If you’re new to (or just visiting) the north Georgia area, we’d love to have you join us at our 10:30 Sunday service.
Just walk in the door, and friendly folks will greet you and hand you a printed copy of the day’s service. Then, just take a seat in any pew you like, and enjoy.
If you’ve never attended a service in an Episcopal church before, please don’t worry. As Episcopalians, and members of the world-wide Anglican communion, we practice a “liturgy” (that is: a standard worship practice) perfected in England some 500 years ago that we believe emulates the Sabbath services performed by Jesus’ very earliest followers. So, as a first-timer, you will see those around you variously sitting, standing, kneeling, bowing, crossing themselves, singing hymns (that blue book in your pew is our hymnal) and reading (from either the service handout or the Book of Common Prayer, which is that red book in your pew).
Should you be baffled by all of this: Please: just relax, sit back, and enjoy the performance of a profound and ancient service of worship in praise of God and of our Lord, Jesus Christ. And if you choose to simply sit and watch, no one will look at you funny (we promise!) , but rather we will simply rejoice that you have decided to join us on a Sunday morning.
But…we will also be hoping that you will then decide to join us downstairs after service— for coffee, tea, snacks, and some friendly, relaxed conversation.