Holy Week at St. Paul’s

 

We are looking forward to a very special Holy Week, which will be both virtual and concrete.  Below is information about how you can participate as fully as possible.

All services (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil/Holy Saturday) can be found on our website or on Twitch, and will be streamed at 7pm (and available to view thereafter).

You can download one bulletin (which includes all three services) from our website below (it may not be available until later this week, so keep checking). This bulletin has also been sent to homebound members; services can also be carried out at home without the live stream, but of course you are encouraged to watch and follow along.

In addition to “showing up” (online) at 7pm each of the three nights, there are some things you can do at home to make these services even more special:
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1. Set up a “sacred space” in your home to be up all week. You may choose to “strip” your home altar on Maundy Thursday during the closing Psalm of worship, or leave it up all through the Three Days, until Easter. Here are some resources for how to create sacred space in your home.   
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2. Before each service, set up these special pieces to enhance the liturgy:
  • Maundy Thursday: a bowl with water in it, and a hand towel.
  • Good Friday: a cross or crucifix, and at least one candle. Even better, gather 14 candles, and put one out after each reading of the Passion. You’re encouraged to watch this service without any lights on, and let the room get darker as the sun goes down and the room gets darker. This way, the service will end in darkness, just like it would in the sanctuary.
  • Holy Saturday: a bowl of water (to recall baptism) and a lit candle.
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We look forward to entering this sacred story with you this week. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you in this effort. And, we will see you on Easter morning, at 9:30 – same (online) place!

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St Paul’s LIVE FEED!
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Be sure to tune into the MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE
April 9th at 7:00pm
 
 
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Welcome to St. Paul’s!
 
We are a collection of loving and flawed human beings who love Jesus and want to serve others. We have this crazy vision that if we work together, we can
spread the life-giving word of Christ to those in need of a word of hope,
build a stronger community both inside and outside of our walls,
and make the world a better place.
 
Want to be a part of that? Check out this website, and even better, come by for a visit.
No matter who you are or what baggage you bring, you are welcome any time!
 
Dear Website Visitors and Members of St. Paul’s,
 
 
To keep our community safe and healthy, St. Paul’s will NOT be holding any in-person gatherings, including worship, until it is deemed safe to do so.

During this time, we will be providing a streamed worship service at our usual 9:30am time. You may choose simply to view the service on this website, or if you go to the Twitch website (click on the word “TWITCH” in bottom right corner of the video) you can make an account and comment and interact with each other during the service. We encourage this extra step, as it will make us feel more like a community at this time, but we are grateful just to have you “here” in whatever form.

Across the world, people are practicing “social distancing,” but this distancing is only physical. It does not prevent us from being the Body of Christ, and loving our neighbors. If you have a need, or know of one in our area, please let us in the church office know about it, so that we can do our best to tend to the unique needs of this time.

God’s peace be with you!
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We are located at:
28 Lincoln Ave.
Pittsford, New York 14534
 
Phone: (585) 586-0580
 
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 363
Pittsford, NY 14534
 
 
 
 
 
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Church Office Hours
OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED
THURSDAY MARCH 12th
 
OPEN
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Pr. Johanna will be in the office most Mondays to take calls as she is available.
 
office phone:
585-586-0580
 
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St. Paul’s Worship Schedule
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All Services and Group Gatherings are temporarily suspended until further notice.  We will post updates here as we receive them. 
 
Stay safe everyone 🙂
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