Sunday Evening Services
Sunday, November 2 and 16: Prayer Under the Oaks
We will gather in the front lawn at St. Hilary’s at 6:30 PM for prayer and fellowship. If you have a smartphone, please download the Daily Office App by Rev Christopher C. Richardson, but please join us even if you don’t. Bring a lawn chair.
Sunday, November 9: Taizé Service
We meet in the Sanctuary at 6:30 PM for Taizé service. Taizé is a monastic community located in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940s by a Swiss named Roger Louis Schütz-Marsauche. Taizé worship service involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence, liturgical readings, and icons. There is no preaching. The prayers consist of “short chants, repeated again and again.”
Sunday, November 23: Lectio Divina
We meet in the Sanctuary at 6:30 PM for Lectio Divina. Lectio Divina (Latin for divine reading) is a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s Word. It does not treat Scripture as
Thanksgiving Service and Dinner
Just after the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist
We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing on Thanksgiving. Plans are underway for St. Hilary’s Thanksgiving Celebration, taking place this year on November 27, 2014. Join your St. Hilary’s family for this annual event. There will be a Eucharist service, followed by Thanksgiving dinner in Browning Hall. Bring your family and friends; no one should have to eat alone! Sign ups are available in Browning Hall. Coordinators this year are Sybil Edgar at (239) 470-9787 or Marilynne Freeman at (239) 283-9752.
8:00 am – Rite I — This is a traditional communion service without music.
10:30 am – Rite II — This service combines the modern Episcopal liturgy with music and a full choir. Nursery care and Children’s Church are available during the service.
5 pm – ‘Come As You Are’ Rite II — This casual service welcomes you to “come as you are.” Contemporary keyboard/piano music is provided, along with alternate forms of praise from Enriching our Worship.Although nursery care is not available, children of all ages are welcome.
10 am – Rite II with Healing – During this communion service we pray for those names that people have added to a small book we have available in the sanctuary. There is also an opportunity for people to come forward for the laying on of hands for personal healing.