Reopening our doors

Staying Connected While Apart

Staying Connected While Apart

Even though St. Paul’s is closed, our parish continues to flourish as a community. This page offers ways in which we can connect with one another online. Many of these opportunities are streamlined through Realm. If you have not set up your account yet, email the parish office. Regular news and announcements will still be sent out weekly. Subscribe to our newsletter here.

 

Worship

  • Sunday Morning Worship at 10am (on Zoom, details can be found in Realm). Here is a link that can be used by members of your household to share in spiritual communion.

 

Daily Office

It has been a tradition at St. Paul’s to pray the Daily Office in the chapel. We will continue to offer the following online, through Zoom:

  • Morning Prayer at 8:30am, Monday-Friday
  • Evening Prayer at 5:30pm, Monday-Friday

Find the links to join these prayer groups in the event calendar on Realm. Whether you participate in the liturgy with us or on your own, it will be helpful for you to use these prayer cards.

 

Prayers requests

The Chalice Prayer team is lifting up prayers of the parish every day. Send your prayer requests to the parish office.

If you have a specific prayer that you would like to be read during the intercessions on Sunday mornings, fill out this form here.

 

Giving

While the church is closed, your weekly, monthly, or annual gift to St. Paul’s will…

  • Provide upkeep and maintenance of the church building and grounds
  • Allow church staff to maintain all areas of our ministry work
  • Ensure that normal operations can resume when the time comes

 

Friends of St. Paul’s Facebook Group

Connect with your friends and parish family online at any time through this closed facebook group. It is our intention that we share updates, stories, and encouragement with one another during this time.

 

Neighborhood Mutual Care Groups

We have created and assigned small groups of parishioners based on their geographic area on Realm. Let us know if you are not a part of a group! Group members are encouraged to check in regularly to make sure that physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are met. If an urgent need is identified, please contact the parish office. You may opt out of group participation at any time.

 

St. Paul’s Care Team

We have assembled a Care Team of folks ready and willing to help vulnerable parishioners who might fall into any at-risk-group categories OR are struggling because of a sudden change or situation. Contact Natalie if you would like to join this team or are in need or assistance.

 

Godly Play Resources:

Click here for videos, printables, and more for your family to use at home.

 

 

Additional Resources:

 

Live-Stream and Virtual Worship
These are two services that Bishop Rickel has commended to our diocese to link to and join.

To find a full list other worship options throughout the Diocese of Olympia, click here.

 

Important Links:
Diocese of Olympia Update Page

The Episcopal Church

Episcopal Relief & Development