There will be a new worship experience for young children beginning Sunday, August 27. It is Children’s Chapel, which will be included as part of the 9:00 a.m. Rite II service in the Church.
Children ages 3-7 will join their parents at the 9:00 service. Following the Collect they will be led to the Bishop Moore Chapel where they will participate in a simple service of songs, prayer, scripture readings, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd presentations, and a children’s discussion time. They will rejoin their parents in the Church during the Peace and participate in Holy Communion.
The Rev. Lisa Flores Musser, Associate for Liturgy and Worship, explained that Children’s Chapel will provide a different experience than Joy Mass, which continues to be offered. “The children will learn about the liturgical seasons and colors, items on the altar, and the meaning of the priest’s gestures during the service. They will also learn how to quiet their bodies and ‘practice’ being still. Children’s Chapel will encourage and prepare our children for greater participation and understanding in our regular worship services,” she said.