Saint David’s is a reconciling, affirming, and inclusive Christian community striving through worship, love, and service to welcome all people just as God created you.

No matter your step on the journey or place in the story: our welcome knows no boundaries of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, economic condition, physical or mental ability, or age.

We believe that God delights in the diversity of creation and so do we!

 

SUNDAY SERVICES – 8 am & 10:30 am (with 9:30 am Sunday School)

Book of Common Prayer

“It is a most invaluable part of that blessed “liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free,” that in his worship different forms and usages may without offense be allowed, provided the substance of the Faith be kept entire.”  (Preface, Book of Common Prayer, 9)

The Book of Common Praryer (abbreviated BCP) is the Episocpal prayer book. It is called “common” because it contains the fixed texts and order of the Church’s public or common worship. The book is, however, more than just a prayer book. It also instucts the Church and its ministers in how to carry out the prescribed rituals.

The Book of Common Prayer contains, among other rites, prayers, and liturgies:

The Daily Office (BCP, 37) – a cycle of daily prayes for morning, noon, evening, and night

Holy Baptism (BCP, 299) – the rite of initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s body the Church

Holy Eucharist (BCP, 316) – the liturgy for the proclamation of the Word of God and celebration of the Holy Communion. This is the usual Sunday service. There are two distinct forms or rites, Rite 1 (BCP, 323) and Rite 2 (v355).

Sacraments – Confirmation (BCP, 413), Matrimony (BCP, 423), Reconciliation (BCP, 447), Unction/Anointing (BCP, 453), and Ordination (BCP, 511)

Burial of the Dead (BCP, 469/491) – the rite of Christian burial

Saint David’s Episcopal Church

145 East Edgewood Drive

Lakeland, Florida  33803

863.686.4143

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