How We Worship

Worship at King of PeaceWhen we gather to worship God, there is a sense in which that worship is a mystery. But the real mystery is in how God acts and in our experience of that worship. There is no reason why we can’t all have a better understanding of what we do and why.

This page and its links are designed to introduce you to worship at King of Peace Episcopal Church in Kingsland, Georgia. King of Peace follows worship practices common in the Anglican Communion with its more than 70 million members around the world. The information presented here describes a worship experience much as you will find it celebrated throughout the world.

First, Episcopal Churches emphasize scripture. Each Sunday at King of Peace we read a section of the Old Testament, a portion of the Psalms, something from one of the New Testament letters, and a portion of one of the four gospels. Every three years, we read through the Bible in our worship services. If you want to learn more about what the Bible actually says and what it means to our lives, we may be the church for you.

Walk through a worship service
This web page will give the complete text of a worship service along with an explanation of what is going on and why.

Postures
Sit, stand, kneel, stand, sit, kneel. There is a fair amount of movement during an Anglican worship service. Why these pew aerobics? Follow this link to find out.

Seasons
The year is divided into the seasons of Advent, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. Find out more about these seasons and the colors that go with them.

Vestments
Why do the ministers dress in robes and other ecclesiastical clothes to lead a worship service? Find out more here.