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.
  • Received “home church” Communion after the service (see below).
  • 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.

How to Receive ‘Home Church’ Communion

We are now celebrating the Eucharist at our 10:30 a.m. streaming service. At the conclusion of the Eucharist each Sunday, all the folks watching online will be invited to pray the Prayer of Spiritual Communion which grants all the benefits of Communion without...

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    Collect for Our Next Rector

    Heavenly Father, source of all knowledge, you know the needs of your church in every place. Look graciously upon the people of St. Paul’s and grant our search committee the wisdom and discernment to call, with open hearts and minds, a faithful pastor who will feed us, your flock, and equip us for our ministries.

    Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

    Prayer
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     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