Regular Sunday Worship
Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Online
Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Join the St. Paul’s community online this Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.
If you are currently local here in the Berkshires and wish to consume the Eucharist at home as part of our Sunday worship, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 413-298-4913. Let us know how many people in your home would like to participate each week; we will deliver to your home enough consecrated hosts for the month.
Questions? Ask Father Sam.
Join us on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 647 333 282 Passcode: 850475
or call 1-646-558-8656 (Meeting ID – 647 333 282)
Sunday, January 24 – Bulletin
You may download the file to your device and/or print a copy.
Wednesday Morning Prayer Online
Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.
A simple service of Morning Prayers with the St. Paul’s Community.
Join us online
Meeting ID: 86581638808 Passcode: 173902
or call +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 923 2506 4055
More Prayer and Meditation Opportunities are available on our Prayer & Meditation page.
Saturday Evening Worship
Holy Eucharist – In Person
Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.
Due to rising COVID infection rates here in Berkshire County, we are suspending the Saturday, 5:30 in-person service until further notice.
Congregants who are currently local here in the Berkshires are still invited to request consecrated communion wafers to consume as part of the Eucharist offered Sunday mornings on Zoom. To request consecrated hosts, email email@example.com or call 413-298-4913. Let us know how many people in your home would like to participate each week. Questions? Ask Father Sam.
Here are some details about how we will gather safely:
- Please do not come to in-person worship if you are not feeling well.
- Bring your own face mask.
- A service leaflet will be provided.
- Please plan to use the bathroom at home before or after the service—restroom facilities are available only for emergencies.
- All worshipers should enter the church from the back – west side (Pine Street entrance)
- A greeter will be at the entrance to explain our seating and other procedures.
- If we reach capacity we may need to turn away those who arrive last.
- You are welcome to greet others while remaining masked and keeping at least 6 feet away, as possible.
- Following the service you will be asked to leave promptly; please do not engage in prolonged conversations in the church or parking lot.
We realize this is a rather complicated procedure; we undertake these steps out of an abundance of caution, and in a spirit of love and respect for one another.
Questions? Please contact Father Sam (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Distribution of Communion
After much prayer, reflection, and research, Bishop Fisher has issued guidelines for the safe distribution of communion as part of our celebration of Holy Eucharist. We will continue with distribution of communion bread only.
The extensive guidelines include thorough sanitizing before the preparation, blessing, and distribution of communion, as well as some changes to our regular liturgical practices to be sure the vessels and elements are kept clean. To ensure safety for all, participants in the Holy Eucharist are asked to do the following:
- Please remain at your seat throughout the Eucharistic Prayer and distribution of communion
- We will take only bread (wafers) at this time. The bread will be distributed to you at your seat; you may stand or sit to receive.
- Please remain fully masked as the bread is dropped into your hands. (No physical contact – if the priest should accidentally touch a hand while distributing the bread, she/he will immediately stop to sanitize hands before proceeding.)
- AFTER the priest has given bread to the next separately seated individual/group after yours, you may take off your mask in order to consume the bread.
- If you do not wish to receive the bread, please fold your arms across your chest; the priest will offer a blessing without touch.
- Please put your mask back on after consuming the bread.