The Well is a combination Sunday School and Eucharist which engages the youngsters and also gives food-for-thought to the adults (parents,grandparents,friends and visitors).
We meet in the Parish Hall (where coffee is served after the 10:30 service) and follow the same liturgy as the Rite II service at 10:30. The service is a PowerPoint presentation on the big screen —no bulletin to shuffle —no Prayer Book or Hymnal to juggle. We sing songs,play instruments and say prayers for our friends and families. We read and reflect on the Gospel lesson for the day presented in kid-friendly language. The children set the table and then we celebrate Eucharist with bread made by our families and also wine. Those who do not wish to receive bread and/or wine may receive a blessing instead. We close with the Psalm for the day,a blessing and by sharing the Peace followed by the dismissal from Fr. Pat or Rev. Marj. There are often (not always) pictures to color that illuminate the day’s Gospel lesson.
On the second Sunday of each month,we send Eucharistic Lay Ministers from The Well to take communion to shut ins. The youngsters enjoy learning about the portable gifts of the spirit and hearing about the people who will receive the communion that has been blessed at The Well.