On Sunday mornings beginning at 8:00, we offer a 30 minute contemplative service of prayer, chant, and silent meditation called "Daybreak" preceding our service of Eucharist, which begins at 8:30AM. If you arrive at church between 8 and 8:30, please help us hold the contemplative space by entering quietly and joining us in prayer.
What to expect: The Order of Service for Daybreak, beginning at 8AM
A Song: Come Heavenly Comforter
A Reading from Scripture
8:30 AM Eucharist
At 8:30 we transition from our time of contemplation to our Service of Holy Eucharist. If you arrive a few minutes early, please quietly take your seat, and join the Daybreak congregation in song.
We are an intergenerational worshipping community, and over the past several years, we have welcomed many new families with young children into our community. It is the shared responsibility of the whole community to support Kids in Worship. You can help encourage children to participate fully and attentively in the liturgy and invite them to join in important jobs throughout the service (see below.)
What to expect: The Order of Service for Holy Eucharist, beginning at 8:30AM
Alleluia refrain with Psalm of the Day
*children may help ring church bells
A Song: Holy God as we Light Candles
*children may help light candles
A Song: Gloria as we offer incense
*children may help offer incense and sing and sign the Gloria (see below)
A Reading from the Gospel
* encourage children to stand with you and look and listen to the reader. Older children who would like to serve as readers should arrive early and coordinate with the vested liturgical leader
* encourage children to put a hand on their heart, close their eyes, and see how long they can feel or hear the sound of the bowl bell. (Explore other resources to help children practice entering the silence here.)
Sermon & Sharing
* some children listen best when they work with their hands. If a child near you needs help listening, offer them material to work with such as a tray of playdough, a box of felt shapes, or a finger labyrinth from the table near the kitchen
The Lord's Prayer
* children may help sing and sign the Lord's Prayer (see below)
Procession to the Table
*children may help lead procession with bread, wine, incense, and instruments
Great Thanksgiving Prayer
* children may help support the prayer with a drone (hum) and sing and sign the Sanctus (see below)
* children may play instruments as we sing an Alleluia
*all gather to touch and sing to the people we are blessing
* children may help lead the final song and dance with instruments
Songs for this Season
Can't read music? These audio recordings will help you become more familiar with the songs we're singing in the liturgy, so you can participate more fully!
Sing & Sign Prayers
We sing and sign prayers at most of our services. Below are the prayers we most often sing and sign during the 8:30 Eucharist.