What to Expect

Sunday Worship Services
You may choose between two services on Sundays, each with a different style. The 8 a.m. service is traditional, with Elizabethan language, which is quite poetic; the 10:30 a.m. service includes organ music and hymns. Both include some ancient ways of praying, to help give a sense of enduring truths.

When you arrive, an usher will give you a bulletin for the service, and will ask you to fill out and wear a name tag so that we may greet you by name.  At the 8 a.m. service you will need the bulletin as well as the Book of Common Prayer, found in the pews, to participate fully.  For the 10:30 a.m. service you will need the bulletin and a Hymnal, also found in the pews. 

You may sit wherever you like in the church. The first half of the service consists of scripture readings, the sermon and prayers.  The second half consists of Holy Communion.  Everyone is welcome to receive communion.  If you do not want communion, you are welcome to come forward for a blessing or you can simply remain in your seat.

 

If you have children:
Children are welcome for the entirety of worship at Saint Alban's.

Nursery care for children five and under is available during the 10:30 a.m. service. 

In addition, as a bridge experience for young children we offer a developmentally appropriate Children's Chapel during this service.  All ages are together for the opening hymn, the opening sentences and the readings from scripture. At the reading of the Gospel, preschool and early elementary age children are invited to follow an escort to “children’s chapel”, while the sermon is delivered, and prayers are offered. During Children's Chapel they join in song, hear the Gospel and offer their prayers. They rejoin the community in worship during the exchange of the Peace and may receive communion with their parents.  Parents are welcome to attend Children’s Chapel with their children. 

Sunday school classes take place at 9:15 a.m. between the two services. 

 

Visitor Cards: There is a visitor card located in the pews that we invite you to fill out. You may place the completed card in the offering plates or give it to an usher.  The card gives us a record of your visit and allows us to respond to your interests.  You will not be permanently added to our mailing list nor will you be inundated with mail from us.

 
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