As we enter the splendor of autumn in New England we cross the six-month mark of our coronavirus distancing measures that began back in March. We can give grateful thanks that after that first initial and tragic wave of sickness, including four covid-related deaths in the parish, no one has become gravely ill. As we look ahead to the coming months, here is an update on our current activities and our regathering plans.
Some parts of the church spaces have been open and active throughout the pandemic: the church grounds, including the labyrinth, memorial garden, churchyard, and lawns are inviting places to walk, sit, and pray. We have reopened the church building for personal prayer, and will in the coming months be gathering for special events and some worship services, as permitted by state guidelines.
St. Paul’s will continue to offer Sunday worship online during the fall or until we move into Phase 4 and beyond. We will continue to invite readers and intercessors to join in person, and we will look for other ways to make worship as dynamic as possible. The vestry will continue to discern other formational, missional, and social ways beyond worship that we may continue to engage with one another as individuals and as church, and to engage with the world’s needs in this time.
Blessings on this continuing pilgrimage of learning, love, and growth!
The St. Paul’s grounds and labyrinth are open daily during daylight hours.
The church is open on a limited schedule. Please bring a mask and follow posted guidelines to ensure a safe visit for all. Current hours for visitation are: