Our Easter video, 2021, The Rev. Benjamin Lee Lentz, preacher. A different kind of Easter celebration for a very different kind of year.
Our Christmas Eve video, 2020, The Rev. Benjamin Lee Lentz, preacher. A different kind of Christmas service for a very different kind of year.
The Mission of St. Clare offers the Morning and Evening Prayer in both English and Spanish
You'll find many places online to take part in worship:
Cathedral Church of the Nativity - Sundays at 10:30 and other special services
The National Cathedral - Sundays at 11:15, livestream link on the main page
Cathedral of St. John the Divine - Sundays at 11, livestream
Or, just go to YouTube and enter Episcopal Church in the search bar.
There is an online version of the entire 1979 Book of Common Prayer
When Covid-19 began to turn into a pandemic, our bishop ended all in-person worship in the Diocese of Bethlehem. We closed after our March 8 service. As infections began to ease, we opened again in July, socially distanced, masked, and without that essential Episcopal sacrament - coffee hour. This past fall, as the pandemic raged anew, we closed our doors again. We are hopeful that as warmer weather comes and more people are vaccinated that we can return to in-person, but still careful, worship. We can all help that time come by masking, keeping our distance, and washing our hands - that will keep the virus from spreading and mutating. Please, do your part. When Bishop Kevin gives us all the news to reopen, you can be one of the first to know. Contact us to join our mailing list.
Bible Study Proposal
While writing my latest rumination for the newsletter, I realized that I am basically raising questions that I think you might have, then I answer these imaginary questions. This is a safe approach but sometimes avoiding the really difficult questions.
This Lent - Ash Wednesday is February 17th - I’d like to experiment with a Bible Study that we can do during the pandemic. I am proposing that I will weekly formulate a written presentation offered through the newsletter mailing list, both on-line and snail mail. As you look through the presentation, I encourage you to make note of questions you might have rising from the presentation. You can then either email them to me (or Barbara) or text or telephone them into me.
The next week I will attempt to address those questions before moving on to another presentation. Don’t be afraid that your question isn’t important. You’d be surprised at how many other people might have the same question. Besides, I’ll keep the authorship of the questions anonymous.
I’m thinking that the Gospel According to Mark might easily fit a weekly Lenten study. If this is successful, we could consider continuing with Biblical books that you suggest.
Interested? Let me know by texting or phoning (570-423-1858) or emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org). -
Begin the Bible Study: