SUNDAY SERVICES

This Sunday we will be worshipping via ZOOM at 10:00 am:

Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/7641738777?pwd=d05KWmJPZ0ZZaHlmUlpRK2NiOFp6UT09

Meeting number: 764-173-8777

Password: 703085

Phone number to call in: (646)558-8656

Meeting number: 764-173-8777

Videos for past Zoom Services are listed under “Sermons

Click here to see a copy of our Sunday bulletin.

Click here to see video about creating sacred space at home.

 

ZOOM SERVICES

Email from Flo about zoom worship:

Worship and community. What a great combo. When we gather as a community and worship together it is energizing, fun, and encouraging. And I think God is pretty excited too.  So beginning this Sunday we will gather as a community to worship – in an intriguing new way.  For sure, we will continue to not be in our physical space, thus wisely and thoughtfully caring for each other.

BUT we will “zoom” into worship at 10 am!

Zoom is an application that is used for video conferencing. It is awesome. You can have a meeting and see people’s faces on the screen of whatever device you might be using: smart phone, tablet or computer. It is a grand way to connect, see one another, and engage. And you can hear one another as well. 

So you will be able to see me – and I can see you! And you will be able see each other. And even if you cannot join by video, you can join audibly and hear each other.

In other words, it is a way to have community – because community happens in all kinds of ways. So we can worship, interact, and have our faith community gather to celebrate God and each other. How cool!

To help make this happen, here are some helpful instructions:

Joining online gatherings on Zoom is fairly easy. All you need is a desktop, laptop, or tablet computer equipped with a built-in camera and microphone, or a smartphone – each with the Zoom app installed.

(Even I have managed to install Zoom on my phone, ipad, and computer!!!!! Just saying.)

To Install

Download and install the application.  

The below links will help you go directly to the various places

Once you have downloaded, you can install the application (automatically done if you are on a phone or a tablet) In the case of a computer, just click on the file downloaded and choose all the default questions to get started and a new Zoom icon will be right there.

OK – now that Zoom is on your device:

Instructions for Computer Users:

  1. Make sure your computer’s video camera is working and microphone is turned on and muted.
  2. Anywhere from 15 to 5 minutes before a zoom meeting or worship is scheduled to start, click on the meeting URL – https://zoom.us/j/7641738777?pwd=d05KWmJPZ0ZZaHlmUlpRK2NiOFp6UT09. (And the meeting number is 764-173-8777). Password is 703085.
  3. Zoom will then automatically load itself, give you the opportunity to test your video camera and mike, then place you in a waiting room until just before the video gathering begins.

Instructions for Smartphone Users:

  1. Make sure you downloaded and installed the Zoom app (available from the Apple App Store or GooglePlay).
  2. About 5 minutes before the service is scheduled, open the Zoom app and enter the meeting number
  3. The Zoom app will then place you in a waiting room until just before the video gathering begins.

And Here’s How to Actually Join

There are many easy ways to join.

  1. From an email. Maggie will send out an email, and this email will include a link in the email. That link, once clicked, will auto-connect you to the meeting, so open the email on the device that you installed above.
  2. From the application directly. Open Zoom and click on the Join button, and enter the meeting number (and your name if not registered) and click join. The meeting number will be included in upcoming emails.
  3. From the phone. Just call the phone number below, and at the prompt enter the meeting number followed by the pound sign (#) and then when asked for your attendee number, just hit the Pound sign again (#)

Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/7641738777?pwd=d05KWmJPZ0ZZaHlmUlpRK2NiOFp6UT09

Meeting number: 764-173-8777

Phone number to call in: (646) 558-8656

Password: 703085.

Once you join a meeting, the application will ask two questions:

  1. Do you want to use the device’s audio (internet) or call into the meeting. If you have good internet, use this option, otherwise if you call in the sound may be more clear.
  2. Do you want to use video? By default, it wants you to use the camera, and we welcome it! We find it to be more community-building to see and hear all of you!

Soooo to help us all figure this out, Patrick Mellin has offered to provide support and tutorial time on Sunday morning from 9:00 to 9:30 am. Please register by your actual name and give it a try. If you are having trouble, call or email Partick or Michael Mountain! Trust me, if they could help me, they can help you! 

I know this is a new world and situation. I know that it is sometimes just hard. But we still have one another and God. We still have a parish family. So join us on Sunday. Invite other family, friends, and neighbors as well. They can find the link to our Zoom Worship Service on our website. We will sing, hear the word of God, receive a sermon, pray, and be blessed by one another’s presence – and God’s. It won’t be perfect for sure. But each week we will get better cuz I think we will be doing this for quite a while.

I am excited. I miss you all. Miss seeing and hearing us as a cacophony of God’s beloved. So now we can in a new intriguing way, Very cool!

Look for an email from Maggie closer to this Sunday to remind, help us connect literally and as an offering to anyone else you know of who is longing for community, connection, and relief. So forward it to whomever!

Blessings
Flo

zoom worship

TRADITIONAL SERVICES (currently cancelled)

 

Every Sunday, we celebrate the Holy Eucharist at both 8:00 am and 10:30 am. The early service is intimate and contemplative. The larger 10:30 service features music from our choirs accompanied by pipe organ as well a special reflection time for children. All are welcome to receive the Eucharist at our services. (We offer the laying on of hands for healing at both services.) Childcare is available in the Cribbery for infants and children up to age 5 from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm, September through May, and from 10:00 am to 12:15 pm during the summer. We gather for fellowship in the Parish House after both services.

choir singing in sanctuary

WEEKDAY SERVICES

We offer a variety of options during the week for worship:

  • At 12:00 noon every weekday and Saturdays, the service of Noonday Prayer is offered in Trinity Chapel. Open to the community, this brief service is an important part of our ministry of prayer.
  • On Monday evenings, an open, inter-faith group gathers in the Chapel at 7:30 pm for thirty minutes of silent Christian meditation, preceded by a brief reading and followed by optional sharing. All are welcome.
woman in prayer

SEASONAL SERVICES

Throughout the year, we offer seasonal services, such as: sung Evensong, Stations of the Cross, Holy Week services, Thanksgiving Day celebration, and an Epiphany Celtic Service of Lights. We welcome you to join us to celebrate any season of the year. brief reading and followed by optional sharing. All are welcome.

SPECIAL SERVICES

We offer a variety of special services for the Christian community as part of our liturgies here at St. B’s. Special services are liturgies we use to mark important times in our lives, like baptisms, confirmations, weddings, thanksgivings for the birth or adoption of a child, healing, and funerals. The three special services we offer regularly are baptismhealing, and marriage.

Baptism

Baptism by water and the Holy Spirit is an outward, visible sign of an inward, spiritual grace. It is also the rite of entry into membership in the Christian faith. So baptism also implies a commitment to being a vital and active part of a faith community experiencing God by worshipping regularly, learning about the faith and seeking ways to live our faith in action. In our tradition, baptisms take place in the during our regular Sunday worship.

If you have an interest in being baptized please download and fill out the baptism_application and contact the office to set an appointment with the clergy.

Healing

We offer the opportunity for prayers for healing in many ways. Healing is the chance to lay before God our concerns about ourselves and those we love who yearn for physical, mental, emotional or spiritual relief. Prayers can be offered by calling the office and placing a name on our prayer list. Individuals on our prayer list are prayed for daily during our worship services. We also print the prayer list every Sunday so that those on the list can be prayed for by all parishioners.

In cases of a more intense need, the Daughters of the King (a women’s prayer and service group) will offer prayers throughout a specified duration of time. Forms to request prayers from the Daughters can be found in the Tower Room and Parish House, or you can email a prayer request to the office. Additionally, every Sunday we offer prayers of healing during our worship services. Here in the presence of a lay person and a clergy member, you may ask for confidential prayers for yourself or someone else. They will lay hands on you and ask for God’s healing grace.

Marriage

The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is a solemn and joyful occasion when two individuals are joined together, making promises to each other, and presenting themselves for the blessing of God. Holy Matrimony is a serious rite of the church, and those considering marriage must accept the church’s standards and expectations. It is required that at least one of the parties be a baptized Christian; that the ceremony be attested by at least two witnesses; and that the marriage conform to the laws of the State and the canons of the Episcopal Church. At St. Bartholomew’s it is expected that all persons wishing to be married will be active members of our Christian community, demonstrated by their regular attendance at worship and their intention to participate in the life of this parish.

If you would like further information, please fill out the Marriage Application and contact the office for an appointment with one of the clergy.

infant baptism