COVID-19 Scheduling Change Notice

March 14, 2020

My dear friends in Christ,

After talking to our bishop and listening what the government is inviting us to do, as a precaution, love and responsibility, we are canceling all our worship services and gatherings at Saint Edward’s effective today, March 14th until March 28th. This is a very difficult decision to make because the first thing we are called to do during this challenging time is to pray together and offer support to each other.

For this Sunday, we encourage all to live stream a service from the Cathedral of St. Philip. Here is the invitation from Dean Sam Candler.

“Please join us by live stream, via our website or our Facebook page. If the internet is not available to you, please join us in prayer wherever you are, and however you prefer to pray. 8:45 and 11:15.”
You can also view an online service from The National Cathedral. The 11 a.m. Eucharist on March 15 from the National Cathedral will be live-streamed here and feature a sermon from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, though he won’t be at the cathedral either; the sermon will be recorded from his home in North Carolina.I am working with John Talipsky, our Senor Warden, Ted Ruchalski, and Manuel Holguin to find ways to offer our Sunday services online. We will be making plans to live stream our own service from St. Edward’s beginning Sunday 3/22 and reaching out in other ways for virtual gathering. I have asked Lisa to upload to our website the Sunday bulletin, so you can have access to it. I Invite you to get together at home with your family tomorrow and the following Sunday, read the lessons that God is giving to us, if possible talk about how God is present to us during this times, and what we need to do as followers of Christ to encourage one another, and sing a song that lift up your spirit and hold us together as one family, your beloved family of Saint Edwards.

I invite you find ways to encourage one another, the LEV please reach out to the people you usually take communion to, and be present to them praying with them over the phone so they continue feeling the communion with God and the parish.

Please know that I am here, we don’t abandon each ever, and especially now when we need each other. If you feel the need, please call me 678 541 1730, and we can talk and pray together.

With great faith, prudence, and prayer we will find the way to stop this evil in the world.

In the love of Christ,

The Rev. Fabio Sotelo

Interim Priest