Church Services



  • Bethell Hall Choir-Style Seating

    ADVENT WORSHIP UPDATE

    As you enter the Bethell Hall for Advent on Sunday, Nov. 27, you will notice several changes in our worship space. From the color of the season (blue for Advent), the arrangement of the space and the addition of the advent wreath, which will help us count down the weeks until Christmas day.  

    Advent is a new season of the church marking the start of a new church year and a season where we are preparing our hearts and minds to receive the Christ child into our lives. The season invites us into hopeful anticipation as we welcome the incarnation. 

    To mark this new season, the space will be oriented in what the church has traditionally called choir style seating. This helps highlight different aspects of the season and the importance of our church community as a whole. It will invoke new feelings within us and stir us to look at not only ourselves in a new light but also those with whom we worship. Worshiping in Bethell Hall has given us the unique opportunity to explore how our worship space and its orientation can help enhance our experience within a particular season of the year.  Advent is a perfect time to do this as it allows us to explore this within a set time period of four weeks.  

    – The Rev. Angela Cortiñas
    Associate Rector


Parking is free in the garage when you come to church for worship services and church events. You do not need to scan anything to park in the garage. You will need to have your parking validated at the front desk outside of Sundays and Wednesday evenings. Questions? Please contact or call the Front Desk at 512.610.3500.


SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE

All services in Bethell Hall after construction begins in the Historic Church

Sunday Morning Prayer (podcast) sung by cantor

8-8:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
We will hear readings and receive communion (gluten-free wafers available). This is a spoken service and does not include music. 
9-10 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Expansive Language*)
We will hear readings, sing hymns, and receive communion (gluten-free wafers available). This service combines a traditional liturgy with a diverse selection of music (choral, organ, and guitar). Children of all ages and their parents may participate in children’s chapel during the sermon and will be invited to join the clergy at the altar during the Eucharistic Prayer.  
11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
We will hear readings, sing hymns, and receive communion (gluten-free wafers available). This service is a traditional liturgy with traditional music and will be livestreamed

Designed with families and young children in mind, a dedicated Pray-Ground soft space is available in Bethell Hall to help children and parents stay engaged during the service. Childcare is also provided 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Located on the 1st Floor for children ages 2 months up to 4 years.

* Expansive Language: We have incorporated slightly different wording into the Eucharistic Prayer during this service. A resolution passed at the 2018 General Convention that allows for the trial use of more inclusive language during our liturgies, which is referred to as the “Expansive Language” version of Rite II Eucharistic Prayers A, B, and D.

Third Saturdays – Outdoor Worship
Holy Hikes and Holy Kayaks 9 a.m., Locations change monthly


Worship Updates:

ADVENT WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Nov. 27 First Sunday of Advent

  • 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
  • 9 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 11:15 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Livestreamed

Dec. 4 Second Sunday of Advent

  • 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
  • 9 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 11:15 a.m. Advent Lessons and Carols,
    • There will be no Holy Communion at this service, Livestreamed

Dec. 11 Third Sunday of Advent

Dec. 18 Fourth Sunday of Advent

  • 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
  • 9 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 11:15 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Livestreamed

Dec. 22 Blue Christmas Holy Eucharist, 7:30 p.m., Livestreamed

Advent worship update from Pastor Angela Learn more about the reorientation of Bethell Hall to incorporate choir-style seating for the season of Advent.

Thanksgiving Eve, Holy Eucharist Wednesday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m., Bethell Hall All are welcome to our annual Thanksgiving Eve service. There will be a short reception following the service in the foyer outside Bethell Hall. Childcare is available on the 1st floor starting at 7:15 p.m.

Quarterly Open Table Eucharist Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m., Bethell Hall. Quarterly Eucharist for The Open Table, which seeks to create a welcoming space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Come early for dinner and fellowship in Sumners Hall.

All Souls’ Day Requiem Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Bethell Hall. A Requiem Mass to celebrate the lives and resurrections of those we lost since November 2nd of 2021. This year’s Eucharist in commemoration of All Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day) features music by Italian composers Lotti and Casciolini, sung by the St. David’s Choir. The mass will be followed by a reception in the lobby near the Día de los Muertos Altar.

Día de los Muertos Altar 
This altar in the lobby Oct. 29-Nov. 6 (All Saints’ Sunday) allows us to honor and remember our loved ones who though no longer with us physically, remain ever present in our thoughts and hearts. Parishioners are asked to bring labeled photos and other mementos of our deceased loved ones for placement on the altar.

Evening Prayer Update
Due to dwindling participation and the lack of lay leaders we are suspending Evening Prayer after Oct. 26. We will re-evaluate returning to an in-person weekly prayer service once construction is completed and the Historic Church and Grace Chapel reopen. 

Worship with young children
Our new PRAYGROUND in Bethell Hall is a wonderful space for children to experience worship up close and personal while staying engaged with age-appropriate activities and resources. In the 9 a.m. service, at the Gospel, young children are invited to follow the cross to the Bethell foyer for a brief children’s chapel and return after the sermon.

Updated St. David’s COVID-19 Guidelines 

  • Masks strongly encouraged during worship.
  • Worship leaders will wear masks during communion
  • Masks are optional for everyone fully vaccinated and up to date and required for adults providing church childcare and younger children’s formation. 
  • Masks are highly recommended for children aged 3 and up.
  • Communion in both kinds will be distributed at the rail.  
  • The chalice will be available for drinking and intinction. 

Read all the updates to worship and building COVID-19 guidelines.