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Welcome to St. Paul's!
We are delighted that you have chosen to seek us out. As a congregation which seeks to deepen our relationship with God, our neighbor and the world around us, we welcome all seekers.
Our Sunday worship is at the heart of our time together as we gather to celebrate all God’s blessings and find solace in our lives. While deeply committed to traditional Episcopal foundation of our worship, we also recognize that people enter into worship with different experiences and expectations.
A recent favorite moment in worship was, when to the delight of the congregation, a young child took her coloring book and sat in the middle of the aisle to color. From the soaring music, thoughtful sermons and hearing of the Good News, our worship also reflects the solemnity of being present to God. We hope that when you enter into the church you (and your family and friends) experience both that sense of being comfortable like our young members and also a deep reverence.
To be a welcoming Christian community dedicated to supporting the spiritual growth and well-being of all: our parish, our community, and the world. Our faith informs our commitment to encourage and empower each other to do God’s work in the world.
St. Paul's offers many opportunities for informal social time together.
- Coffee Hour. After the 10:15 am Sunday service, parishioners gather to socialize in Selleck Hall. Volunteers sign up in advance to provide refreshments. We try to remember to wear our pre-printed name tags.
- Foyer Groups. For the past two decades, many parishioners have participated in Foyer Groups, which comprise groups of 10-12 people who meet in each others' homes or other venues to share a meal .
- Parish Meals. During the year, there are numerous opportunities for members to gather and share a meal after either worship service or on a special evening. There are some great cooks, male and female, at St. Paul's!
- New Member Ministry. While a member of the vestry has titular responsibility for this, we recognize that newcomer ministry belongs to all parishioners. On Sundays, a member of the vestry greets newcomers at coffee hour. Newcomers are invited to complete a Welcome Card so that one of our clergy can tell them more about St. Paul's and to answer their questions. Semi-annually, newcomers are invited to a social gathering with current members. We all endeavor to make new members feel welcome and invite them into the life and activities of the parish. A new member orientation is offered by the clergy several times a year in the Waterman Library.
If you look at this page in the editor, you will see that placing all of the accordion blocks on one line keeps them tightly aligned, as above.