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Upcoming Events

The St. Paul's community is present but also extends far beyond the walls of our church. Please join us for these events!

Exploring Scripture
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Exploring Scripture Together
5 Sundays in Lent: February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
9:10am-9:45am in Higbie Library


Lent invites us to explore spiritual pathways, rich with questions and discoveries. Gather with us in Higbie Library from 9:10-9:45am to draw insights from diverse life experiences as we engage conversations about faith, starting with our weekly Sunday Scriptures. Everyone is welcome.

Spiritual Journeying
4 Sundays in Lent: February 26, March 5, 19, April 2
11:30am-1pm in Higbie Library


The Spiritual Journeying experience will be grounded in the ministry of group spiritual direction, a reflective process of gathering regularly to practice contemplative sharing and listening in a small group. We will explore and discern together how God is present and moving in our lives.

Spiritual Journeying
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Preparing to be a Beloved Community
5 Tuesdays in Lent: February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28
7pm-8pm in Higbie Library & Zoom


This Lent, with our wider Diocesan Community, we are committing to explore new ways to become Beloved Community, as we cultivate loving, liberating, life-giving relationships in the family of God.

Beloved Community
Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter
Worship Schedule

Come to celebrate the movement of God's love for us all. View Worship Schedule here.

Lent Worship Schedule
Parish Retreat at Bishop's Ranch
April 21-23, 2023


The weekend will be the perfect time to connect and re-connect with friends, old and new. Nestled among the vineyards of the Russian River Valley wine country, the Bishop’s Ranch offers comfortable accommodations and tasty homemade meals in a beautiful setting to provide a rich experience for all ages. There will be plenty of activities for those young... and young at heart, or you can just relax with a good book in the garden. A full list of activities and schedule will be forthcoming.


Costs will be based on specific rooms in the Ranch House. A list of rooms and their prices will be provided upon request, so please call or e-mail Tom Power with your RSVP, and he will send you the information. As always, financial assistance is available by contacting Rev. Sarah.

Parish Retreat
Donation Drive
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Donation Drive-Thru Drop Off 
Saturday, April 29 | 10am to 2pm | Occidental Parking Lot


The Circle of St Paul’s will host a Donation Drive-Thru Drop Off event on Saturday, April 29. Last call to donate your new or gently used items for our upcoming two day Spring 2023 Rummage Sale, and help support the Circle of St Paul's mission of providing help to others in need.

We are now accepting donations on Donation Drive-Thru Drop Off Days only. 


Can’t make this Saturday? Save the Date for more Donation Saturdays to be announced soon

Also by pre-sorting, packing and labeling your donations using our Guidelines, you can help save many hours of work by our members and volunteers. Thank you!

Circle Donation Guidelines

So fill up your car or truck with bagged or boxed donations, drive up, pop your trunk and our volunteers will remove your donations! Donations may be dropped off at our Drive Thru location, entered via the Occidental side of St Paul's Episcopal Church's parking lot, on the corner of Occidental Avenue and Chapin Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010.

More info: 

Corazon House Build
April 29-30 | San Diego Borderland


St. Paul's will once again be joining with Corazon to change lives by helping to construct a new home for a family near the Mexican border. These trips also can be transformative for participants. We can bring up to 50 people and we hope you'll consider joining us. Sign up to volunteer and/or donate resources to support this project by connecting with Bryan Vander Lugt.

Corazon House Build
Rummage Sale
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Rummage Sale
Friday - Saturday, May 5-6 | 9:30am to 3pm | 


The Circle of St Paul’s will once again host a two day Rummage Sale on Friday & Saturday, May 5 & 6.

We invite you to save the date, and come shop the sale!  Help support the Circle of St Paul's mission of providing help to others in need.

More info: 

Click here for highlights of previous events of the current program year.
80th General Conventon
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80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church 

General Convention typically convenes every three years as a hub for legislative activity, networking and fellowship. The 80th General Convention was postponed by one year, creating a four-year period since the last meeting, held in Austin, Texas, in 2018. As the church’s primary, bicameral governing body, it splits its authority between the House of Bishops and House of Deputies, with deputations from all 112 of the church’s dioceses and mission areas. 

For more information on the General Convention and to view video highlights, go here

Tongan Ordinations
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Congratulations to St. Paul’s Tongan Community Members
in Seeking Ordination

St. Paul’s Tongan Community has been on a journey over the last several years to “raise up” its own members to pursue ordination as clergy members or deacons for its community. Last month, three members of the Tongan congregation submitted their papers for what’s called “nomination.” They are Joshua Guttenbeil, Viliami Mila, and Hepeti Fifita.


The Vestry endorsed their nominations in a letter to the Bishop citing the importance of having Tongan clergy to fulfill the legacy of the Rev. Sosaia Fineanganofo who led the congregation for so many years and to be a model of inclusion of all peoples in the Episcopal Church with services offered in the primary language of the congregation. They are being supported on this journey which will include coursework, meetings, and internal discernment not only by the Tongan Congregation but also by St. Paul’s Discernment Committee comprised of Fusi Pahulu, Alexandra Subramanian and Michele Bosschart.


Their journey is expected to take 2-3 years. The Vestry, the Tongan Congregation and the Local Discernment Committee are very grateful to the leadership, support and special insight that the Rev. Beth Foote, our Transition Rector, has provided to the candidates. We are fortunate that Beth serves on the Diocesan Committee that oversees the consideration of those seeking ordination and the training provided them.

Famly PrayGround
Family PrayGround
Every Sunday at 10am -- September-May, or upon request


Our chapel is set-up to offer a spacious place to be, to pray, to walk, talk, color, create
most Sundays at 10am for the program year (September-May). We welcome families to sit, play, pray in this space while worshipping at St. Paul’s.

Weekly Events
Child Care
Child Care Available during the 10am service -- September-May

In God’s House Everyone Belongs. We welcome you and your child. We offer nursery care for children ages 4 and younger in a classroom in our Parish Hall from 8:45am-11:15am. We provide unstructured supervision (2 adults) and a safe place for your child to play so that you can participate in the choir or other ministry or simply want to come to pray with others.


For more information or to sign up, please contact Pastoral Associate, Ms Jocelyn A. Sideco.  

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ChurchNext offers Free Course on
Systemic Racism and the Episcopal Church

For the next three months, ChurchNext, an offering of Forward Movement, will provide a new online curriculum, “Becoming Beloved Community: Understanding Systemic Racism.” The course is available for individuals at no charge. You may register for the course any time at 

Designed for study over a period of six weeks, the curriculum explores how systemic racism has been integrated into U.S. culture from the very beginning, as well as the Episcopal Church’s history of active participation in systemic racism. The curriculum offers guidance on learning from this history and building toward what the Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop Michael Curry describes as “the Beloved Community of God.”

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