CHAPEL, SUNDAYS AT 8:00 AM
This simple Sunday Communion service of prayer, communal hymns, and a sermon meditation is not intended to be a “light” version of our traditional service in the sanctuary, but a different experience that remains grounded in familiar touchstones of worship
ABOUT THE COMMUNION SERVICE
But perhaps the most distinctive element of this service is that Communion is served every week, as allowed and encouraged by the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Book of Order. (Communion is also served on the first Sunday of each month in our other services.) We practice an open table, which means the sacrament doesn’t belong to our church or its members but to all, and anyone may partake.
The service greets God’s new day in a setting that is intimate and relatively informal, suffused by early light from the chapel’s clerestory windows. Seating is on chairs rather than pews. The liturgy generally features hymns led by organ and voiced by congregants rather than a choir. The atmosphere is quiet and meditative, and the order of worship is similar to that of the traditional sanctuary service, including a sermon.