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St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church

Worship Ministries

Worship is our primary "work" as Christians. The word liturgy is a Greek word meaning 'the work of the people.' Of course, it is joyful, life-giving work that do week in and week out. Like climbers go to a base camp for supplies and the direction and encouragement they need for a successful climb, we worship together regularly to receive energy and guidance for everyday mission and ministry. Our worship is both ancient and modern, and includes bible reading, prayer and Communion. All are welcome at the table of Communion at St. Gabe's.

St. Gabriel's is comprised of six worshiping communities, including: Saturdays at 5pm, Sundays at 8am, 9:15am, 10:30am and 1pm; Wednesdays at 9:30am and Thursdays at 7pm. (1pm Sundays and 9:30am Wednesdays are at the Villa and Thursdays at 7pm are Common Ground services.)

Some special worship support ministries you may be interested in are...


The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7 - 8:30 PM, and on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:15 AM before the 10:30 AM worship service. The choir sings at most 10:30 AM Sunday services from September through Pentecost (late May or early June), as well as occasional special services such as Evensong, Advent Lessons and Carols, Easter Vigil, and other seasonal services. We love all types and traditions of music and liturgy, and seek to be as inclusive as possible in creating a meaningful and moving worship experience. Contact: Charles Glandorf

Altar Guild Ministry

A group of men and women who are called to serve God by preparing and tending the places where our family worships Him. Our work is a thank offering of time and many talents, a ministry of love undertaken in the name of Christ.  Our ministry partners with the priest to make the worship life of our parish run smoothly. What our Ministry does is often unnoticed because average worshipers do not ordinarily think about the usual furnishings of the altar and sanctuary.  We work in teams of two for a month each season of the church year. There is an Altar Guild Manual which lists how to do each of the services for the entire year. New members are trained by those of us who have been serving. We would love to have you join us in this important ministry. Contact: Marilyn Rittenhouse


Contacts: 8:00 AM service - Darlene Cooper; 10:30 AM service - Mike Hiebler

Contact:Stephen Rowe


                     Introducing one of our newest worshipping communities...

Common Ground Recovery Community

Common Ground Recovery Community is dedicated to supporting individuals and families recovering from addiction, abuse, mental illness, loss and the hurts and hang-ups of life. Common Ground Recovery Community offers programs that educate about addiction and recovery, small groups that provide support, Bible studies that deepen our faith, and worship experiences that inspire hope and healing.

We are a multi-location recovery ministry now meeting in three churches in the Berks County area.

Atonement Lutheran + Wyomissing           Trinity Lutheran + Reading         St. Gabriel’s Episcopal + Douglassville

Grounded in God’s promises, we are a progressive faith community that seeks healing and wholeness through worship, prayer, meditation, and mindfulness for one another.  We welcome everyone regardless of race, sexual orientation,, social or economic background; in fact we believe that our diversity reflects the tapestry of God’s creation.

We’re Common Ground Recovery Community. And we’d love to spend some time with you.

For more information, contact:        Russ McClellan                                610-451-4966

Common Ground Recovery Community

Where God’s Grace embraces our brokenness