Tuesday Update for St. Paul’s – March 24, 2020


Holy Week @ Home

Holy week services, including Easter Sunday, will be conducted remotely and at home. Plans are still forming – stay tuned for announcements!

Zoom Bible Study

Starting tomorrow, we will resume our weekly bible study on Wednesdays at 11:00 AM via zoom.

To join in, visit https://zoom.us/j/194285844.


Zoom Digital Coffee Hour

Following the Facebook live-stream of our service, join us on Zoom at 11:00 AM for an experimental digital coffee hour. We’ll have a light structured conversation and lots of waving hello! Fill up your favorite coffee mug and be prepared to share all about it.


To join in, visit https://zoom.us/j/439774574


First Time Connecting to Zoom?

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Prayer @ Home Resources


Episcopal Church YouTube Channel – features weekly meditations from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry


Pray as you Go – Daily 10-15 minute audio prayer sessions from the Jesuits, based on the practices of Ignatius of Loyola.


Prayer – Mission St. Clare – A free app with daily Morning and Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer laid out with readings and hymns. To download onto your phone or tablet, go to the App or Google Play store and search for Mission St. Clare.


Godly Play Foundation YouTube Channel – Videos of experienced teachers telling Godly Play stories

Dear St. Paul’s,


Do you have a sacred space in your home? Is there a nook, shelf, or even an entire room set aside for prayer and meditation?

When I started my first job post-seminary as a school chaplain, I was having a hard time settling in. The office I occupied was small and cluttered. My spiritual director suggested I designate a sacred space in my office – a small nook set aside for prayer, simplicity, and resting in God’s presence. So I cleared off the top of a file cabinet and set out a few special objects.


Even on days where I was too busy to sit and pray, when I rushed into my office to get ready for the next thing that beautiful little cloth and candle reminded me that God was present, and that the divide would patiently await my return. It brought me great comfort in a time of transition.


These times are calling us to reexamine how and where we worship. As we long for the Sunday when we can return to church, a sacred space in our homes can sustain our spirits while we wait.


Here are some tips for creating your own sacred space:

  • Spread out a cloth (a scarf, cloth napkin, or anything pretty will do)
  • Add a cross and a candle
  • Include natural elements (a vine or flower from the garden, a bowl of water, special rocks)
  • Add an object or photo that reminds you of St. Paul’s (I used our parish calendar)
  • Simplicity is key! Don’t over clutter your space

If you wish, take a photo and share it to our Facebook group! I’d love to see what beautiful spaces you all create.



Rev. Annie