“In many circles of spirituality, there is generous time given to testimony - the telling of the story of conversion, or re-conversion, of enlightenment or change. It is a moving thing, to listen to testimony. But testimony, if told or heard unwisely, can be a colonization of a single experience into a universal requirement. Jesus fed me when I was hungry, we hear, and those who are hungry feel bereft. Jesus healed me when I was sick, say the healthy, and the burdened feel more burdened. Meditation cured me of depression, say some, and others make plans to hide the Prozac. Upon whom is the burden of words? I don’t know. I don’t think there is an answer. I cannot dampen the gladness because it will burden the unglad. I cannot proclaim gladness as a promise that will only shackle the already bound. Faith shelters some, and it shadows others. It loosens some, and it binds others. Is this a judgement of the message or the messenger, the one prayed or the prayer prayed. I don’t know. 

Hello to what we do not know.

What I do know is that it can help to find the words to tell the truth of where you are now. If you can find the courage to name “here” - especially in the place where you do not wish to be - it can help you be there. Instead of resenting another’s words of gladness or pain, it may be possible to hear it as simply another location. They  are there and I am here. At another point, we will be in different locations, and everybody will pass by many locations in their life. The pain is only depended when the location is resented or, even worse, unnamed. 

Hello to here.”

Pádraig Ó Tuama, "In the Shelter"

How to Join Sunday Worship 
(please note this is the same zoom info from last week and will remain the same)

The link for Sunday worship (11 am) will always stay the same. Please note a "waiting room" has been enabled so that we can make sure everyone who comes for worship is present for prayer and support.

click here to participate online:

or you can phone in:
+1 669 900 6833

meeting id: 813 1165 8277
password: cyprians

St. Cyprian's Building Re-Opening Update

After much deliberation and conversation, Cyprian’s Bishops Committee has decided to hold off on the process of re-opening until late August at earliest. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing everyone in late summer. Do let rev. hannah know if you have any questions or concerns.
sermon links:

videos: here
rev. hannah's homilies: amabam.wordpress.com

Tuesdays @ 6:30
Happy hour beginning at 6pm and book group at 6:30pm.

If you'd like to join us for book group please send rev. hannah an email at vicar@stcyprianssf.org.

The Racial Justice Audit: Where Do We Go from Here?
During this Zoom meeting, participants will engage in a process that centers what The Episcopal Church can do to continue telling the truth about the results of the Audit, how to address the harm, and to discern how to best move forward. The webinar takes place on June 29 at 6:00pm Eastern. Register at iam.ec/rjawebinar3.

All St. Cyprian's worship services continue to be suspended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We'll continue sharing updates and scheduling changes via email and our Facebook page. Feel free to share our services with anyone!

Please don't hesitate to stay in touch and reach out to Rev. Hannah (vicar@stcyprianssf.org or 415.439.3998) for pastoral care, assistance getting food (or even toilet paper), access to bulletins/morning prayer, or if any other needs arise.

More information about the diocese's response to COVID-19 is available here.