Church at home

“Worshippers never leave church… We carry our sanctuary with us wherever we go.” -A.W. Tozer

We are called to be the Church and we can be together without being in person. In this time of self-isolation and uncertainty, we are still the Church, it just looks a little different than it ever has before. But the Church has lasted through many pandemics, governments, plagues, and unknowns and we will get through this too. We believe in a God who lives and moves among us so we are never alone. God is here with us and we are here for each other. Please read through our offerings below and please reach out to us if you need anything. Our clergy and staff are available for phone or Zoom calls; if you need anything please email us. 

Worship

We will be offering Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer at 10AM on Sundays via Livestreaming services. 
To watch, please click the link below and click on the date and time.  If the service has not gone live yet,
please wait and it will go live about 5 minutes before the actual start time. 

Children

Sunday School

Each week we add an audio story that matches the lectionary for the week, as well reflection questions. Let your kids tackle these on their own while you listen to the service Sunday mornings.

The Feeding of the Five Thousand

Reflection Questions

Coloring Page

Children's Morning Prayer

Play

Time at home with no pressing need to be out and about, checking off never-ending to-do lists and driving family members all over for their activities presents a blessed chance to let children be children and play! During this slow-down time, maybe spend some time playing with your children. Use building toys like blocks, LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, etc to create Bible story scenes and use them to play out the stories.

Sing and Dance

Have a sing-along, have a dance party! Listen to family-friendly music that reminds us of God’s love for us. Make some joyful noise and play along with your instruments or, you can even make use of other things around the house for percussion. Here are a couple suggestions: Ellie Holcomb’s albums “Sing; Creation Songs” and “Sing; Remembering Songs”

Summer Camp At Home

Welcome to Saint Luke’s Summer Camp At Home! Though we were very sorry to have to cancel our in-person program, we’re happy to share Bible stories, activities and songs with you so you can create a VBS experience at home.

Youth

Netflix Watch Parties – Fridays at 7PM

Let’s have a movie night! Netflix has come up with a way for us to watch movies together while we are apart.  To participate in the Netflix Party, you will have to download the Chrome Plug-In called Netflix Party. The instructions can be found hereDue to the fact that the link for the party can only be accessed right before the movie, I ask that you sign up so that I can send you the appropriate link. Please sign up by emailing naomi.cunningham@saintlukesdarien.org!

Micro-Loans: For the past two years, the Saint Luke’s youth have been making micro-loans through the lending website Kiva.org. This is a great way to make a difference in the world while still practicing self-isolation. You logon, look through the various groups and individuals asking for a loan, and then lend someone $25. Then, when you get repaid, you can choose another group or individual to lend to!

Make Cards: People in our midst who live alone many feel particularly vulnerable during this time and cards are a wonderful to make them feel loved. If you are interested in making cards, please email Naomi and she will send you a few names of people who would love to receive a hand-written card.

Adults

Resources from the Episcopal Church

Habits of Grace: An invitation for you, from Presiding Bishop Curry

As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing social distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a ‘habit of grace.’ A new meditation will be posted on Mondays through May.

Check it out through this link https://episcopalchurch.org/habits-of-grace?wchannelid=u3mbmc7c0r&wvideoid=tu6zecrp3s

During this time, connection is so important. Please feel free to reach out to our clergy if you want or need to talk.