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Our faith is ancient and apostolic and our tradition of Prayer Book worship is centuries old, and yet we continue to hear and proclaim the Good News in our own generation. Each generation gives its own melody as an expression of the faith once given. At St. John the Apostle Anglican Church, the songs from the hearts of contemporary Christians blend with the great hymns of Wesley and Watts, as well as with all the company of heaven who join in the unending praise of God. As Christians, we are standing firmly on the unwavering foundation of the past, empowered by the Holy Spirit today, and embracing the future with hope and joy.
The Liturgy (Order of Service) is printed out in full in a worship folder or you can follow along using the Book of Common Prayer. The Liturgy offers us common words to use together in our worship of God and ensures that the congregation participates in the service.
A rule of thumb to follow during worship is that we stand to praise God, sit to hear the Word of God, and kneel to offer up our prayers.
All baptized Christians who have received Christ as their Lord and Savior, are invited to share with us in the sacrament of the true body and blood of Christ. If, for whatever reason, you believe that you cannot receive Holy Communion, we invite you to come forward, cross your arms and receive a blessing.
BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
The Book of Common Prayer is a comprehensive book of liturgies for almost any service held at an Anglican church as well as daily prayer and Scripture readings for personal and corporate worship.
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