On November 1, we will join All Saints Episcopal Church at 9:30 AM for an in-person, Landmark Churches, communion service. The service will be released on YouTube a bit later. NOTE: There will be no online Morning Prayer service at 9:45 AM for us that day.
St. Paul’s-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church, Ossining, NY
WELCOME TO ST. PAUL'S-ON-THE-HILL
I send you love and greetings from our clergy and leaders. Someone once told me that there was an ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Well, these are certainly “interesting times” but though they are ours, we know that we do not face them alone. God is present AND we also have the earthly presence of God which is manifest in God’s Church as well as in other ways.
O God of peace, you have taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength: By the might of your Spirit lift us, we pray, to your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Rev. J. Cooper Conway, Priest-in-Charge
Since the pandemic situation is still ongoing, we have decided to only schedule services for the next few weeks and re-visit at the end of October. The schedule will be:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 9:45 AM, a virtual Morning Prayer service as scheduled
-10:30 AM, instead of Bible study, there will be a Zoom coffee hour.
-NOON in-person service at St. Paul’s, in good weather only;
SUNDAYS FOR THE REST OF OCTOBER
-Online service of Morning Prayer at 9:45
-Coffee Hour Zoom from 10:30-11:00
-Bible discussion from 11:00-11:45
-In-person Communion at 12:30 at St. Paul’s, in good weather only
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 9:30 AM will be a Landmark in-person communion service at All Saints, with the service released on YouTube a bit later. There will be no online Morning Prayer service for St. Paul’s and Trinity that day.
Masks and social distancing will be required for the in-person services. Other precautions will be taken and the services will be adapted to these special circumstances.
IN CASE OF RAIN or other bad weather, the in-person service in St. Paul’s courtyard will not take place.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Trinity, with St. Paul’s, honors community partners in celebration of Trinity’s 150th anniversary – pre-Covid, of course.
As you know, Mo. Cooper will be retiring on January 15, 2021. COVID presents us with real problems in working out how to find a new Priest-in-Charge. For example, how would we even begin to interview an interim priest?
But we are incredibly fortunate! Fr. Mayer offered to step up for one year to serve as Acting Priest-in-Charge, which we hope will get us past the worst of the pandemic. Mo. Cooper and he met with Nora Smith, Canon for Transition Ministry at the diocese, who approved this plan.
Your vestries met Wednesday night and concurred, with the belief that this would offer our best chance to provide continuity in these extraordinary circumstances.
You will be getting more information as time goes on and please feel free to ask us if you have questions or concerns.
Sue Monroe, Carl Gonsalves, and Tamsen Hernandez