We are delighted to announce that we will have our first in-person Sunday Eucharists on Trinity Sunday, May 30 at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Another first for us, the 10:30 a.m. service will be live-streamed and afterwards saved on YouTube.
- Sunday worship will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. for Holy Eucharist, alternating Rites I and II as we have done in the past.
- Considering recent CDC guidelines, we are continuing to ask that you wear a mask while indoors, especially being aware that the children among us will not have been vaccinated.
- The congregation and choir will sing as our custom, but singing while masked, i.e. hymns sung at 8:30 a.m.; hymns and service music with choir at 10:30 a.m.
- Communion will be distributed in one kind (bread) at the communion rail for the time being and until we can return safely to the use of the common cup.
- Masks may be removed at the communion rail to receive Holy Communion then replaced.
- The alms basin will be kept stationary beside the font for your offering, then presented at the time of the Offertory and Doxology.
- All pews will be available for seating; no reservations will be necessary.
- The 10:30 a.m. liturgy will be live-streamed on Sunday mornings on YouTube
- The church is open for other activities as well as regular office hours during the week.
- The Vestry will continue to monitor our local situation as well as state and national changes in protocols, and the liturgies and activities may be adjusted as necessary.
- As we have done throughout this pandemic, we will experience some learning/growing pains as we begin to regather, and your patience and understanding are always appreciated. I am looking forward to seeing you in church!
The Great Litany & Supplication
Joseph and Scott have recorded praying the Great Litany and the Supplication for your use at any time and is posted on YouTube, so that you can pray it with us.
You may wish to pray along and offer your responses by following The Great Litany in the Book of Common Prayer. The Great Litany was first used in 1544 by order of King Henry VIII at at time when England was at war with Scotland and France. It has been modified over time but still used in times of national distress ever since. and the rubrics for the Supplication specifically note for use at a time of "national anxiety".
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