Apostles is an intimate church. Typical services have about 70-100 people and we make a point to welcome new faces. If you visit, you probably want to decide which service you would like to attend (though some people check-out both). We have two services and they’re a little bit different from each other. The 8:45am is more traditional with hymns, pipe organ, and choir. The 11:15am is more contemporary with a worship band.
Also, you may want to come to our Formation Hour at 10:10am. It’s a time when we offer spiritual formation classes for all ages. You can read about our current classes here. Check the Sunday worship bulletin (a paper booklet available each Sunday) to check which room a class is in. Adult classes range in size from about 15-40 people. Some of the classes are lecture in style, others are discussion-based.
Once you pick a time to come, you’ll need to know where you’re going. This link to google maps should help. We recommend folks arrive about ten to fifteen minutes before the service. The best entrance is through the blue doors located on the west side of our church building. If you need wheelchair access, however, continue up the ramp to the right of the blue doors to enter through the glass doors.
Inside the blue doors, there’s a place to create a name tag. As you walk up the stairs, one of greeters will welcome you. We have a gift for all visitors. Inside is a mug and some information about our church. They’ll also hand you a Connect Card for you to fill out with your contact information. Doing so gives our priests an opportunity to contact you, to thank you for attending, and answer any questions you may have.
If you arrive before the service begins, you’re welcome to get a cup of coffee to enjoy in the Narthex (the foyer area). If you’re a few minutes late, that’s okay too. Our ushers will hand you a worship bulletin on your way into the Nave (worship service room). You’ll need that worship bulletin—in it you’ll be able to follow along for our service. For an example of our service bulletins in PDF, click for the 8:45am Service or the 11:15am Service.
If you’re unfamiliar with Anglican worship, that’s okay. Everything we do in worship is rooted in teaching from the Bible and has a historical Christian meaning behind it. If you read along in the service bulletin and watch what everyone else is doing, you’ll fit right in. For more information about communion at Apostles, go here. For an in-depth explanation of our Sunday worship service, go here.
Most visiting parents feel more comfortable keeping their kids with them during worship. That’s okay with us. We welcome noisy kids. For those who would like to use it, we have a nursery available for children 0-3 years old. It’s located at the end of the main hallway, past the restrooms. Ask anyone where the nursery is and someone will gladly walk you to it.
Also, if you are parent juggling baby feedings and diapers, there’s a Parents Hospitality Room in the Narthex for you to use. If you’d like to hear what’s happening in the worship service, we have a low-tech audio feed: just turn on the baby monitor in the room.