OUR WORSHIP IS SACRAMENTAL
We gather each Sunday to worship together. The central moment of worship each week is Eucharist, or Communion. We believe this sacrament is an outward and visible sign of God's invisible grace for us, and a symbol of the generousity that God shows to all of creation.
We welcome all to share in this sacrament, as we believe that God welcomes all to God's table.
OUR WORSHIP IS ROOTED IN ANCIENT PRACTICE
Our worship services are based upon a pattern of worship that Christians have used since the earliest years of our faith. While we pray in contemporary language, the prayers we use are often based upon ancient prayers.
Each worship service includes readings from the Bible, a sermon, and Holy Communion.
WE MAKE WORSHIP TOGETHER
We use the term liturgy to refer to our worship. Liturgy comes from a Greek word meaning "the work of the people". We are all participants in worship. We sing hymns together. We pray together. We stand up together. We come forward to receive communion together. While a priest will preside at Communion, we all celebrate this mysterious gift, together. Priest, lay leaders in specific liturgical roles, and congregants make worship together.
OUR WORSHIP IS MUSICAL
Music is a central part of worship in our tradition. We have a choir at St. Columba's that leads congregational singing. Our music is accompanied by the piano, and other instruments as appropriate. We chant many of the prayers, and believe that singing is praying twice.
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