Worship & Music

Worship of Jesus Christ defines and unites the people of St. Elisabeth’s. We believe that with each prayer, with each song, with each moment gathered around God’s table, we are slowly being molded in the people God wants us to be.

Our worship centers on the weekly celebration of the Eucharist or Holy Communion. Through the sharing of bread and wine with all baptized Christians, we experience Jesus’ presence powerfully among us as we are made “one body, one spirit in Christ, that we may worthily serve the world in his name.” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 372)

St. Elisabeth’s actively involves and welcomes all ages to God’s table. Our baptism into the Church, the Body of Christ, demands that we take daily responsibility for our faith. Therefore, we encourage a wide variety of ministries which flow from the grace found at the altar. These include the choir, altar guild, acolytes, Eucharistic Ministers, Eucharistic Visitors, readers/lectors, ushers, worship leaders, and our various choirs.

We invite you to explore the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Revised Common Lectionary (our weekly scripture readings).  We have included links below to each of these valuable resources in the life of any Christian and certainly in the life of St. Elisabeth's Episcopal Church.

The Bible
The New Revised Standard Version of the Old Testament
The New Revised Standard Version of the New Testament

The Book of Common Prayer
The Book of Common Prayer online

Lectionary Texts
This Sunday's Revised Common Lectionary readings