Worship Services


The very heart of our Christian faith is found in Jesus Christ and we celebrate this faith through worship, prayer, listening to the Word of God, and receiving the Holy Eucharist. We invite you to attend one of our services throughout the week and seek out the face of God.

Sunday

Every Sunday morning we offer two opportunities to worship our redeeming God as a community of faith. Both services come from the Book of Common Prayer and incorporates readings from the Bible, a teaching on the Christian life, community prayer, and the Holy Eucharist. We invite you to join us for one or both of our services in praise to the God of Heaven and Earth.

Rite I @ 8:00 am

Our Rite I service uses traditional language largely taken from our previous 1928 Book of Common Prayer. The language used is more neo-elizabethan and poetic. This service begins with the Liturgy of the Word, where portions of the Bible are read followed by a teaching on the text, and then flows into the Liturgy of the Table, where the officiating clergy consecrate the elements of bread and wine asking God to make them the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, which we commonly call the Holy Eucharist or Holy Communion. The Rite I service begins at 8:00 am and does not include music. This service is held in our main worship area.

Rite II @ 10:15 am

Our Rite II services uses contemporary language with some prayers taken from our previous 1928 Book of Common Prayer. The language used is more approachable and closer to everyday English. This service begins with the Liturgy of the Word, where portions of the Bible are read followed by a teaching on the text, and then flows into the Liturgy of the Table, where the officiating clergy consecrate the elements of bread and wine asking God to make them the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, which we commonly call the Holy Eucharist or Holy Communion. The Rite II service beginst at 10:15 am and includes music throughout the service. This service is held in our main worship area.

Wednesday

Midway through the week we can feel dull and tired. Maybe not physically but spiritually. That's because life sometimes can really hit us hard and knock us down. To help reconnect us with God and lift our spirits up we offer two services of worship every Wednesday. Like our Sunday services, these times of worship come from the Book of Common Prayer and incorporate readings from the Bible, a teaching on the Christian life, community prayer, and the Holy Eucharist. We hope that you can make it a point to join us on Wednesday to prasie God and re-fill our spiritual batteries for the rest of the week to come.

Rite I @ 9:30 am 

Our Rite I service uses traditional language largely taken from our previous 1928 Book of Common Prayer. The language used is more neo-elizabethan and poetic. This service begins with the Liturgy of the Word, where portions of the Bible are read followed by a teaching on the text, and then flows into the Liturgy of the Table, where the officiating clergy consecrate the elements of bread and wine asking God to make them the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, which we commonly call the Holy Eucharist or Holy Communion. Often during this service the teaching is on one of the Christian saints that have faithfully proclaimed the love of God before us. The Rite I service begins at 9:30 am and does not include music. This service is held in the Chapel of St. Mary.

Rite II @ 5:30 pm

Our Rite II services uses contemporary language with some prayers taken from our previous 1928 Book of Common Prayer. The language used is more approachable and closer to everyday English. This service begins with the Liturgy of the Word, where portions of the Bible are read followed by a teaching on the text, and then flows into the Liturgy of the Table, where the officiating clergy consecrate the elements of bread and wine asking God to make them the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, which we commonly call the Holy Eucharist or Holy Communion. Often during this service the teaching is on one of the Christian saints that have faithfully proclaimed the love of God before us. The Rite II service begins at 530 pm and does not include music. This  service is held in the Chapel of St. Mary.

Thursday

Taize' Service @ 7:00 pm

The name Taize' is a big word that has three meanings. First, it is the name of a small city in France. Second, it is the name of religious community founded by Brother Roger which has become a pilgrimage site for thousands of Christians throughout the world, the majority being young adults. Third, it has come to mean a certain type of Christian prayer and meditation.

A Taize' service is a quite service which begins with simple chanting and offers a Scripture passage to reflect upon. Other than the singing, the Scripture reading, and the closing prayer, the entire service is silent. We put candles and some icons on the altar to help in focusing our meditation but that is all. This service is about yourself and God. The Taize' service meets fairly regularly but sometimes is cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. If you are interested in attending a service please call the office at (620) 662-8024 to confirm that the service is being held. This service is held in the Chapel of St. Mary.

A quick word about Christian meditation: When we hear the word 'meditation' we often think of the Buddhist or Hindu meditation techniques which asks you to clear your mind in an effort to disconnect yourself with the world. Christian meditation is different. Christian meditation does not ask you to clear your mind but to focus your mind on Christ. This focus can be a Scripture verse, a picture of Jesus, an icon of Him or a saint, or a symbol like the cross. Through this focus we ask God to speak to us and reveal Himself to us. We do not seek to be empty but to be filled with the love of God.