Sunday, May 15, 2022

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Fourth Sunday of Easter

O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. 

Monday, May 2, 2022

Saint Philip and Saint James, Apostles

 Almighty God, who gave to your apostles Philip and James grace and strength to bear witness to the truth: Grant that we, being mindful of their victory of faith, may glorify in life and death the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Third Sunday of Easter

 O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Saint Mark the Evangelist

 Almighty God, by the hand of Mark the evangelist you have given to your Church the Gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God: We thank you for this witness, and pray that we may be firmly grounded in its truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Second Sunday of Easter

 Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Easter Sunday

 Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord's resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Friday, March 11, 2022

Bishop Knisely Visit Sunday March 13

Bishop Knisely will be with us on Sunday March 13th for the 10:00 In-person and Zoom Service, and for Coffee Hour afterward in the Parish Hall.

Be sure to set your clocks ahead on Saturday night so you can join us on time. Hope to see you either at the church or on the screen. Blessings!

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Episcopal Relief and Development's Ukraine Crisis Fund

 

Happy are those who consider the poor; 

the Lord delivers them in the day of trouble.
  The Lord protects them and keeps them alive;
    they are called happy in the land.
You do not give them up to the will of their enemies.
  The Lord sustains them on their sickbed;
in their illness you heal all their infirmities.

Psalm 41:1-3

  Episcopal Charities encourages you to directly support Episcopal Relief and Development's Ukraine Crisis Fund. 

Click on the blue button below to make your gift to the Episcopal Relief and Development's Ukraine Crisis Fund or send your gift via check to 

 Episcopal Relief & Development

Ukraine Relief Fund
P.O. Box 7058
Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

Thank you.


Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Ash Wednesday In Person and on Zoom

Join us in person or on Zoom on March 2 at 5:30 PM for our Ash Wednesday Service. 

The scripture readings for Ash Wednesday are: 
 Joel 2:1-2,12-17 
 Psalm 103:8-14 
 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 
 Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 

 Hope to see you either at the church or on the screen. Blessings!

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Sunday Service now In Person AND on Zoom

Good news! Good News! Beginning on February 6th we are planning to have our 10:00 AM Sunday Holy Eucharist Service both in person and on Zoom. Hope to see you either at the church or on the screen.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Now the Work of Christmas Begins

In this new year as the Christmas season ends, we still face many challenges; homelessness, hunger, and pandemic to name a few.


A poem called “The Work of Christmas” by Howard Thurman, an African-American theologian, educator, and civil rights leader reminds of what we are called to do now.


When the song of the angels is stilled,

when the star in the sky is gone,

when the kings and princes are home,

when the shepherds are back with their flocks,

the work of Christmas begins:

to find the lost,

to heal the broken,

to feed the hungry,

to release the prisoner,

to rebuild the nations,

to bring peace among the people,

to make music in the heart.


You are invited to help by using the button below to give online or by sending your check to Episcopal Charities, 275 North Main Street, Providence 02903. Please indicate in the memo section of your check if you are giving to the Charities Annual Fund or Charities NOW.  And remember, Episcopal Charities does not apply any administrative fees. 


We thank you for your amazing support last year and in years past.


Wishing you a Happy and Blessed New Year. 


Donate

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Zoom Only for Now

Dear St. Paul’s Family and Friends,


Due to the rise in Covid infections, we will Zoom only for the present with no in-person worship.


As part of our worship we will be using the Spiritual Communion Prayer:


My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar.

I desire to offer you praise and thanksgiving as I proclaim your resurrection.

I love you above all things, and long for you in my soul.

Since I cannot receive you in the Sacrament of your Body and Blood,

come spiritually into my heart.

Cleanse and strengthen me with your grace, Lord Jesus, 

and let me never be separated from you.

May I live in you, and you in me, in this life and in the life to come. Amen. 


May the New Year bring with it renewed HOPE, JOY, LOVE, and HEALING …


Peace and Happy New Year,

M+

Friday, December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas


Blessings to all wherever you may be and Merry Christmas! You are most welcome to join us at 5:00 this evening for our Christmas service. 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Sunday Service at 10:00

Beginning the weekend after Labor Day our Sunday Holy Eucharist Service will be at 10:00 AM. We are once again meeting in the church! We would be happy to have you join with us this week and every Sunday throughout the upcoming months as well. Blessings.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday

 Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

 Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Spring Flowers

A delightful splash of Spring color adorns the Ken Brockway Memorial Garden in front of St Paul’s. These lovely photographs are by Elizabeth Follansbee.




 

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Fifth Sunday of Lent

 Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Third Sunday in Lent

Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. 

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Second Sunday in Lent

 O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

First Sunday in Lent

 Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Ash Wednesday

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. 

Monday, November 23, 2020

Episcopal Charities

 

Be Enriched

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

             2 Corinthians 9:11, NRSV

We are going to celebrate Thanksgiving differently this year with necessary COVID-19 restrictions. But remember that there are those among us who wonder how, or if, they’ll be able to meet the very basic of needs not just on Thanksgiving but every day.  They struggle day-by-day in the midst of incredible stress and, in some cases, loss.

What can we do? Be generous on this and every occasion by giving to Episcopal Charities. Your gift goes a long way to provide food, shelter, and healthcare to those Rhode Islanders who need it most.

Use the button below for online giving or send a check to Episcopal Charities, 275 North Main Street, Providence 02903.
 
We wish you a safe and blessed Thanksgiving.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

 

Monday, March 16, 2020

A Message From Our +Bishop

March 16, 2020

To the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island,

During this time of pandemic, we are faced with continually evolving circumstances. As people of faith, we have a sure and certain anchor in the love of God made known to us in Jesus Christ. God is summoning us here to a particular ministry in this time of crisis. We will do everything we can do as Christian people to serve and support our neighbors and our communities across the state.

As followers of Jesus, we are not always certain where to begin. We can promise to pray without ceasing for the wellbeing of our communities and the whole world. From there we can ask God to show us where we are needed and how we might best respond, as in this humble prayer:

This is another day, O Lord. I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently. And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly. Make these words more than words, and give me the Spirit of Jesus. Amen. The Book of Common Prayer, p. 461.

Please feel free to share this message with your families, friends and fellow parishioners, and invite them to sign up for future messages and information.

+Nicholas
Bishop of Rhode Island Providence

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Comfortable Words

Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith unto all who truly turn to him:

Come unto me, all ye that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. Matthew 11:28
God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Hear also what Saint Paul saith:

This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Timothy 1:15

Hear also what Saint John saith:

If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the Propitiation for our sins. 1 John 2:1-2

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Holy Week and Easter Sunday

Join the St. Paul’s Family as we come together for worship:

  • Maunday Thursday at 6:00 PM. Holy Communion and the stripping of the altar. 
  • Good Friday at 6:00 PM. A simple and quiet service.....prayer and meditation. 
  • Easter Sunday at 9:00 AM. Come one and come all....bring your family, friends, and even strangers! It is a time of CELEBRATION!

Holy Week is a good time to check on your knee-mail! In your prayers please remember all those who are ill or feeling poorly.