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 our Rector The Rev. Stephanie M. Johnson, with any questions you might have.


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

News and Events

This Week

Kick Off Sunday 

Sun Sept 17th              8:00 AM         Holy Eucharist
                                    9:45 AM         Children's Choir Practice
                                   10:00 AM        Children's Formation Class  
                                   10:15 AM        "Mass on the Grass"
                                   11:15 AM         Cook Out on the Meadow

St. Paul's Happenings
Kick-Off Sunday - "St Paul's Gathering Together" - Sunday, September 17
Formation programs, including Discovery Hour, begin. Vestry-prepared cookout after the 10:15a  Mass on the Grass.
Parish-Wide Retreat at Camp Washington - Friday to Sunday, September 29 to October 1 (come for the whole weekend, or stay as long as your schedule permits) Multi-generational retreat with hiking, kayaking, crafts, games, reflection and prayers, plus social time. One or two night options. The weekend ends with outdoor Eucharist and brunch on Sunday morning. Click here to register:
October through December
Blessing of the Animals - Sunday, October 8
Fall In-Home Dinners - October and November
Sign up to participate or offer your home to host a potluck dinner with new (and old) St Paul's friends. Groups of 8-10 will enjoy a meal together one evening in the fall. If well received, we will continue in the winter/spring. 
Annual Gingerbread House Decorating and Christmas Cookie Exchange - Sunday, December 10, 11:30a


Click here for a copy of the 2016 Annual Report.



Worship Services Schedule

We worship together on Sunday mornings at 8 AM and 10:15 AM.  In July and August, the 5 pm Sunday service is held in the Memorial Garden.  We are always prepared to welcome guests.

The 8 AM service of Holy Eucharist (communion) uses Rite I (traditional language) while the 10:15 AM service of Holy Eucharist uses Rite II (modern language) with music. The 5:00 pm service of Holy Eucharist with Healing uses Rite II.  Children are always welcome in church. Optional childcare is available during the 10:15 service.

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

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