What To Expect
...When You Come Visit.
Resurrection is easy to find! We’re located at the corner of 9th Ave. and 8th St. in Shalimar. You’ll see the church sign out front and the parking area directly in front of the church.
What To Wear:
The informality of our beach community is reflected in the casual clothing you’ll see at our church. We believe that anything from shorts to suits is appropriate. Please dress comfortably- no
“ church clothes ” are required here!
Our church is fully wheelchair-accessible and handicapped-designated parking places are directly in front of the sanctuary doors.
Bring The Kids!
We welcome families with young children. We have an unattended Cry Room Nursery, which is equipped with a changing table and supplies, a toddler’s play area, a play pen and infant bed and adult rocking chairs. This “ Cry Room ” is available throughout the service, and is equipped with a viewing window into the sanctuary, and will soon be equipped with speakers as well, so you can continue to worship while caring for your little ones. (Expected completion, late March 2017).
Older children are welcome to join their parents in the main worship service.
Please be assured that we like children, and, because we expect kids to behave like kids, we're never disappointed!
About The Service
The order of service is printed on the front of the bulletin. You'll find a hymnal and a worship booklet in the pew, so you can follow along with the service.
The service begins with an informal welcome and brief announcements. We follow a traditional liturgical pattern in our worship. If you’ve been to a Catholic, Episcopal, or Methodist service before, this pattern will feel quite familiar.
We use contemporary English for all parts of our service, and the English Standard Version of the bible for Scripture readings and reference.
The first part of our service focuses on the Service of the Word, or Scripture-we sing opening songs, pray and listen as several Scripture passages are read aloud. The priest provides a sermon reflecting on one of the passages read. (Click HERE to watch one of our previous sermons).
We firmly believe that God answers prayer, and so we set aside time in our service for anyone who wishes to come forward to the altar rail, and receive prayer from our minister and community.
Prayer is followed by a brief generalized confession of sin, a statement of God’s forgiveness, and then the passing of the peace. We turn to one another at this point, and greet each other with the words “ Peace be with you”.
The second portion of the service focuses on the Service of the Table, or Communion. We join together with the priest in a special series of prayers that help us focus on Christ’s sacrifice for us and His gift of life in the Eucharist. Then everyone is invited to come forward to kneel or stand at the altar rail. There the priest and helpers distribute wine and bread to each person. If you don’t wish to receive communion you can stay seated, or come forward to receive blessing prayers from the ministers. Any baptized Christian is welcome to receive communion. Every un-baptized person is invited to come forward to receive a blessing.
After everyone who wishes has received communion, the priest leads us in a closing prayer, pronounces a blessing, and the service concludes with singing.
After the service you’re welcome to linger-refreshments and conversation are cheerfully provided! We hope you’ll stay for a bit, so we can get to know you and answer any questions you may have.
The first Sunday of the month is Hospitality Sunday, when we have more substantial refreshments and a time for everyone to gather and visit.
If you need more information before you visit, or have any questions or concerns, please call Fr. Frank Gough.