Sundays at 8 a.m., Rite I; and 10 a.m. Rite II with organ & choir. The later mass is live streamed on YouTube.
To learn about our worship service and about the Episcopal Church, click here. And click on that shelf of red books to get a short, cute introduction to our time-honored Book of Common Prayer.
If you are an experienced organist and choir director looking for a part-time position, we would like to talk with you!. More information can be found here.
This group meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the library to discuss the previous Sunday's sermon. All are welcome.
This is a series of videos, readings and small-group discussions about race. This is highly recommended if you have questions about "critical race theory," a topic needlessly politicized. To watch an introduction, click here.
Interested in pursuing Sacred Ground further? As in participating in a small-group study? Contact Nora Broszeit or Tom Connolly.
"The Bookman" retired last year, but volunteers at St. Paul's picked up the ball and we are once again selling used books at the Farmers' Market. They're inside our parish hall, so weather won't interfere.
We welcome donations; proceeds of the book store go to worthy causes. Drive up to the office Monday to Friday and someone will unload your books
Welcome to the easy in-and-out St. Paul's Farmer's Market! Stop by the hospitality pit, have a hotdog and introduce yourself to new friend! The market is open November through April, Saturdays from 8 a.m.to noon. Lots of fresh produce and select items of interest for sale.
If you are a prospective vendor, please call the office, as we have room for more vendors.
For more information about the market, click here.
Following a centuries-old tradition of announcing his presence by banging on the cathedral door, our new bishop was formally invested and seated Saturday, Jan. 7. The Right Rev. Dr. Douglas Scharf has returned to the diocese where he was raised and is well known. He was elected at a special convention April 2 as our bishop coadjuter and was ordained as bishop September 24 in Sarasota. He became the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Southwest Florida on Dec. 10, when Bishop Dabney Smith retired. Although all the official steps were already taken (i.e., the paperwork done), Hurricane Ian and Covid interfered with the ceremonial seating. That took place at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, in St. Petersburg
The newest—and at age 43 probably the youngest—bishop in the Episcopal Church in America was born in New York and from age 2 raised in Ft. Myers, where his father was an Episcopal priest. He served several parishes in the Diocese of Southwest Florida before moving to Palm Beach County to become rector of Good Shepherd in Tequesta.
"There are few moments when a priest is speechless, but this is one of them. I have been so humbled and honored to have been a part of this journey with you all and to be elected, I am truly overwhelmed. I feel the presence of God’s grace in this moment,” he said when he received the news of his election via a phone call from Bishop Smith. The assembly reacted with a joyful applause.
Almighty God, who created us in your own image: Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice in our communities and among the nations, to the glory of your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
—Book of Common Prayer
Dr. Susan Wilson, an English family physician, is full of energy and zealfor the Lord. She founded Tumaini (the word means "hope") Fund to put her faith to work in the AIDS-ravaged Kagera region of Northwest Tanzania. There she established an orphanage for thousands of children who lost their moms and dads to AIDS. In addition to monitary contributions, the ladies of our church, the ECW (Episcopal Church Women) have sewn numerous dresses, as seen here with Dr. Wilson.
Parishioners Mike Moore and Roger Conant are directors for the fund in the United States.
Episcopal Relief and Development is a charity you can trust to use your resources wisely and lovingly. Click the logo above to learn more and make a donation.
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Take a look at these six videos, all about the "Relaunch 2023," at the annual meeting on Jan. 29. The short clips show various activities our church members are engaged in, and how youcan participate more fully in the life of St. Paul's. Click the box on lower right to see the video in full screen mode.
Sunday worship service, 10 a.m. Stream on your smart phone, computer or television. Subscribe to our YouTube channel using this link. We have a new setup, with three cameras and good audio for home viewers.
Wednesday evening adult education, 4 p.m. We are reading the Gospel of John and discussing our findings under the tutelage of Fr. Tom. Approximately one hour, class is held in the library, Serson Hall.
Thursday wine time, 6 p.m. Join us with your favorite libation for an hour or so of conversation on Zoom This is a popular and relaxing chat room open to everyone who wishes to join in. Usually called "Thursday wine time," it's on Friday when the vestry meets, usually on the third Thursday of the month.
Join us for coffee after the Sunday morning worship service. It's a time for fellowship and to meet new friends. Parishioners bring snacks to share, and there's always plenty for everyone.
New Pathways available Click on the image above to read or download the latest edition (December 2022) of Pathways, the parish newsletter.
Previous editions of Pathways can be found here
There's a place for you to exercise your ministry at Saint Paul's! We are the hands and feet of the Risen Lord in the modern world that is in great need. Some of our ministries are listed here.
Wearing your name tag is an act of hospitality! We want visitors and our members to feel comfortable at services and coffee hour. If you don't have a name tag, call the office during the week to get one.
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