St. Paul's During the COVID-19 Pandemic
One of the easiest and best ways to stay connected with what's happening at St. Paul's is through our email newsletter, which goes out weekly! If you aren't signed up already, please email our Parish Administrator at [email protected] to be added to the list.
Many of our regular worship services, studies and ministries are online!
- Join our online Sunday Worship Service with spiritual communion is held at 10:15am on our Facebook page via Facebook Live and our YouTube channel.
- We're holding virtual coffee hour via Zoom on Sunday mornings following our service. Go to our blog for the details so you can join us remotely, or click the link on Facebook!
- Wednesday Healing Service, led by Rev. Liz, is available via Zoom. All are welcome to join in this beautiful, brief service.
To read more about our studies available in groups online, and more details about our services, click here.
Of course we are also praying for everyone in our community! If you need pastoral care or have prayer requests, please email or call and let us know by emailing us at offic[email protected].
Important Reminders on Staying Healthy:
These are especially important in situations such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
- GET VACCINATED! All Californians age 12 years+ are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19 -- go to Ventura County's https://myturn.ca.gov/ to register for your first or second appointment.
- WEAR A MASK! Read more about why masks help prevent the spread of this deadly virus from the World Health Organization and the CDC. Doctors now recommend that you double-mask or use a surgical mask or KN95 whenever possible.
- If you have symptoms of illness consistent with COVID-19, get tested! Testing is widely available throughout Ventura County and is free. If you have been around someone who tests positive for COVID-19, testing is also recommended.
- In all situations, the best practice to prevent any illness is to wash your hands frequently using proper technique: wet-lather-scrub-rinse-dry. https://www.who.int/gpsc/clean_hands_protection/en...
- To help with this practice, try singing the Doxology or reciting the Lord’s Prayer — both take about the recommended 20 seconds of thorough scrubbing.
- If you use 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer, "wash" your hands the same way you would with soap and water for approximately 30 seconds.
- Avoid touching your face: particularly eyes, nose, and mouth. This is how germs enter your body. When you cough, do so into your bent elbow, or preferably a tissue, not your hand.
Guidance from the Episcopal Church:
Episcopal Relief and Development's faith-based response to epidemics
Health organization guidelines:
St. Paul's is now open for in-person worship services on Sunday!