How & Where to Worship

As we continue to engage in our gathering-fast for the care of all God's children, we invite you to use this time to explore the myriad alternative forms of worship available to you. It is not the expectation of the Bishop that all faith communities host online worship.

Sunday Worship

In addition to many others around the state and the nation, both Washington National Cathedral and St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral are offering live-streaming worship on Sunday mornings. Washington National Cathedral worship takes place at 11:15 am Eastern, and St. Mark's takes place at 10:30am Central time. 

Contemplative Prayer 

Wednesdays at 5:30pm. The Episcopal House of Prayer will be offering contemplative prayer via Zoom at 5:30 every Wednesday evening. Click here for an update from the Director, Christine Luna Munger, and to learn more about the Wednesday evening gatherings.

The Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church has curated resources that can be found here. Stay up to date on words of love and encouragement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. 

As we celebrate the Easter season largely indoors, here are ways to practice The Way of Love.

How to Offer Virtual Gatherings

If your faith community is looking at utilizing online platforms to host meeting and stream services, here are some resources to help.

See here for notes on how to use Zoom. Feel free to pass them on to your community members!

First, One License is offering a free license to stream music online as a response to COVID-19.

Read some EXCELLENT advice about online worship from Sarah Stonesifer Boylan.

A step by step guide from the Church of England on going live on various platforms.

The Diocese of Chicago created a resource for offering online worship.

The Diocese of San Diego put together resources for how to livestream your service.

Techsoup helps you go live on Facebook in just 5 easy steps.

See this webinar recording from Lifelong Learning at VTS about best practices for hosting online meetings.

Forward Movement is offering an array of free resources to support individuals, families, and groups as they worship and pray at home.

The Minnesota Council of Churches has put out a survey in order to create a comprehensive list of faith communities offering live-streaming worship services. Fill it in with your faith community's offerings, then stay tuned for the link to the list!

Please also update the Episcopal Asset Map to reflect your live-stream offerings. 

ChurchNext offers online resources for Prayer and Worship at home that are AWESOME!

The Book of Common Prayer is available for home use.

A resource for those with children and youth to provide at-home formation. 

Treasure Box Tuesday, a weekly round-up of devotional resources.

Sacred Design Lab is offering a daily "Family Chapel." 

Eucharist

The Re-Gathering Planning Document includes many helpful best practices when determining if and how to offer Eucharist. We commend to you the guidelines developed by a clergyperson in the Diocese of Nebraska starting on Page 7 for those who would like a more detailed rubric.