Covid Era Worship/Resources

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Habits of Grace: An invitation for you, from Presiding Bishop Curry

March 16, 2020 –  As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing social distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a ‘habit of grace.’ A new video meditation will be posted on Mondays through May.

 

SERVICES:

The Cathedral is going Live! If you wish to join in on Sunday worship and your local congregation does not have the ability to broadcast a service, here is an option! Click here for more information.

St. Stephen’s in Billings will be streaming worship twice a week, at least for now, Evening Prayer Saturdays at 5 pm and Morning Prayer Sundays at 10 am.  We will be on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ststephensbillings and on YouTube and our website (ststephensbillings.org).

Holy Spirit, Missoula – This coming Sunday, March 22, we will begin streaming our 10:15 a.m. Sunday service to our church’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/HolySpiritMissoula/. Please join us at that time so that we can be in community together virtually. A service leaflet with the hymns and prayers included will also be available on our Facebook page for you to use during worship. It is also available on our website here: http://holyspiritmissoula.org/worship/.  Can’t watch at that time? The recorded service will also be available much later in the day on YouTube here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4gRWYgdsv6PvkObRwijKQ/videos

All Saints’ Whitefish/Columbia Falls will be streaming our 9 a.m. Sunday service on the church’s Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/allsaintsmt/  a link to the service bulletin will also be available. Please note, you DO NOT need to be a member of Facebook to watch the service. Our website:   https://www.allsaintsmt.org/   will also have a link to download the service bulletin and a link to our Facebook page. If you are unable to join us for the live streamed service at 9 a.m. on Sundays, a video of the service will be posted later in the day on both our website and our YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPZ_oAI6n1GwSPS5dIAkzdA

RESOURCES:

Below are some at-home and small gathering worship and study resources. Please share with the diocesan office other resources you have found helpful:

Three Ecumenical Organizations Release Unprecedented Letter .  The National Council of Churches (NCC) joins with Christians Uniting in Christ (CUIC) and Christian Churches Together (CCT) in sending a letter to congregations across the United States. The letter issues “an invitation to join together in witnessing to the resurrection of Jesus for all in the United States to see.”  The letter states, “Holy Week is April 6-12 for Western Christians and April 13-19 for Orthodox Christians. If we are still being asked to remain physically separated from each other and our worship spaces, would you consider inviting your congregations to do one or more of the following as a witness to our jointly held faith in Christ?”  Christians are asked to join in specific acts of worship as they celebrate this unprecedented Holy Week and Easter. The letter, a poster, and a children’s coloring page can be downloaded at the links below. Please share these resources with your congregations and friends!
Read the letter and share
Poster for printing on color printers
Poster for printing on black-and-white printers
Children’s coloring page