"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 Hazel's sermon from 3/15.)
Dear People of St. Paul's,
In accordance with the CDC guidelines and our bishop's directive, St. Paul's is holding worship services online until further notice. We are offering several worship and fellowship opportunities throughout the coming week:
Wednesday, March 25 at 10:30 a.m. - A Public Service of Healing
Join us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsNewnan for a live streaming of our weekly healing service, officiated by Rev. Hazel and Rev. Kyle. You will be able to offer your prayer requests during the service.
Wednesday, March 25 at 4:00 p.m. - Fellowship Through Music
"In these days of political, personal and economic disintegration, music is not a luxury, it's a necessity; not simply because it is therapeutic, nor because it is the universal language, but because it is the persistent focus of our intelligence, aspiration and goodwill."
This, of course, is a quote by the beloved Mr. Shaw. As we all learn new ways to connect and be in fellowship with one another, Mason Copeland, our choirmaster and organist, extends an invitation for everyone to share either their favorite hymn or choral anthem on the St. Paul's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsNewnan. On Wednesday afternoon, he will make a post to the St. Paul's Facebook page and he asks that individuals reply with a youtube link to their favorite hymn or choral anthem. You may include a short "blurb" about the piece. Why is it meaningful? Is it the text? Is it a powerful spiritual memory? The more that participate, the richer the experience. Please be looking for his post and we look forward to being in fellowship through your song.
Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. - Children's Bible Study
Children ages 4 through 5th grade and their parents are invited to attend a Bible Study
via Google Hangouts with Susan Payne. Click on this link to access (you do not need a gmail account):
- make sure you have your sound turned on.
Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27 at 10:30 a.m. - Meditations from Clergy
Join us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsNewnan for a short meditation offered by our clergy. On Thursday, Rev. Kyle Mackey will lead and on Friday, Rev. Hazel Smith Glover will lead.
Sunday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m. - Morning Prayer: Rite Two
Morning Prayer: Rite Two, will be broadcast on Sunday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m. You may view the service one of two ways:
- Via our website: At 10:30 a.m., click on this link. A post will be live, and the service will be broadcast via YouTube. You may watch on a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. You do not need to sign in or do anything further. Please be sure your device sound is turned on. You may comment on the post, but comments are moderated to eliminate spam so they may not appear immediately.
- Via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsNewnan - you do not need to be a member of St. Paul's or the St. Paul's facebook group to access. At 10:30 a.m. the service will be posted there. You may comment on the post and interact with others watching and participating in the service. You may watch on a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet.
A bulletin of the service will be posted on Facebook and our website later this week. You may also follow along in The Book of Common Prayer, beginning on page 76. If you do not have a copy of the BCP, a PDF of the BCP is available here and you can view or print it out (be sure to just print the relevant section!)
If you are unable to join us at the designated time, the video of the service will still be viewable on either platform.
Sunday, March 29 at 11:15 a.m. - Virtual Coffee Hour
Join us this Sunday for a virtual coffee hour following the Morning Prayer service! Simply grab your own coffee and click this link: meet.google.com/xjc-shee-veb - If you are using a cell phone to video chat, you may be asked to install an app. Google will prompt you, just follow along. Or you can join us by phone! Simply dial 931-683-3071 and when prompted enter this PIN: 246 022 207#
We ask you to put yourself on mute when not speaking to help cut down on feedback. One of the clergy will lead a "check in" where we will go around the circle and invite everyone to speak on how they are and how they have been in this time of interruption. We hope to see you there!
Monday, March 30 - Meditation from Presiding Bishop Curry
Prayer requests may be submitted online by clicking here. You may also contact either of the clergy directly.
Over the next several days, parishioners should be getting a call or text from a member of the St. Paul's vestry.
We want to simply check in and make sure
members of our church family
are okay. It is important that in this time when we're physically isolated, we stay connected and take care of one another.
Contacting St. Paul's Clergy and Staff
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:
"All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well."
Julian of Norwich