St. Mary Magdalene offers three weekend services. The first is a year-round Contemplative Eucharist on the first and second Saturday evenings at 5:00, Holden Evensong service with Eucharist on the third Saturday and Taizé with Eucharist on the fourth and fifth Saturdays. On Sundays during the school year, there is an 8:00 a.m. service (without music) and a 10:00 service (with music); in the summer, there is a joint morning service at 9:00am.
The weekly bulletin contains the service outline and page numbers for any of the books that you will find in the seat pockets. The liturgy is based on ones found in the red Book of Common Prayer. Words in bold are spoken by the entire congregation. Most people will stand to sing, sit to listen, and either stand or kneel during the prayers, but please use whatever posture is most helpful and comfortable for you. Feel free to ask someone if you would like help understanding any part of the service.
During the services that offer music, you will experience a mixture of traditional hymns and contemporary music from Songs for Worship, and newly written or special music printed in the bulletin.
Children are always welcome at all services. The nursery is staffed and available for children 0-2 years at the beginning of the 10am Sunday service (9am summer). During the school year, children 3 years-Kindergarten meet in the Godly Play room next to the nursery following the Children’s Homily at the 10am service; grades 1-5 meet in the education wing; and youth group meets in the basement the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. During the summer we combine our classes into one group: children in preschool through 5th grade to meet in the Godly Play room next to the nursery following the Children’s Homily at the 9am service; they will be hearing stories from the life of Jesus and may be invited to take the story outside on nice days.