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Daily Morning Prayer and Daily Evening Prayer

Early Christians marked the passage of each day with times of prayer, most likely at early morning, noon, and night. As the church became more institutionalized, these times of prayer increased, the simple prayers became prayer services, and more and more they were seen as the province of monastic communities rather than "simple" lay folk. At the time of the reformation, Archbishop Cranmer wanted to restore these daily times of prayer to wide use among the laity. He combined and simplified Matins, Lauds and Prime for a service called Daily Morning Prayer, and Vespers and Compline for a service called Daily Evening Prayer. His handiwork can still be seen in the basic structure of these two services.

While it was understood that all people would be reciting Daily Morning Prayer and Daily Evening Prayer with the assigned Bible readings, at home; on Sundays they would gather together, adding sermons and music to these communal occasions of prayer and learning. (Indeed, the Sunday celebration of Daily Evening Prayer was sometimes called "Evensong".) While still called Daily Morning and Evening Prayer, it was these two Sunday services that became the main Anglican services, with a communion added on at the end of Morning Prayer once a month. In more recent years, the Eucharist has become the main Sunday Service in Episcopal/Anglican churches, but some of you may have grown up with weekly Morning Prayer. Some may also have grown up with a daily discipline of reciting Morning and Evening Prayer in the home. If not, you may want to give it a try. There is a two year lectionary in the Book of Common Prayer, starting on page 934, that will take you through a big chunk of the Bible. And our current prayerbook also offers the option of an even more simplifed service for use at home, found on page 136. The discipline of either Morning and Evening Prayer, or the more simple Daily Devotions, with the assigned Bible readings from the two year lectionary, are good ways to enrich your personal spiritual life from our own Anglican Tradition.


8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist.
A short quiet service with sermon, but without music.
Coffee Hour follows.
9:00 AM
Choir practice
9:00 AM
Adult Ed, library
10:00 AM
Holy Eucharist; Service with sermon and music.
Coffee Hour follows.
10:00 AM
Godly Play (Classroom 2) (More info)


6:00-7:30 PM
I.V. Group 1 (Big Book Study)
AA Meeting; Closed (AA members only) Classroom 4
6:30 PM
Overeater's Anonymous (Library)


4:15 PM
A Course of Miracles (Library)
4:44 PM
Intercessory Prayer Group, Chapel
If you feel called to pray for those in need and for those who request prayers for various spiritual, personal, or family reasons; please join our prayer group to hold up these persons in prayer. All are welcome.
Please email all prayer requests to
office@tahoeepiscopal.org and include the name of the person we will pray for, the reason for the prayer (ill, injured, special needs, deceased), any other details that you wish to include, and your contact information. We also have a yellow Prayer Request form located in the narthex for your convenience.


Knitters Guild; Library
Knit for fellowship and donating useful items. No experience needed.
5:30 PM
Meditation Circle; Chapel
These time-honored techniques of listening to the still, small voice within allow you to simply experience God's presence in a place of calm.
6:00-7:00 PM
Inclined to be Sober Book Study
AA Meeting; Closed (AA members only) Classroom 4
6:30 PM
Vestry Meeting, Library - 4th Wednesday


9:20 - 11:00
Grief Companions, 10/13 to 11/17; Chapel
A 6-Week Support Group
12:15-1:00 PM
Lectio Divina; Chapel
Lectio is a Benedictine discipline of reading, meditation, and prayer, which invites participants to listen for God's Word to them.
Note: Lectio Divian canceled : 8/17, 8/24, and 8/31.
5:30 - 7:15 PM
Choir Rehearsal, Chapel


7:00-8:00 PM
Friday Nite Candlelight (Discussion)
AA Meeting; Closed (AA members only) Classroom 4
7:30-9:00 PM
Live & Let Live
Al-Anon Meeting; Library.


5:00-6:00 pm
Alive at Five
AA Meeting; Open (Everyone welcome) Classroom 4

Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals

To be arranged with the Rector.