God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
St. Thomas is an Episcopal church, so our worship services come from the Book of Common Prayer, a book that all Episcopal Churches primarily use for their services. The service we hold most often is called a Rite II Holy Eucharist. “Eucharist” means Holy Communion, sharing in the bread and wine that is the body and blood of Christ. The language used in the service is modern, so you won’t be hearing any “thy’s” or “thou’s”. But even though the language is modern, the prayers are taken from scripture and from other ancient Christian sources. The service generally includes three readings from the bible—usually one from the Old Testament, one from the New Testament (that is not from the Gospels), and one from the Gospels. If you’d like to explore the Book of Common Prayer, a digital version is available here.