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The Church of St. John the Divine
2450 River Oaks Boulevard
Houston, TX 77019
Regular Sunday Service Schedule
7:45 am Holy Eucharist, Rite One (Chapel)
9:00 am Awesome Worship (HLC)
10:00 am Traditional Worship (Church)
10:00 am Contemporary Eucharist (HLC)
4:45 pm Service of Healing Prayer (Chapel)
5:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite One (Chapel)
There will be one combined service at 10:00 am in the Church (no Awesome Worship) on July 5 (Patriotic Sunday) and August 23 (Rally Day).
Weekday Services in the Chapel
|7:00 am||Morning Prayer||M, T, Th, F|
|5:30 pm||Evening Prayer||M, T, Th, F|
|7:00 am||Holy Eucharist Rite I||W|
|10:00 am||Healing Eucharist||W|
|5:30 pm||Holy Eucharist Rite II||W|
The traditional service language in the Chapel includes hymns with organ accompaniment. Because of the smaller space, it has an intimate feel. This service lasts approximately one hour.
Awesome Worship is designed for families of children ages 3 through 3rd grade. The children are encouraged to participate in worship. The music has an energetic, contemporary guitar-driven sound, and songs are taught with hand motions. Children, parents, and grandparents participate in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord. The message and Communion service are geared for the entire family while being developmentally appropriate for younger children. Immediately following the service, children are dismissed to their Sunday school classes.
Guitar-driven music leads the worship for this service. The music is grounded in the history of the Church across the ages. Our band is equally adept at leading ancient hymns as well as modern worship songs. Worshippers in our Contemporary Service experience the beauty and breadth of Anglican liturgy. Prayer ministers are available for you during Holy Communion. The Contemporary Service brings the Word of God into our increasingly visually oriented culture by using screens instead of songbooks. Dramas, visual arts, and clips from movies and television are occasionally incorporated in the worship service. While the service is distinctly Anglican, the worship style is attractive to those who are familiar with modern evangelical worship.
Rite II: Using contemporary language from the Book of Common Prayer, this service welcomes families while providing a high sense of liturgical beauty and holiness.
Rite I: This service uses traditional Prayer Book language and features more choral offerings. The service appeals to those who enjoy historic Anglican worship. While families with children often attend this service, it tends to be a more adult congregation.
This time is designated for praying specifically for one's own physical, spiritual or emotional healing, or for the healing of others. The worshipper has the opportunity to lift up to God the names of loved ones in prayer and also to kneel at the communion rail for individualized prayer with the priest or a prayer minister. This service immediately precedes a service of Holy Communion.
This service is essentially the same as the 7:45 service. Because the service is at the close of the afternoon, it tends to feel more informal but no less reverent.