“Tell me what it is which makes us feel like we’re together, even when we’re apart.”
(Lyrics from the Italian tune, Grazie Roma, quoted in last Sunday’s sermon.)
Dear People of St. Paul’s,
In response to the most recent update from the CDC, yesterday our diocesan bishop wrote “after much consultation and prayer … I have decided to direct every congregation to move all worship and meetings online effective immediately and until further notice.”
Because the campus of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is now closed, we have begun the task of constructing creative ways to stay connected, even when we’re apart. It is actually an ongoing, quite energizing exercise.
Sunday morning services will be accessible to view via the St. Paul’s webpage and Facebook page beginning Sunday, March 22nd, at the 10:30 hour. The format will be Morning Prayer with a sermon and digital bulletin. Compline and other daily worship offerings may be added in the near future. We’re also exploring the possibility of broadcasting our weekly Healing Service.
We are working on uploading Godly Play stories, and Children’s Chapel meditations for viewing beginning next week. Bible studies, book clubs, and Sunday morning formation groups may decide to utilize conference or video calls.
To submit a prayer request or contact the clergy with pastoral care concerns, see the links at the top of this page: http://www.stpaulsnewnan.org/pastoral-care/
Staff Support and Availability:
Each staff member is working remotely and can be contacted via email. The staff of St. Paul’s is working diligently to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of St. Paul’s parishioners. To support these efforts the staff is meeting with each other regularly throughout the week. Links to clergy and staff emails are here: http://www.stpaulsnewnan.org/clergy-staff/
What you can do:
Pray for one another and care for one another. Show up for one another. Create a space for Grace.
I will keep you informed as we discover more creative ways to stay connected as the Body of Christ.
My love and prayers surround you and yours,