All in-person worship services and church meetings are suspended at this time due to the coronavirus. This includes Holy Week and Easter services.
The mission of the church continues through the Genesis Center, adjacent to the church, 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 continue on Thursdays, with new procedures (also from the back of the center). We are adapting to new needs during the spread of Covid-19, as we help provide important support for our neighbors in need.
8 a.m. Call-in Morning Prayer – Rite I service of Morning Prayer. To join in, call 716-822-1900. When asked for an extension, enter 99, then pin 1234#. Follow the prompt to say your name and you will be on the call. Worship bulletins and readings have been mailed or you may download them here: worship bulletin / Lent 5-March 29 readings. You can also listen and join in worship without them.
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. Use this link: https://zoom.us/j/951752578 or call 646-876-9923; meeting ID 951 752 578 #
10:30 a.m. Worship – Note that this is a new time, to allow us to join in the Diocesan worship service at 10 a.m. (above). At 10:30, we will come together as a parish for a brief continuation of worship, followed by “coffee hour” conversation. For video, from any device with internet access, go to zoom.us/j/976295269 or call 646-876-9923; meeting ID 976 295 269 # – worship bulletin / Lent 5-March 29 readings.
11:15 a.m. “Livestream” worship with the National Cathedral – This service is being live-streamed from the National Cathedral, which is also closed at this time, to help gather us as the church. Use this link for the worship service. This may also be viewed at a later time.
For the following prayer times, call St. Simon’s at 716-822-1900; enter extension 99 and pin 1234# (unless noted otherwise). You may 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.
Mondays – Noonday Prayer, 12 p.m. – worship guide (p. 103, Book of Common Prayer)
Tuesdays – Prayer and Bible Study, 12-1 p.m. – This offering is on Zoom; see details.
Wednesdays – Healing Prayer, 6:30 p.m. – worship guide
Thursdays – Morning Prayer, 8 a.m. – with special prayers for the Genesis Center
Fridays – Evening Prayer, 6 p.m. – with special prayers for the community of St. Simon’s – worship guide
Saturdays – Compline (Night Prayer), 9 p.m. – worship guide (p. 127, Book of Common Prayer)
If you are willing to serve as a reader or to offer prayers for these services, please email Mo. Twila.
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.