Welcome To Church of the Resurrection!
Church of the Resurrection is a parish within The Anglican Mission in America, www.theamia.org, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion. Committed to ecumenical catholicity locally and globally.
What To Expect On A Sunday Morning?
We start with a greeting from the back of the Church followed by "Passing the Peace", which is where we greet our neighbors to symbolize our healed relationships in Christ.
After you are greeted and seated there is a short entry procession of the ministers and an introduction from the leader and confession.
Worship ends with the “collect” or special prayer for the day, which links up to some element of the life and death of Jesus or, occasionally, an important figure like the apostle John.
Children will be dismissed immediately following the prayer to a Sunday School class or Children's Church.
Three scripture readings follow the prayer and consist of readings from the Old Testament, a letter and one of the gospels.
One of our clergy will deliver a message from the Bible designed to inspire, challenge, encourage and help us grow as followers of Jesus Christ.
We read the Nicene Creed (a historic statement of the church’s belief) together out loud as a church.
During this time, we read together aloud prayers for missionaries, armed services members, the sick, our government, etc.
The children return to their families from Children's Church and we start the Holy Communion (or Lord’s Supper). As Anglicans we do this every week and we use an old form of blessing prayer which has been used (with variations) since the 4th century. It is in the form of a “conversation prayer” between the minister and the congregation where we remember the story and meaning of the death of Christ. It links us powerfully with the generations of God’s people. There is some singing as people receive the bread and wine.
Then we finish with a blessing and the dismissal. Experienced prayer ministers are available to pray with you after the service if you wish or you can continue your fellowship over coffee, lemonade, donuts, fruit and more available in the courtyard.