Photo: Paul Avery

Photo: Paul Avery

Both 8:00 and 10:00 services are Holy Communion services that take place in the Sanctuary. Both have a full-length sermon. What's the difference?

8:00 - Traditional (Rite I)

This is a Holy Communion service in Elizabethan-era language ("thees and thous") and follows the Book of Common Prayer rubric directly. It features a chanted psalm and takes about an hour. Read the service here.

10:00 - Celtic Summer Services (through Labor Day weekend)

This is a Holy Communion service in contemporary language.* The service features the choir from September through Pentecost (May/June). The Celtic Summer Services are described in more detail in this column.

*Please note that at St. Luke's, in our Rite II services, we use material from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, but also include other material approved for use in worship, on a rotating basis by season of the Church Year. Some of the resources we draw on are: The New Zealand Prayer Book, Enriching Our Worship, and liturgies of the Iona Community. Summer services are drawn primarily from the BCP and the Iona Community materials.

There is coffee fellowship time in the narthex after both Sanctuary services.

There is coffee fellowship time in the narthex after both Sanctuary services.