All Saints in Big Sky is a church rooted in what is often called a “liturgical” tradition. That means each Sunday we gather for a service of Holy Eucharist (Eucharist means “thanksgiving”) also called Holy Communion. These worship practices have been passed down to us through the centuries. We believe there is wisdom to be learned in these ancient patterns of song and prayer, scripture reading and sacrament. As we practice these patterns over time, they form us – deeply and richly – in faith.
If these practices are new to you, they may feel awkward at first. You will probably have questions. If so, please share your questions with the Pastor/Priest or another member of All Saints. Inspired by your questions, we will all grow more deeply in understanding and faith.
There are essentially four parts to Holy Eucharist:
Often we confess our sins and hear God’s word of forgiveness. Sometimes we give thanks to God for the gift of Holy Baptism. We sing ancient songs, sometimes a Kyrie (Lord, have mercy) or Glory to God. The Pastor/Priest prays a Collect, or Prayer of the Day, that “collects” all our prayers before we all sit down.