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. 


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,