About us

We are a community where everyone counts building on roots of celebrating diversity that run deep in San Francisco’s history. We offer progressive theology combined with worship that grew out of some of Christianity’s most ancient traditions.

Following the spiritual practice of the Episcopal Church, we create community by worshipping together. Three times each week we gather to share communion, each service offering a different way to connect and enrich our spiritual lives. You are welcome to join us in or test drive any of these services:

Sharing is an important part of Spirit Village

Sharing is an important part of Spirit Village

Spirit Village is our 9 a.m. sunday: spirit village: eucharist for families & childrenWe gather together in the sanctuary under  a “tent” to sing, hear a story based on the week’s Bible lesson, and give thanks for our “most amazing day today.” We  pray, share communion, and after the service join in arts and crafts time. You can learn more by looking at this copy of our Spirit Village Service 2014 (PDF file).

Christmas Eve Blessing

Christmas Eve Blessing

We gather at 10:10 a.m. sunday for progressive theology, soulful music, ancient rites, & eucharist Our 10:10 service includes rites and practices that date back to the earliest days of the Christian Church. We use incense to help draw you into the liturgy, vestments to reflect ancient traditions, art to preach without words, and music to bring people into contact with the divine. Each Sunday we sing gospel hymns, ancient chants, and new music to reflect the day’s scriptures. Our sermons focus on ways you can build a spiritual life here in the Bay Area at the beginning of the 21st century. Some examples of our service books are those found here and here as well as our worship books from The Great Vigil of Easter and Easter Sunday Morning.
10277155_768425043169493_6509348398813350129_nEach Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. wednesday we offer a service healing – a  mass with anointing & laying on of handsOur sacred text and stories often focus on the life of a holy woman or man who has been recognized by the Episcopal Church for their spiritual contribution to our world. Then we will celebrate the Mass and share  communion.

For more on our progressive theology please see our selection of spiritual stories and our news page. You can also discover our work on building the St. Cyprian’s Community Kitchen and find out about our latest show in the Sanctuary Gallery. You can even check out our wonderful community partners!

We share our building with First United Lutheran Church – they worship Sundays at 5 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Our two congregations are working together in common mission. Through this effort we support the ARC program and the ministry of the Rev. Anders Peterson. Each month ARC’s activities range from SF Live Arts Concerts at Cyprian’s to a weekly philosophy/theology salon and Thursdays at Turk & Lyon, a week night meal followed by a short gathering that explores the spiritual, sacramental and mystical in Christianity.

The photos below reflect some of what happens in our building here at Turk & Lyon.