I will be posting a video each week by our usual Sunday worship time of 10:30am, starting this Sunday March 22nd. I’ll be loosely following our regular order of worship, offering prayer, readings and a sermon. For now, this is not a livestream, so feel free to watch at your leisure. I look forward worshiping together with you soon! As always, don’t hesitate to reach out by phone or email. Blessings, Rev. Shada
Dear Church of the Holy City Community,
(March 2020) Due to the escalation of COVID-19 concerns, and a general call for community leaders to model and support social distancing, we have decided to cancel Sunday services for the time being. We consider it a priority to protect our vulnerable community members, and our responsibility to flatten the curve of transmission over time. The Copeland String Quartet concert for March 15th, as well as the Helen Keller lecture on March 22nd, have also both been postponed. We will make a decision regarding rescheduling our Annual Meeting at a later date. Please check this website and our Facebook page (The Church of the Holy City, Wilmington) for updates, including ways that we will work to connect with each other online.
While we will not be worshiping together in person, the opportunity remains for us to show up for each other, to *be* the church for each other in community. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Pastor Shada (firstname.lastname@example.org) for pastoral support, or if you are self-quarantining, for support of other kinds, such as groceries or medications. If you feel confident in being out in the world and you are willing and able to help out with the needs of others, please also contact email@example.com.
These are unprecedented and uncertain times. We are all just trying to make the best decisions that we can with the best information that we have. Stay well, dear friends. And stay tuned for a pastoral letter in the next couple of days. (Find it here).
I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, come down out of Heaven from God… - Revelation 21:2 The congregation and pastor welcome you to The Church of The Holy City, which exists to help people be open to the Lord’s presence and to facilitate the spiritual well being of all people. The Bible is the foundation of our theology and a guide for spiritual growth.
We look to the writings of Emmanuel Swedenborg, an 18th century theologian and scientist who envisioned a new Christianity coming into being, revitalized by the Spirit of the Lord. The name of our church is taken from Chapter 21, Verse 2 of the Bible’s Book of Revelation.
We welcome you to visit and join us in worship. Our regular church services are held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. The service lasts about an hour.
As is our tradition since the 1800s, the church will be closed during the Sundays of August. We will resume our regular Sunday services in September.
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