Every Sunday, 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
St. John's Contemporary Service is a multi-generational celebration of the Holy Eucharist set to contemporary music led by St. John's Living Water Praise Band. We meet at 8:45am each Sunday in the Parish Hall (which is most easily accessed through the Pre-School Entrance of the Church).
What is Holy Eucharist?
The Holy Eucharist is the principal act of Christian worship - it is also known as Holy Communion or The Lord's Supper. In this service, we "continue in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers," as our Baptismal Covenant puts it.
The first part of the service centers on the reading and explication of the Bible. Up to four passages are read or sung - usually two from the Old Testament scriptures (including a Psalm) and two New Testament scriptures (including a reading from the Gospels) - and a sermon or homily preached on the readings. Prayers and singing are also part of this half of the service.
The Holy Communion consists of the blessing and sharing of bread and wine following the example given in the Gospels and established in the early Church. This ritual is a means of strengthening our union with God and one another as we remember Christ's life, death, and resurrection.
Here is a link to a video of our Presiding Bishop's discussion of the Holy Eucharist and what it offers to us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USOMZpGheBc.