Worship Services and Resources
During the COVID-19 pandemic we will practice "social/physical distancing" and not meet face to face for worship, Bible study or fellowship. This does not mean that we will be "spiritually distant" from one another nor from God. There is no substitute for the times when we are physically present in the Sanctuary when we accept the invitation to gather around the table of Christ to share in his Body and Blood. But there are times, such as these, when that is not possible. Still, the love and grace of Jesus Christ that brought us together on Sundays flows from the heart of God even though we are not sitting in the pew.
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Holy Week Worship Links and Schedule
Holy Week Worship Links and Schedule
Sunday Morning Prayer w/ Sermon
At this time, we use Facebook Live to stream/record a service of Morning Prayer at 10 AM on Sunday. You can also login to the session on Zoom.
Click HERE for the Facebook link
Click Here for the Zoom links
Zoom call will stay open after prayer "formally" ends as a means for a virtual "coffee hour" so we can check in with one another!
SUNDAY WORSHIP MATERIALS
April 5, 2020- Palm Sunday, Morning Prayer PDF
March 29, 2020 Morning Prayer with Music PDF
March 22, 2020 Morning Prayer Service DOC/PDF
March 22, 2020 Music DOC/PDF
March 29, 2020 5th Sunday in Lent
March 22, 2020 4th Sunday in Lent
MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER BCP (PDF)
A copy of Morning and Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer can be found here. This is the basic outline of our worship service each Sunday.
Monday Morning Cafe- Join me for a time to meet and greet online! Bring coffee, tea, water, soft drink, or just yourself.
Meeting ID: 424 089 305
Click HERE for the Zoom link.
Lenten Bible Study (Tuesdays at 6:30pm) & Soup Recipe
This was originally our Souper Tuesday Lenten Study meeting. I will post a Soup Recipe and Study questions for our consideration. Then join us on-line for live-conversation at 6:30 PM via ZOOM. Click HERE for more materials and ZOOM link.
Bible Readings: https://www.lectionarypage.net/
Wednesday Bible Study
The Wednesday Bible study that explores the upcoming Sunday scriptures meets at 11am on Wednesday, but will meet via ZOOM instead.
ZOOM Meeting ID: 285-581-782
CLICK HERE FOR THE ZOOM LINK TO THE BIBLE STUDY
Sunday After Worship Coffee Hour
The Zoom call will stay open after prayer "formally" ends as a means for a virtual "coffee hour" so we can check in with one another!
Worship Resources & Options:During this time of uncertainty and the call to cease public worship gatherings, the Bishop has asked the clergy of the Diocese to share worship tools and resources so that people can continue to grow in their spiritual lives in the comfort of their homes. The following are some of the many resources and options available, some created especially for this challenging time*:
ONLINE & DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH WORSHIP RESOURCES - The Episcopal Church has a wealth of worship resources on their website HERE. You will find links to guides, podcasts, programs, reflections, seasonal guides and more.
FAITH AT HOME - Lectionary based readings and reflections to read online or download. They will be publishing things daily for this season. Click HERE.
FORWARD MOVEMENT: PRAYERS FOR "SPIRITUAL COMMUNION" - In these challenging times, many people may find themselves unable to receive Holy Communion physically due to illness or suspended worship gatherings. Forward Movement is pleased to offer a venerable resource from the Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book (Forward Movement, 2014) for use. Click HERE.
IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: THE DAILY EXAMEN - The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. The Bishop highly recommends this practice that is very important to him. Click HERE.
ILLUSTRATED MINISTRY - Free resources for all ages, meant to help support churches with formation at home during this time. Click HERE.
MISSION ST. CLARE WEBSITE - The Bishop recommends this site for Morning and Evening Prayer at home. Click HERE to go there now.
PRAY AS YOU GO - Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, with reflection and prayer tools. Click HERE.
PRAYER HAVEN - For personal or group use, this site allows you to chose between Morning, Noonday, Evening, and Compline Prayer services from the Book of Common Prayer. Click HERE.
PRAYING IN COLOR - Do you want to pray but words escape you? Or perhaps sitting still and staying focused in prayer are a challenge. Perhaps you need a new way to pray! Praying in Color is a visual concrete way to pray. Click HERE.
COVID-19: 100 IDEAS FOR MINISTERS AND MINISTRY LEADERS - Tracy Smith shares ideas during this time that includes using online communication apps, simple and fun activities, faith practices and event outreach ideas. Click HERE.
LENTEN EDUCATION SERIES - Fr. David Gierlach shares his Power Point presentations (saved in pdf files below) of his Lenten classes. Click on the titles to download:
PANDEMIC - Written by Lynn Ungar, a poignant poem for our times. Download: JPEG file or PDF file
VIDEOS & LIVE SERMONS
THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL
Although The National Cathedral decided to suspend public services through March 25, they will continue to broadcast their services online. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is scheduled to preach on March 15, and you can follow along live (EST). Click HERE to go to their website.
GODLY PLAY: SHARING BIBLE STORIES AT HOME - Charissa Simmons welcomes you to YouTube Godly Play! While we are unable to meet together in person, we can still keep sharing the stories your children hear in Godly Play each week, and now you can join too! Click HERE.
CLERGY LENT REFLECTIONS 2018: The video Lenten reflections that our clergy shared in 2018 are still online! The messages are timeless and perfect for revisiting during this season of Lent. Visit the page HERE.
resources found at the bottom of the Diocesan website: