8:00 – Said Eucharist
The 8:00 service is a Eucharist (which means we share in the bread and wine of communion). It is a “said” Eucharist because there is no singing. This service is beloved by people who want their Sunday worship to be quiet (as well as early). We use the Book of Alternative Services, a copy of which is at every seat. It is a small congregation so there is lots of space and, even with opportunities for silence, the service is usually finished around 8:50.
10:00 – Sung Eucharist
This service is also a Eucharist but its include lots of music – we sing some of the prayers as well as hymns and praise songs. St. Helen’s is blessed to have a wonderful choir AND a wonderful band, known as Emmaus. Emmaus leads our music on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month and St. Helen’s Choir leads us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. 5th Sundays are a surprise!
A Sunday School program is offered for children ages 4+.
We use the Book of Alternative Services but the words are all on the screens so there is no need to follow along in the book. This service has a larger congregation and is noisier and longer than the 8:00. It generally lasts about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Masks are always welcome but are not currently required at St. Helen’s services.