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Happy New Year!
Dear members and friends of St. Paul Community Church
All events at St. Paul have been put on hold until further notice.
Please contact the leaders of your groups regarding when you will resume your next meeting 

St. Paul welcomes our new interim pastor, 
Reverend Brenda Barnes Jamieson!  

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WORSHIP?

Out of respect for the very serious health threat of our rising Covid numbers and in solidarity with people who are not able to worship in the sanctuary at this time, your Council made a very brave decision. We are suspending in-person worship until further notice. Advised by your Worship ministry, we are now worshipping through Zoom.

            The service feels different, of course. Occasionally it is even awkward. But it may not be as hard as you imagine. I invite you to try it out. You just may find that God is present and connecting us with each other, even online.

            Questions? Suggestions? Want more practice? Please let me know (708-469-9364 or pastor@stpaulcc.com).

Thank you for taking a risk and trying out this new venture.

 Opportunities to Worship:

Zoom worship services

Sundays

Ash Wednesday 7 PM

 Instructions Joining is easy. If you have a computer, tablet or smartphone, just tap on this link: 

https://zoom.us/j/9704320774?pwd=WkZkNlVQRGVDOXUxOGxxa0ZFWkZKQT09  

If you have a flip phone or landline, you can call in to talk and listen.  

Dial: 1-312-626-6799       (Zoom’s local number)

then 970-432-0774#      (our meeting number)

then #                            (we don’t need this)

and finally 18200#          (our passcode) 

In case you get confused, here is our:

Meeting ID: 970 432 0774

Passcode: 18200 

Blessings,

Brenda

One tap mobile

+13126266799,,9704320774#,,,,,,0#,,18200# 


Here are links to our most recent services: 

February 28 worship.mp4

February 21 worship.mp4

January 31 worship.mp4

February 7 worship.mp4

GMT20210218-010615_Brenda-Bar_1280x720.mp4  Ash Wednesday service

January 24, 2021

zoom.us/j/9704320774?pwd=WkZkNlVQRGVDOXUxOGxxa0ZFWkZKQT09

January 17, 2021

January 17 worship.mp4

December 27 worship.mp4

 AND, here's a link to our Christmas Eve service:

Christmas Eve service.mp4

Dec 20: https://stpaulcc-my.sharepoint.com/.../EWyJfAgPNhZCoVWhAa...

Dec. 13: https://stpaulcc-my.sharepoint.com/.../ESHR0sRkN0ZBm5hkO5...

Dec. 6: 
https://stpaulcc-my.sharepoint.com/.../EWyJfAgPNhZCoVWhAa...


 St. Paul Worship 10:30-11:00a.m. is temporarily suspended as of November 16, 2020 St. Paul will transition to Sunday Morning Quiet Meditation inviting folks who feel safe to come in 10:30-11:00a.m, for a more structured, abbreviated worship service. Only 50 people or fewer are allowed -  that won't be a problem. Of course, everyone must wear a face covering and keep physical distance. You may wear gloves, too. Hand sanitizer is at the door and, if you forget your mask, there are disposables available. Bring your offering envelope, too! Since our new 'normal' will require masks, sanitizer and gloves, please consider donating these items to St. Paul as we make a slow return to the building. If you do not feel safe or if you feel ill, please stay home. The weekly Meditation will continue to be emailed and sent via USPost to those without internet.

This pandemic is not over and, as God's faithful people, we must be cautious and caring toward the most vulnerable in our communities.

 From a Letter to Our Churches from the Officers of the United Church of Christ

May 19, 2020

"... when the world forces change upon us, and with it the tremendous burden of grief and loss, our task remains but this: preach the Gospel and extend the Kingdom. No matter what we decide in the coming days, even if it means sheltering in place a while longer, the gospel will be preached and the realm of God will grow through our efforts.

 

      In the words of Julian of Norwich, written from her cell at the church in Norwich that was built as her own shelter in the time of the Plague: “All shall be well. And all shall be well. And all manner of thing shall be well.”

 

 Dear St. Paul Sisters and Brothers and Shared Space Partners,

Staying apart, keeping our physical distance, has been proven to help slow the spread of Covid-19. We miss one another and the wonderful activities and events that make St. Paul a lively place for worship, the arts, music and theater. However, we can and must Stay at Home: we are courageous, caring and creative people. This is what it means to be a neighbor, what it takes to save lives.

 Encourage family and friends to Stay at Home. Thank the folks who are working at the stores and who make deliveries. If you are feeling lonely or isolated, pick up the phone and call someone. Besides these practical challenges of daily life, be open to the challenges of our emotional and spiritual well-being. It's okay: we can have feelings of anger, sadness, even grief; we can have doubts, questions and worries. Surprisingly, we may even experience some joy at having this time to be quiet and unscheduled. Connect to your own sense of place and time and know that we are all in this together!

 Christ is resurrected within us each new day.

As always, your friend in Christ, 

MaryBeth

Christ is Risen in us with each new Day!



All are welcome!

Office Closed - Office Manager's Hours 9:00-3:00 Monday, Thursday, Friday  (708) 798-0700.   


Parking is available for commuters.  Suggested donation is $30 per month.    Part time parking is also available.  Please call the office if interested.

Facebook information
St. Paul Community Church - www.facebook.com/stpaulcc
Artists in Residence at St. Paul - www.facebook.com/spcc.residentartists
The Basement Listening Room (BLR) music venue - www.facebook.com/the basementlr/


 


 
 
 
 
 



 
 

 
 


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