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Almighty God, who created us in your own image: Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice in our communities and among the nations, to the glory of your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

—Book of Common Prayer

Please join us in worship

Sundays at 8 a.m., Rite I; and 10 a.m. Rite II with organ & choir. The later mass is live streamed on YouTube.

Here is the bulletin for Sunday, Dec 04

To learn about our worship service and about the Episcopal Church, click here. And click on that shelf of red books to get a short, cute introduction to our time-honored Book of Common Prayer.

Click here for the on-line Book of Common Prayer

Click here for Scripture Readings

Bishop Scharf

Meet our new bishop

The Right Rev. Dr. Doug Scharf has returned to the diocese where he was born and raised and is well known. He was elected at a special convention April 2 as our bishop coadjuter and was ordained as bishop September 24 in Sarasota. He will become the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Southwest Florida on Dec. 10, when Bishop Dabney Smith retires.

The newest—and at age 43 probably the youngest—bishop in the Episcopal Church in America was born and raised in Ft. Myers, where his father was an Episcopal priest. He served several parishes in the Diocese of Southwest Florida before moving to Palm Beach County to become rector of Good Shepherd in Tequesta.

"There are few moments when a priest is speechless, but this is one of them. I have been so humbled and honored to have been a part of this journey with you all and to be elected, I am truly overwhelmed. I feel the presence of God’s grace in this moment,” he said when he received the news of his election via a phone call from Bishop Smith. The assembly reacted with a joyful applause.

Help Wanted: We're seeking a music director

If you are an experienced organist and choir director looking for a part-time position, we would like to talk with you!. More information can be found here.

Reflect and Connect

This group meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the library to discuss the previous Sunday's sermon. All are welcome.

Sacred Ground Series

This is a series of videos, readings and small-group discussions about race. This is highly recommended if you have questions about "critical race theory," a topic needlessly politicized. To watch an introduction, click here.

Interested in pursuing Sacred Ground further? As in participating in a small-group study? Contact Nora Broszeit or Tom Connolly.

Farmers' Market reopens this Saturday

If you are a prospective vendor, please call the office, as we are looking for certain vendors for the 2022-23 market year.

Welcome to the easy in-and-out St. Paul's Farmer's Market! Stop by the hospitality pit and introduce yourself to new friend! The market is open November through April, Saturdays from 8 a.m.to 1 p.m. Lots of fresh produce and select items of interest for sale.

For more information about the market, click here.

Supporters of Tumaini Fund

Dr. Susan Wilson, an English family physician, is full of energy and zealfor the Lord. She founded Tumaini (the word means "hope") Fund to put her faith to work in the AIDS-ravaged Kagera region of Northwest Tanzania. There she established an orphanage for thousands of children who lost their moms and dads to AIDS. In addition to monitary contributions, the ladies of our church, the ECW (Episcopal Church Women) have sewn numerous dresses, as seen here with Dr. Wilson.

Parishioners Mike Moore and Roger Conant are directors for the fund in the United States.

Supporters of 'ERD'

Episcopal Relief & Development

Episcopal Relief and Development is a charity you can trust to use your resources wisely and lovingly. Click the logo above to learn more and make a donation.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

All the links

Sunday worship service, 10 a.m. Stream on your smart phone, computer or television. Subscribe to our YouTube channel using this link. We have a new setup, with three cameras and good audio for home viewers.

Sunday bulletin

Wednesday evening adult education, 6:30 p.m. Read the first two chapters of the Gospel of John to get up to speed on our current adult ed offering with Fr. Tom. Approximately one hour, class is held in the library, Serson Hall.

Thursday wine time, 6 p.m. Join us with your favorite libation for an hour or so of conversation on Zoom This is a popular and relaxing chat room open to everyone who wishes to join in. Usually called "Thursday wine time," it's on Friday when the vestry meets, usually on the third Thursday of the month.

Join us for coffee after the Sunday morning worship service. It's a time for fellowship and to meet new friends. Parishioners bring snacks to share, and there's always plenty for everyone.

New Pathways available Click on the image above to read or download the latest edition (October 2022) of Pathways, the parish newsletter.

Previous editions of Pathways can be found here


There's a place for you to exercise your ministry at Saint Paul's! We are the hands and feet of the Risen Lord in the modern world that is in great need. Some of our ministries are listed here.

Wearing your name tag is an act of hospitality! We want visitors and our members to feel comfortable at services and coffee hour. If you don't have a name tag, call the office during the week to get one.

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Episcopal News Service

National Cathedral unveils portrait of Matthew Shepard, the gay hate-crime victim interred there

[Episcopal News Service] Washington National Cathedral unveiled a specially commissioned portrait of Matthew Shepard, the gay college student whose 199... murder sparked a national outcry against homophobic violence, on Dec. [.....................]

Canadian Anglican ministries struggle to meet spiking demand for shelter and food

[Anglican Journal (Anglican Church of Canada)] “Everybody lost a lot of friends out here,” says an Indigenous elder who gives his name simply as Dave. He’s sitting on a bench [.....................]

Diocese of Oregon lists headquarters for sale, seeking more accessible and flexible space

[Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of Oregon has listed its headquarters for sale, intending to move from the lush, secluded estate to a location that is more accessible to the [.....................]

Bishop Carol Gallagher appointed assistant bishop of Diocese of Massachusetts

[Diocese of Massachusetts] Bishop Alan M. Gates has appointed Bishop Carol J. Gallagher to serve as assistant bishop in the Diocese of Massachusetts. The appointment comes as Bishop Suffragan Gayle [.....................]

Delegates file formal objection to Florida’s bishop election redo

[Episcopal News Service] Delegates to the Diocese of Florida’s Nov. 19 bishop coadjutor election have filed an official objection to the election procedures, describing the election as “fundamentally unfair” several [.....................]

‘Every action matters’: Episcopal delegation recaps participation in COP27 climate summit

[Episcopal News Service] United Nations member states ended the recent COP...7 climate summit with an agreement to offer financial assistance to countries and communities struggling against the greatest impacts of [.....................]

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