Assist us mercifully with your help, O Lord God of our salvation, that we may enter with joy upon the contemplation of those mighty acts, whereby you have given us life and immortality; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Holy Week liturgies are being offered online through our diocesan partnership. For a schedule of services and Zoom links, email the church.
Holy Saturday – noon-2 p.m. Saturday, April 3
All who would like to receive communion and an Easter blessing in a non-contact, safe-distance way, are invited to a drive-thru at St. Simons, 200 Cazenovia (near Seneca Street) on Holy Saturday, noon to 2 p.m. Mother Twila will be along Peremont Place, near the church garage, and will have consecrated communion for you to take home, so that you may receive it with online worship services on Easter Sunday. You are also invited to bring your Easter dinner items, to have food (or baskets of sweet treats) for your Easter Sunday meal blessed.
Easter Sunday – April 4
Alleluias return with Easter, a full season lasting 50 days. Liturgies are being offered online by our diocesan partnership and St. Simon’s. For a schedule of services and Zoom links, email the church.
To assist our observance of holy days, the commemoration of saints, and lesser feasts and fasts, Forward Movement offers three liturgical calendars, as well as daily meditations and a variety of devotional resources.
SUNDAY WORSHIP AND RESOURCES
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 Partnership sermons are posted on Facebook and YouTube each Sunday. Readings for each week are found here.
IN PERSON WORSHIP
In-person worship is suspended at this time, due to Covid-19. We anticipate a return on Sunday, May 2.
THURSDAY MORNING PRAYER
At 7:45 a.m. Thursdays, Mother Twila offers a brief morning prayer service from the Genesis Center, just before the weekly food pantry begins, on Facebook Live. See the Genesis Center Facebook page.
Every week at St. Simon’s, we offer prayers for birthdays, for persons who are ill or in special need, and for those who have died, to ask God’s blessing at these special times. To add an intention to the prayer list, you may call the church office, 716-822-1900, ext. 20, or email.
WORSHIP IN THE WIDER CHURCH
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)
Sunday 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 serviwces.
Throughout the year, we recognize God’s grace in the fullness of our lives with the sacrament of baptism, the uniting of couples in marriage, and the rites at death, into eternal life. For more information, contact The Rev. Twila Smith.