What To Expect

What to expect when you visit Church of Our Saviour

A list of frequently asked questions is below. If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact the office at 268-9457.

We have four services on Sundays…8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am and 5:30pm.

Our 8:00am Rite I Communion service uses an older-style, traditional language. The service is held in the Church and lasts about one hour.

The 9:30am Rite II Communion service uses contemporary language and has music led by a keyboard, guitar and singers. This service is usually held outside under the trees on the bank of the St. Johns River. If there is inclement weather, the service will be moved inside the church. Starting July 4th, this service has changed to being held inside the church until August 15th...depending upon the weather.

The 11:00am Rite II Communion service uses contemporary language and has traditional music led by the organ and the choir (except during the summer). This service is also held in the Church, but can also be found online and lasts approximately one hour. 

Our 5:30 Evening Grace service is a Rite II Communion service with familiar hymns set to contemporary arrangements. This service is held in the Church and lasts 45 minutes to an hour.

The typical dress for Sunday morning services tends toward buisiness casual, but a more casual style is also appropriate - especially during the summer months! The 5:30 service is definitely a more casual atmosphere. Whatever your preference, we hope to see you on Sunday and rest assured you will be welcomed in whatever you choose to wear!

Please sit wherever you feel most comfortable. The ushers are happy to help you with any special needs or seating requirements you may have, including wheelchairs and devices for the hearing impaired. Also, if it’s difficult for you to come to the altar for Communion, we will be happy to bring it to you in your pew. Just be sure to let the ushers know so they can inform the priests.

We understand that some people prefer to remain inconspicuous when they visit a church for the fist time. We will not ask you to stand or otherwise make yourself known.  We do hope you’ll introduce yourself to one of the clergy in the receiving line after the service, and we truly hope you feel welcome here!  There are also Welcome Cards in the pews – if you complete one of those and give it to one of the ushers or one of the priests, someone will be in touch with you very soon to learn more about you and your story.

Church of Our Saviour is a congregation that loves children and youth. We are committed to offering substantive and lasting Christian formation in a safe environment full of healthy friendships. We offer a nursery for infants to 5 year-olds during the 9:30am and 11:00am services and outdoor children's church for children age 3 and up at the 9:30 service. The youth group for 6-12th graders meets on Sunday and Wednesday nights from 5:30pm - 7:00pm.

Our typical Sunday morning worship services last about one hour. The 5:30pm service lasts about 45 minutes to an hour.

That’s OK! All are welcome and encouraged to participate. You will receive a bulletin when you arrive for the service and it usually contains everything you need. Or if you prefer, you can use the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) which is the red book located in the pews.

All baptized Christians – no matter their age or denomination – are welcome to participate in Holy Communion. Visitors who are not baptized are welcome to come forward to the altar during Communion to receive a blessing from the priest.

Yes! Throughout the year (approximately quarterly) there is a class designed to prepare adults for Confirmation or Reception into the Episcopal Church. This class is open to all who want to know more about the Christian faith in the Anglican tradition. The series is taught by the clergy of Church of Our Saviour and anyone is welcome to attend any or all of the classes.

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12236 Mandarin Rd

Jacksonville, FL 32223

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