How We Worship

   We worship God with our whole person – heart, soul, mind, body; it is impossible to do otherwise. We are to offer our bodies as living sacrifices (Romans 12:1) as we worship in Spirit and in truth (St. John 4:24). Because offering is the essence of worship. By our participation in the Church’s worship as members of Christ’s Body we enter into the eternal offering of Christ the Son to the Father in the Love of the Holy Ghost. The Church’s liturgy is her sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to God in the "full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice" of Jesus.

   Anglicans frequently celebrate the Eucharist, or Holy Communion, at which we “proclaim the Lord’s death til he comes” (I Corinthians 11:26). It is popular to say that liturgy is the Work of the People. While this is true is one aspect, we are not merely putting on a show for God and man when we come to church. Christian liturgy, especially the Lord’s Supper, is the Work for the People. Bread and Wine become Christ’s Body and Blood by God’s power in His Church – the Work of Jesus is made present and applied to His people in the liturgy.

   We approach the Living God in this way through the beauty and majesty of the Book of Common Prayer, the Anglican standard of worship.