The St. Paul's community is present but also extends far beyond the walls of our church. Please join us for these events!
Circle of St. Paul's One Day Whale of a Sale
Foote Hall and parking lots | free admission for everyone
October 8 | 9:30am-3pm
Great items - Outstanding prices - Great FUN!
Lots of bargains in Accessories, Books, Home and Garden, Household, Kitchen, Linens, Men's and Women’s Fashions, Sewing, Crafts and Holiday, Toys and Children’s departments.
Come and find a treasure too great to pass up, and help us help others!
Clothing departments will be inside the main church buildings for this sale. No dressing room facilities.
Cash and carry only. No checks, no credit cards.
No bag check. No personal bags please. No returns.
Celebrating St. Francis Day - Sunday, October 9
October 9 | 8am & 10am worship services
Bring your furry, fuzzy, or feathery family members to worship at the 8am or
10am worship services on Sunday, October 9, as we celebrate St. Francis of
Assisi’s witness to our interdependence as participants within God’s creation!
At the close of our regular 10am worship, featuring seasonal readings, music, and prayers that lift up these sacred connections we share, we will process outdoors together for a closing prayer and personal blessings for any and all of your beloved critters.
We look forward to this festive "family reunion” favorite in our life together this fall! All pets are welcome (and scaly ones ought to catch a ride in their comfy carriers to ensure all are blessed to be a blessing)!
Institution of The Rev. Sarah Stewart
Saturday, October 15
On Saturday, October 15 at 11:00am, St. Paul’s will host Bishop Marc Andrus for the institution of St. Paul’s seventh rector, The Rev. Sarah C. Stewart. This Celebration of a New Ministry features special music, liturgy, and honored guests of St. Paul’s, including other clergy from the Diocese of California, as well as family and friends of Rev. Sarah. This worship service marks our celebration of God’s call to us in this new season of our shared ministry in Burlingame. We hope that everyone will be present for this joyful, not-to-be-missed celebration—a lively worship service that will be followed by a festive luncheon!
October 16 | 11:15am-11:45am
St. Paul's Nursery Playground
We value cultivating a space for the youngest amongst us to connect with God and their neighbors. Children’s Chapel provides a space to pray together through song, activity, and friendship with others between the ages of infant to 12.
We also bake and/or decorate cookies to deliver to St. Paul’s friends!
13th Annual North Peninsula Interfaith Choral Concert
Sunday, October 16 at 5pm -- Hosted by St. Paul's
St. Paul’s is delighted to host the 13th Annual North Peninsula Interfaith Choral Concert, a benefit for homeless ministry. One-hundred singers from five north peninsula church choirs will be participating from:
• Congregational Church of San Mateo, UCC
• The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
• First Presbyterian Church, Burlingame
• St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Burlingame
• St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Burlingame
Each choir will offer a ten-minute program, and all 100 voices of the five choirs will sing:
• Carol Barnett | An American Thanksgiving: Webster
• Undine Smith Moore | We shall walk in the valley of peace & I will trust in the Lord
The Concert benefits the homeless ministry of LifeMoves, with whom Home and Hope has recently merged.
Click here for highlights of previous events of the current program year.
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.
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.
Hats off to The Circle of St. Paul’s
The Circle’s “Whale of a Sale” in May was a great success in so many ways—clearing out rummage accumulated for the sale scheduled for May 2020 which had to be cancelled, helping so many neighbors and others find either a needed item or a treasure, and providing financial support for St. Paul’s Operating Budget. The Circle recently presented a check to St. Paul’s for $10,000 in fulfillment of its commitment to St. Paul’s Operating Budget for 2022. Thank you to The Circle whose members worked both creatively and tirelessly to make the “Whale of a Sale” happen and to those who helped with setting up, selling, and/or taking down. It was a community effort!
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.
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.
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 churchnext.tv.
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.”
Recorded Weekly 10am Service
In-person gatherings at St. Paul's have restarted! We have an 8am spoken service in the Chapel and two services in the Sanctuary -- a 10am Holy Eucharist with choir and a 12:30pm Holy Eucharist in Tongan.
Click here for our YouTube channel of Online Services and more.