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.
Our Diocesan Partnership online worship services are held at 10 a.m. Sundays, hosted by Bishop Sean, with preachers, readers, and music from around the Partnership. Following that, at 10:40 a.m., Mother Twila hosts a Zoom-based worship service. Links for both of these are in our weekly “e-news” and you may contact Mother Twila for details or to sign-up for emails.
• The readings for the First Sunday after The Epiphany (Sunday, January 10) are available here and a reflection on the readings here.
This year, most of us have been spending more time in our homes. One of the traditions at Epiphany is to “chalk the door” of homes and bless the rooms inside. This will give you a little background on The Epiphany and offers prayers for your home.
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.