Anglican Parish of Derby and Blackville
We have been invited by St. George’s Anglican Church, Moncton to join them in regular worship online. They have an ability we do not have in our churches, to live stream. They are live streaming all of their worship services on Facebook (see the schedule below).
If you have Facebook – click on this link and you will find them there at the times listed below. If you are not available at those specific times, the videos will remain on their page – just scroll down. https://www.facebook.com/St-Georges-Anglican-Church-632045103662227/ .
You can also, if you are on Facebook – “Like” our Parish Facebook page and get updates, information and the videos from St. George’s – Click here to do that – https://www.facebook.com/Anglican-Parish-of-Derby-and-Blackville-291008274299249/
What If You Don’t Use Facebook?
Here’s some especially good news:
Even if you don’t have Facebook – click on this link – https://www.facebook.com/St-Georges-Anglican-Church-632045103662227/ , and you can still join in as they are going live – or, after by scrolling down their page to find the appropriate video.
And, you can see our Parish Facebook page without being on Facebook by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/Anglican-Parish-of-Derby-and-Blackville-291008274299249/
For my part, I will be joining in live as much as I am available. The Menu above has a link to the Daily Scripture Readings for Morning and Evening prayer.
We thank St. George’s for this valuable ministry to the whole Church and give thanks to God that we can still come together even when we have to stay apart physically.
Here is the schedule for services of worship at St. George’s: Spiritual Communion
Normally, we are supposed to come together for worship, there are circumstances – like the ones we currently find ourselves in – that prevent us from being physically present at the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist (Communion). Our Church provides for “Spiritual Communion” at those times. Here is an explanation based on what we find in the Book of Common Prayer on page 584:
But if a person, either by reason of extreme sickness, or for other just reasons, cannot receive the Sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood:, they shall be instructed that if they do truly repent of their sins, and steadfastly believe that Jesus Christ has suffered death upon the Cross for them, and shed His Blood for their redemption, earnestly remembering the benefits they have because of Christ’s Sacrifice, and giving hearty thanks for this Salvation; then they spiritually eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ to their soul’s health, even without physically receiving the Sacrament.
Follow along with the video on St. George’s Facebook page. Follow the service of Holy Communion found beginning on page 67 of your Book of Common Prayer or online at: http://prayerbook.ca/resources/bcponline/holy-communion/
If anyone in our Parish does not have a copy of the Book of Common Prayer and would like one to use during this time when we are unable to worship together in our churches – please contact me (Fr. Gerry). My contact information is on the “Contact Us” page in the above Menu.
What if I Cannot Link to the Videos?
You can use the following Order to worship in your homes in dire situations when we cannot meet together in person – or through these videos. You can view it here – or, print it by clicking on it and printing the file that will appear in another tab in your web browser.