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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Now perhaps more than ever, social media can help fill a void in our daily lives. As we Shelter-in-Place, we need to find new ways to connect and check in with one another. Online resources and social media can provide entertainment, diversion, and spiritual support in a non-disease-spreading way. 

Facebook: Daily Morning Prayer, Faith Formation, and Compline are now all broadcast on our Facebook Page, click here to find our page. 

Zoom: Sunday Worship, coffee hour, book group, and lots of parish friends and groups are meeting online using Zoom. Click here for a quick tutorial if you haven’t used Zoom before.

My Saint John’s: has an online directory for parishioners to get connected with each other. Click here to access My Saint John’s. For detailed instructions on creating a profile in My St. John’s or utilizing this tool, click here.

Blog: Our clergy and ministry leaders will post regularly on Saint John’s blog, Epistles and EpiphaniesClick here to read the blog. To receive email notifications when a new blog entry is posted, click on the icon in the bottom right corner that says ‘Follow.’ Enter your email address and click ‘Sign Me Up.’ You will receive an email to verify your subscription. Open the email and click ‘Confirm Follow.’

YouTube: There is now a Saint John’s YouTube channel, click here to view recordings of our services and formation offerings.

Website: Click here to be notified when we post new announcements, sermons, and The Evangelist to the website.

During this time, when activities and groups are suspended, please know that Saint John’s Circle of Care Team and clergy are ensuring that pastoral and physical needs are handled in a timely manner. Please note that pastoral care may take different shapes and forms depending on the guiding wisdom of social distancing, hospital and care facility policies, and any regulations issued by state and federal officials. Please reach out to the Reverend Craig Lemming at craig.lemming@stjohnsstpaul.org or contact the Rev. Jered Weber-Johnson at jered.weberjohnson@stjohnsstpaul.org about any pastoral needs or prayer requests. 

The Episcopal House of Prayer will be offering contemplative prayer via Zoom at 5:30pm every Wednesday evening, simply click here and use this Meeting ID: 644 263 888 to join.

Parishioner Linda Ebling is offering online Qigong classes in the hope viewers will find this gentle, mindful movement beneficial. Linda tells us “it is appropriate for most anyone and may be modified to be done seated, if people are unable to stand. The forms have been chosen to enhance relaxation, deepen the breath, move qi (or energy) and deal with the emotions of fear and grief.” Click here to view “Gentle Qigong for Stressful Times.”

Click here to find all of the information that has come out from ECMN regarding resources and recommendations pertaining to the COVID-19 response.

The Family Housing Fund has put together a list of resources for those experiencing hardship during the Covid-19 crises, click here.

Covid-19 Resources: Our Deacons put together this list of resources for unemployment, food, utilities, and mental health support, COVID-19-Resources.

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