Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bishop Knisely Visit

The Right Rev. Nicholas Knisely, the Thirteenth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island will be visiting St. Paul’s Church, Portsmouth on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013. Bishop Knisely will be the celebrant and preacher at the 9:00 am service that morning. He was ordained bishop on November 17th, 2012, and this will be his first official visit to St. Paul’s. We invite all members of the parish, family, friends, and the community as a whole to this special event in the life of the church. There will be a reception and a conversation with the Bishop following the service. Please make every effort to attend.

Lenten Bible Study

Bishop Knisely is urging our Diocese to become a leader in returning the Bible to what he calls its “rightful central place in our faith.” He is asking that we commit ourselves to a Lenten discipline of reading the Biblical books of Luke and Acts of the Apostles along with him. We’ll be reading a chapter a day (2 chapters on February 25, 26, 27) . You can follow along in this Bible study with Bishop Knisely at www.episcopalri.org .

Sunday, February 17, 2013

February 17 Sunday Service Cancelled

Our Sunday service for February 17, 2013 is cancelled out of concern for the safety of parishioners and staff traveling in the snow and high winds we are currently experiencing. We look forward to seeing you next Sunday. Be safe.

Friday, February 8, 2013

February 10 Sunday Service Cancelled

Our Sunday service for February 10, 2013 is cancelled. We are doing this out of concern for the safety of parishioners and staff digging out and traveling in the wake of the ongoing storm.We look forward to seeing you at one of our two services on Ash Wednesday and at next Sunday's service as well. Be safe.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Welcome to Sandra and Becky

It's official. The Reverend Sandra Haines-Murdocco and the Reverend Evangeline (Becky) Anderson are now our priests. Sandra is the retired former rector at the Church of the Ascension in Wakefield. Becky is the retired former rector of St. Alban's in North Providence. We at St. Paul's are overjoyed to begin our spiritual journey through the upcoming year under the leadership and pastoral care of two such remarkable women. More information can be found on our clergy page.