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! All are invited to Chrism Eucharist at Grace Church in Bath on March 28, 2023 at 11:00 am. As part of Diocesan Convention in 2023, we will also gather for Convocation at the Cathedral of St. Luke in Portland on October 21 at 10:00 am.
Find in person and live streamed services in congregations in Maine by visiting the individual church's website for times and locations. Search for "live stream" in the "Languages" category to find churches providing online worship.
Each congregation, chapel, and ministry is prayed for by the entire diocese during the course of the calendar year.
Worship is an essential act for all Christians at all times - even when we are not gathering together online or in person in a church. There are many ways for us to pray and offer praise to God in our own homes.
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.