The St. Paul's community extends far beyond the walls of our church. Please join us for these events!
Choir of St. Paul’s to represent the United States
The Big RSCM Music Sunday Service
Livestream on Sunday, June 14 ~ 10am PDT
The Choir of St. Paul’s has been invited to represent the United States in an international Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) service to be livestreamed at 10am PDT on Sunday, June 14. We have been assigned to create a virtual choir recording of the hymn preceding the Gospel: There is a higher throne.
This Big Music Sunday service “shines a spotlight upon the faithful musicians of countless church communities, giving thanks to God for all they have done to this point, are still doing as best they can, and will do again when we eventually emerge into the radiant light from this darkness.”
The service will be led by The Very Rev. Dr. John Hall, RSCM Chair of Council and former Dean of Westminster Abbey. The bulletin for the service includes the complete music for the service, so the world may together listen or join in as the choir. Click here for the Bulletin.
More information at: www.rscm.org.uk/music-sunday
Choir of St. Paul’s Sings in Pentecost Live Stream from Grace Cathedral
The Choir of St. Paul’s was among nine parish choirs offering a virtual anthem in a live-streamed diocesan service for the Day of Pentecost hosted by Grace Cathedral. The anthem, Hymn to the Eternal Flame by Stephen Paulus, tells of the fire of the Spirit in each one of us.
Listen to the full service at:
www.facebook.com/gracecathedralSF/videos/456478625217567 Choir of St. Paul’s at 14:20
Listen to a separate video of this anthem and other virtual choir videos at:
Attend Online 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.
A Deeper Dive into Bible Readings: Tongan/English 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://us02web.zoom.us/j/81775796902 or by calling 669-900-9128 Meeting ID: 817 7579 6902.
The Pray-ground is Open!
Sundays • Noon
The Pray-ground is open – virtually via Zoom! Every Sunday, we will gather on Zoom for a brief time to pray, check-in, ask questions about God, and remember we are blessed and are a blessing! And maybe even sing a song!! !!
Join Our Virtual Sunday Coffee Hour
Every Sunday all are invited to an online Coffee Hour. Beginning at 8:45 am and 10:45 am these are live opportunities 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 8:45 am via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/92451272686 or by calling 669-900-9128 Meeting ID: 924 5127 2686.
Or at 10:45 am via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/94142177808 or again by calling 669-900-9128 Meeting ID: 941 4217 7808.
Healing Prayer Service
Wednesdays • 4:30 pm via Zoom
The Healing Ministry and The Rev. Julie Graham offer a liturgy service of prayers and silences for the healing of our world. We light candles and pray together via Zoom. All are invited to this 20-minute pause in your week. We will keep this weekly healing prayer vigil until the world is truly healed from this virus.
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. Thomas Skillings can be reached via email at email@example.com or by calling (650) 430-3738.
The Rev. Julie Graham can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (650) 344-3675.
Jocelyn A. Sideco via email at email@example.com or social media and Zoom by appointment or by calling (504) 376-5856.
We want to know you are cared for and not alone. Please don't hesitate to reach out to let us.
Ways to Help One Another
Although the health of our neighbors relies on our vigilant adherence to social distancing, we can still offer our time, our talent, our treasure.
Consider offering to GIVE BLOOD, call someone, deliver a meal, sort food donations, or give to the organizations doing all of the above.
Samaritan House needs packaged lunch donations each day Monday-Friday. Contact Jocelyn to sign-up to feed about 40 people.
Home and Hope needs the following items: diapers (sizes 3 & 4), baby wipes, Lysol wipes, bleach, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, paper towels, and water. If you have some items to gift, contact Jocelyn.
For more ways to connect to real needs in our community, click here. This list can be found in our Weekly Resource.
A Great Host of Women Composers Video Series
Since sheltering in place, Susan Jane Matthews, St. Paul’s Director of Music, has persisted in celebrating the great host of women composers by recording videos of their piano works from her residence.
Listen here to the music of Fanny Hensel and Nadia Boulanger: www.youtube.com/channel/UCm80UdoD6C98mWEwF6xpnNA