Great News! We are excited to announce an addition to our St. Paul's Parish worship offerings!!!
St. Paul's will offer an in-person worship service of Morning Prayer beginning Sunday, August 9th at 9:30 a.m.
The service, of Morning Prayer with Eucharistic Benediction, will be held weekly at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Advance reservations are required as seating is limited and assigned. Please call Mary at the church office phone 410-778-1540 during the week, Monday to Thursday - 9 am to 2 pm. She will be our “Ticketmaster” for the reservation list.
All who attend the Parish Hall service will be required at all times to wear a mask covering mouth and nose and to practice appropriate social distancing. Hand sanitizer and spare masks will be available. The service and facilities will adhere strictly to the Diocese's health and safety guidelines, including, sadly, no singing. Each person attending should have read the Covenant for Regathering before coming. A copy can be found here.
The service will not include a distribution of Communion. The continuing video services, however, do include Communion and can be viewed utilizing the readings and Reserved Sacrament that have been sent out in advance.
A small cadre of members has been working diligently behind the scenes to develop the worship videos and the in-person service offering. If you've seen any of Fr. Frank's service videos (complete with music and singing) there's obvious inspiration going on as we continue to work to reach out in ways that protect our health. We appreciate and welcome all suggestions and comments that will help our efforts.
However much we miss being together with our church family, we more importantly support each person's careful attention to safety, whether that means attending Morning Prayer in the Parish Hall or self-isolating until there is an effective vaccine. Like most Episcopal congregations, we have many people who are in high-risk groups. We want to ensure that all are as safe as possible. Our no. 1 priority is to worship God in ways that make us good stewards of our health and that of each other.
We are grateful to have the services, but we also know that more personal support may be desired to meet individual needs. Fr. Frank St. Amour may be reached at the office (410-778-1540) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) during office hours or after hours at the Rectory 410-778-0476 or email@example.com
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Romans 12:12 (ESV)