Enter the solid walnut tower doors, and leave the 21st century behind along with the confusion and your daily grind. This is God’s House, and you are welcome in it. Quiet your heart, clear your mind, and open your eyes to light streaming through stained glass, your ears to feast on classical organ music and timeless lyrical expressions of God’s glory. This is worship. Give yourself to it.
We worship in a liturgical style, which means that our words are carefully chosen and composed, deeply embedded with Scriptural truth, time-tested and trustworthy. Join in, or just listen. Stand, sit, kneel with us, or just relax until you understand. Folders in the bookracks help you enter the liturgy more easily until you can get around in the Prayer Book and Hymnal.
Why aren’t there Bible’s in the bookracks? Of course, you may bring your own Bible, but our Prayer Book is loaded with all the Scripture you’ll need during the actual service, and we have many Bibles available to our Bible studies, for young and old, elsewhere in the Church. Listen carefully, and you’ll know that the Bible is our language of prayer.
If you are baptized and an adult, and you are certain that Christ is truly present in the elements of blessed bread and wine on the altar, you are welcome to join us at the Communion rail to receive them. You are welcome in any case, with your children, to be blessed. Just cross your arms across your chest. You will be blessed indeed.
While the language of our worship is Elizabethan English, the preaching is fashioned to meet you where you live. We seek to preach relevant applications of biblical truth, and adapted to your every day lives.
Please feel welcome at St. Augustine’s!