SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Christian Education for all ages from three years of age (September through May)
A nursery is provided for children to three years of age and remains available through the 10:15 service. Of course, the children are always welcome at both services if the parents prefer that they be with them at the service.
Holy Eucharist, Rite II
(see special service notes below)
WEEKDAYS - Join us in our beautiful Mary Chapel
Monday and Wednesday to Saturday - Morning Prayer
Tuesday - Holy Eucharist with Laying on of Hands and Anointing for Healing
HOLY DAYS & SPECIAL SERVICES
See Upcoming Events for schedule of Monthly Services on Holy Days. Holy Days will be celebrated at the Tuesday morning Eucharist on the week in which the Holy Day falls. See Advent/Christmas Services or Holy Week and Easter Services for the schedule of Special Services during these seasons of the church year.
FAMILY EUCHARIST AT 10:15 A.M.
The Family Eucharist (with children's homily) is usually scheduled on the second Sunday of each month, but is sometimes changed to facilitate other activities of the parish. When a change is planned, notice will be given in advance. More here.
On occasion, we will observe Morning Prayer in keeping with our desire to have this service of Scripture, canticles, and prayers four times a year. As is customary, we will have the opportunity for those who wish to receive Communion to stay after the postlude and receive from the reserved Sacrament.
CONTEMPORARY SERVICE Details Here
DAILY PRAYER SERVICES
Did you know that every day of the week a service occurs at Mediator? (Monday through Saturday at 9:00 a.m. in our beautiful chapel) We use a parish list and pray for each member of the congregation by name once a month at these services. Also, an extended list of intercessions for loved ones is offered. Prayer requests automatically remain on the prayer list for four weeks. After that time, if you wish the prayer to continue, you should call a member of the prayer group with an update and the prayers will continue. Your initial call for prayers can be made to the church office or to a member of the prayer group, Carol C, Elaine N, Bernadette H or Pat G.
The Mediator also has an emergency prayer chain, connecting dozens of people in various churches in the valley. The chain can be activated by contacting The Rev. Canon Maria Tjeltveit or Bernie H.
A Sanctuary candle burns in the chapel and each week we offer thanksgiving for someone or some important event, or in memory of someone. A small donation of $5 is requested to help support this lovely Anglican tradition. If you are interested in placing a candle in the chapel, please contact the church office.
RECONCILIATION OF A PENITENT
Lent is a time of seeking right relationships with God and other people. Some people find that it is a good time to use the Reconciliation of a Penitent (pp. 447-452 in the Book of Common Prayer) to let go of past hurts, or take an inventory of their lives and sort of get a fresh start. Although we regularly have a General Confession in our services, the opportunity to use this form of private confession, to speak out loud to a priest (or another person) the things we have been holding in our hearts and to hear words of a counsel and absolution, can be a gift to renew us. You are assured that anything shared in this Rite of Reconciliation will always remain confidential. And, of course, this service is available to anyone at any time, not just in Lent.
If you would like to learn more about the Rite of Reconciliation or would like to schedule a time to do the rite, please contact The Rev. Canon Maria Tjeltveit, at 610-434-0155, or email@example.com.
EPIPHANY HOUSE BLESSINGS
The season of the Epiphany is traditionally a time for the blessing of homes, remembering Jesus Christ who shared a home with his parents. The "Celebration of a Home" is a wonderful way to gather in a house and invite God's presence and blessing into every part of it, moving from room to room. We encourage our parishioners to consider having a house blessing, with the members of our parish invited, as a way of extending our fellowship and reminding ourselves that we are the church where we live and work, not only where we worship. If you would like to discuss having your home blessed, please speak to Maria Tjeltveit, or contact her at 610-434-0155, or firstname.lastname@example.org