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
Children’s Worship is at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 18. The Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83068065631
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
Moving forward, the church will be hosting in-person worship in our sanctuary on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Pre-registration will be required, and anyone wishing to sign up should do so by Saturday at Noon of each week. In response to the rising Covid numbers in Baltimore City, we are limiting the number of participants to 25, and we are recommending that anyone who has not been vaccinated should not attend in person, but instead they are invited to enjoy our Worship Video.
Prior to pre-registering to attend, all participants are required to read and agree to the following diocesan Regathering Covenant: https://images.yourfaithstory.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/05/20184353/Covenant-for-Regathering-5_20.pdf
To pre-register for Sunday in-person worship services (required to attend), click on the following link: https://www.pastorstoolbox.com/save-a-seat/4b20f597-b2d4-5e1e-ad73-b143d20db57d
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.