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WORSHIP – What to expect… First of all, expect a very warm and friendly welcome! Our Sunday mornings are centred round our Lord’s Table (we tend to call it an Altar) and the receiving of Holy Communion.  Jesus himself commanded that we should do this in his memory and so, we do J.  Some of us call it the Holy Communion and others the Holy Eucharist…other the Liturgy…and still others the Mass.  Regardless of what we call it, it is all about Jesus and our gathering in his Name to worship the Trinity and celebrate God’s immeasurable love for all. On most Sundays there is an 8am Eucharist in St Andrew’s…led by a priest, this tends to be a quiet, spoken service with no hymns or other singing.  Then at 9:45am in both St John’s and St Regulus’ there is either a Eucharist (presided over by a priest) or a Service of Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament (led by a lay person who gives Communion from previously consecrated Bread and Wine which is kept safely in a special place called an Aumbry or Tabernacle).  This celebration, like the 11:30am one in St Andrew’s, includes lots of enthusiastic singing and these later services tend to be the best attended. On most Sundays there is also an early evening service called Evensong which is not a communion service.  It includes a couple of hymns, some psalms, readings, canticles and prayers.  This is usually sung in plainsong (similar to Gregorian Chant) and bits of Anglican Chant.  Incense is often used at this service.  And it occasionally includes Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament where we honour the Presence of Jesus in the consecrated Bread of the Eucharist. FAQ Who can receive Holy Communion (the consecrated Bread and Wine)? Everyone who is Baptised (Christened) with water in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is welcome to receive the Sacrament…regardless of where or when the baptism took place.  There is no requirement that one be a card carrying Episcopalian (not that we actually have cards to carry!) THE NORMAL SUNDAY SCHEDULE Saint John’s, Arpafeelie Eucharist : 9:45am  (Occasionally lay led Reserved Sacrament Service) Saint Regulus’, Cromarty Eucharist : 9:45am (Occasionally lay led Reserved Sacrament Service) Saint Andrew’s, Fortrose Eucharist : 8:00am & 11:30am Evensong : 6:30pm (4:30pm in the winter months) THE NORMAL WEEK DAY SHEDULE Tuesday Eucharist in Saint Regulus’, Cromarty at 7:00pm Thursday Eucharist in Saint Andrew’s, Fortrose at 10:00am Holy Days as announced in the Sunday Leaflet