The Liturgy at our Sunday services is centered on the Eucharist/Holy Communion. Our early service at 8:00am is said from the 1970 Grey Book which is taken from the old Scottish Episcopal Prayer Book. The main service at 10:30am is from Scottish Liturgy 1982 (called by many the Blue Book) with alternative Eucharistic prayers. There is a sermon every Sunday at the 10:30am service. The (Sung) Eucharist is a sacrament of the Church, a channel of God’s love and grace in our lives.
The service takes us on a journey: in the first part we prepare, reflecting on our shortcomings, listening to readings from the OT and the New Testament from the Bible (NRSV); the Holy Gospel is read followed by a sermon, we state our beliefs, pray for needs of the world, and acknowledge each other as a community in the peace of Christ.
The second stage is the Great Thanksgiving which begins with the Eucharistic Prayer which takes us to the heart of the sacred meal, both historically and in the here and now. We celebrate the glory of God our creator, the sacrifice of his Son Jesus Christ and the life-giving power of the Holy Spirit. Bread and wine are taken, blessed, broken and given.