SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
8:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite II
(Children’s Chapel occurs during the first half of the service. Children join their families before Holy Communion)
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
6:00 p.m. – Centering Prayer
9:00 a.m. – Midweek Eucharist
Inclusive of the traditional rituals and prayers of the earliest Christians, our worship experience simultaneously transmits a contemporary feel in terms of a relaxed environment. Formality and informality join together to form a unique worship ethos. Ritual processions and extemporaneous banter; suits and sneakers; sacred prayer and laughter—they all blend together as a glorious reflection of our diverse spiritual temperaments.
Our worship space is unique in configuration. For most church seasons of the year we worship ‘in the round,’ and the altar, the symbolic presence of God, rests in the middle of the congregation, witnessing to the reality of the Divine presence which constitutes the center of our lives. This allows us to look across the altar into one another´s faces. This is significant as it is in one another’s faces that we most powerfully witness to the incarnate Christ, the living presence of God residing deep in our souls.
The climax of our worship experience comes in the most time honored and sacred of traditions: holy communion. In a shared meal of bread and wine, we find ourselves united in the very life of the Living Christ. Importantly, all persons are welcome to participate in this most holy and sacred meal. God’s grace knows no limitations. Gluten-free wafers are available. Dedicated chalices for the dipping of wafers are available, as are common chalices for direct sipping.
At St. Patrick’s, our music intends to be an eclectic mixture of hymns selected from traditional and contemporary Episcopal sources. We have a diverse congregation, and our musical repertoire is necessarily broad. In addition to our choir, on any given Sunday you may hear a vocal soloist, a Gospel quartet, a string trio, or solo instrumentalists on harp, guitar or piano. Guest musicians may include world-renowned artists from our Solas Leighis Concert Series. St. Patrick’s choir leads our singing and also performs a variety of anthems from hymns, spirituals or contemporary songs.
Grounds and Labyrinth
Our church grounds are spacious and offer quiet places for prayer, contemplation and meditation such as our labyrinth and memorial wall. Our labyrinth offers a walking meditative path, representing a journey to your own spiritual center and back again into the world.