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Two Changes in Worship Schedule


Beginning Sunday, September 16, Immanuel will return to the three-service Sunday worship schedule that we followed until the Seminary Chapel fire of October 2010:

  • 8:00 a.m., Rite I, a contemplative service without music
  • 9:00 a.m., Rite II
  • 10:00 a.m., Education hour (Sunday School and Adult Forum Hour)
  • 11:15 a.m., alternating Rite I and II, and perhaps Morning Prayer on the second and fourth Sundays, or healing services with Holy Eucharist.    

For about one-third of the year — summers, Pumpkin Sunday, most of January— we will resume a joint service at 10 a.m.

And beginning September 12th, the Rev. Mary Sulerud and our new Assistant Rector David Crosby will hold a mid-week worship service at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. 

"Restoring a third service on Sundays offers opportunities to experiment and enrich the worship experience for both adults and children: Morning Prayer combined with the Holy Eucharist, regular services of Healing with Holy Eucharist, occasional Jazz Masses, Morning Prayer with interfaith guests, and Holy Eucharist with young musicians," according to The Rev. Mary Sulerud. "We may also experiment with the timing of the third service, perhaps scheduling an occasional service on Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon.  We will try some things, old and new, and not assume that any particular worship pattern is the 'norm.'" 

July 2012
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