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While we are unable to gather together in person there are many ways for us to be together online, to develop our own spiritual rhythms and to help our neighbors while keeping a “physical distance.” We hope you find this page as a resource, an inspiration, and a connector. Click the links below to explore and connect.

STAY UPDATED:

Weekly E-blast “Coming Up on Grace Street”
Rector’s Blog
– Find us on Social Media: INSTAGRAM ~ FACEBOOK ~ YOUTUBE
Responding to COVID-19: A Message from the Rector
Letter to Congregation about St. Paul’s COVID-19 Ministry Guidelines
Holy Week and Easter 2020
– Still need to sign up for our weekly e-blasts? Sign up below:

WORSHIP and PRAYER:

Sunday Morning Prayer Live Stream
Evening Prayer on Facebook Live ~ Monday through Friday evening at 6pm
– Listen to previous services, sermons and lectures on our St. Paul’s RVA Podcast.
Prayers of the People (includes the prayers from the previous Sunday)
Morning Prayer Podcast from Forward Movement
– Bedtime Compline with the SSJE Brothers
Pray as You Go daily meditations and music (listen on computer or download app onto phone)

CONTEMPLATE, STUDY, REFLECT:

– Receive a Spiritual Devotion to contemplate every/ Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Click the blue “Stay Connected” button above and make sure to sign up for “Spiritual Focus of the Day” list. You can find previously-sent Spiritual Focus of the Day devotionals on our Faith Formation page.

– Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families using the BCP (page 136 or ONLINE HERE)

Online Weekly Bible Studies: We invite you to join us for one or both of our new online Bible studies. No preparation is necessary.

We will use Zoom. Zoom allows you to share in discussion through video and/or audio OR join through your phone. Zoom links will be posted by the morning of the study. You do not need an account to use Zoom, but you do need to download the application here. If you have questions, please contact Keli Shipley Cooper.

I) Psalms Study on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. ~ Facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Charlie Dupree
Join Charlie every Wednesday evening as he guides us through a discussion of the Book of Psalms. We will study one psalm each week. If you would like to read more about the Psalms, check out this helpful document created by Charlie, HERE.
• Scripture for Wednesday, April 8th: Psalm 22

Join PSALM STUDY Zoom Meeting HERE. You will need password below.
To join by phone: 1-929-205-6099, enter the meeting ID and password below when prompted.
Meeting ID: 315 520 731
Password: 6433589

II) Lectionary-Based Gospel Study on Thursdays at 11 a.m. ~ Facilitated by the Rev. Rainey Dankel
Join Rainey every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. to discuss the Gospel reading for the week based on the Revised Common Lectionary. This is a chance to discuss and unpack the Scripture that will be incorporated into morning prayer the following Sunday.

• Scripture for Thursday, April 9th: Matthew 26:17-46

Join GOSPEL STUDY Zoom Meeting HERE. You will need password below.
To join by phone: 1-929-205-6099, enter the meeting ID and password below when prompted.
Meeting ID: 171 284 117
Password: 6433589

For more reflection and formation resources, visit our Parish Life and Formation page HERE

REACH OUT:

– We are still provided weekly lunch through Emmaus. Help fund this effort
– Support Richmond Public Schools ongoing meal program. Help fund this effort
– Richmond City’s Resource Page – RVA STRONG
– RVA HUB offers ways to support the local community or find resources if you need support HERE
– Virginia Poverty Law Center: Tenant/Renter Right’s, Unemployment, Mortgage Borrower, and more HERE
– Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations (OGR) Advocacy Opportunities
– See our Outreach/Community Engagement Page HERE for more ways to respond
– Do you have an idea to share? Contact Minister of Outreach and Community Engagement, Lynn Williams

CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES

Illustrated Ministry is providing free resources as we seek to “flatten the curve”
Faith @ Home: Lectionary-based readings and reflections
Child Mind Institute: Supporting Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis
-Resource list from ChildSavers
Introduction to Godly Play // Other Godly Play lessons available on YouTube
Candle walk by Karin Holsinger Sherman – An illustrated picture book that prepares children for sleep from from Church Publishing Incorporated.
– For more resources visit our Parish Life and Formation Page

RESOURCES FROM OUR DIOCESE AND PRESIDING BISHOP

The Diocese of Virginia
Office of the Presiding Bishop
St. Pheobe School of Virtual Prayer, curated by the Rev. Dr. Sarah Kye Price