Worshipping from Home Toolbox

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)

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. Also, there is a link to a online services at Washington National Cathedral.

Worshipping from Home Toolbox

  • Reflect on this week’s readings at the Episcopal Lectionary Online
  • Hear  Sunday’s sermon from the Rev. Ray Hanna
  • 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.
  • Enjoy The Choir of St. Paul’s recordings using the player below
  • Join online morning, evening and Sunday worship services at Washington National Cathedral


    Prayer List

    Fr. John Cawthorne
    David Heath
    William Murphy
    Bill Petry
    Jere Lewis
    Joann Summey
    Mack Umphlett
    Ralph Tilden
    Pat Whitehead

    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