“Worship the Lord with gladness; come before God with joyful songs.” – Psalm 100:2
Worship at Christ Church creates a joyful space where we can encounter the presence of God – whether we are worshipping in the beauty of our historic church, or at home on Zoom or Facebook Live. Through songs and readings, serons and prayers, we celebrate the great story of God’s amazing love. At the heart of that story is mystery, so we leave room for that too, most especially in the sacrament of Holy Eucharist (also called Communion), where we are made whole again as the body of Christ. Like a good restaurant, our “menu” features different flavors, styles and priorities – all of them are centered on the Good News of our belovedness in Christ
OPTIONS FOR WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
9 am – In-person eucharist at Christ Church Wayside (13050 Rock Point Road, Newburg) Outdoor service this week, with masks and distancing not required for those vaccinated, but encouraged. Singing is permitted only with masks. Those not yet vaccinated should continue to wear masks, observe distance and follow the safety protocols below.
10 am – Learning Hour on Zoom – click here. “Kids Forum” for children, choice of two courses for adults.
11 am – Holy Eucharist In-person, and on Zoom and Facebook Live. Outdoor service this week, with masks and distancing not required for those vaccinated, but encouraged. Singing is permitted only with masks. Those not yet vaccinated should continue to wear masks, observe distance and follow the safety protocols below.
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If you don’t have a computer or smart phone you can call in: +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 609 359 4889 Our password is LPWay.
- Wear a mask;
- Bring chairs if you have them;
- We are paper-less – you can print out the bulletin (see link above), or access it on a hand-held device Sunday.
- If you’ve been ill or traveling, worship from home.
- Church bathrooms are for emergency use only, and require following simple sanitizing procedures
- Communion will be distributed, bread only, by Rev. Kate;
- There will be no social time.
Protocols for sanitizing spaces and maintaining healthy practices can be reviewed here: La Plata-Wayside Regathering Plan- 7-15-20.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN WORSHIP AT CHRIST CHURCH
Expect to be accepted as you are – there is no dress code. Our worship follows the pattern in the Book of Common Prayer, which is the prayer book of the Episcopal Church. We sing, pray, listen, move; we stand, sit or kneel, depending on the part of the service – feel free to do what is comfortable for you. Everything you need to know for worship is printed in the worship bulletin each week. Our greeters will give you a bulletin when you arrive, and are available to answer any questions you may have.