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Weekly Update – March 26, 2020

by St. Paul's Church

Thoughts from Father Sam Dry Bones Many of you, like me, have multiple connections to New York City. So you are also touched and scared by the announcement that our nation’s largest city is now the center of the U.S. Coronavirus pandemic. We pray for our brothers and sisters who are coping with this unimaginable […]

Weekly Update – March 19, 2020

by St. Paul's Church

Holy Mud This week’s gospel (John 9:1-41) tells the story of Jesus healing a blind man. He spits on the ground, makes a mud out of the dust and saliva, and spreads it on the man’s eyes. When the man washes away the mud, he sees for the first time.  In this simple act, Jesus […]

Join us for Church March 15, 2020

by St. Paul's Church

Dear Friends – I hope you are all holding up well. I find myself with a higher than normal level of free-floating anxiety. I need to turn to God to be reminded of the eternal, the certain, the good. I am looking forward to being with you tomorrow morning in prayer. We will begin gathering […]

A Letter from the Rector – March 13, 2020

by St. Paul's Church

Dear Friends –   I know that the growing Coronavirus pandemic has us all on edge. Clearly this is a time when we greatly need each other’s support. But we also know that limiting our contact with others, particularly if we are in one of the identified high-risk groups, is vital to keeping us all healthy […]

Weekly Update – March 12, 2020

by St. Paul's Church

Quenching our ThirstOn the Third Sunday in Lent we read a familiar story. (John 4:5-42) Jesus meets a down and out Samaritan woman in the heat of the day at Jacob’s well. In this encounter Jesus lets the woman know that he understands spiritual thirst, and that he has come to bring living water to […]

Weekly Update – March 6, 2020

by St. Paul's Church

Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord Lent is a time of preparing ourselves to take in (again) the enormity of God’s love for the world through the events we celebrate in Holy Week and Easter. There are many different ways we might prepare; but most of them include some aspect of self-examination.      That […]

Congregational Letter – March 2020 Coronavirus and Congregational Life

by St. Paul's Church

St. Paul’s Episcopal ChurchStockbridge, MassachusettsThe Rev. Samuel J. Smith, Rector March 2020 Dear Friends – Right now the most important story is the spread of coronavirus around the world and here in the United States. Since this disease appears to be even more infectious than the flu, there is considerable concern about how to keep […]