One of the five initiatives selected by the parish Renewal Works team for implementation at St. Paul’s was an Instructed Eucharist. This involves a step-by-step description of what is taking place during the Sunday services.
This Sunday, April 30, at both the 8 and 10 am services we will experience the Instructed Eucharist developed and used by St. James Episcopal Church on Madison Avenue in New York City. The church has generously provided its Instructed Eucharist to other churches which have engaged with Renewal Works.
With reflections and brief explanations the Instructed Eucharist describes the reasons for what we are doing in this act of praise and worship. Lay leaders will guide us in the reflections and Father Tyler will offer the brief explanations of the different steps.
St. James in New York conducts the Instructed Eucharist once yearly to insure that folks with questions about this service of worship have the opportunity to learn anew what we have been experiencing some of us for most of our lives.
If something grabs you and demands an explanation, let Father Tyler or Adrian Goldson or Pete Bedrossian know and we’ll find the answer and then include it in next year’s Instructed Eucharist.