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.
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: Pentecost season worship bulletin / Readings (view) for Trinity Sunday, June 7 / Trinity Sunday readings (print). 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. [connection details]
10:30 a.m. Worship – We’ll join in the diocesan worship service at 10 a.m. (above), then at 10:30, 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 Trinity Sunday, June 7 / Trinity Sunday 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, 8 a.m. – This is offered by phone, from the Genesis Center, as preparations begin for the weekly food pantry; prayers are offered for this mission of food support and connection in South Buffalo. Call (716) 822-1900, Ext. 99, pin 1234#.
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.