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Exchange of Peace

You might be surprised at the exuberant EXCHANGE OF PEACE our family parish enjoys. This event may appear to be a bit chaotic. When the clergy announces “Peace Be With You”, the congregation responds “And Also With You”. We INVITE you to leave your pews with us and greet each other with hugs and handshakes and the words "Peace of the Lord," or “Peace be with you”. The response is "And also with you" or repeat "Peace be with you." It is during the Peace that the children return from Sunday School to rejoin their parents and participate in the Holy Eucharist.

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