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

                         Christmas Service Times
Dec. 24   4 pm          Christmas Pageant and Holy Eucharist
Dec. 24   9:30 pm     Festival Music and Holy Eucharist
Dec. 25   10 am         Holy Eucharist with music

  Sunday December 21, 2014    Fourth Sunday of Advent
    8 am             Holy Eucharist Rite 1 in the church

    9:15 am        Discovery Hour 
Sunday School
in downstairs conference room
                              For children and any interested parents and volunteers
      Images of Mary in Art Part 2 in Selleck Hall
                               A video presentation of how Mary, the mother of
                               Jesus, has been depicted throughout history.
                                               All ages welcome.

    10:15 am      Holy Eucharist Rite 2 in the church 
                                 Children's Chapel for the first part of the
                                   service for younger children
       (optional childcare available from 9am on)
    11:15 am      Coffee Hour
and Cookie Sale
Bake, bring and buy cookies to benefit our Faith in Action programs

Join us on Sunday evening Dec. 21 at 5 pm for The Longest Night
This service of remembrance and hope, which lasts less than an hour,
is a way to acknowledge any loss or grief we may be carrying into the
holidays. Prayers, readings, music and the lighting of candles provide
a peaceful and gentle atmosphere. Brief homily, no communion. Open
to all!

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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