Sunday Worship and Activities
In the Episcopal church, everyone is welcome and all baptized Christians are invited to receive communion. (If you need a gluten-free wafer, please let an usher know before the service begins.)
September – June Worship Schedule
8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II (except on 5th Sundays* of the month when there is one service at 10:30 using Rite I – see below)
– In months with 5 Sundays*, there is a potluck brunch at this time on the 5th Sunday
10:30 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II with music (except on 5th Sundays* of the month when there is one service at 10:30 using Rite I – see below)
10:30 AM – Junior Worship aka “Bird Church” – Young children, age 3 – grade 3, are invited to attend Bird Church in the Commons Room in the parish hall (just off the foyer) beginning at 10:30. They will rejoin their families at the sharing of the peace to participate in the eucharist with the congregation.
*In months with 5 Sundays, we join together for potluck brunch at 9:15 AM followed by a single service at 10:30 AM. (In 2017: January 29, April 30, July 30, October 29, and December 31. In 2018: July 29, September 30, December 30)
At this time, Epiphany does not have a nursery for infants and toddlers; children of all ages are welcome at worship. There are soft play bags and a selection of activity books available in the narthex.
Fellowship and refreshments are available in the fellowship hall from around 9 until after the second service. (During the summer, refreshments are set up outside the main church door before and after the service, weather permitting. Look in the fellowship hall if the weather isn’t cooperating).
Curious about the readings for an upcoming Sunday? Click here to find out what they will be – and more.
At the present time, our Wednesday worship service is suspended.
9:30 am – Holy Eucharist and Litany for Healing on the first Wednesday of the month; Morning Prayer on the remaining Wednesdays
Please note that in the event of a weather closing or delay at either Abington Heights or Wayne Highlands (Honesdale) school districts this service will not be held.
Summer Worship Schedule
June 11 through September 3, 2017
9:15 – Holy Eucharist (Rite II) with Music (Junior Worship is not held during the summer)
Informal Fellowship before and after the service, often on the lawn outside the sanctuary door.
Special Worship Services throughout the year:
The Second Sunday in Advent & The First Sunday after Christmas ~ Service of Lessons & Carols
Christmas Eve Eucharist Services 4:30 pm (Choral Family) & 10 pm (Festive Choral w/Candlelight)
Christmas Day Eucharist (spoken) ~ 10:30 am
Ash Wednesday ~ Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes at 9:30 am
The First Sunday in Lent ~ The Great Litany
Palm Sunday ~ Holy Eucharist with reading of the Passion Gospel and Distribution of blessed palm fronds & crosses
Wednesday in Holy Week ~ 9:30 am Holy Eucharist
Maundy Thursday ~ Holy Eucharist at 7:00 pm with stripping & washing of the Altar
Tenebrae on Good Friday ~ 8 pm
Holy Saturday ~ The Great Vigil of Easter 7 pm
Easter Sunday ~ Holy Eucharist
Pentecost Sunday ~ ‘Speaking in Tongues’ lesson spoken in many languages
All Saints’ Day ~ Holy Eucharist celebrated on the Sunday closest to November 1st