Episcopal Schools are Worshipping Communities!
“Episcopal schools are created to be communities that honor, celebrate, and worship God as the center of life. Episcopal schools have been established not solely as communities for Christians, but as diverse ministries of educational and human formation for people of all faiths and backgrounds. Thus, Episcopal schools are called to fulfill two simultaneous commitments: to provide students an authentic experience of Christian worship that is unapologetically and identifiably Anglican; and to welcome, affirm, and support the spiritual development of students of all faiths or no faith at all.”
-Principles of Good Practice for Chapel and Worship in Episcopal Schools by the National Association of Episcopal Schools
The following is a summary of principles of good practice for chapel and worship in Episcopal schools:
Chapel builds and embodies community life.
As the most visible expression of its Episcopal identity, chapel services reflect each school’s particular mission, culture, and liturgical style.
Chapel is clearly distinguished from other school gatherings.
Chapel is welcoming and inclusive.
Chapel makes use of the richness of Episcopal liturgy and the Book of Common Prayer.
The beliefs, practices, and traditions of all faiths (Christian and non-Christian) are presented with respect and care.
Chapel addresses moral and ethical concerns.
Chapel underscores issues of justice and equity.
Chapel attends to the pastoral needs of the school community.
Indeed, chapel is at the heart of each school’s Episcopal identity!
Upper School Chapel is scheduled every Monday at 8:00 a.m.
Lower School Chapel for the 1st– 5th grade is scheduled every Tuesday at 8:15 a.m.
Early Childhood Chapel is scheduled every Wednesday at 8:15 a.m.
Parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend and participate!