Hello, St. John’s Community:
Thank you to all who have been joining us for recorded services of Morning or Evening Prayer. We’re moving to a new type of community worship during this time because of the lack of personal contact these prayer services afford us and you. Seeing the beautiful pictures and prayers via a PowerPoint presentation tend to be a veil between us — a veil we wish to strip away, and so we shall!
Our new schedule of meeting together will allow us to gather together, online, once each day for a true live reading of the worship service. The service for each day will be at either 9 a.m. OR 8 p.m. — you’ll find out a day ahead what time to meet the following day. The services are — priest’s choice — Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, or Compline.
This new schedule begins Wednesday, March 25. I’ve chosen to hold Morning Prayer, so go to Facebook or our Vimeo page (links below) at 9 a.m., and I’ll read the service. As soon as I finish, Rev. Karen will come online and tell you what time to return on Thursday, March 26. At the end of her service on Thursday, I’ll come online and let you know what time we’ll meet on Friday, and so forth. Note that on Sundays our service will always be Morning Prayer at 9 a.m.
We’ll use The Book of Common Prayer:
• If you don’t have a copy of the BCP, find the online version at: WWW.BCPOnline.Org; in the left column click “Table of Contents”, then look for Morning Prayer Rite Two (page 75), Evening Prayer (page 115), or Compline (page 127).
We hope this will give you a better feel of connectivity with our community. During the prayers, remember to text/chat your prayer concerns, mentioning the things about which you are grateful, say ‘hello’ to one another, or ask questions. If you can’t join us live, the recorded service will be available on Facebook and Vimeo for later viewing.
If you have shared our earlier posts with friends, please share this also, so they may join us with this new format/schedule.
Rev. Karen and I have been busy talking with parishioners and sharing our excitement about the day that is coming when we shall all be together again!
In the love of Christ, Christopher+