The Church of The Transfiguration
 

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES

8:30 a.m. The first Sunday morning service is Ecumenical/Multi-Denominational. It began in January 2000 as a ministry to persons from a variety of traditional backgrounds whose denominations are not found in Sisters. In the late 1990s several couples of Presbyterian and Methodist backgrounds were meeting in homes while simultaneously attending church at Transfiguration. While those couples valued their fellowship at Transfiguration, they also desired a worship style that was more familiar to them. They met with the Rector to see if anything could be done. From that meeting, and with total support from the Bishop and the Diocese, the Rector and parishioners of The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration developed this new ministry. Thirty-eight people attended that first ecumenical service, continuing to grow to this day. Today, this Ecumenical Service and the people who attend regularly are an integral part of the church.

The Ecumenical Service is planned by lay people and, after being reviewed by the rector, is lay-led. The Rector or guest preacher delivers the sermon. Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month. A Rite II Eucharistic prayer from the Book of Common Prayer is used.

10:15 a.m. The second service of the morning is a celebration of the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer.  We are “broad church”, neither high nor low. Lay people read the Old Testament and New Testament lessons and assist in the bearing of the cup and the prayers. Lay Eucharistic Visitors take the sacrament to those who are ill or housebound. In addition, baptisms, marriages, and memorial services are conducted according to the Book of Common Prayer.

Sunday

8:30 am- Ecumenical/Multi-Denominational Worship

Prayers, lessons, sermon, music, children’s Sunday School.  Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month. Worship follows the pattern of the Service of the Word found in Mainline Protestant Churches, i.e. Presbyterian, Methodist, Disciples of Christ, and Non-Denominational traditions.

10:15 am- Episcopal  Worship Service

Prayers, lessons, sermon, music, children’s Sunday School & Holy Communion. Worship follows the Book of Common Prayer.

Christmas Eve

4:00 pm- Family Service

Less formal service, casual in style. Includes Christmas Carols, Lessons, Children’s Sermon, Homily, Prayers, and Holy Communion.

9 pm- Episcopal  Worship Service

What in most Churches would be the Mid-night mass. Christmas Carols, Lessons, Homily, Prayers, and Holy Communion.

Combined Services

9: 30 am Second Sunday of August, elements of the two worship styles are combined. We also have combined services at other times during the year.  Please check our calendar pages for the dates of those services.