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The calendar for the Sunday and daily Bible readings is located at http://www.lectionarypage.net
Re-gathering for inside building worship begins May 30, 2021. Keeping the same schedule the parish has maintained for gathering for worship during Covid-19 restrictions, 9:30 a.m. at Yeocomico and 11:00 a.m. on-line via Zoom, this Memorial Day weekend Cople Parish will worship inside one of its building’s worship spaces for the first time since March 15, 2020. This will be a celebratory time of all being together before beginning the early and late morning services in different locations on June 6, 2021.
Beginning June 6, our parish’s worship schedule is as follows:
Early Morning Service, 9:00 a.m. @St. James Church
Late Morning Services, 11:00 a.m. @Yeocomico Church & On-line via Zoom
The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out!
A Word from the Bishop of Virginia
May 25, 2021
Dear Friends in Christ,
We have reached a moment we have long anticipated, when COVID-19 cases have declined as vaccination rates have risen. This reality has led Governor Northam to lift the mask mandate in Virginia for those who have been fully vaccinated. In addition, distancing requirements and capacity limits will be lifted on May 28. Suddenly, groups in Virginia may regather far faster than we anticipated! We celebrate this news, giving thanks to God. We also remember the nearly 600,000 people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States. May they rest in peace and rise in glory.
When the pandemic began, I placed limitations on our worshipping in person and gathering together in our church facilities in other ways. I did so because of our shared Christian commitment to loving our neighbor and protecting the most vulnerable among us. I have greatly appreciated your faithfulness
in abiding by those restrictions for the sake of the health of the entire community.
As of May 28, churches may regather indoors and outdoors, according to decisions made by the clergy of each congregation. Church leaders must continue to monitor two things going forward: public health markers and guidance from civic authorities, including the CDC, the Virginia Health Department and the Governor of Virginia. Churches should continue to adjust practices when necessary as new information emerges.
According to the CDC, those who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks in every indoor setting. However, we must consider how we can protect those who are still vulnerable, including children under the age of 12, who cannot yet be vaccinated. Although I am fully vaccinated, I will continue for the time being to wear a mask indoors during parish visitations, removing it only while actively leading worship and preaching.
Your clergy have received a letter from me outlining particular areas in which we must still exercise restraint for the time being. I know you will cooperate with them as we move forward to Church together.
I am grateful for your steadfast commitment throughout these long months to follow Christ’s example. You did your part in putting the needs of others ahead of our own desire to be together in accustomed ways. Let us now celebrate this milestone with thanksgiving.
God bless you.
God bless us all as the journey continues.
Bishop Susan Goff
of the Diocese of Virginia
Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too well pleased with ourselves, When our dreams have come true Because we have dreamed too little, When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity And in our efforts to build a new earth, We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery; Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.
We'd love to have you join us! We're a warm, welcoming parish located in the Northern Neck of Virginia, focused on worship, serving those in need and loving one another. Our worship services vary to reflect the wonderful richness of Christian spiritual tradition. All services include readings from the Bible, a sermon or homily, and music.
Mailing Address: PO Box 249 (Physical Address: 1233 Old Yeocomico Road) Kinsale, Virginia 22488, United States