What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath—
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.
Promise this world your love–
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.
–Lynn Ungar 3/11/20
Join us on Facebook at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings for a livestream of our Compline Service on St. Paul’s Facebook page: @stpaulsbeaufortnc or by clicking this link:https://www.facebook.com/stpaulsbeaufortnc/. This past Sunday, The Third Sunday in Lent, may also be viewed on St. Paul’s Facebook page.
For those of you who are not on Facebook, you will be able to view the recorded Compline Service on St. Paul’s You Tube link by clicking this link: https://youtu.be/yrAKjFUksOM. This past Sunday, The Third Sunday in Lent, may also be viewed on You Tube at this link.
We will be following the liturgy for Night Prayer found in A New Zealand Prayer Book. You can access, download and print the Night Prayer by clicking this link: https://anglicanprayerbook.nz/167.html We will also have some copies of the Night Prayer available on the back porch of the Office Building for those of you who may have difficulty printing it at home.
We will be livestreaming Morning Prayer on Sunday, March 22, The Fourth Sunday in Lent, on Facebook.
The Celebration of Life Service for Jean Ferguson that was scheduled on Sunday, March 22, 2020 here at St. Paul’s has been postponed. An announcement will be made when the service is rescheduled.
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St. Paul’s will be sending out emails on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and as needed as the situation changes. Please be on the lookout for these emails.
The Church Office will be closed for the next two weeks. Staff will be here as needed to make sure that our St. Paul’s family is kept informed of services that are being streamed and needs of our families and communities are being met as best we can.
All activities that take place at the Church are suspended until further notice.
We will be in contact with the St. Paul’s family through email, Facebook, text messages and our St. Paul’s website.
Please contact the office at 252-728-3324 if you have a pastoral emergency. For all other needs or questions please email church@stpaulsbeaufort.