With the unfolding news of the Corona virus COVID-19, and as our leaders urge us to stay home, we understand that doing so is how we are called, in this moment, to care for one another, for neighbours far and near, and to take responsibility for our own well-being.
This is hard on the heart and soul, especially when we cannot gather for worship. So how do we remain connected to one another, and faithful in common prayer in such a time as this? Praying for one another binds us together as a community in Christ. And thanks to the gift of technology we can gather as a virtual community for prayer and worship. In these ways we can continue to pray for our community and our world in this critical time. Our prayers are needed.
So how do we pray together as a community?
I encourage you to keep up your own daily prayer at home. I know that many of you already have a daily devotional practice. Thank you! Morning and evening prayer are printed in full in our prayer books; if you would like a copy of the either the BCP or the BAS let us know and we will get one to you. Do you need a Bible? That can be provided as well. Our intercessors will be preparing prayers of the week for us. These will be distributed by email on a weekly basis. You can add your concern or a name to the list by sending it to the office email at email@example.com.
The prayer team is available by contacting Rev. Marilyn for emergency prayer requests. firstname.lastname@example.org
Here at St. George’s, we will be offering daily prayer through Facebook live:
- 8 am – a brief time of prayer with a short reflection to start your day.
- 8:30 pm – Compline (Night Prayer) at 8:30 pm.
- SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP – 10 am
Times don’t work for you? These services will stay on the Facebook page, so you can watch them at a more convenient time.
NOTE: you don’t have to be a member of Facebook to access these services. And you will find them posted on the Streamed Services page of our website.
The church is closed but the phone still works. Do not hesitate to be in touch. I welcome your calls at any time. Is there anything you need? Happy to help with that as well. (705-886-0057) And remember – check in on each other when you can. We need to draw together in this challenging time – in prayer and in love.
May God abide with us in our prayers.