Services

Sunday Services

Sunday Schedule

Confirmation Class

8:00 a.m.

Holy Eurcharist

9:00 a.m.

Sunday School

10:15 a.m.

During the Season of Lent
In addition to the services on Sunday morning's, CEC participates in the Joint Lenten Series with other Episcopal Churches in the Southeast Florida Diocese.
7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
Spoken Service with Lenten Study and Discussion and hymns

March 20 – The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
900 a.m. – The Blessing of the Palms and Holy Eucharist
                  – The Blessing of the Palms, Procession, and Sung Eucharist

March 23 – Wednesday in Holy Week
7:00 p.m. – Lenten Bible Study

March 24 – Maundy Thursday
7:00 p.m. – The Celebration of the Institution of the Holy Eucharist, the Washing of the Feet, the Stripping of the Altar, and the Watch

March 25 – The Day of the Crucifixion: Good Friday
12:00 noon – Three-Hour Devotions with Meditations
7:00 p.m. – The Living Stations of the Cross

Before Worship

Before Worship When entering the narthex (lobby) of our church building, greeters will welcome you warmly at the door, and then introduce you to our guest hosts. The hosts will briefly share what to expect during our worship service, invite you to sign our Guest Book, and give you a welcome packet with information about our church. An usher will then present you with the Sunday bulletin with the Order of Service and the weekly announcements. Congregants may join in the singing of contemporary songs prior to the start of the 10:15 a.m. worship service or they may also view the television monitor in the narthex (lobby) featuring our weekly announcements, activities, programs, and events.

During Worship

During Worship Episcopalians use the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) and a Hymnal during their Sunday morning worship service. The form of service is called The Eucharist, meaning “Thanksgiving.” The name recalls Christ giving thanks while instituting the Last Supper on the night He was betrayed. At Holy Sacrament, these books, as well as the Bible (New Revised Standard Version), are located in front of you when seated. However, at Holy Sacrament, the entire order of our worship service is displayed via a projection system. This makes it easier for members and guests alike to follow and participate in the service.

Receiving Holy Communion

Receiving Holy Communion The Process All baptized Christians are welcome at the Lord’s Table, called the Altar. The ushers will direct you to the altar or communion rail and you will take the next space when it becomes available. Our custom is to kneel at the rail to receive the Blessed Sacrament, but you may stand if it is more comfortable. After receiving communion, please return to your seat. If you are unable to come to the altar rail, inform one of the ushers and the priest will bring communion to you.

Receiving the Bread and Wine

The wafer or bread (the Body of Christ), may be placed in your hand r on your tongue, whichever is your preference. If your preference is to receive the wafer in your hand, you may immediately consume it, hold it and intinct (dip) it into the wine, or have the Eucharistic Minister do it for you. When taking the wine (the Blood of Christ), you may need to guide the chalice to your lips.

Receiving the Bread Alone

Receiving the bread alone is considered full communion. After receiving the bread either in your hand or by mouth and consume it, you may leave the altar rail and return to your seat.

Receiving a Blessing

If either you or your children prefer to receive a blessing instead of communion, kindly come forward to the altar rail during the ministration of communion and place your arms across your chest as a signal to the priest.