May 1: Update from Bishop Rickel on Church Closures

April 29:  A Word to the Church from the Presiding Bishop: What Would Love Do?’

THIS EASTER, when our lives are so very different than just a few weeks ago, we remember that “neither death, nor life, nor things present, nor things to come… will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Even though our buildings are temporarily closed, we remain an active community of faith: people of God, and members of the Body of Christ.  We remain in communion with one other on this island, throughout our diocese, and around the world; and with all the saints who have gone before us.  We remain in touch with one another via telephone, email, the US Postal Service, and Zoom video-conference.  We continue to gather online weekly for worship.

During this time when we cannot gather together in person, we remember that the church building is not The Church, and the core value of our faith is love of God AND one’s neighbor.  Such love demands that we cooperate with public health advisories to reduce the spread of contagion.  So please stay home and stay healthy, check on neighbors who may need assistance, maintain at least 6 feet of distance, wear a face covering in public, and wash those hands!

Our outdoor Chartres-style Medieval Labyrinth remains open to the public around the clock.  Walking the labyrinth can be a calming and centering practice in times of anxiety.

While we cannot gather together in the body, we remain united in spirit.  For as long as our buildings are closed, we will continue to post news and opportunities for online participation in worship, and publish our email Midweek Newsletter for members.


Click here for “Virtual” worship information and links.

In Case You Missed it:

Click here for “The Gift of Easter:” a Message from Bishop Rickel

Click here for the Easter Sermon by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry