Although COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings of more than ten people have been lifted, our Sunday Eucharists will be conducted as Zoom gatherings, at least until September 2021. Please check your Living Water email each week for  our liturgy schedule, Zoom links and any updates as to when we may gather again in sanctuaries. This information will change, so be sure to check each week.

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All are welcome at our table where we will pray and sing and share  Communion together, looking forward to the day when we may once again gather in person.











Prayer in Time of Pandemic

A Gentle Prayer for Returning
to Whatever Will Be The New Normal

Loving God who brings peace to my soul,

I pause (breathe in and out) and thank you for this past year –
for  the challenges, the emotions, and the struggles.
For in these, I grew closer to you.

I pause (breathe in and out) and remember
that in the darkness of this past year, I was able to see your light;
and in my fear, I could feel your strength.
For in darkness and fear, I grew closer to you.

I pause (breathe in and out) and remember that I have survived.
When I’ve wanted to run, I’ve stayed;
when I’ve wanted to hide, I’ve faced the day.
For even in these, you brought me closer to you.


I pause (breathe in and out) and ask for forgiveness
for those days I faltered, and nearly  lost all trust and hope in you.

I pause (breathe in and out) and ask now for the grace
to recognize you in each new day, even as I do not know
what those new days will bring.

I pause (breathe in and out) and ask that I not demand
a return to certainty or routine or even life as I knew it. 

I pause (breathe in and out) and ask that I be open to change,
and to the movement of your Spirit, renewing all Creation
and making all things new.

I pause (breathe in and out) in gratitude.

I pause (breathe in and out) and rest in you. AMEN.

(Adapted by Gloria Carpeneto, from Creighton University Prayers,  Erin Roush)

1st & 3rd Sundays of each month
Eucharist at 1:30 p.m.
St. John’s Grace United Church of Christ (SJGUCC) in Catonsville MD

2nd Sunday of each month
Eucharist at 10:30 a.m.
in our members’ homes, different sites in Central MD; and
at 1:15 p.m., Catoctin Episcopal Parish, Harriet Chapel in Thurmont

4th & 5th Sunday of each month,
celebrating Eucharist at 1:30 p.m. 
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Eastport (Annapolis),  

  Churches of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, Cedarcroft (Baltimore)
as well as

at 1:15 p.m., Catoctin Episcopal Parish, Harriet Chapel in Thurmont

We will also celebrate Eucharist in more distant locations
if interest is expressed in beginning to form a faith community there.


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Sunday Liturgies

In the event of inclement weather, you will receive an email from LWICC on Sunday morning, letting you know if Mass has been cancelled or not. We will also post the notice on our LWICC Facebook page. For 10:30 a.m. liturgies, this email will be in your In Box by 8:00 a.m. For 1:30 p.m. Masses, it will be there by 11:00 a.m. If you do not receive this email, and are unsure about whether we’re having Mass or not, please call Gloria Carpeneto on 410-455-0277  (cell: 410-207-9520) and she will let you know the status of Mass for the day in question.

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