About Our Worship

The Mass

We stand to say our prayers and sing praises to God. We sit as we hear the readings from the Holy Scriptures. We kneel to confess our sins and for personal devotion. We worship with our posture. Many of us make the sign of the cross, bow, and genuflect. But no posture is required of anyone. All are welcome to worship 

 

Our worship bulletin guides us through the Mass, including collects, Psalms and Bible readings. Most of the hymns listed in the bulletin can be found in the Hymnal 1982 and Lift Every Voice and Sing (LEVAS).

 

Children are always welcome to worship at St. Mary & St. Martha. Worship is one of the basic ways we learn what it means to be a Christian. As an adult we help create an atmosphere in which children can learn to worship in ways that are consistent with their respective levels of development.  Bringing children to worship may not always be easy, but it is an essential part of their growth in Christ.

The Holy Eucharist
WEDNESDAY           SATURDAY

12:00 pm               5:00 pm

SUNDAY

8:00 am and 10:30 am

Childcare Available

9:15 am - 12:00 pm

Combined Services

Four times a year, we combine our Sunday Morning Services and worship together in one 9:30 AM service. In 2019 those combined services are on:

  • February 10th (St. Valentine's Feast)

  • June 9th (Whitsunday/Pentecost)

  • July 28th (transferred Feast of our Patrons: St. Mary and St. Martha)

  • November 24th (Sunday before Thanksgiving)

Communion
 

All baptized Christians are welcome to receive communion.

THE BREAD

We receive the bread with our right hand stretched in front of us over our left hand, lifting the bread into our mouth.

THE WINE

You may gently guide the base of the communion cup to direct it to your lips and gently push it away when you have received the wine. You may also dip the bread into the wine using your right hand. If you do not wish to receive either, cross your arms in front of your chest to signal that you want a blessing instead.

BLESSING

If you desire a blessing instead of communion, you may cross your arms over your chest. A priest will bless you at the altar rail in lieu of receiving the host.