Common Prayer, Uncommon Feel
Everybody’s got roots—we all come from somewhere.
Our roots are in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition. You don’t need to be an Anglican or an Episcopalian [or even know what that is] in order to belong here. What it means is that we strive to live our faith in a modern way, while we also take a cue from the last 2000 or so years of the church’s life. So yes, we use the Book of Common Prayer, recite the early creeds, and look to Jesus and the Holy Scriptures for the foundations of our faith.
The Book of Common Prayer is a collection of prayers and services going back to the earliest Christian worship, adapted for modern use. The Prayer Book is one of those unique things that we as Anglicans have given to the church as a whole. Think of it as a ‘greatest hits’ of the Church’s worship and prayer over the centuries.
Everybody uses a liturgy of some sort in worship, even if it’s just Song, Prayer, Sermon, Close. We use the Prayer Book as a way to order our worship—a structure which helps us focus our attention more on God than what we’re going to do next.
We would love to have you join us!
Canterbury Commons: A Modern Worship Experience, Rooted in Ancient Tradition
Our worship has elements of both the ancient and the present. You will hear prayers that have been said since the days of Jesus and the Apostles, as well as fresh reflections on what God is doing in our lives these days.
It’s anything but old and stodgy.
We want to reflect the beauty of our Creator in our worship, and engage our senses as well as our minds in worship. Our worship music is led by local musicians who bring a fresh take on psalms and hymns. We read scripture and have a short reflection. Then we take some time to pray together. There are candles, icons, silence, and song.