an inclusive community, sharing the love of God in Christ
© Holy Family Episcopal Church

Service times

Join us Sunday at 9AM

Worship

Come worship with us!

The Bible records that, from the earliest time, gathering for prayer, song, and sharing a ritual meal is important for Christians. Our worship is alive with the realness of where each of us come from and what is happening in our lives, names our hopes for the world and our lives, and yet has roots that go deep into the earliest rituals Christians used to worship God, to learn more about their faith, to foster a habit of prayer, and and to learn to walk in love with one another.

Come visit as you are, and you will find that we are

casual, curious, and committed: (you may read a guide

about our typical Sunday service here):

We are CASUAL as a small, intimate fellowship of Christians. What you wear isn't so important to us as whether you feel welcomed when you come, and worshipful as you pray with us. We are CURIOUS in that we raise questions, make room for honesty about our doubts and fears, and how to grow in faith through those doubts and fears; and our curiosity fuels our desire to learn more from God, from each other, and even from you! We are COMMITTED, and our casualness should not imply that we lack intentionality of faith: we strive to walk the walk every day, serving the poor, marching for justice, and letting our lives outside church be formed by the things we say and hear in worship at church. And we laugh sometimes too.

Worship reminds us that we are each uniquely gifted and

loved by God, and that we are part of something bigger

than ourselves. Worship helps connect us to that

something bigger. Worship reminds us that we are beloved

of God, and that we have the capacity to love others.

We invite you to come and participate as fully as you like

(or not). See what we do, and feel free to ask us

questions about why we do things the way we do and how

doing them supports our spiritual journeys.

Like most churches, we will have some music and song, some readings from the Bible, some prayers for the needs of the world and our community. Most Sundays, we also share "Holy Communion" (a ritual sharing of homemade bread, and wine, which represents for us the way Jesus' taught and lived holy love. If you come from a "liturgical" or "high church" tradition, you may find our rhythm of worship familiar. If you don't know what "liturgical" or "high church" mean, that's okay, come and see. Those of us who come regularly have memorized parts of the service, and visitors may sometimes feel a little lost when seeing others saying things from memory. We also juggle some books (hymnals, prayerbooks, etc.). Feeling lost is okay - don't feel like you have to do anything perfect, other than just be yourself with us. Many of us were new to this form of worship at some point, and felt a little lost ourselves. But it meant something to us anyway, so we kept returning, and over time, as we allowed the prayers and songs to wash over us, we started to feel more comfortable participating without getting lost. We hope that, whether you visit us once, or decide to become a member, you will be able to pray deeply, experience some joy and peace, and feel welcomed by God (and us).

After the worship service, please join us for "Coffee Hour"

(we have more than coffee, though!). You know you are

"family" when you are invited into the kitchen! At Holy

Family, we gather in the kitchen after church to have

coffee and share stories in a casual atmosphere. This is a

time when we get to know one another better, and

periodically, we may have a program on a particular

topic.

Like many Christians, we observe special days - Holy Days

- that are more solemn. Sometimes they are more

celebratory, like Christmas and Easter. Other times, they

are more somber, inviting us to reflect on where things

are going wrong in our life and the world, and what we

can do to get back on track, days like "Ash Wednesday",

Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. These Holy Days offer

a balance as we mark the year.

Holy Family Episcopal Church

Half Moon Bay, California

1590 South Cabrillo Hwy Half Moon Bay, CA (650) 726-0506
1590 South Cabrillo Hwy Half Moon Bay, CA (650) 726-0506
an inclusive community, sharing the love of God in Christ
© Holy Family Episcopal Church, 1590 South Cabrillo Highway Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (650) 726-0506

Service times

Join us Sunday at 9AM

Worship

Come worship with us!

The Bible records that, from the earliest time, gathering for prayer, song, and sharing a ritual meal is important for Christians. Our worship is alive with the realness of where each of us come from and what is happening in our lives, names our hopes for the world and our lives, and yet has roots that go deep into the earliest rituals Christians used to worship God, to learn more about their faith, to foster a habit of prayer, and and to learn to walk in love with one another.

Come visit as you are, and you will find that

we are casual, curious, and committed: (you

may read a guide about our typical Sunday

service here):

We are CASUAL as a small, intimate fellowship of Christians. What you wear isn't so important to us as whether you feel welcomed when you come, and worshipful as you pray with us. We are CURIOUS in that we raise questions, make room for honesty about our doubts and fears, and how to grow in faith through those doubts and fears; and our curiosity fuels our desire to learn more from God, from each other, and even from you! We are COMMITTED, and our casualness should not imply that we lack intentionality of faith: we strive to walk the walk every day, serving the poor, marching for justice, and letting our lives outside church be formed by the things we say and hear in worship at church. And we laugh sometimes too.

Worship reminds us that we are each uniquely

gifted and loved by God, and that we are part

of something bigger than ourselves. Worship

helps connect us to that something bigger.

Worship reminds us that we are beloved of

God, and that we have the capacity to love

others.

We invite you to come and participate as fully

as you like (or not). See what we do, and feel

free to ask us questions about why we do

things the way we do and how doing them

supports our spiritual journeys.

Like most churches, we will have some music and song, some readings from the Bible, some prayers for the needs of the world and our community. Most Sundays, we also share "Holy Communion" (a ritual sharing of homemade bread, and wine, which represents for us the way Jesus' taught and lived holy love. If you come from a "liturgical" or "high church" tradition, you may find our rhythm of worship familiar. If you don't know what "liturgical" or "high church" mean, that's okay, come and see. Those of us who come regularly have memorized parts of the service, and visitors may sometimes feel a little lost when seeing others saying things from memory. We also juggle some books (hymnals, prayerbooks, etc.). Feeling lost is okay - don't feel like you have to do anything perfect, other than just be yourself with us. Many of us were new to this form of worship at some point, and felt a little lost ourselves. But it meant something to us anyway, so we kept returning, and over time, as we allowed the prayers and songs to wash over us, we started to feel more comfortable participating without getting lost. We hope that, whether you visit us once, or decide to become a member, you will be able to pray deeply, experience some joy and peace, and feel welcomed by God (and us).

After the worship service, please join us for

"Coffee Hour" (we have more than coffee,

though!). You know you are "family" when you

are invited into the kitchen! At Holy Family,

we gather in the kitchen after church to have

coffee and share stories in a casual

atmosphere. This is a time when we get to

know one another better, and periodically, we

may have a program on a particular topic.

Like many Christians, we observe special days

- Holy Days - that are more solemn. Sometimes

they are more celebratory, like Christmas and

Easter. Other times, they are more somber,

inviting us to reflect on where things are going

wrong in our life and the world, and what we

can do to get back on track, days like "Ash

Wednesday", Maundy Thursday, and Good

Friday. These Holy Days offer a balance as we

mark the year.

Holy Family Episcopal Church