Worship at StGs
We know that the church is not the building in which we worship – but the people who worship and share God’s love with the world. At StGs we strive to worship in the most joyful, welcoming, inclusive, and participatory way possible. We change how we worship seasonally, and involve multiple voices in every service. Each new person at worship expands our community to better reflect God's infinite love.
10am online worship - A Zoom worship service live streamed to Facebook and our website (find it here). This service invites multiple voices to lead us in worship, includes joyful music and singing, and is concluded with breakout rooms for Coffee Hour.
Join our Wednesday morning worship at 8am to anchor your mid-week in prayer. This worship service includes prayers for healing (of body, mind, heart and soul), and prayers for a broad community, which can be especially helpful in this time of isolation.
How Do We Prepare for Worship?
Everyone's preparation for worship will look and feel different, but some things to consider are:
- Pray - yes, prayer can be a preparation for prayer! Pray that God will prepare your heart, mind, and soul for worship. The Book of Common Prayer has one written on page 833 that you may want to use as a beginning of your time with God: "O Almighty God, who pours out on all who desire it the spirit of grace and supplication: Deliver us, when we draw near to you, from coldness of heart and wanderings of mind, that with steadfast thoughts and kindled affections we may worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
- Set out what you need for the morning - When you set out everything you will need the next morning (coffee cup, juice glass, clothes, Bible, muffin, etc.), you are free to begin your day with more time for thoughtful movement instead of hurried activity.
- Check your technology - In this time of virtual worship, check your Zoom link, make sure you have restarted your computer lately, refresh your browser widow, and do any upgrades to Zoom that are necessary. All of these things make computers run more smoothly, and guard against last minute scrambling. (For Sunday Zoom links, you can find them on our website - make sure to refresh your browser if you have one open from a previous viewing of the site)
- Parents - Blessings be with you! - Preparing children (especially little ones) for worship is exhausting. It can help to start talking about it the night before : to ask questions about what they think they might see or hear, and how they can participate at home. Maybe have them help you prepare a sacred space to be during worship, pull out legos to build something that relates to one of the readings, and/or paper and crayons or markers to draw things that come up in worship. Even if online worship isn't holding them - that's OK! Shelley has Children's Church at 11:30. :)
Last Sunday Worship Services
To see other Worship Services, click on the icon on the far right (Playlist) to view a list of other videos.
Prayer is, at its essence, a conversation with God. It is a method by which we can connect to God, draw closer to God, and deepen our own faith. There are as many ways to pray as there are people, and we believe there is no wrong way to genuinely reach your heart to God in prayer.
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path, but spiritual beings on a human path.
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What are Labyrinths?
The labyrinth is for those on a spiritual journey, for anyone seeking healing of one sort or another, for people in transition, meaning, purpose, understanding, and peace.
To keep everyone as safe as possible during the pandemic, nearly all of our music is being recorded virtually by our professional quartet and our organist. We look forward with great eagerness to the day when we can all lift our voices together again in praise! In the meantime, please enjoy reading about our music staff, watch the many virtual choirs we've created, and listen to …Read More »