On-going Covid-19 Response

Beginning May 1st, the Council of Bishops has instructed parishes to follow the guidance of their state and local governments to limit the spread of Covid-19; churches may resume public, in-person services as permitted by their state. Parishes should continue to follow social distancing guidelines as they resume services.

Read Bishop Upham’s letter here.

In Time of Great Sickness and Mortality

O MOST mighty and merciful God, in this time of grievous sickness, we flee unto thee for succour. Deliver us, we beseech thee, from our peril; give strength and skill to all those who minister to the sick; prosper the means made use of for their cure; and grant that, perceiving how frail and uncertain our life is, we may apply our hearts unto that heavenly wisdom which leadeth to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

How to read Morning and Evening Prayer by Father Ponec

While we all practice social distancing to control the spread of Covid-19, we can use our Book of Common Prayer to continue worship by reading Morning and Evening Prayer.

Not sure where to start? Here is a guide written by Father Ponec for a parishoner who inquired about how to read MP (Morning Prayer) or EP (Evening Prayer). While the readings were specific to the day in question, you can easily find the proper readings and collect for the day by checking the “Psalms and Lessons for the Christian Year” in the beginning of the BCP, and the “Collects, Epistles and Gospels” that follow the Order for Holy Communion. Read Father Ponec’s guide here.