New Haven parish to worship on Facebook due to winter weather

In New Haven, the winter weather has resulted in a travel ban, so the parish of St Paul and St James will gather on Facebook instead.

The congregation at the Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. James may be scattered on Sunday, but they’ll still be able to worship together.

Services have been canceled, but the Rev. Alex Dyer, priest-in-charge, will hold “virtual church” on the parish’s Facebook page.

“It’s always a tough decision to cancel church,” but with a travel ban still in effect, “We want to get the word out early and we want people to stay safe.” Dyer said the decision was made after consulting with lay leadership.

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. at www.facebook.com/stpaulstjames.

Read more at the New Haven Register here

 

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2 Comments
  1. John Chilton

    No issues with this idea.

    But what if, on weather days like these, we all (laity that is) went to the church that was closest to us regardless of denomination. Or try it but stay within your denomination — how many Episcopal churches are closer to you than the one you attend?

    What could happen if we did this? Something wild and wonderful? Something dull and boring?

  2. We web cast one of our services every week, no matter the weather!

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