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Welcome Visitors! What To Expect At St. Bart's

Welcome Visitors!

St. Bart's Episcopal Richmond Serving Christ Seeking Christ Celebrating Christ

What To Expect During Worship At St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church

 

You will be welcomed!

We are a growing community of faith and would love for you to join us for weekly worship at either 8:30 or 10:30.  The early service is quiet Holy Communion without music. At 10:30, an usher can help you find a seat wherever you like – no one has a reserved seat.  Our bulletin will provide all the information you need to join in. Ask an usher for a larger print copy of the worship booklet if you need one.

Children and babies of all ages are welcome in our services as we gather as a church family to worship God.  A nursery is also available as needed. 

You will not be singled out!

When you visit St. Bartholomew's, no one is going to ask you to stand up, introduce yourself, and share your favorite football team.  But during the service, we share The Peace Of Christ with one another and a few folks will shake your hand and say hello and wish you God's peace.  We are a small church so you will be noticed, but we will do our best to make you feel comfortable and welcomed.

After the 10:30 service, we generally have a "coffee hour" so everyone can socialize and catch up on the week's events.  All are welcome to stay and visit with us. 

You will worship in an ancient and modern way.

Our services are grounded in worship practices that stretch back to the very earliest Christian church, but with a modern interpretation for today's Christians.  If you have never attended an Episcopal Church before, the structure can be a bit confusing, but we provide a worship booklet and hymnals with all of the songs and prayers used during the service.  

The congregation is actively involved throughout the whole service which includes the Holy Eucharist.  We combine traditional hymns, spirituals and gospel songs with contemporary music from modern composers and writers. You will hear and sing music played on the organ and piano as well as drums, guitars and the like - we've even had a saxophone!  We have an active choir to help lead the congregation so you can easily learn new worship songs. 

All baptized Christians are welcome to come forward at the Holy Eucharist and receive Communion.  Children or those who may not be baptized yet are also welcome to come and receive a blessing from Father Andy. 

You will find a way to plug in!

St. Bartholomew's is busy place all week long.  You will find opportunities for Sunday School classes, bible studies, fellowship groups, choir and outreach ministries listed in the bulletin.  But it's OK to simply come and worship with us and get comfortable with the St. Bart's family. 

We hope to see you soon!

St. Bartholomew's is a special place to many of us.  Like any family, we don't always agree on everything, but we remain committed to Serving Christ - Seeking Christ - Celebrating Christ as a community of faith.  Some say "it's an experience!"

 

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the
Holy Spirit, be with all of you. Amen. 

                                                                                                               (II Corinthians 13:14)

St. Bart's Episcopal Richmond Serving Christ Seeking Christ Celebrating Christ