Worship

colonial era church, Buck Mountain Episcopal Church

About Worship

At Buck Mountain, we value tradition, but are also attuned to the wonderful richness and diversity of Christian practice. We aim to be an inclusive and affirming community where all are welcome.

Buck Mountain is part of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America and, by extension, a part of the worldwide Anglican Community.  We honor the Bible and include several readings from scripture in every worship service. 

We use the Book of Common Prayer to order our worship. This wonderful compendium of worship materials is a treasure for the church as a whole and for individual members. We treasure the open-minded nature of our Anglican heritage and we value inquiry and the use of the intellect in the life of faith.

We rely on acolytes, lectors (readers), ushers, and lay eucharistic ministers to assist during services. If you are interested in serving in liturgical ministry, please let Rev. Connie know!


Worship Times

For updated Worship Times, click through to the Visit Us page.


FAQ

Q. What do I wear to worship services at Buck Mountain?

A. At the 9:00 and 10:30 services, most people dress up a little bit – say, business casual attire. The 5:00 service (when offered) is “come as you are,” from shorts and t-shirts to sweatpants or jeans.

Q. I have young children.  What do they do during worship?

A. We love and welcome children at Buck Mountain! Your children may stay in the church with you for the entire service. Feel free to bring quiet toys and other amusements to keep your young child occupied.  If your child makes noise, consider it a gift to us.  That’s how we see it.

Your child may attend Sunday school during the school year for the first part of the worship service, then re-join you in church for the second half (which includes Communion). Children under two can stay in our Nursery Corner with an attendant.

Q. Do you always have Communion?

A. Almost always. All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Communion at our church. If you are not baptized, or if for some reason you don’t want to receive Communion, you may come forward with everyone else and cross your hands over your chest. This indicates to the priest that you wish to receive a blessing (a short prayer with her hand on your head) rather than Communion.

Q. How long are the worship services?

A. The morning service runs about an hour and 15 minutes. The evening services is about an hour.

Q. I am not sure exactly what I believe. Will I be uncomfortable in your church?

A. You will be welcomed.  There is no litmus test for believers at our church, nor is there a requirement to make a personal faith statement at any point in your spiritual journey. Ask questions and share your own perspectives.