A Welcome Message from the Rector
Fr. John Leach
Welcome to Holy Apostles
We extend a cordial welcome to you to worship with us, and offer these notes as a brief introduction to Church of the Holy Apostles, and to the Episcopal Church and its ways.
When you visit the Church of the Holy Apostles, you will be our respected and welcome guest. You will not be singled out in any way. You are invited to share in the worship of God with us.
We are always eager to welcome new folks into our fast-growing “flock.” Be sure to see a greeter when you visit, to receive a bag of goodies (including a visitor brochure, copy of our monthly newsletter, and a small loaf of our homemade communion bread).
So that we can get to know you better, please fill out a Visitors Card located in the pew rack. You may also fill out a an online Visitor Card HERE.
During the academic year, we have three worship services each Sunday:
- 9:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist (Rite II) with Children’s Chapel
- 11:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist (Rite II)
- 5:15 p.m. - Contemplative Bluegrass Mass
Nursery is available during the two morning services. If you have small children, come a little early, so that you can drop them off in the Nursery which is conveniently located along the corridor connecting the church with the Parish Life Center.
Durning the summer months, there is one Sunday moring service at 10:00 a.m. (with Children's Chapel and Nursery) and the Bluegrass Mass at 5:15 p.m.
As you enter the doors to the narthex of the church, an usher will hand you a service leaflet. This leaflet contains all the directions for what to do, including text for the readings, when to sit and stand, and how Communion works. If you are new to the Episcopal Church, please do not hesitate to ask the person next to you in the pew for help in becoming accustomed to the service of Holy Eucharist.
Join us in the Parish Life Center for the coffee social immediately following the 9:00 a.m. worship service. Be sure to look for our greeters. They are here to assist you with questions or directions to Sunday School classes or other Holy Apostles activities.
Orientation and Tour
If you would like a personal orientation and tour of the church, please contact the church office at info [at] holyapostlestn [dot] net or (901) 937-3830, to make arrangements. We'd be delighted to show you around and answers questions you might have.