In Person Worship: The Holy Eucharist is celebrated in person on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Old St. Paul’s will no longer be requiring people to pre-register for in-person worship. Instead, we will invite people to sign in, when they arrive, for contact tracing. Now, you can decide to come to church at the last minute! We are continuing to require masks and social distancing. This Sunday, June 6, the Rev. Mark Stanley will be our preacher. Come join us!
OSP Worship Videos Take a Temporary Break: Because of vacation schedules, our Worship Videos are taking a break but will resume on July 11. Our in person worship will continue on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. If you are looking for a video worship experience to try during June we can recommend the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore https://incarnationbmore.org/online-worship-page-2021/, the National Cathedral in Washington https://cathedral.org/worship/, and Grace Cathedral in San Francisco https://gracecathedral.org/watch-grace-cathedral/.
Vacation Schedule: The Rev. Mary Luck Stanley is taking a well deserved vacation for the month of June. The Rev. Mark Stanley will work through June 16 when he will then begin his vacation. The Rev. Dr. Chris Dreisbach is available for pastoral emergencies when Mark and Mary are both away.
Compline: You are warmly invited to join the Rev. Dr. Chris Dreisbach for a brief (20 minute) Compline prayer service on Wednesday evenings at 8:00 p.m. The new Zoom link is:
Join us for in-person worship on Sundays at Old St. Paul’s at 10 a.m. There is no need to pre-register ahead of time for this masked and socially distanced gathering. Just sign in when you arrive.
Worship Video for the week of May 30, 2021 with a sermon by The Rev. Dr. Chris Dreisbach:
Enjoy this Worship Video for the week of May 23, 2021, which is the Feast of Pentecost, with special musical selections by our choir and a sermon by The Rev. Mary Luck Stanley about discerning our calling from God to do work that gives us deep joy while meeting the deep needs of the world:
The Worship Video for Sunday May 16, 2021 features a bagpipe prelude and Mark Stanley preaching on the Ascension of Jesus and what this might say about the presence and absence of God.
Worship Video for the week of May 9, 2021 with brass, choir, organ and a sermon by The Rev. Mary Luck Stanley about God’s work to liberate us: https://youtu.be/YPLAisOMcO8
Worship Video for the week of May 2, 2021 with organ, brass, choir, and a sermon by The Rev. Mark Stanley. https://youtu.be/iq1EC607RTo
Worship Video for the week of April 25, 2021 with a brass quintet, full choir, organ, and bagpipes, along with a sermon by The Rev. Dr. Chris Dreisbach: https://youtu.be/J13h89sBqLE
Worship Video for the week of April 18, 2021 with a sermon by The Rev. Mary Luck Stanley about the importance of play as a spiritual practice. Enjoy the brass quintet playing the prelude as well as the lovely organ postlude. https://youtu.be/OUhPvBX1Cvo
Worship Video for the Feast of Easter, April 4, 2021, with spectacular musical offerings from the Old St. Paul’s choir, accompanied by organ and brass. The Rev. Mary Luck Stanley’s sermon is about Mary Magdalene’s eye witness account and proclamation of the good news of Jesus’ resurrection. Happy Easter! Link: https://youtu.be/77_tUVwNBZQ
Worship Video for Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021, with a sermon by The Rev. Mark Stanley: https://youtu.be/ANNLqfSBU74
Selling some of the church’s treasures to invest in scholarships for Baltimore City children: Join us for an auction on April 8, 2021
The Rev. Mark Stanley says, “For many years, our church has kept diamond encrusted silver chalices and offering plates locked away in our safe. Now we are selling these treasures so we can invest in treasures that are even more valuable—Baltimore City children.” Old St. Paul’s Church in downtown Baltimore is raising funds to create a scholarship for an African American student from Baltimore City to attend the St. Paul’s Schools in Brooklandville, Maryland. St. Paul’s Church originally founded the St. Paul’s Schools for financially disadvantaged children from Baltimore and this scholarship will get the church back in touch with that mission.
One of the sources for this $300,000 endowed scholarship will be from the sale of silver antiques owned by the church. These include a silver chalice encrusted with diamonds and an ornate offering plate set with amethysts and other semi-precious jewels. Smaller silver items that are less expensive will be included in the auction. If you are interested in helping the church raise money to fund one or more educational scholarships, and you would enjoy owning a piece of the church’s history, then please join us at the online auction on April 8, 2021 managed by Alex Cooper Auctioneers. The lot numbers are 436-450, and the link is https://bid.alexcooper.com/auctions/1-4DBRHM/online-only-april-8th-2021-l-fine-jewelry-sterling-silver-silver-gold-coins-fashion-accessories. If you would like to contribute toward growing this Old St. Paul’s Church Scholarship Fund, please contact The Rev. Mark Stanley: email@example.com.
Worship Video for the week of October 25, with a very special guest preacher, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church:
Thank you for being a witness to the unconditional, overflowing, gracious, and expansive love of God that we have known in Jesus of Nazareth, and in his way of life. God love you. God bless you!
— Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Contributing by Text: To make a financial gift, you may text the letters OSP to the following number: 202-858-1233. Once you text OSP to that number, an app will appear so that you can use Venmo, Paypal, or your credit card, to give to Old St. Paul’s.Other News:
Our thanks to everyone who helped in the Day of Service yesterday at the Fort Worthington neighborhood of Baltimore.