Our Noon service is a High Church, Holy Eucharist service that is steeped in mystery and traditions.If you are familiar with Anglican, Lutheran, or Roman Catholic worship, you will recognize the pattern of our Noon Mass. The structure is very similar but not identical. Our 12 noon service is dignified, reverent, traditional, and catholic. It is also warm and friendly. This service uses the 1928 Book of Common Prayer as the basis for this Holy Eucharist Mass, but is supplimented with prayers and traditions from the Anglican Missal. "1928 Book of Common Prayer" means that we use traditional language as in "thee and thou," and that we follow a prayer book as opposed to having hand-outs or projecting things on a screen. The prayers from the Anglican Missal may include the introit and some additional prayers that may be chanted or sung. "Catholic," "Anglo-catholic" or "High Church" means that we use sanctus bells at all our noon Masses, face the altar, and use incense on the High Holy Days such as Christmas and Easter. If this is your first service with this type of format, we would suggest not worrying about how we worship. Just follow as best you can, and let the beauty and spirituality of the worship wash over you. We celebrate Holy Eucharist at all noon Masses, and on the third Sunday of the month, we also encorporate healing with imposition of hands and annointing with Holy Oil. We love children, and many of them love the Noon Mass. We want children to have positive early memories of church. Children, therefore, are encouraged to attend this service with their parents, and we encourage parents to bring them to this service. Our Sunday School, however, is at our 10:00 a.m. service.Coffee Hour follows the service. All are welcomed to come to this very beautiful and reverent service.
St. Luke's Chapel in the Hills26140 Duval Way, Los Altos Hills, CA650-941-6524