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St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
Easthampton, MA


A LETTER TO THE MEMBERS OF ST. PHILIP’S:
CONCERNING OUR REOPENING

Dear Folks:

This past Sunday, Easter Sunday, St. Philip’s took a significant step forward from the pandemic experience of the past year.  Not only were we able to celebrate Communion and distribute the consecrated bread to members in the parking lot; at the Parish Notices, I also made the announcement that, given the proper health metrics, our intention is to begin in-person Sunday worship on April 25.  Having said this, we have some important steps to take between now and then.  Allow me to name the most noticeable ones.

1.  We will not be returning to the way things were: Too much has changed; and too much is still to be recognized, evaluated, and incorporated.  To this end, this past autumn, at the direction of our Bishop, St. Philip’s leadership created a reopening plan, by which (at the appropriate time) we might safely return to our common life and ministry.  Having been accepted and in the wings, the Vestry and I have been waiting for the appropriate public health time to roll it out.  With the Governor’s recent announcements, reflecting the improving Covid data, Bishop Fisher has given us the green light to put our reopening plan into play.   Read More

This Sunday we celebrate
the Second Sunday of Easter 
Our service is streamed online at 10:00 am on Facebook Live.
The Prelude starts at 9:55 am.
You do not need a Facebook account to view this Livestream of our service.
https://www.facebook.com/stphilipseasthampton/live/Please click HERE for the bulletin to follow along with the liturgy.

Sunday Lectionary Study is at 8:45 a.m.
and Coffee Hour follows the service on Zoom.
USE THIS ZOOM LINK
Meeting ID: 495 873 2817   |   Passcode: 270862To Join by Telephone

Audio conferencing participant (joining by telephone) will need to call: +1 929 436 2866 US AND follow the verbal instructions. Enter the meeting ID you wish to join followed by the # key. If you are asked for a password, enter the password followed by the # key. You will be asked to enter your participant ID. If you do not know your participant ID, simply press the # key.