For the Armed Forces of our Country:
Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Book of Common Prayer, page 823
We are happy to announce we will once again be singing as part of Sunday worship, beginning in June and Holy Eucharist, bread only, at the altar. Please continue to mask, use the office entrance, and sit in the rows that are not roped off. We look forward to a continued loosening of these restrictions as concerns about the pandemic lessen.
Many thanks to those who came out and supported the church at St. John's Rummage and Bake Sale. Special thanks to Alice, our very talented baker!
The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania https://episcopalpartnership.org/
New Format for Partnership Worship Starting May 30
Since March 2020, hundreds of people across the partnership have gathered for online worship on Sunday mornings. Originally, the partnership planned to offer this service only until congregations could once again gather in their buildings. But a community has formed, and there is interest in continuing to gather online.
Beginning May 30 and continuing at least through the summer, a new half-hour worship service will be offered on Sundays at 9 a.m. The format will be a Zoom Meeting, which means participants can choose to have their cameras and microphones on to see and speak with one another. Preachers and worship leaders will be chosen from across the partnership. Once a month, the service will focus on prayers for reconciliation and healing.
Email Gabrie'l Atchison email@example.com to receive a weekly email reminder with the Zoom link and readings.
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