For all sorts of reasons people find that they can’t get to worship on Sunday Morning and Saturday evening becomes a great alternative. Our Saturday evening Eucharist is quite small and has a kind of contemplative tone to it. That is partly because we don’t have any singing but the atmosphere commences when people arrive and just sit quietly waiting. The contemplative atmosphere gives our worship a gentle feel to it.
We still have a full traditional Eucharist but with no hymns and a smaller congregation it is less than an hour. We use the readings set for the Sunday picking up the Jewish notion that the day starts at dusk.
Even though it is a quiet gentle time we still love to have little children come along bringing their own energy. Their energy refreshes the energy in the older members of the congregation.