Choir sings at this service.  Children and youth are encouraged to attend with their families. A children’s sermon will be offered during this service for ages PreK through 4th grade. Childcare is offered beginning at 8:30 am for children aged 3 and under.

10:00 am Everybody Hour

NURSERY CARE  8:30 am–12:15 pm (Luke, age 3 and younger)
CHILDREN’S FORMATION  10 am–10:45 am
YOUTH FORMATION  10 am–10:45 am
ADULT FORUMS  10 am–10:45 am
ADULT CLASSES  10 am–10:45 am
OPEN FELLOWSHIP  10 am–10:45 am (Fireside Room)

Epiphany invites everyone to participate in Everybody Hour, the time when the entire parish gathers for education and formation. There are classes for children and youth, as well as forums and classes for adults. And if you would like to relax and have a cup of coffee, feel free to hang out in the Fireside Room, which is set aside for informal fellowship.

11:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite II

NURSERY CARE  8:30 am–12:15 pm (Luke, age 3 and younger)
WORSHIP 11 am–Noon (Church)
COFFEE HOUR  Noon–12:15 pm (Great Hall)

The 11 am service is also called Holy Eucharist Rite II.This service of Holy Eucharist in the church uses modern language adapted from the Book
of Common Prayer, and is rich in ceremony and ritual. Incense is used and Sanctus bells are rung, parts of the Eucharistic Prayer are chanted, and the very best of the Anglican music tradition is offered by the Epiphany Choir. A shorter homily (rather than a full sermon) is given.

5:00 pm Evensong or Evening Prayer with Holy Eucharist Rite I

WORSHIP  5 pm–6 pm (Chapel)
SOCIAL HOUR  6 pm–6:30 pm (Chapel)

This service is a traditional Anglican service of Evening prayer, and is an opportunity for peaceful meditation and prayer before the start of a busy week. Though each week follows the same general format, this service alternates between Choral Evensong and Evening Prayer with Communion. Both services include a homily.

Choral Evensong is sung by the Epiphany Choir, featuring traditional music in the Anglican tradition. The choir sings the traditional evening prayers of the church that have been offered for centuries, while the congregation listens, joins in the hymns, and adds their own prayers to those of the choir.

In other weeks, Evening Prayer is offered with a soloist, hymns, and a sermon, with holy communion following. Both services use traditional
language (Rite I) from the Book of Common Prayer.