HOLY COMMUNION ON THE HILL
Our second campus’ Sunday worship follows a slightly less-traditional Episcopal liturgy, in a comfortable setting. Prayed in the more contemporary language (“You” and “Your”) ofThe Book of Common Prayer’s Rite II, and supported by the choral and musical leadership of a live, acoustic band, The Hill’s worship includes readings from scripture; a 12- to 14-minute sermon; prayers; congregational singing; and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
The Hill’s worship also includes a brief children’s sermon, after which families may choose to allow their children to join appointed Youth for community-building time on the playground. Youth lead participating children’s return to the sanctuary for Communion.
THE HILL WORSHIP BAND
The music at GSH seeks to create a fresh expression of sacred, traditional music. A majority of the hymns and anthems come from Episcopal resources (1982 Hymnal, Wonder, Love, and Praise,) but are arranged for guitar, bass, piano, and percussion. The band consists of members of the congregation sharing their gifts in the ministry of music, and is always open welcoming to other musicians who would like to be involved.
Vergers on the Hill work with the Vicar to plan the logistical details of worship at The Hill, serving approximately once a month, it is a terrific way to learn the service from the inside out.
The sacristan team prepares and maintains the altar for worship on Sundays at Hill. Serving approximately one Sunday per month, a sacristan sets up and takes down for communion. Serving in this way is a terrific way to learn more about our liturgy.
Once a month hosts provide hospitality set up at the Hill by making coffee and setting out refreshments, greeting and welcoming visitors.
Eucharistic Ministers assist clergy at both campuses once or twice a month in the distribution of communion during worship services with a primary role to administer the chalice during Holy Communion.
Intercessors assist the clergy at both campuses once or twice a month by reading the Prayers of the People during Sunday worship services, contributing significantly to worship as we remember in prayer the deceased, those in need of comfort, those expecting a child, and those leading our country and communities.
Worship Leaders assist clergy at both campuses by reading assigned Scripture verses as designated by the lectionary during our worship services.