November 1 - Holy Eucharist Rite II
All are welcome at San Jose Episcopal Church
We welcome you to San Jose Episcopal Church, a traditional parish focused on the Holy Eucharist and the best of the Anglican tradition, which welcomes all people and embraces many points of view. Our commitment is to work, worship, and minister in the service of our Lord; and with the help of the Holy Spirit, we intend to live prayerfully and joyfully in each other’s company. We welcome everyone who wants to join us on any part of this holy pilgrimage. Above all, know that we are blessed to have you worship with us.
For more information, please take a Welcome Brochure from the pew, fill out a Guest Information card to place in the offering plate, or sign our Visitor Book in the rear of the church.
About Worship in the Episcopal Church
If our liturgy (worship) is unfamiliar to you, we hope the information below will be helpful.
If you require help, please inform one of our ushers or simply turn to one of your neighbors in the pews, let them know you are a visitor and they will gladly help.
Our liturgy is rooted in the practices of ancient Christianity. Everything you see and hear today, including the prayers, music, architecture, physical postures, and responses hold deep meaning about our beliefs, and are intentional and outward expressions of our faith.
- Responses spoken by the people are in bold.
Directions are printed in italics.
- Families with children of all ages are welcome at our worship services. Spiritual coloring sheets, crayons, and other resources are in the rear of the church.
- There are many postures of prayer observed in the Episcopal church, usually standing or kneeling, but please do what you find most comfortable.
- Restrooms are located outside of the main church entrance to your right as you exit.
- Hymns are usually found in the Hymnal 1982 unless otherwise noted. Numbers preceded by the letter S are found toward the front of the hymnal in the Service Music section.
About Receiving The Holy Communion
All are welcome to receive Holy Communion at San Jose.
- If you are unable to receive at the altar rail, notify an usher and the clergy will come to your pew.
- If you wish to receive a blessing instead of bread or wine, cross your arms over your chest until both the bread and wine have passed you.
- Notify the clergy if you require a gluten-free wafer.