After 17 months we will regather on Sunday, August 1 at 2:30 PM in the Parish Hall at St. Andrew’s. Repairs to the building are almost complete, but not quite! Many of you are anxious to be back in person, some of you are still a ways off from returning, and others will be worshipping with us virtually for the foreseeable future. No matter what your situation, Rhythms of Grace is still for all of us.
You can find us every Sunday on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/saecheights. You don’t need a Facebook account to watch us live. If you’re able and ready join us in person on August 1 for story, songs and Holy Communion.
On July 5 St. Andrew’s will begin will begin in-person worship at morning services. We will be adopting a new service schedule that will affect all of our services including Rhythms of Grace.
The return to corporate worship will be more gradual for our service. Rhuythms of Grace will continue to be live on Facebook every Sunday at the new time of 2:30 pm. Because so many members of our community are in the vulnerable population, we think a more gradual return is essential. If you would like to come and be with us in person for our virtual service please email me, and in the meantime please send us your photos from home. It means so much to see your faces and hear your voices in our comments each week.
Rhythms of Grace is a way for people with special needs to enjoy worship in their own way. The service was created so that parents could have a place where they could worship with their children without worrying about verbal disruptions or distracting movements and gestures. Our congregation includes families with members of all ages – from 2 to 45 years – and their parents, siblings, grandparents and caregivers.
At Rhythms of Grace we gather and write our prayers for the day as all are welcomed and made comfortable. We share a story from the Bible and then explore the story at learning centers, choosing from a variety of sensory and tactile activities adapted to each theme. We re-gather and break bread in a circle, and then pray our thanks and bid our friends goodbye until next time. Music is an integral part of our worship. The service is full of music, movement and laughter.
We meet every Sunday at 2 PM at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1819 Heights Blvd. For more information contact Lisa Puccio, firstname.lastname@example.org.