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 web, please come and see us in person. We worship on Sundays at 8 AM and 10:15 AM every week. Please contact the Parish Administrator, Elen Hinckley, with any questions you might have.


To read the latest edition of our weekly e-newsletter, the Beacon, click here.  

News and Events

                    Saturday August 1st 5pm service in the Memorial Garden
            Holy Eucharist Rite 2 

Sunday August 2, 2015  9th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 13

                   8 AM           Holy Eucharist Rite 1 in the church
                  10:15 AM     Holy Eucharist Rite 2 in the church
                  11:15 AM     Lemonade on the lawn

Children are always welcome in church. Optional childcare is available from
10:05 through 11:30 AM on Sundays in the summer.  

Our rector, the Rev. Lee Ann Tolzmann, has been called to be the new Canon for Mission Leadership for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. July 26 was her last Sunday at St. Paul's. Here is the Bishop's announcement to the Diocese. July 26 was her final Sunday with us. You can hear her sermon from that day 
here.  We have visiting clergy covering Sunday services and hope to have an interim Rector with us soon!

Summer outdoor services at the altar in the Memorial Garden are held at
      5pm on Saturdays from July 11 through August 29.

Discovery Hour, including Sunday School, is on summer break. It resumes
at 9:15 AM on Sunday, September 13.

Click here for a copy of the 2014 Annual Report and here for our slide show of life at St. Paul's in 2014

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Worship Services Schedule

We worship together on Sunday mornings at 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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