We have three Sunday services intended to reflect preferences for different worship styles. Any person is welcome to attend any of these, and you can learn more about them here. Other services during the week and at special times of the year are listed in the parish calendar.
Prayer is powerful. We maintain a prayer list for those in our parish, friends and acquaintances who are in need of our intercessory prayers. A healing minister is present at the 10:30am service to pray individually with you, if you wish. A weekly opportunity for centering prayer takes place every Wednesday at 7:00am, and the clergy are available at all times to pray with you and guide you in your prayer life.
At Saint Paul’s we have a tradition of fine Anglican music that is an integral part of the worship experience in many of our services. The organ is an exceptional instrument and our (mostly volunteer) Adult Choir has a well-deserved reputation for excellence. The Chorister program for children and youth is growing by leaps and bounds. Yet we are not musically exclusive or inaccessible; our musical styles reflect the diversity within our parish, and we welcome congregational participation in services and inquirers to the music programs. For more information, go to the Music page, request the monthly music e-newsletter, or contact the Director of Music.
Reaching out to the needy and less fortunate has been a strong focus at Saint Paul’s for many decades. The Outreach Committee coordinates several major on-going efforts that bring many parishioners together for practical helping activities – such as housing the homeless, cooking for the in-bound, and collecting food for the hungry – as well as for fund-raising events that directly support other organizations providing services. Often parishioners bring service opportunities to the parish from other parts of their lives.
Caring for one another
Taking care of one another is central to sustaining community. We help the clergy fulfill their role in pastoral care through supporting ministries such as Flower Deliveries, Lay Eucharistic Ministry, Stephen Ministry, and Prayer Shawl Ministry. Informal networks assist those who are facing hard times with practical support such as casseroles and transportation. Learn more about Caring at Saint Paul’s here.
Learning and Teaching
Opportunities abound at Saint Paul’s for deepening one’s knowledge, understanding, and perspective on matters of faith and scripture. Children are welcomed into Sunday School that has structured classes from Godly Play for pre-schoolers through high school youth groups. Offerings for adults include traditional Bible study groups, Education for Ministry, retreats, Men’s Group, Parents Exchange, special topic series and occasional talks or lectures. Many of these are led or organized by parishioners.
Good times in community
As a parish community, we love to gather for conversation and fun. Often, food is involved. Parish picnics, pancake suppers, Evensong receptions, Sunday breakfasts, coffee hours, chorister suppers, church school outings, and choir parties are typical examples of our regular gatherings. Sometimes we just enjoy being together as we work; lifetime friendships have been made sorting rummage during the summer, or organizing the Christmas pageant.