Sunday Services Sunday Eucharist at St. Michael's, celebrated at both services, is a comprehensive service of both Word and Sacrament. We read from the Old Testament, the Epistles, and the Gospels. We recite or sing a psalm, and we listen to a sermon. Then we pray for the Church and the world, and we ask God's forgiveness for our sins. Finally, we greet one another in the peace of Christ and move to the sacramental service of the Holy Communion.
At services of Holy Eucharist we welcome all persons baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit to come forward to receive communion. Children are always welcome at the communion rail. If you are not baptized or do not wish to receive communion we invite you to come forward for a blessing.
In services of worship at St. Michael's we follow the 1979 American edition of the Book of Common Prayer, which has deep roots in the worldwide Anglican Communion. During the course of the year we use both the traditional (Rite I) and contemporary (Rite II) language forms of the services. The hymns we sing are generally from the 1982 Hymnal of the Episcopal Church. St. Michael's has prepared a separately bound Order of Worship for our Sunday services which contains, in a convenient form, all the Holy Eucharist Rite II service from the Book of Common Prayer. Each Order of Worship is tailored to the season of the ecclesiastical year, and copies can be found in the pews.