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COVID-19 Updates

Worship

At the direction of Bishop Rowe, we are suspending all in-person worship and parish events, until further notice.  We are continuing to broadcast Morning Prayer at 10 am on Sunday on our Facebook page and posting the video on our Vimeo channel later in the day.  We are continuing to host many events on Zoom for all ages – subscribe to our e-newsletter for information and links.

Holy Week

Holy Week is, as the name suggests, the holiest week of the Christian year.  We are offering two ways to celebrate Holy Week and Easter at home this year.

Holy Week at home is activities for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and an at home Easter Vigil for your household.  You can sign up to get a Holy Week at Home packet here.

On the Day before Easter, April 3, we will be dropping off stuffed Easter Eggs so that you can have your own, socially distanced, Easter Egg Hunt.  You can sign up for the drop-off Easter Egg Hunt here.

Puzzle Exchange

We have a puzzle exchange located in the garden area in front of our building.  It works like the little free libraries. Bring the puzzles that you have finished and pick up a new one or two.  We are suggesting that you leave the puzzles in your trunk or garage for a day or two (Johns Hopkins says the virus might live up to 24 hours on cardboard).

During the winter the path to the box is cleared from the north side of the building (closer to Main St.) – so drive around, park on that side & walk past the red doors to the box.

Children & Youth Activities

Creepy (Virtual) Escape Room (easy)

St. Paul’s Animals (Virtual) Escape Room (intermediate)

 

St. Paul’s Kids – March 28 & April 25

St. Paul’s Kids Group will meet at 11 am on March 28 and April 25.

The March meeting will be on Zoom and we will play trivia games.  Whether the April meeting will be on Zoom or in person at church is still to be determined.

Watch the This Week and Sunday links emails for updates and Zoom links.

 

Youth Group  – March 14 & April 11

St. Paul’s Youth Group will meet at 11 am on March 14 and April 11.

The March meeting will be on Zoom and we will play trivia games.  Whether the April meeting will be on Zoom or in person at church is still to be determined.

Watch the This Week and Sunday links emails for updates and Zoom links.

 

Lent in a Bag

This year we have done Advent in a Box and Epiphany at Home.  We are going to be offering Lent in a Bag.

There will be an activity for each week of Lent that you can do with your household to provide some spiritual content to your week.

If you would like Lent in a Bag delivered to your home, please let the parish office know.

 

Holy Week

Holy Week is, as the name suggests, the holiest week of the Christian year.  We are offering two ways to celebrate Holy Week and Easter at home this year.

Holy Week at home is activities for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and an at home Easter Vigil for your household.  You can sign up to get a Holy Week at Home packet here.

On the Day before Easter, April 3, we will be dropping off stuffed Easter Eggs so that you can have your own, socially distanced, Easter Egg Hunt.  You can sign up for the drop-off Easter Egg Hunt here.

 

Sunday School in a Bag

The Sunday School teachers and Pastor Vicki have talked about it and have decided that we will not resume in person Sunday School until January at the earliest.  The decision was based on a couple of things.  We will be doing a shorter service during the fall and so there would be a very short (less than 15 minute) time for Sunday School.  Our classrooms are too small for social distancing so we would have only the parish hall and youth rooms available for classes.

We decided to go with Sunday School in a Bag for the fall.  Each month it will work like this.

  • The first Sunday of the month a bag for each child will be available for pick up at church.
  • If you aren’t (or won’t be) at church the first Sunday of the month and want a bag, call or email the office and we will bring bags to your home.
  • In the bag will be a lesson and a project.
  • Pre-School – 1st grade students will need some help reading; older kids & teens should be able to do the lesson rather independently. There will be different levels of questions to let the older kids go deeper.
  • There will be discussion questions for families to talk about together.
  • Kids should bring their project to church on the last Sunday of the month (or drop it off at the church before that).
  • The projects will be displayed at church and used in the service.
  • Everything needed for the project will be in the bag, with the exception of crayons, pencils and scissors.

We will also have a coloring page available at church each week for kids to do in the pews during the service and take home with them.