VIRTUAL CHAPEL

“In the shadow of your wings I take refuge,

~ Psalm 57:1

until the destruction is past.”

A Message to Our Community Members

In light of the COVID-19 health crisis, we are clearly in an unprecedented time in our lives. However, there are lovely, beautiful, and even unexpected opportunities that can arise from this time of isolation and social distancing. Among them is an opportunity for people to connect “virtually” through online forums.

With the help of our Bishop’s Committee, Administrator, and volunteers we have been working diligently this week to help community members get connected online through Zoom technology. To that end, we are now prepared to offer a series of online forums to help you all stay connected to one another. Each of our offerings is described below. All are free and open to the public.

While our retreat house remains closed to the public at this time, we are the church and will continue to be church with and for one another throughout this difficult time. Let us remember we are sheltered in the loving Shadow of God’s wings. 

Sundays

APRIL 5

10:00 am PDT

Principal Weekly Service of Morning Prayer

Since we cannot gather for the Eucharist, our morning Sunday service will consist of Morning Prayer, Lectionary readings from the day, and a sermon. If you plan to attend this service online, please light a candle and have it with you at home before the service. At the end of the service we will have a 5 minute break for everyone to grab their favorite morning beverage and then share in a virtual “coffee hour” as Fr. Vincent leads us through some reflections and shared discussion.

SUPPORT US

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IN ADDITION TO THE CANCELLATION OF OUR PUBLIC SERVICES,

COVID-19 HAS FORCED THE CLOSURE OF OUR RETREAT HOUSE INDEFINITELY. PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY IN SUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY AS WE MAKE OUR WAY THROUGH THIS TIME TOGETHER.

 

CHECKS MAY BE MAILED TO:

ST. COLUMBA'S

PO BOX 430

INVERNESS, CA 94937 

Tuesdays

MARCH 31

7:15 pm PDT

St. Columba's Meditation Group

This gathering will be meeting weekly online every Tuesday at 7:15pm PDT. For those of you who normally attend either of these groups, please join us along with those who are invited to join perhaps for the first time!  Our structure will be identical to that of our normal gatherings: A short biblical reading, a 25 minute sit, shared reflections, a Rhema Talk, and closing prayers. Fr. Vincent will lead this first session as we look to rotate the leadership to others over time.

Wednesdays

APRIL 1

12:00 pm PDT

St. Columba's

Noon Prayer & Scripture Study

Participants will join together for noon prayer, and a scripture study of the daily Lectionary readings for the day. This gathering will be led by Deacon Ari Wolfe and Mother Teri Waldron. This is a wonderful opportunity to get together for prayer and study of scripture!

Thursdays

APRIL 2

7:00 - 8:00 pm PDT

Evensong

Candle Light Evening Prayer Circle

We will join together in sung, spoken, and silent prayer, accompanied by harp and shruti box. Please bring your own candle.

The service program is available below and will also be shown on screen.

Saturdays

APRIL 4

7:00 am PDT

Peace Chapel with Fr. Vincent

Join Fr. Vincent and a group of international participants who are slowly ruminating on his book, Contemplating Christ: The Gospels and the Interior Life. Each session consists of an opening prayer, 25 minute sit in silence, rumination on two paragraphs of his book, group discussion, and optional time to reflect on one’s contemplative practice for the week. This is an ongoing gathering. No prior experience necessary. All are welcome.

APOCALYPSE

NOW 

A Critical Study of the Book of Revelation

In a Time of Pandemic

An Online Five-Week Course

with The Rev. Vincent Pizzuto, Ph.D.

Mondays from 10am to 12pm PDT

April 6 - May 4

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JOIN US

SUNDAY EUCHARIST

10:00 am

CELTIC RITE EUCHARIST

1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays

10:00 am

CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE

Weekly Morning & Evening Sessions

ADDRESS

12835 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Inverness, CA 94937

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 430

Inverness, CA 94937

415.669.1039

 

office@stcolumbasinverness.org

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