We are a church on a mission to get back to in-person fellowship! Wednesday June 16 at 6:00 p.m. the Fellowship Commission will be hosting St. Richard’s Feast Day! Initially, we were going to have this event outside on the breezeway. Now that CDC guidelines say it is safe to gather inside or out unmasked for vaccinated people and masked for unvaccinated, we have moved the feast inside to the Parish Hall. You can still sign up on Eventbrite for the fun. Simply visit our website for the link.
St. Richard's recognizes the resilience and determination of those who despite continued social and political obstacles strive to live freely and authentically!
Integrity Resumes Meeting at St. Richard's
5:00 p.m. Eucharist in the Church followed by Pot Luck Dinner in the Parish Hall
Integrity is a national organization whose primary focus is the support of LGBTQ+ people in the Episcopal Church. Irv Lipscomb is the organizer of the group and The Rev. Dr. Harry Coverston will be the celebrant of the Eucharist. Please come, bring a dish to share and bring any other folks who might find friendship and support here. Our meetings will be held first Sundays of even numbered months.
Wed, Jun 16, 2021 6:00 PM EST
St Richard of Chichester Feast Day Party and Celebration
An 8 week course on dealing with grief. Trained facilitators Sheila Geha and Cindy Borr will offer this course at St. Richard's starting the week after Labor Day in September. Please contact Sheila if you are interested in the program, email@example.com.
Our Parishioner, Swann Christopher, has just started a job with Truly Nolen. If you are looking for pest control services, consider calling Swann!
Coalition for the Homeless Feeding Ministry
St. Richard's partners with Winter Park Presbyterian Church to make food and serve it at the Coalition for the Homeless on Terry Street in Orlando every Second Friday. Our day is June 11. We need people to prepare the Hamburger Casserole Main Course AND/OR Sign Up to volunteer to serve. Have food delivered to the St. Richard's Kitchen by 4:00 p.m. June 11. Volunteers meet at St. Richard's at 4:00 p.m. on June 11 or can drive directly to the Coalition and arrive by 4:30 p.m. Madison Visconti, Winter Park High School Rising IB Senior, is coordinating this effort. Please email Alison, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
CDC Guidance tells us that fully vaccinated people can safely go without a mask inside and outside without social distancing. Those who are not yet vaccinated are still at risk of contracting COVID 19 with potential life threatening health effects. St. Richard's is inviting you to feel free to either leave your mask on or take your mask off if you are fully vaccinated while at worship services inside and out. We will continue to limit singing by the congregation, and we will continue to distribute communion using the prepackaged and sealed communion sets. Please feel free to contact Alison, email@example.com with questions or concerns.
8:00 a.m. In-Person Worship
Thank you all for diligently signing up for worship since October of 2020. New Guidelines give us the freedom to forgo contact tracing for worship services. In addition, masks are no longer required outside or inside for vaccinated people. Those who are not vaccinated, please keep yourself safe and wear a mask. We welcome all masked or unmasked! Please keep coming in person to St. Richard's!
THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Sunday, June 6, 2021, 8:00 a.m. Outside in the Memorial Garden or Breezeway
Holy Eucharist Rite I with an abbreviated sermon. Communion will be distributed using a wafer and wine combination pre-packaged chalice that is recyclable. The expectations from all who feel safe attending in-person are:
Bring your own chair and maintain a safe physical distance of 6 feet between people of different family groups.
The 10:30 a.m. Live Stream will continue for all those who do not feel comfortable coming in-person.