what to expect

We are a liturgical church, which means we follow the outline for worship in the Book of Common Prayer. Our service is divided into two parts: Word and Table. The first focuses on hearing God through Scripture. The second focuses on encountering God through Communion. 

The Word is central to our church because it is the true story of the whole world and authoritative for all of life today. We have four scripture readings each Sunday followed by a sermon. We believe that God will speak to us through the Bible if we have ears to hear. 

The Table is central to our church because it the meal Jesus established as a unique sign of the new covenant. We receive communion (or the Eucharist) every Sunday, trusting that Christ is present to us in the bread and wine. All baptized Christians are invited to receive communion (including children). If you are not baptized, please still come forward for a blessing with your arms crossed over your chest.

We don't believe that being a liturgical church is contrary to being a Spirit-led church. As we follow the Book of Common Prayer in our worship, we remain open to the leading of the Holy Spirit and trust him to reveal himself every week. 

For those who are new to the liturgy, we encourage you to forget about "doing the right thing." Instead, allow the strange words of the liturgy to wash over you and draw your mind and heart to God. If you have questions (and we're sure you will!) hang around after the service for coffee and a snack and let's talk about it. We also suggest that new folks "Stick6"--worship with Church of the Resurrection for six weeks to determine if our church is the right "fit" for you.

stick 6

It can be tough to find a church, particularly if you only visit once or twice. We know that for those unfamiliar with the Anglican tradition, our worship service can be a little confusing. We encourage you to Stick6. Commit yourself to stick around for six weeks. We believe that by then you will know if Church of the Resurrection is the right place for you. In the mean time, feel free to ask questions about what you see and experience.