Said Holy Communion
Sung Holy Communion
Sung Holy Communion
1802 33rd Ave. SW Calgary, AB
Office: (403) 244-0198
This is a traditional Book of Common Prayer said service and can be a calming experience. The same liturgy is used each week with one lesson and the Gospel reading from the Revised Common Lectionary. A brief homily is offered. The congregants sit in the choir pews which creates a closer and more intimate gathering. The average attendance is 8 people and the service lasts about 30 minutes. Following the service there is a lively coffee time in the Fellowship Room with some “goodies” provided by one of those attending.
This service uses either the Book of Common Prayer or a service based on the Book of Alternative Services. The Holy Eucharist is celebrated on most Sundays. Occasionally Baptism is offered as part of this service and seasonally there may be special services in place of the normal rotation.
The organist and choir provide leadership for the sung parts of the service (liturgy and hymns). Music is a significant part of this service following ancient traditions in which music assists the raising of our spirits in the worship of God.
Sunday School is offered from September through June most Sundays. When Sunday School is offered, there is usually a focal talk for the children in church which will relate to their lesson which takes place during the service. Children rejoin the congregation at the time of the administration of communion. On certain Sundays (long weekends and festivals) children are invited to stay for the whole worship experience in the church as a way of helping them to learn the liturgy.
Fellowship and coffee time are held before the mid-day Service in the Fellowship Room (with goodies provided). This offers us an opportunity to meet with others, greet new friends, and occasionally to have a formal presentation or meeting of interest to the parish. Food is often a significant contribution to our fellowship time with special Sundays at which we have a lunch – sandwiches, pancakes, or a BBQ.