Saturday, October 17, 2020

Join us tomorrow for online and in-person worship


Dear Beloved Parishioners,

Join us tomorrow for Online Morning Prayer at 10am

We are also having in-person, outdoor Morning Prayer at Church at 11am with music played by Jonathan Stark
Below and HERE are reminders of the guidelines for our worship, as approved by Bishop Gutierrez.
We will be posting a video of our in-person Morning Prayer later.

While we realize that it is getting cool for outdoor worship, we hope that, for now, you would either join us outdoors, or join us online.  We have not yet been given permission by the Diocese of Pennsylvania to resume any sort of in-person worship.

The Collect of the Day ~ 20th Sunday after Pentecost

Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Guidelines for Our Outdoor Worship

  1. If you do not feel well, please do not come to church.  This should go without saying, but if you have any symptoms at all, or are sick at all, please stay home.  

  2. Masks are required.  Please wear a well-fitted mask for the entire visit to church. 

  3. Practice Social Distancing.  We will place chairs at least six feet away from each other, and we will all keep at least six feet apart.

  4. No singing.  Sadly, we are not allowed to do any congregational singing at this time.  Our organist, Jonathan Stark, will play a prelude and a postlude, and possibly another piece, but there will be no singing. 

  5. Social time after the service.  We will not be having a full “Coffee Hour,” however, if you would like to bring your own food and drink, we will be able to visit with each other, outdoors, and definitely socially distanced for approximately 15 minutes.

6. Bathrooms.  Our bathrooms will be open, but only open to one person

at a time, and we are asking you to wipe down all surfaces after you

leave the bathrooms. 

In Christ's Love,


The Rev. Peter M. Carey, Rector
St. Mary's Episcopal Church - Cathedral Road

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