- Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2021 04:12
Parishioners at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Canonsburg, Pa., celebrated Christmas early by gathering outside for carols and Holy Eucharist on Saturday, December 19.
|St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Canonsburg hosted an early Christmas Eve carols and communion service outdoors on Saturday, December 19. (Photo Credit: St. Thomas' Episcopal Church)|
The outdoor service provided more space for physical distancing than the parish's traditional indoor Christmas Eve service. The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh suspended in-person worship indefinitely beginning December 20 to help mitigate spread of Covid-19. The Canonsburg congregation has taken safety precautions by limiting in-person attendance and live-streaming services since March.