Upcoming Events

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

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Piano Dedication Concert
Sunday, August 29 • 4pm
Susan Jane Matthews, pianist


All are invited to the dedication concert of St. Paul’s new 2004 Steinway B offered by Susan Jane Matthews, Director of Music. The program is 80 minutes in length.  A free-will offering will benefit the St. Paul’s Choir School.


Franz Schubert

Impromptu in G-flat, Opus 90, No. 3

Impromptu in E-flat, Opus 90, No. 2


Ludwig van Beethoven

Moonlight Sonata


Greek folk song, arr. Jan August



Joan Tower

Sixth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman


Margaret Bonds

Troubled Water


Fanny Hensel

Das Jahr: June, September, November

Vier Lieder, Opus 6

Listen to sample recordings of the program repertoire:


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Sing With Us This Fall!


In Fall 2021, the St. Paul’s Choir School embarks on the 15th season of offering first-rate musical training in a nurturing Christian environment for youth in grades K – 12. Based in the rigorous and acclaimed Royal School of Church Music training program, the St. Paul’s Choir School develops each child's musicianship to the fullest, and also nurtures invaluable life skills of teamwork, leadership, discipline, and self-confidence. 


Weekly in-person rehearsals are planned to resume in Fall 2021. Carefully following current safety guidelines, youth will rehearse at St. Paul’s and sing live in the church’s beautiful nave for the Sunday Eucharist and Evensong, festive services for Christmas and Easter, and the annual Christmas Concert and Choir School concert.  The season culminates in a July 2022 residency at Wells Cathedral, England, where the Choir of St. Paul's will sing daily Evensong, Sunday Matins and Eucharist, perform in concert at Berkeley Castle, and visit local attractions including Stonehenge, Stourhead Gardens, the Cotswolds, the Bishop’s Palace, and Glastonbury Abbey and Tor.  


For more information about joining the Choir School, visit www.stpaulsburlingame.org/choirschool and contact Director of Music, Dr. Susan Jane Matthews at smatthews@stpaulsburlingame.org.

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Attend Online Weekly Services 


In-person gatherings at St. Paul's have been suspended, and we are hosting times for prayer together online. Join us for our offerings of hymns, readings, sermon, and music;  click the following to find service resources.


Click here for our weekly bulletin and service of prayer, sermon, readings, and music.


Click here for our YouTube channel of Online Services and more.

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Join Our Virtual Sunday Coffee Hour
Sundays •  8am


Every Sunday all are invited to an online Coffee Hour. This is a virtual live opportunity for conversation and check-in. So after participating online in worship for the day, join with others for a time of conversation and community.

Please join us at 8am via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/4732055281   Password: 41594010 or by calling 669-900-9128 Meeting ID: 473 205 5281 Password: 41594010

A Deeper Dive into Bible Readings Bible Study 
Sundays • 12:30 pm


Join with the leaders of our Tongan congregation and the rector for a deeper dive into the scriptures for each Sunday.


Join our email list for some preparation material before each gathering or simply join the Zoom session by clicking on https://zoom.us/j/4732055281?pwd=UmVYR2dFVGpqcjFvU1lqdzdteFFWZz09#success or by calling 669-900-9128 Meeting ID: 473 205 5281 PW: 41594010

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Prayer Vigil for Healing & Systemic Racism for the World Continues 
Wednesdays • 4:30 pm via Zoom 

After we were shut down by the pandemic of COVID-19, the Healing Ministries Team began a Healing Prayer service every Wednesday at 4:30pm, a vigil for the healing of our world. At first we thought this was temporary, only needed a few weeks, okay months, but to date it continues.

The Vigil is open to everyone. Not only St. Paul’s members need to keep the vigil for the healing of our world. ALL ARE WELCOME!


Join us Wednesdays, 4:30pm, https://zoom.us/j/95431057754 or by calling 669-900-9128. Please note the new Meeting ID: 954 3105 7754

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Samaritan House and Home & Hope are Looking for Meals


We are so grateful for all the people who have donated time and money to provide meals for the Samaritan House staff twice a week. We continue to look for funders, meal organizers, and drivers as this need remains. Our average cost is $6/lunch. We can reimburse people up to $330 for each meal.


If you can contribute as a funder, donations of any amount are accepted via check or credit card or online on our website by clicking here


To sign-up for any of these roles, please click here or email Jocelyn at jsideco@stpaulsburlingame.org directly.

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We are United Against Racism

This phrase and stance are taken from the National Council of Churches' book, United Against Racism: Churches for Change. “Authentic Christianity requires the loving inclusion of all God’s creation. An inclusive, beloved community is a community free from racism. United Against Racism is a call to an authentic Christianity, a religion that strives to become God’s inclusive, beloved community. It summons Christians to pray, think, and act to end racism. This resource aims to support churches, communions, and those who endeavor to share the journey of the Christian faith in the pursuit of an unfinished agenda to embody a more excellent way of racial equity.”



The Rev. Thomas Skillings and our Vestry published this letter on July 8. 


                 Listen to him address our commitment:                       Listen to his full sermon dated July 5:


Racial Justice Working Group

A smaller group of Vestry members, staff, and parishioners contribute to the coordination and resourcing of anti-racism education throughout the programming year.


Featured Resources



News Articles


More from our Weekly Resources

Volume 2 Issue 6, July 7, 2020

Volume 2 Issue 5, June 30, 2020

Volume 2 Issue 4, June 23, 2020

Volume 2 Issue 3, June 16, 2020

Volume 2 Issue 2, June 9, 2020

Volume 2 Issue 1, June 2, 2020

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Choir of St. Paul's Video Hits 1,500 Views!


St. Paul’s is excited to share that the Choir of St. Paul’s recording of the hymn “There is a higher throne" has surpassed 1,500 views on YouTube. Congratulations to the Choir on this momentous marker!


Here are the top 10 St. Paul’s videos for 2021 and 2020 by views on YouTube:



1. Choir: Melanie DeMore | Blessed be!

2. Choir School Concert

3. Easter Day

4. Organ: Johann Sebastian Bach | Passacaglia

5. Organ: Florence Price | Finale from Variations on Peter, go ring dem bells

6. Choral Evensong for Julian of Norwich

7. Baptism of our Lord

8. Organ: Jeanne Demessieux | O filii et filiae

9. Fifth Sunday in Lent

10. Palm Sunday



1. Choir: There is a higher throne

2. Choir: Elizabeth Kimble | Sanctus

3. Lent 5 (posted in two videos)

4. Palm Sunday

5. Christmas Eve

6. Organ:  Widor | Toccata (Symphony 5)

7. May Choral Evensong  (posted in two videos)

8. Easter Day (posted in two videos)

9. Christmas Concert

10. Organ:  Fanny Hensel | Postludium in G

You may listen to all 20 videos at www.youtube.com/StPaulsBurlingame.   Look for music videos in the playlist Music@StPaul’s.

Music at St. Paul’s on YouTube

Listen again to the video collection from Music at St. Paul’s, including Choir of St. Paul’s virtual videos, organ and piano works at the YouTube Channel of Director of Music, Susan Jane Matthews.   Playlists highlight music from St. Paul’s by A Great Host of Women Composers and A Great Host of Black Composers. 


Pastoral Care – We Are Here for YOU!


We remain a community connected in God's love even in this necessary social distancing. The pastoral staff is still at work and available for you, especially during these unsettling and anxious times. The staff will offer “Online Open Office Hours.”


The Rev. Jennifer Hornbeck can be reached via email at jhornbecks@sptaulsburlingame.org or by calling (650) 348.4811.


Ms. Jocelyn A. Sideco via email at jsideco@stpaulsburlingame.org or social media and Zoom by appointment or by calling (650) 348.4811.


We want to know you are cared for and not alone. Please don't hesitate to reach out to let us.