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, Bonnie Rubrecht, at [email protected] to be added to the list.
Many of our regular studies and ministries are online!
- Wednesday healing service, led by Rev. Liz, is moving to Facebook Live through our Facebook page. All are welcome to join in this beautiful, brief service.
- Online Services with spiritual communion are held on Sundays 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!
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. We are working to stay in contact with everyone that calls St. Paul's home, whether you need us to do so through email, by phone or mail, or in our online communities and social media.
For more resources on how to get food, where to seek medical help, financial relief, etc. during the ongoing pandemic, visit St. Paul's COVID-19 Resource page.
Important Reminders on Staying Healthy:
These are especially important in situations such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
- 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, 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.
- Stay home as much as possible.
Guidance from the Episcopal Church:
Episcopal Relief and Development's faith-based response to epidemics
Health organization guidelines:
This page will continue to be updated throughout the pandemic. Please check back for additional resources or email our office for additional help. (last updated 2/3/2021)
Register for COVID-19/coronavirus updates from Ventura County here: https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/subscribe/
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St. Paul's Online Worship Services:
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