TOWARD KEEPING OUR WORSHIP FRESH
There is a profound desire and need to revitalize our worship, both to provide spiritual freshness for those currently attending our churches, as well as to be more relevant to those who visit our churches. One of the ways the Episcopal Church in Wyoming will be serving to meet this need is to be a strategic resource for new and fresh alternative liturgies that resonate with or are based upon our distinct Anglican/Episcopal ethos and spirituality. In this regard, our Wyoming Worship Committee, led by The Rev. Megan Nickles from St. John’s Church in Powell, creates alternative liturgies for the various church seasons for use in our Wyoming congregations and beyond.
In addition to new liturgies offered, we will be providing on-going practical training as to how to best benefit from these various resources.
Click link below for the most recent Wyoming Worship Committee worship liturgies.
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As we provide alternative liturgies based on our worship tradition, we focus on three liturgical categories.
Liturgies from throughout the Anglican Communion and beyond
In addition to our own Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer, we use the beautiful and moving liturgies from other Churches in the Anglican Communion (such as from New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, the Church of South India, the Church of Kenya, etc.). Additionally, we provide alternative liturgical resources, such as Celtic-oriented liturgies, among numerous others.
Liturgies arising from our Wyoming context
We develop new worship liturgies arising from out of our own Wyoming context - such as those relating to the beautiful and majestic natural world all around us here, to the distinct spiritualties that are reflected in our state. Examples of this are our Wyoming Eucharistic Prayer, the Wyoming Gloria, Native American-oriented liturgies, a “Liturgy of Healing with Holy Communion for the Prevention of Suicide,” etc.
Liturgies that are developed by Worship Committee
Our Wyoming Worship Committee develops on an ongoing basis liturgical resources for use throughout our Diocese. These creative and deeply spiritual liturgies are most often related to specific seasons of our liturgical calendar, to feasts and festivals, and to specific celebrations.
Rev. Megan Nickles (Chair), St. John’s, Powell, Wyoming
Rev. Mary Caucutt, Christ Church, Cody, Wyoming
Rev. Bobbe Fitzhugh, Canon for Mission, Outreach & Evangelism, Casper, Wyoming
Rev. Lara Gilbert, Canon for Canon for Spiritual Formation & Congregational Development and Dean of the Wyoming Iona School, Casper, Wyoming
Rev. Pamela Bright, St. Paul’s, Evanston, Wyoming