Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Saint Andrew the Apostle

Almighty God, who gave such grace to your apostle Andrew that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ, and brought his brother with him: Give us, who are called by your Holy Word, grace to follow him without delay, and to bring those near to us into his gracious presence; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 

Sunday, November 27, 2022

First Sunday of Advent

 Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving Day

Almighty and gracious Father, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King Proper 29

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost Proper 28

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. 

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost Proper 27

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

All Souls/All the Faithful Departed

 O God, the Maker and Redeemer of all believers: Grant to the faithful departed the unsearchable benefits of the passion of your Son; that on the day of his appearing they may be manifested as your children; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

All Saints’ Day

 Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost Proper 26

 Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Saint Simon and Saint Jude

 O God, we thank you for the glorious company of the apostles, and especially on this day for Simon and Jude; and we pray that, as they were faithful and zealous in their mission, so we may with ardent devotion make known the love and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Saint James of Jerusalem

 Grant, O God, that, following the example of your servant James the Just, brother of our Lord, your Church may give itself continually to prayer and to the reconciliation of all who are at variance and enmity; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 25

 Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Saint Luke the Evangelist

Almighty God, who inspired your servant Luke the physician to set forth in the Gospel the love and healing power of your Son: Graciously continue in your Church this love and power to heal, to the praise and glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 24

 Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 23

 Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 22

 Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Saint Michael and All Angels

 Everlasting God, you have ordained and constituted in a wonderful order the ministries of angels and mortals: Mercifully grant that, as your holy angels always serve and worship you in heaven, so by your appointment they may help and defend us here on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 21

 O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 20

 Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Holy Cross Day

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Appreciation and Gratitude Sunday Gathering

Following our service on Sunday September 11th we met in the Parish Hall for a joyful gathering that is wonderfully captured in the many photos and two emails here.




To All
I would like to express my thanks for a wonderful day of fellowship, food, fun and for just an all around great day of gratitude and appreciation. The enthusiasm, generosity and overwhelming support made this all worthwhile. Our entertainment Lou Couto was absolutely thrilled to be with us and remarked several times how much he loved the people of St. Paul’s and looks forward to coming back again. Thank you to all who help in any way and it was indeed my pleasure to put this together for such a fine group of dedicated servants. I have been approached about doing this again for Christmas by Lou and he would be more than happy to return. Again, many thanks to all for keeping the spirit alive. May God Bless each and every one of you and his continued blessings on this wonderful St. Paul’s Church family. 
Scott 















Dear Scott 
Your idea and follow through for today's cookout turned out to be a spectacular and fun event! I am still smiling at how much fun we had and all the delicious food. We are so blessed and grateful to have you at St Paul's! Yes, I would look forward to doing this again.
With a grateful heart,
Colleen




Sunday, September 11, 2022

September 11th Opening Prayer

 At the beginning of our Sunday service this September 11th we were led in prayer by The Reverend Canon Elizabeth Habecker in response to today being the 21st anniversary of the events of that tragic day and the difficult days that followed.

We pray for our nation as a whole this September 11th.


September 12th (back then) was met with unity and grief that we all shared. It is still something we share as a people. It is a reminder of how fragile and precious life truly is.


Lord we pray for peace and unity in our nation today.


We pray that your spirit will be poured out among us and that through and by you there would be a common heart, a common goal, and a common desire for peace and kindness towards one another.


Let us not lose sight of what is important in this life.and help us to love one another as you truly love us.


Lord we pray for our leaders today. We pray that you would give them wisdom and discernment as they tackle events and dilemmas as they unfold.


We pray that you would inspire this nation to be a nation under God, one that seeks to glorify, honor and praise you. This is our heart’s desire Lord. We desire to be your people and we strive to have peace.


This nation has so much to offer. And Lord we pray for our nation to truly be a city on the hill


In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 19

O God, because without you we are not able to please you mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 18

 Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 17

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Saint Bartholomew the Apostle

 Almighty and everlasting God, who gave to your apostle Bartholomew grace truly to believe and to preach your Word: Grant that your Church may love what he believed and preach what he taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Proper 16

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. 

Monday, August 15, 2022

Saint Mary the Virgin

O God, you have taken to yourself the blessed Virgin Mary, mother of your incarnate Son: Grant that we, who have been redeemed by his blood, may share with her the glory of your eternal kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 15

 Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Summer Church at Saint Paul's

It’s summer time and the Parish House is cooler than the Church at 10:00!
We are also on Zoom! If you are not on St. Paul’s email list and want the Zoom invite let Rev. Marilyn know at marilynsmithmason@yahoo.com.  


And of course after our service there is always time for one-on-one chat and general fellowship. And this week - lemonade and delicious cookies!











Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 14

 Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

The Transfiguration

 O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with you, O Father, and you, O Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 13

 Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Truth

 

Little children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.

1John 3:18

In truth, without the support of the agencies and ministries Episcopal Charities serves, some RI children and teens would not have enough to eat. They rely on school meal programs which aren’t available during the summer months. Episcopal Charities Annual Grants provides sustaining support for nonprofit agencies who work with our congregations to meet needs in their local communities. Charities NOW provides small emergency grants that go out the door quickly to support feeding ministries in our churches and nonprofit agencies. 

Use the button to give online or send your check to Episcopal Charities, 275 North Main Street, Providence 02903 indicating which fund you wish to support.   And remember, Episcopal Charities does not apply any administrative fees, so 100% of your gift goes to help our neighbors in need.

Thank you for partnering with us.

Your gift. Their truth.

 

Monday, July 25, 2022

Saint James the Apostle

 O gracious God, we remember before you today your servant and apostle James, first among the Twelve to suffer martyrdom for the Name of Jesus Christ; and we pray that you will pour out upon the leaders of your Church that spirit of self-denying service by which alone they may have true authority among your people; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Proper 12

 O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Saint Mary Magdalene

 Almighty God, whose blessed Son restored Mary Magdalene to health of body and of mind, and called her to be a witness of his resurrection: Mercifully grant that by your grace we may be healed from all our infirmities and know you in the power of his unending life; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 11

 Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 10

 O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Independence Day

 Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Saint Peter and Saint Paul

 Almighty God, whose blessed apostles Peter and Paul glorified you by their martyrdom: Grant that your Church, instructed by their teaching and example, and knit together in unity by your Spirit, may ever stand firm upon the one foundation, which is Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Third Sunday after Pentecost Proper 8

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Almighty God, by whose providence your servant John the Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of your Son our Savior by preaching repentance: Make us so to follow his teaching and holy life, that we may truly repent according to his preaching; and, following his example, constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth's sake; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Second Sunday after Pentecost Proper 7

O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-­kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

First Sunday after Pentecost -Trinity Sunday

 Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Saint Barnabas

 Grant, O God, that we may follow the example of your faithful servant Barnabas, who, seeking not his own renown but the well­being of your Church, gave generously of his life and substance for the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Difficult Decisions

 

”For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat..."

Matthew 25:35

Have you ever wondered where your next meal is coming from? Have you ever had to decide between feeding your children or paying the electric bill? Some Rhode Islanders are forced into making these decisions every day. Whether it be the working poor or the homeless, it's a difficult way to live.

Episcopal Charities Annual Grants provide sustaining support for nonprofit agencies that partner with our congregations to meet needs in their local communities. Charities NOW provides small emergency grants that go out the door quickly to support feeding ministries in our churches and nonprofit agencies. 

With your help, Episcopal Charities is changing the lives of our neighbors in crisis and need, and in so doing, bringing hope, comfort and healing. Your gift to Episcopal Charities Annual Grants or Charities NOW assists the most vulnerable in our state.

Use the button to give online or send your check to Episcopal Charities, 275 North Main Street, Providence 02903 indicating which fund you wish to support.   And remember, Episcopal Charities does not apply any administrative fees, so 100% of your gift goes to help our neighbors in need.


275 North Main Street Providence, RI 02903

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Day of Pentecost

Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The Visitation

 Father in heaven, by your grace the virgin mother of your incarnate Son was blessed in bearing him, but still more blessed in keeping your word: Grant us who honor the exaltation of her lowliness to follow the example of her devotion to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Seventh Sunday of Easter

 O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Ascension Day

 Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Sixth Sunday of Easter

 O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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. 


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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+