Fri, 3 Apr 2020
5:40:30pm


Next Events:

05 Apr 2020, 10:00AM
Worship & Eucharist
07 Apr 2020, 10:30AM
Prayer Group
12 Apr 2020, 10:00AM
Sunday Brunch (vestry meets after)
14 Apr 2020, 10:30AM
Prayer Group
19 Apr 2020, 10:00AM
Worship & Eucharist
19 Apr 2020, 10:00AM
Worship & Eucharist
21 Apr 2020, 10:30AM
Prayer Group
26 Apr 2020, 10:00AM
Morning Prayer
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Weekly sermons are available. Simply navigate to Rector's Corner-->Sermon Audios (or take this link to 2019 sermons). Prior year sermons are also available

 

St. Paul’s Services and Activities Suspended Until Further Notice   Due to concerns about the coronavirus, and in keeping with the latest directive by Bishop Alan Gates, St. Paul’s wardens have decided to suspend all in-person worship services and all other St. Paul’s church gatherings until further notice. 

In the meantime, there have been many worship series available online.  Our diocese has a listing of virtual worship opportunities at https://www.diomass.org/news/diocesan-news/virtual-worship-opportunities   You can also watch services at the Washington National Cathedral at https://cathedral.org/ 

Finally, here is a link to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's 15 minute sermon from last Sunday, given at the Washington National Cathedral

https://episcopalchurch.org/library/video/presiding-bishop-michael-curry-sermon-washington-national-cathedral?wkey=c3RwYXVsaG9wa2ludG9uQGdtYWlsLmNvbQ==&foreign_data=mailchimp_campaign_id%3A0a6b86d12f

Need Assistance or Prayers?  If you or someone you know is suffering from the coronavirus and would like prayers or other assistance, please let St. Paul’s vestry know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jennifer and Jack Green have generously offered to help parishioners with yard work, pharmacy runs and grocery shopping.  Contact the church if interested. 

Lenten Reflections  Even though we can’t worship together in person, we can still pursue spiritual activities at home.  The College of the Holy Cross is offering a daily Lenten reflection series, which can be accessed at https://www.holycross.edu/faith-and-service-opportunities/exploring-faith/return-to-me  They have also recently added a video reflection series of homilies and reflections from Jesuits  and chaplains that will be offered every Sunday and during the Holy Days before Easter.   The series, which is called Closing the Distance, is available here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGV2vzc8lLI

Hopkinton Food Pantry at Project Just Because   While we are not able to collect items for our monthly Food Pantry Sunday, there are other ways we can still support Project Just Because.  You can donate online at: http://projectjustbecause.org/ (credit or debit or PayPal link) or through the Amazon Wish List (http://a.co/9zuovXz ) also located on the website.

A financial donation via check may be mailed to Project Just Because, 109 South Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. Gift cards can also be donated.

Please Continue to Support St. Paul’s   A note from your Treasurer, Pam Main:  "Thank You to those who have responded already to my suggestion last week of continuing sending in weekly and monthly pledges or donations, even though we are unable to have regular church services. You are truly amazing! I'm checking in at the church almost daily to get the mail and am there on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. to do a little office work.  In these trying times, everyone is working together to keep life as normal as possible.  Many are trying to balance their own budgets and it is very challenging.  We are grateful for your continued support. A former Minister years ago used to say: 'Do what you can, when you can'"

You can mail your weekly or monthly pledge to the church address:  61 Wood St, Hopkinton, 01748

  

 

O God our strength and our hope,

You told us in Jesus that we should not be afraid,

Yet we are fearful now of what the future may hold.

Still our minds and quiet our hearts

That we may place our whole trust in you;

Give us grace to make wise decisions

And to support our neighbors in this time of crisis

That we may show your light and love to all;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

--Prayer by Rev. Christine Whittaker