Worship and music are "what we do" when we gather on Sundays to offer our thanks and praise to God. Our worship comes out of our Anglican heritage and The Book of Common Prayer, with prayers, readings from the Bible, sermon, creeds, prayers of the people, and confession. Holy Communion is always a part of our Sunday worship and, regardless of denomination, all who are baptized are welcome to receive the Bread and the Wine.
Music and singing are central to our worship. The choir sings but the congregation also sings. We sing hymns, songs, psalms, and canticles. We use different hymnals that include traditional and contemporary music. To sing is to pray twice.
On Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, we gather in the peace of sacred space so our senses of sight , sound, and smell are enlivened. Music is from Taize (that meditative style from the ecumenical monastic community in eastern France); prayers and readings celebrate the Saints of God; and, on the first Wednesday of the month, there is Holy Communion and Prayers for Healing.
Every Thursdays at 12:10 pm a celebration of the Holy Eucharist is offered This is a weekly service for those whose lives limit regular Sunday attendance, who seek a moment during the work week to be reminded of what is important, and who might need an unexpected connection with the sacred because of an unwelcome intrusion of life’s challenges.
Please click on the links below to learn more about our worship and music at St. Martins.