In the name of Christ we bid you welcome t0 this Church. May those who sorrow, find content; the weary, rest; the troubled, peace; the stranger, friends, the unhappy, joy; and to all the sense of God’s Presence in this Holy Place.
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist & Sermon
9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Adult Forum (Coe Room) and Sunday School
Preschool through eighth grade and Adult Forum will meet in the Parish House. The Youth (highschool) Group will meet immediately after the 10:30 a.m. service (11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.) in the Hauser Room
10:30 a.m., Choral Eucharist & Sermon
You can attend the 8:00 a.m. service and come on down to the Parish House for refreshments before Sunday school begins. Or, you can come to Sunday school and then attend the 10:30 a.m. worship service at the church. It’s a wonderful way to build your faith and extend your faith community .
Zion Episcopal Church Sanctuary
301 E Congress Street
Charles Town, WV 25414
221 E Washington Street
Charles Town, WV 25414
Staff and Administration
- The Very Rev. Melanie McCarley, Rector
- Georgia Gessler, Parish Administrator/Secretary
- Peggy Young, Director of Music Ministries
- Rebecca Petretta, Children’s Choir Director
- David Miller, Organist
Kenneth Fanelli, Senior Warden
Bill Hewitt, Junior Warden
We Serve our Lord as part of the Diocese of West Virginia
led by The Right Reverend William Michie Klusmeyer, Bishop
Helpful Hints for Visitors
If you are not accustomed to worship in the Episcopal Church, we’ve put together these hints to help.
- Individual Hearing Assistance Devices are available at the entrance. An usher will be glad to provide you with one and show you how to use it.
- The Book of Common Prayer is the red book with the cross on the front. The page numbers in the bulletins refer to this book with the prefix “BCP.”
- The Hymnal contains the music for each service. References with an “S” refer to chants found in the front of the Hymnal. The plain numbers are from the main body of the book.
- Each bulletin has the lessons and Psalms for the day.
All baptized people are welcome to receive Communion. The ushers will let you know when it is your time to come forward for communion. To receive the Bread, place one hand over the other – palm open and lifted – for the clergy to place it in your palm. To receive the Cup, use your right hand to assist in guiding the wine to your lips. If you wish to receive by intinction (dipping) you may dip the bread in the wine. If you wish to receive the Bread only, you may leave the altar rail after receiving the Bread. Additionally, if you wish to receive a blessing instead of communion, approach the altar rail and cross your arms over your chest.
For information about our services, schedules, events, etc., please contact us at the church offices.