We meet on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. at Apostles Anglican Church, located at 200 Colony Blvd. in Lexington, KY.
We offer ministry for Children every Sunday. Click the Kids link above for details. Our Welcome Team will guide you and answer any questions you have if you bring children.
We are liturgical church and so we worship using a set pattern of prayers and readings designed to help everyone join into worship. We have a worship guide on the pew that is very easy to follow and give simple instructions at the beginning of every service.
Our music is a simple of expression of both contemporary and tradition forms. Our music team usually includes a guitar, a piano, vocalists and simple percussion.
We have communion every Sunday. We believe this is central to worship and is the main way we meet Jesus. Communion is open to every baptized Christian no matter the denomination. We give instructions for Communion every Sunday.
We read lots of scripture: three lessons and a Psalm. Our sermon or homily is based on one or more of these readings.
Our prayer ministry team will pray for any needs brought to them. Prayer ministers are also available in the back of the sanctuary each week during Communion to pray with you and for you.
The foyer and sanctuary are open after the service to stay and connect with friends and newcomers. Light refreshments are offered immediately following the service.
We know it can be daunting to visit a church for the first time. Our goal is to warmly welcome you and do everything we can to help you feel at home and learn all you want about Saint Patrick’s Anglican Church.
As you prepare to visit, dress in the way you feel most comfortable for worship. Most worshipers wear casual clothes. There is a large parking lot at the church, and the main entrance adjoins the parking lot.
When you visit Saint Patrick’s, you will be greeted by someone from our Hospitality Team at the Welcome Table just inside the doorway. If you have children, the greeter will be happy to show you where they will go during the service to worship. For more details on the children's ministry, click here.
During the service you are free to participate to the degree you feel comfortable. If you are brand new to Anglican worship, you are welcome to sit and observe – no one will be offended.
Every week our worship is a mix of music, Bible reading, preaching, and prayer. In addition, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper every week. As Anglicans, we welcome all baptized Christians to receive Holy Communion – one does not have to be an Anglican or a member of Saint Patrick’s. If you are not baptized or perhaps are not yet a follower of Jesus, you are welcome to remain in your seat if you prefer or come forward for a blessing. Every week, we explain in detail how to participate in Holy Communion. Don’t worry, you won’t feel lost or left out. Baptized children are welcome to receive Communion at the discretion of their parents.
Apostles Anglican (our sister parish) has graciously invited us to share their space on Sunday and throughout the week. By having two parishes in one building, we steward the resources of both churches better than being in two buildings. It also allows us to do a number of combined ministries and special worship services together throughout the year.
Having church in the afternoon changes the rhythm of Sunday. Rather than getting up and rushing to get out of the house for worship, we can rest and spend time with the Lord and with family, and we can catch our breath before ending the Lord’s Day with worship.
Some people just can’t make it to church on Sunday mornings because of other important commitments. Afternoon worship creates a place and time for those in that situation.
The central way we practice community is through Community Groups. Prior to the pandemic, many of our groups met two Sunday mornings a month for a relaxed time of brunch, Bible study and prayer together. By doing this, we avoid the challenge of rushing to and from our Community Groups at the end of the day during the middle of the week.
Is afternoon worship a new thing for you? Come and try it and see if it’s a fit!
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