We participate in creative, energizing worship to praise and thank God, to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ and to pray for ourselves and others. As Jesus invited us, we gather around a family meal table with bread and wine, to celebrate Jesus’ risen presence and to be renewed and strengthened for the work God gives us to do. Worship affirms our faith, reconciles us together, and prepares us to minister to the world.
Public worship (or liturgy) is how the unity of our members is most fully expressed. An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church (Church Publishing, 2000) explains that “liturgy expresses the church’s identity and mission, including the church’s calling to invite others and to serve with concern for the needs of the world.” Many liturgies of The Episcopal Church are included in the Book of Common Prayer which gives worship a familiar feel, no matter where you go.
People throughout Maine are invited to gather together to praise Jesus both online and in person at various times throughout the year for worship and fellowship! Diocesan worship opportunities are planned by our Liturgical Commission. Our next gathering will be in person and is for EVERYONE in the diocese. We will come together for a Celebratory Eucharist at Convocation at the Cathedral of St. Luke in Portland on October 21 at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome!
All baptized Christians, no matter age or denomination, are welcome to worship with us and receive communion. Episcopalians invite all baptized people to the table. If you have an interest in attending a service, but are not sure what to expect, The Episcopal Church offers a good overview here.