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8:00 a.m – Holy Eucharist, Rite I
This spoken Eucharist features traditional language, readings from holy scripture, a homily, and prayers for the world. As always, everyone is invited to come forward during Communion to receive the bread and wine made holy.

9:00 a.m. – Sung Holy Eucharist, Rite II
This lively service of worship includes traditional elements of Episcopal liturgy while lifting up our children and family ministries. Adapted from the Rite II Service of Holy Eucharist, worship integrates scripture, prayer, and sacrament with an interactive children’s homily delivered by lay members of the parish and varied musical offerings. Musical leadership is offered by the Children’s Choir and Youth Choir and youth also serve as acolytes. Pre-schoolers process to Sunday School following the children’s homily, while all other children up through Confirmation Class go following communion, while the adults hear the sermon.

Nursery care is available for children up to age three.

11:00 a.m. – Sung Holy Eucharist, Rite II
In this relatively traditional Rite II Eucharist, God is made known to us through word and sacrament. As in the earlier services, parishioners serve as lectors, prayer leaders, and Eucharistic ministers. Music, including choral offerings and congregational singing, is integral to our worship with leadership provided by the Parish Choir.

Nursery care is available for children up to age three.


ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE

The Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday, February 26. There are three Eucharist services that day and an opportunity to share the grace of this special occasion in our neighborhood. Our services include the imposition of ashes, an ancient custom that symbolizes penitence. The reminder that “we are dust” turns our attention to the creative power of God and God’s ability to heal the brokenness in our lives. Please join us in worship on Ash Wednesday as we begin the season of preparation for the great joy of Easter.

  • 7:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with imposition of ashes
  • 8:00 a.m. Ashes to Go, On Union and Fillmore Streets*
  • 12:10 p.m. Holy Eucharist with the imposition of ashes
  • 7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with the imposition of ashes

*If you are interested in joining clergy in the sharing of grace with the imposition of ashes in the neighborhood during the morning commute, contact Deacon Tim Smith at tim@smvsf.org


Tuesday Centering Prayer – 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

Join us in the Chapel for Centering Prayer,  a time to rest in God while silently being one in community.

Wednesday Holy Eucharist – 12:10 p.m

The service is at lunch time, so we are encouraging those who would like to do so to bring lunch from home or the deli and we will gather together after the service for lunch.