St. Pauls Episcopal Church St. Pauls Episcopal Church
200 Riverside Avenue
Riverside, Connecticut 06878
Phone: 203-637-2447

Welcome to St. Paul's

We are a community of all ages and we come from many different faith backgrounds. We believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ provides a life-giving word of hope, and we strive to welcome all to worship and to membership in our church. The bread and wine of communion is offered to all baptized people at our services, and baptism is always open to those who desire it.

We are a community of lifelong learners who seek spiritual vitality and authentic relationship in worship, education and fellowship. We strive to be one family in Christ, and we welcome everyone, including families of all configurations, to participate in the very full life we share as God's people. We try to embody the values of the Gospel, including hospitality, generosity, and love. We are not perfect, and we also seek to practice reconciliation, truth-telling and forgiveness.  Your presence is a gift to us. We look forward to getting to know you and to sharing our common life.
Now that you have found us on the internet, please come and see us in person! Our Rector, the Rev. Lee Ann Tolzmann, is always happy to answer any questions you may have about the Episcopal Church in general or St. Paul's in particular. To read the
latest edition of our weekly e-newsletter, the Beacon, click here.
To subscribe to the Beacon, click here and send the blank email.  

News and Events

                          Sunday November 30, 2014    First Sunday of Advent
    8 am             Holy Eucharist Rite 2 in the church

    9:15 am        Discovery Hour
                            Advent Wreath Making in Selleck Hall
                                   Join us for advent wreath making and information
                                    about other ways to observe Advent.

    10:15 am      Holy Eucharist Rite 2 in the church 
                                   (optional childcare available from 9am on)
                              Our acolytes will be recognized at this service.

    11:15 am      Coffee Hour

Join us on Saturday December 6 for a special program. Praying Your Way Through Advent begins at 9:30 and ends at 12:30. You can come for the whole morning or any part thereof. For details and the schedule for the morning, click here.

Sunday December 7, the 10:15 service will feature Advent Lessons and Carols (no sermon). 

Have you made your financial commitment for next year yet?
here to download a 2015 pledge card.

Listen to Senior Warden Ken Rogozinski's Reflection on Stewardship
this year by clicking here. Or download his text to read here.

Click here for a copy of the 2013 Annual Report.  
and here to go to our channel on YouTube and see a slideshow of 2013 at St. Paul's

To keep up with us, like our page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Search "St. Paul's Riverside"



Worship Services Schedule

We worship together on Sunday mornings
8 AM and 10:15 AM and in July and August, on Saturdays at 5 PM. We are always prepared to welcome guests.

The 8 AM service of Holy Eucharist (communion) alternates between Rite I (traditional language) and Rite II (modern language). The 10:15 AM service of Holy Eucharist is always Rite II with music. Children are always welcome in church. Optional childcare is availabled during the 10:15 service.

From September through May, on most Sundays we offer education for all ages, including Sunday School for ages pre-school through fifth grade, at 9:15 AM.

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