SPSA Announcements, Updates, and Online Worship During Coronavirus

Sunday, November 22 Worship Service

“No Time for the Timid”
Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, November 15 Worship Service

“No Time for the Timid”
Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, November 8 Worship Service

“Holy Worry”
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, November 1 Worship Service

“For All Our Saints”
All-Saints Sunday / Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, October 25 Worship Service

“In It For the Long Haul”
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, October 18 Worship Service

“Monumental Errors”
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, October 11 Zoom Worship Service

“Not at Home”
Stay-at-Homecoming Sunday
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, October 4 Worship Service

“Reclaiming Covenant”
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Blessing of the Animals

This Sunday, October 4 from 2-4pm on the West End Ave steps

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Sunday, September 27 Worship Service

“Water from a Rock”
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, September 20 Worship Service

“Wide Open Spaces”
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, September 13 Worship Service

“Just Go”
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, September 6 Worship Service

“A Labor of Love”
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, August 30 Worship Service

“Smoke Signals”
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, August 23 Worship Service

“That Sinking Feeling”
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, August 16 Worship Service

“Be Still”
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, August 9 Worship Service

“Today is a Good Day to Arrest the Killers of Breonna Taylor”
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, August 2 Worship Service

“Making Mustard”
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, July 26 Worship Service

“Facing Apocalypse: Climate, Democracy, and Other Last Chances”
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, July 19 Worship Service

“Zizania Mania, or, When Bad Seed Happens on Good Soil”
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

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Draw the Circle Wide

Our physical space and relation to it has changed, yes, but our work and connections have continued. In fact, our church has been thriving!

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Sunday, July 12 Worship Service

“Am I Teachable”
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, July 5 Worship Service

“On the Fifth of July”
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, June 28 Worship Service

“Breaking the Walls”
Pride Sunday

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Sunday, June 21 Worship Service

“A Sacred Conspiracy”
Third Sunday After Pentecost

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Sunday, June 14 Worship Service

Sunday Service with the New York Annual Conference

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Sunday, June 7 Worship Service

“Therefore Go”

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Sunday, May 31 Worship Service

“Blown Away”

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Sunday, May 24 Worship Service

“Stay Grounded”

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From Your Pastors: Church Reopening?

We will gather for worship when epidemiologists and other health professionals tell us it is safe to do that. Not before.

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Sunday, May 17 Worship Service

“Looking Ahead”

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Sunday, May 10 Worship Service

“Many Rooms”

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Sunday, May 3 Worship Service

“The Last Breakfast”

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Sunday, April 26 Worship Service

“The Hidden Gems of Jesus”

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Sunday, April 19 Worship Service

“The Opposite of Fear is Faith”

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Easter Sunday Worship Service for April 10, 2020

“When the Promise is Enough”

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Easter Sunday Sunrise Service 

April 12, 2020

Join us for an Easter sunrise service on Zoom to start off the holiday celebrations.

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Good Friday Live Service for April 10, 2020

For today’s Good Friday service we will join together live on Zoom at 6:30pm for a time of reflection, reading, song, and prayer.

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Maundy Thursday Digital Worship for April 9, 2020

This service will guide us by reading, song, and reflection, through the movements of a communion liturgy: thanksgiving, blessing, and the mystery of faith.

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Palm Sunday Worship Service for April 5, 2020

The Power of We

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Coronavirus Resource Guide

April 4, 2020

There is a wide variety of resources available for housing, financial support, unemployment, food insecurity, mental health, remote learning, and activities to do at home.

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In the News: Being the church at epicenter of US pandemic (UM News)

April 3, 2020

In New York City, no worship is taking place at the United Methodist Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew. But a vital mission remains, which is filling the pews of the sanctuary at West 86th Street and West End Avenue.

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Sunday, March 29, 2020 Worship Service

Finding Hope in Our Hopelessness

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From Your Pastors: Supporting Essential Ministries in Times of Need

March 27, 2020

We cannot do this alone. We are called to live in community because through this holy connection, the impossible can happen! Our resources multiply and miracles manifest.

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In the News: Coronavirus pandemic compounds dire situation for poor Americans (ABCNews.com)

March 27, 2020

By 8 a.m. on Wednesday, the line outside St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church in New York City stretched around the block. But this wasn’t any ordinary morning.

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In the News: Helping Children During the Covid-19 Crisis (UM News)

March 25, 2020

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Sunday, March 22, 2020 Worship Service

We are not forgotten, God knows our name.

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From Your Pastors: Urgent Covid-19 Update

March 17, 2020

We are closing the building to all partners and the public as of 6pm today. We are scheduling a deep cleaning and disinfection of the entire building by an outside professional company, who will follow the guidelines of the Department of Health.

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In the News: Churches Overcome Social Distancing to Continue Outreach (UM News)

March 17, 2020

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Sunday, March 15, 2020 Worship Service

Practicing social distancing while staying spiritually connected. For this third Sunday in Lent, we are starting worship services online.

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Inter-generational Connect & Care Groups

March 13, 2020

We are church, even when we cannot gather together physically. We can draw wisdom and learning from the practice of those early communities about how to stay connected and continue to be a source of support, prayer, and care for each other.

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From Your Pastors: Online Worship Services and Note from Bishop Bickerton

March 13, 2020

These are strange times.  Our first priority as a community of followers of Jesus is to keep the body of Christ safe and whole, so that we are able to act as God’s people in a fear-filled and hurting world.

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From Your Pastors: SPSA’s Ongoing Response to COVID-19

March 12, 2020

As a precautionary measure, we will be suspending all in-person programming until further notice. This includes Homework Help, coffee hour, committee meetings, after-worship programming, youth group, Sunday School, and Bible & Brew.

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