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I hope this message finds you well. Despite all the stresses of daily life, it is good to remember to be grateful – in the words of that inimitable poet, Mary Oliver – for the “one wild and precious life” we’ve been given. I hope that you are finding time to rest and take care of yourself. I hope that you are enjoying the company of your loved ones. Read Javier’s Letter
There’s always an open invitation for anyone wanting to attend the “Movie Night” discussions facilitated by Fr. Javier and Tad Richard. This is an ongoing gathering. We’re watching one movie a month on our own and…Continue reading
Beginning on Sunday, October 10 in the main sanctuary, join us for conversations about what it means for us to be members of the Beloved Community.Continue reading
As we get ready to welcome Bishop Rodman for his yearly visitation on Sunday, November 7, St. Paul’s will offer formation for adults and youth interested in Confirmation, Reception, or the Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows.Continue reading
Holy Eucharist with homily will be live streamed on St. Paul’s Facebook page at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays. A Facebook account not required. Links to PDF copies of upcoming Sunday bulletins will be available in letter size format.
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Holy Eucharist on Facebook Live: https://facebook.com/stpaulscary/live
Bulletin: September 26, 2021 Holy Eucharist
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Read more this excellent article from the Center for Parent and Teen Communication has to offer.Continue reading
St. Paul’s is seeking to hire a Children’s Ministry Coordinator. The Children’s Ministry Coordinator provides support and coordination for the Children’s Ministry at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The program serves children (ages 3 through 5th grade) and includes a Sunday School curriculum, weekly Children ’s Chapel, Christmas Pageant, Pre-Episcopal Youth Community (Pre-EYC) Program, and various special events. This position reports directly to the Associate Rector.Continue reading
As we continue towards the fall season, I’d like to remind you of what is offered on the Sundays in September regarding coffee hour, as well as children and youth activities, invite you to evening prayer on Wednesdays, and encourage you to send us pictures of your pets as we prepare to bless the animals in October. Read George’s Letter
St. Paul’s Children’s Ministries has certainly missed seeing our church families in person for Chapel, Sunday School, and other special events. While nothing can replace the experience of gathering together, we have been very fortunate to stay connected through various remote technologies….Continue reading
Click Continue reading for Zack’s weekly email to the EYC community at St. Paul’s.Continue reading
In this week’s Hope for The Journey, I would like to share a message from our Presiding Bishop.
Preaching at Trinity Church Wall St. on September 11, during the Requiem Holy Eucharist, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, remarked, “We observe this solemn occasion in a perilous moment in our national life and history.
Veterans and Military Outreach (VMO) is collecting names of veterans and military members for special acknowledgement on Veteran’s Day in November. Please submit name and branch of service no later than October 25, 2021, to VMO@stpaulscary.org.
housing in our area? Register to attend the virtual Internal Assembly on Tuesday, September 14 at 7:30 pm.Continue reading
This week we would like to give you an overview of our plans as we enter a modified Fall schedule for worship and programming this Sunday. We would also like to invite you to Evening Prayer in the Courtyard and the monthly Racial Justice Movie Night via Zoom.
As always, the safety of you and your loved ones is our primary concern, and we continue to abide by diocesan and CDC guidelines for gathering together in-person. Below you’ll find a brief outline of each of the activities planned, along with the guidelines that will be followed at each event. Read George’s Letter
Our Blessing of the Animals for the feast of St. Francis will take place on Sunday, October 10, but we decided we can’t wait until then to see the faces (furry or otherwise) of your wonderful pets.Continue reading
In this week’s Hope for the Journey, Fr. Javier reflects on the shorter ending of the Gospel of Mark: “The good news here is not that we shouldn’t feel this fear—far from it. Rather, it is what we do afterward that counts.”Continue reading
This week I want to remind you of the Sunday schedule change and activities that will begin on Sunday September 12, provide information regarding Memorial Flowers and invite you to join us for worship this Sunday. Read George’s Letter
Parenting is tough in the best of times!Continue reading
In this week’s Hope for the Journey, Mo. Alice reflects on: Where do we see God? How do we see God? And in what ways are we looking for God?Continue reading
This week’s letter includes some exciting opportunities for September, and information for Sunday worship. Read George’s Letter
The beautiful arrangements you see at our altar each week are funded by donations to the Altar Guild Memorial Flower Fund. You can reserve a special day to celebrate or remember a loved one with a donation of $50. Follow this link to the sign up: Memorial Flowers. We do need four weeks advance notice to acknowledge your gift in our Sunday bulletin by publishing your name and the name of the loved one or celebration you indicate; if you would prefer to remain anonymous, just let us know, and we can do that as well. For questions, or if you do not feel comfortable using the Sign Up Genius, please contact Julie Turak at 919-602-9605.
In this week’s Hope for the Journey, Fr. George reflects on his recent conversation with the Rev. Alice Graham Grant and shares a meditation from Richard Rohr.Continue reading
As the academic year begins, St. Paul’s invites you to reconnect and gather safely over the month of September.Continue reading
This week I’d like to announce the hiring of St. Paul’s Facilities Manager, a new staff position for Natalie Sroka, an interview with St. Paul’s new Associate Rector, and information about this Sunday’s worship. Read George’s Letter
Join us for a discussion of “The Church Cracked Open” by the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, who serves as the Presiding Bishop’s Canon for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation.
Less than 140 pages long, this deeply theological book looks at the history of Christianity in general and the Episcopal Church in particular and challenges us to consider how we might learn and grow from the racial reckoning and COVID pandemic of the last 18 months to help build true beloved community.
We will meet on Sunday, September 12 and Sunday. September 26 outside at the church from 4 to 5 p.m. If either the weather or COVID intervene, we will shift to Zoom.
Learn more about the book and Mother Stephanie here.
Signup to participate in the discussion here. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
In this week’s Hope for the Journey, Fr. Javier reflects on José González’s “El Invento” and the nature of life’s big questions.Continue reading
Thank you to all the St. Paul’s volunteers who worked to move materials from the Chapel to the newly refurbished Education Building.Continue reading
Thank you, St. Paul’s! Through your bountiful support, we provided more than 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to the Episcopal Farmworkers Ministry.Continue reading
We wanted to have Lobster Fest this year. We REALLY did. We wanted to kick COVID 19 in the teeth and bring Lobster Fest back for 2021. But how? How could we return to the huge community gathering and still keep everyone safe? How could we invite everyone in the church to volunteer in a shared project and still keep everyone safe?
We brainstormed…Continue reading
NO ONE is permitted in the Education Building/Parish Hall without being accompanied by the contractor or a Warden of the vestry. It remains an active construction site. Work will be shut down by the Fire Marshall if you disregard this request. We have received a warning already.
Please be patient as we work through the final details safely. It will definitely be worth the wait!
St. Paul’s will be conducting Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m. Monday-Friday on Facebook Live. Tune in to St. Paul’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/stpaulscary). We will be using The Daily Office Morning Prayer Rite 2.
If you can’t tune in to the livestream at 8:00 a.m., you can also watch the recorded video on Facebook.