St. David’s FAQ
Church in the Time of Coronavirus
Q: What should we do on Sunday, March 25th, for Worship?
A: We will be live streaming the service on Sunday, March 25th at 10:30 a.m. via the St. David’s Facebook page. We will post the Bulletin to the Facebook page on Friday so that you can print it out to follow along. To watch the service live, go to the St. David Episcopal Church’s Facebook page and watch! If you do not have Facebook, the sermon will be posted to our website that evening.
Q: Is there a need for Ushers, Acolytes, Flower and Altar Guild etc., for this Service?
A: No. Only essential staff: Clergy, Organist and Media production staff, will be needed for the Service
Q: Is the Office closed? What will the Staff be doing?
A: The Staff will be working their usual hours although some maybe working from home. The Office hours during the campus closure are 10-2pm, Monday through Thursday. Sextons are working to deep clean the entire church and staff members are working to create online resources for the parish during the shutdown. The staff will be checking voice mail and email as usual.
Should you need clergy, please call the office at any time any follow the instructions on the voice mail.
We need your help. The Campus is closed to all Parishioners including: Vestry members, Ministry chairs, and all Guild Committee Chairs and Members. Please refrain from stopping by.
Q: What if I get sick?
A: Please call the office so that we may add you to the prayer list and to let the clergy know.
Q: How is St. David’s helping those in need?
A: Several ministries are continuing off campus. If you are interested in participating, please call the office and let us know! If you are over 60, we strongly encourage you to stay home. If you are in need assistance, for groceries/medication, we have volunteers to assist. Please call or email, Jan Georges, . Jan@stdavidchurch.
Q: How can I pay my pledge online?
A: We have written instructions for you to set up a log in. To get them, click HERE.
Q: What about Easter? And Holy Week?
A: Although we do not know how long our campus will be closed, the Staff is currently making plans for a full participatory worship for Easter and Holy Week. This may take place on Facebook, but we are currently researching other options. Currently, we are still unsure about Confirmation.
Q: What can families with young children do for Worship?
A: Judy Hines, our Children’s Minister, is developing resources for family worship and activities for you to explore at home. Also, please remember that the Book of Common Prayer offers individual and family worship on pages 136 & 137. In addition, Wallace, our Youth Minister, is offering morning and evening prayer on Instagram Stories @st_Davids_youth.
Q: What if I don’t have a Book of Common Prayer?
A: The book of Common Prayer is available online at www.bcponline.org.
Q: Are there spiritual opportunities in this crisis?
A: Yes! This, from Fr. Dean:
First, remember who we are as a church. The church is not a building, but a people. Our building is “off limits,” but the church—that’s us—continues its mission to “restore all people to unity with God and each other through Christ.” (Prayer Book, p. 855)
Second, it is what we are not doing that is so important. When we are home and not going out into the community, we are actually doing something very important—we are contributing to the “common purpose” of our community, by “lowering the curve” of this virus.
Finally, use this time as an opportunity to model Christ-like behavior.
Ask yourself this question: How will our children or grandchildren remember us in this crisis?
Will they remember us hoarding resources in fear and anxiousness, using our energy to blame and find fault rather than to contribute positively to our community? Will they remember us “testing” God by going out into the community and risking exposure to others? Will they remember our faith as fearful and self-centered?
Or, will they remember acts of kindness, compassion, sacrifice, and generosity? Will they remember how we used our imaginations and creativity to find ways to minister to one another? Will they remember a faith that is hopeful and generous, not fearful and self-centered?
I encourage you to take this opportunity to be your best selves, to pray, love, and hope our way through this time of uncertainty.
Q: What if I still have questions?
A: Call the office at 770-993-6084 or email Rebecca Cline at, ParishAdmin@stdavidchurch.org.
We will be happy to help you find the answers you need.
The Interim Rector and Wardens
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Roswell, Ga.