Worshipping from Home Toolbox

When we worship, we gather with others before God. We hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, give thanks, confess, and offer the brokenness of the world to God. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are made one body, the body of Christ sent to live the Way of Love.

If you are worshipping at home today, we offer here some simple tools to help you gather with the family of St. Paul’s wherever you may be: pray, read the Bible, hear the sermon and settle into offerings from our choir. On Sundays, join our live streaming online service. On Tuesdays and Thursdays join us on Zoom for morning and evening prayer. Also, there is a link to online services throughout the week at Washington National Cathedral.

Worshipping from Home Toolbox

  • Reflect on this week’s readings at the Episcopal Lectionary Online.
  • Join St. Paul’s online prayer service on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., via Zoom. You will be prompted to download the Zoom software the first time you join.
  • View Sunday’s streaming worship service live from St. Paul’s, here.
  • Enjoy recordings of streaming Sunday services and Friday organ concerts, here.
  • Enjoy recordings of music from St. Paul’s using the player below.
  • Join online worship services  at Washington National Cathedral.

    The Sacred Spaces Project

    One of the ways in which rituals do their work (convey meaning, provide comfort) is through their consistency. We do the same thing in our ritual practice over and over again and our rituals shape us through that consistency. As we think about going through Holy Week...

    In Relationship

    Each item is sacred to me and helps keep me focused and grounded in my relationship with God.  — Rev. Kay Swindell  

    A Place for Quiet Reflection

    As I turn around from my desk, my sacred space has my prayer candle, labyrinth medallion from Grace Cathedral, St. Francis and the prayer attributed to him, and two books I lean on. My childhood Bible and a Book of Common Prayer and Hymnal are underneath. Labyrinth —...

    Transported at Vézelay Abbey

    One of the most meaningful parts of a trip to France in 2015 was a trip to Vézelay. The town is famous for Vézelay Abbey. The town and its 11th-century Romanesque Basilica of St Magdalene are designated UNESCO World Heritage sites. It’s often overrun with tourists,...

    A Holy Space

    This is my sacred space. So many of my things (my cross, etc.) are packed for moving now, but I love my holy space. — Louise Buck  

    A Simple Space for Prayer and Reflection

    I must admit that I was reluctant to participate in this.  It wasn't so much that I didn't want to, but it's because of our home's open floor plan. I've struggled to find a space with which I can center myself without feeling caged in or easily distracted. My favorite...

    Morning Space

    Our home has more than one "sacred space." There's the front room upstairs where my husband Steve props himself on the futon twice a day to receive nourishment and renewal through meditation. There's the library table in the living room with a photo of our family, an...


    This project is inspiring and I've loved seeing contributions from Saint Paul's members, the pictures and comments about their sacred spaces. I've loved collecting these objects: Hour by Hour, a candle, a cross and medallion from an abbey in Oregon, porcelain roses...

    A Sacred Space, Wherever You Are

    My sacred space is a queen-sized futon in the upstairs bedroom of our house. Since it’s just my wife and me now, we removed the bed from one our bedrooms, and added a futon and a desk. Above the futon is a whimsical picture of a beach sailing buggy full of passengers...

    My Sacred Space

    Sacred space in our one bedroom apartment … — Livy Hitchcock

    Evolving Space

    Kathryn and my sacred space at home. Have had it for a long time. Used Sacred Spaces Project and Holy Week to completely take it down and update/refresh it. -- Royster Hedgepeth

    Got your own sacred space? Submit a photo and a brief description to Julie Martin at webmaster@spechurch.com.


     Prayer for People Facing Great Uncertainty

    God of the present moment,
    God who in Jesus stills the storm and soothes the frantic heart; bring hope and courage to all who wait or work in uncertainty.
    Bring hope that you will make them the equal
    of whatever lies ahead.
    Bring them courage to endure what cannot be avoided, for your will is health and wholeness;
    you are God, and we need you.

    Taken from A New Zealand Prayer Book—He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa’ (adapted)

    Worship Resources

    • This week’s readings at the Episcopal Lectionary Online
    • The Online Book of Common Prayer here
    • The Daily Office and the day’s readings in one location here
    • Daily devotional here
    • Resources from Forward Day by Day, a ministry of The Episcopal Church, here
    • Daily prayers from the Taizé community here