Liturgy and Worship Schedule

Holy Week and Easter Schedule of Services

All services livestreamed at www.facebook.com/stmaryspr unless otherwise indicated
Bulletins available at www.stmaryspr.org/nav/holy-week

Palm Sunday-April 5
10:00 a.m.

Maundy Thursday-April 9
7:30 p.m.

Good Friday-April 10
7:30 p.m.

The Great Vigil of Easter-Saturday, April 11
7:30 p.m.

The Great Vigil begins with the lighting of candles, the opening prayers, and the first reading at 7:30 p.m. Vigil readings will be livestreamed periodically through the evening at appointed times. Times for readings are available on the Facebook page and in the service program.

Easter Morning (Sunrise)-The Great Vigil Continues-Sunday, April 12
6: 00 a.m.

Easter Morning (later)-Washington National Cathedral-live webcast
10:15 a.m. central (11:15 a.m. eastern)

https://cathedral.org/lent/

All services will be posted to www.stmaryspr.org for viewing later

 

Schedule of Worship

Note that the following are standard service times. For more specific information, especially for holiday services, please click here.

 

SUNDAY

8 a.m.  

Holy Eucharist, Rite I, Spoken Eucharist, Traditional Language 

9:45 a.m.   Christian Formation for Children and Youth, Nursery Open.
 
10:00 a.m.   Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Choral Eucharist, Contemporary Language
 
   

 

WEDNESDAY

9:00 a.m.  

Holy Eucharist in The Chapel  

 

A Typical Sunday

Sunday mornings typically consist of two services, an 8 a.m. spoken service and a 10 a.m. service with music.

8 a.m. Service

A said Eucharist using Rite I from The Book of Common Prayer.

 

10 a.m. Service

A Eucharist which follows Rite II from The Book of Common Prayer and also makes use of supplemental liturgical resources such as Enriching Our Worship. Music is woven throughout the service, and we enjoy a wide diversity of musical expressions.   

Children attend church school during the first half of the service and then join the congregation for the Eucharist. A nursery for children two and under is staffed by child care workers. Click here for more information on our church school.

 

Lay Readers/Chalice Bearers

Worship is the work of all the people, lay and ordained, praying, praising and giving thanks together in the power of the spirit and in the presence of the living God. Adult and Youth Lay Readers lead the congregation in meditating on scripture and in the prayers. Lay people also serve the chalice during communion. Deacon David Grauer leads this ministry.