As we show our love and care for our neighbors by staying home during the Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to gather in worship and daily prayer, online and by phone.
The mission of the church continues through the Genesis Center, adjacent to the church building, on Seneca Street, as we provide food support for our South Buffalo community. Regular community meals – Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m., and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – are being served as takeout from the back of the center. Food pantry distributions take place on Thursdays and emergency support continues to be provided. We are adapting to new procedures and needs during Covid-19 and continuing our primary mission: to share God’s love through support for neighbors in need.
Please support the ministry of St. Simon’s and the Genesis Center. The mission of the church is especially important now as we work to serve the needs of our neighbors. You may contribute online, directing funds to the church and/or the community center, or mail donations to St. Simon’s at 200 Cazenovia, Buffalo, NY 14210.
10 a.m. Diocesan Worship – Our diocesan partnership is sharing in a brief worship service on Sundays (about 25 minutes). This is a Zoom gathering, which you may join with video or by calling in. [connection details]
10:30 a.m. Worship will not be held on Sunday, August 9; we will resume on August 16 – All are encouraged to join in the diocesan worship service at 10 a.m. (above), then at 10:30, we come together as a parish for a brief continuation of worship, followed by “coffee hour” conversation. This is a Zoom gathering, which you may join with video or by calling in. [connection details] Access the Pentecost season bulletin and Readings (view) for Proper 15A: Sunday, August 9 / Proper 15A readings (print)
Worship in the wider church – Worship services are being live-streamed from the National Cathedral: link to services on YouTube. Watch the Facebook page for the Episcopal Church for additional updates on digital worship services.
Email prayer requests to Mo. Twila or post them on our Facebook page prompts. Join in to hear familiar voices and the words of prayer. Where noted, you may follow along with the Book of Common Prayer or worship guide provided – or simply listen to the prayers.
Monday-Friday – Noonday Prayer with our Diocesan Partnership, 12 p.m. – Facebook Live (see p. 103, Book of Common Prayer, if desired, to follow along)
Wednesdays – Healing Prayer, 6:30 p.m. Call (716) 822-1900, Ext. 99, pin 1234# – worship guide
Thursdays – Morning Prayer, 7:45 a.m. – This is offered on Facebook Live, on the Genesis Center page.
Fridays – Evening Prayer, 6 p.m. – with special prayers for the parish, mission, and ministry of St. Simon’s. Call (716) 822-1900, Ext. 99, pin 1234# – worship guide
St. Simon’s is an Episcopal community of faith in South Buffalo, striving to live into the mission God has called us to by loving and caring for our neighbors. Come and pray, come and serve.