How We Worship
Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the whole earth.
Sing to the Lord and bless his name;
proclaim the good news of his salvation from day to day.
Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples;
ascribe to the Lord honour and power.
Ascribe to the Lord the honour due his name;
bring offerings and come into his courts.
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;
let the whole earth tremble before him. Psalm 96:1-2, 7-9
Worship of God is central to everything we do in this Parish, whether meeting in one of our committees, in one of our Bible Study groups, or even preparing for our annual Christmas bazaar! There is always a sense that what we are about is the glory of God who has done and is doing amazing things in our midst.
Corporate worship (typically Sunday mornings) takes on various forms and uses various resources. Most Sundays at 8 AM in Sarnia is a said “traditional language” Holy Eucharist alternating between the Book of Common Prayer (p. 67) and the Book of Alternative Service (p. 230). We gather in our Chapel which gives us a sense of intimacy and contributes to the feeling of community that is vibrant and obvious! Breakfast out afterwards is a hallmark for many in this community.
In Corunna at 9:30 there is always a contemporary language liturgy. The first Sunday of the month typically is a BAS-based Morning Prayer, with the other three Sundays a celebration of the Holy Eucharist (BAS, p. 185). After the Service on the second Sunday of the month, the Rite of Anointing is offered to those who wish to share in this.
In Sarnia at 10:30 on the first Sunday of the month we celebrate the Holy Eucharist from the Book of Common Prayer. On the fourth Sunday of the month we have Morning Prayer, alternating between the BCP and the BAS. The other two Sundays are celebrations of the Holy Eucharist from the BAS (p. 185). After both the 9:30 and 10:30 liturgies an informal time afterwards in our Parish Halls contributes to the closeness that exists in our Parish. This feeling carries over as many people enjoy a meal out before heading home.
In any month in which there is a fifth Sunday the 9:30 and 10:30 communities worship togethe, as we do on various other Sundays as well. The Home Page will help you see where we are on any given Sunday.
After the weekly 10 am Bible Study Wednesday morning in Sarnia we share in an informal Eucharist around the table. Lunch out afterwoards is something to which we all look forward.
Regardless of books or rites used, you will experience worship that is vibrant, relevant and meaningful. Come see for yourself!