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Give to the Emergency fund

In this extraordinary time of need, we are asking folks, (especially those with steady incomes who are receiving government support), to consider making a donation to the emergency fund. The emergency fund is sometimes known as the “clergy discretionary fund.” The traditional uses of the discretionary fund are to assist the poor of the congregation […]

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Holy Week from Home

This year, we will not be able to gather together in our church building to mark Holy Week.  Holy Communion will offer online worship and meditations. These will be accessible on our website, and on our Facebook page. We will also provide a simple printable guide to Holy Week at home. This will be emailed […]

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Easter Day April 12, 2020

Prepare your sacred space for the celebration of Easter Day. Flowers, additional candles, artwork and other symbols of new life may be added to the Sacred Space. Dress up! Easter Day is a special day in the life of faith. Even at home, feel free to put on your “Easter best” to set apart this […]

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Palm Sunday: April 5 2020

As you prepare for this Sunday, gather a branch from a tree or bush to have with you to be blessed. Please join us in singing and praying. The congregation is invited to join the responses in bold. Preludes Preludes begin at about 10:15. The service will begin at 10:30am Welcome The rector Welcome to […]

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Making a Sacred Space for Holy Week at Home

Many of us have been worshipping virtually via social media sites and while this is a wonderful way to stay connected and maintain community bonds, we also recognize that our homes can be places of prayer and deeper connection to God and each other. Creating a designated sacred space, in this time of physical distancing, […]

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Morning Prayer March 29

Gathering The congregation is invited to say the words together in bold. Welcome The rector welcomes the congregation. Opening Sentence Jesus said: “If any of you would come after me, deny yourself and take up your cross and follow me.” Opening Hymn Hymnal 456 O Love of God, How Strong and True Confession Let us […]

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12-Step groups and the Health Emergency

Holy Communion is proud of our history of providing space for our neighbors. For years at least as many folks have come to 12 step meetings here each week as have come to church. Just as church gatherings are suspended, each of our 12 step and other community groups have also voluntarily stopped meeting in […]

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Virtual Coffee Hour

After the live stream service on Sunday, you can join us for “Virtual Coffee Hour’ B.Y.O.C. (Bring your Own Coffee) via Zoom Video Chat from ~11:30 until 12:30pm Download the Zoom App ahead of time, so you are ready. The link to the Virtual Coffee Hour can be found in our latest emails to the […]

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Morning Prayer March 22

Gathering The congregation is invited to say the words together in bold. Choral Prelude The choir sings a setting of the 23rd Psalm by Howard Goodall Welcome The rector welcomes the congregation. Opening Sentence Jesus said: “If any of you would come after me, deny yourself and take up your cross and follow me.” Opening […]

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