Friday, January 26, 2007

Celebrating Saint Paul

The Rev. Dr. Paul S. Koumrian will lead us in celebrating Holy Eucharist on January 28th, with a dramatic homily to commemorate the Conversion of Saint Paul. Koumrian will be accompanied by Al Deston, on keyboard, with music from the American Songbook. The theme is "Letting Go", as it relates to St. Paul's conversion and also our contemporary life. The only service that day will be at 10:00, followed by a reception and opportunity to discuss the homily with Paul Koumrian.

The Rev. Koumrian is presently rector of Trinity Church in Newport, and is Rector Emeritus of Holy Trinity, Tiverton.

St. Paul's Church recently joined the Portsmouth Arts Guild in a partnership agreement. The two groups are restoring the St. Paul's parish house which will continue to serve as parish house to the church as well as being permanent home of the Arts Guild.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Heifer Campaign

Our 2006 Heifer Campaign conducted in partnership with St. Mary's was very successful with over $7500 raised to help end world hunger. Our joint effort with St. Mary's was a key part of our commitment to helping achieve the Millenium Development Goals outlined by the UN and strongly endorsed by the Episcopal Church of the USA at the 75th General Convention. The excellent response to this campaign by friends and parishioners of St. Paul's and St. Mary's is only the beginning of our work. We would very much welcome your joining us as we continue striving for "a world where the hungry are fed, the ill are healed, the young educated, women and men treated equally, and where all have access to clean water and adequate sanitation, basic health care, and the promise of development that does not endanger the rest of creation."

Thursday, January 4, 2007


On December 19th the Art Guild invited St. Paul parishioners to celebrate Christmas under the newly restored Parish House ceiling and on January 6th parishioners have invited Guild members to a Twelfth Night Party atop the newly de-carpeted floor.