Worship

Holy EucharistWe have been created to share in the Life of the Holy Trinity.  Worship is our response to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Worship for us is a communal event.  In corporate worship, given by God as seen in the Old Testament and fulfilled by Christ in the New Covenant, we unite ourselves with others to acknowledge the holiness of God, to hear God’s Word in Sacred Scripture, to offer prayer and intercession in which we bring before the Lord our own needs and the needs of others, and to celebrate the Holy Sacraments.  They are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace.  The source and summit of our lives as Christians is the Holy Eucharist.  It is the sacrament commanded by Christ for the perpetual remembrance of His life, death, and Resurrection until His coming again.  In the Holy Eucharist,  the Church’s sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving is the way by which the sacrifice of Christ is made present, and in which He unites us to His one offering of Himself.  Our Eucharistic Liturgy comes from the Book of Common Prayer, rooted in the ancient liturgies yet ever new and every contemporary.   At All Saints, we dive deeply into the liturgy of the Church in which we encounter the great mystery of our Triune God.