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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Fall is Stewardship Season!

Together we can keep St. Paul’s Standing Strong in 2022. Pledges can be made in person, by mail or here online.

Get to know why people pledge: View the YouTube Playlist, "Perspectives on Pledging." 

Thank you!

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Advent Giving Tree

St. Paul’s Giving
Tree returns to help
local families provide a merrier
Christmas for their children.
You are invited to join in the Giving Tree by

choosing a food or gift item from the tree 

continuing on November 28 and December 5
and turning your food/gift items in by December
12th so they can be delivered to the families on December 19


This is a wonderful St. Paul’s tradition involving all generations. This year we will be helping 4-5 local families who are struggling to work, live and raise their children in our local communities.

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Daffodils: Reliable signs of renewal
Sunday, December 5 after 10am service


Bring your gloves and hand shovels, we're planting Daffodils in our new garden!

We're looking for 7 people/families to plant daffodils immediately following the 10am service on
December 5.


The gardener will prepare the bed so all we need to do is lay each bulb in and cover with soil. We will bless our soil and bless this time of growing for St. Paul's.


Sign up with Jocelyn at jsideco@stpaulsburlngame.org.

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Advent Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 5 at 4pm


A light to those who sit in darkness.

This candlelight choral service carries us from darkness into the light of seeing God among us.  Carols for congregation, choir and organ alternating with readings from the prophets include all in a dramatic procession.  

Carols sung by the Choir of St. Paul’s include:  Melissa Dunphy O Oriens, Hildegard von Bingen O Virtus Sapientiae, Benjamin Britten A Hymn to the Virgin, Sergei Rachmaninoff Bogoroditse Devo, Melissa Dunphy Magnificat.

Annual Christmas Concert
And on earth peace
Sunday, December 19 at 4pm


Invite friends and family to celebrate Christmas with the Choir of St. Paul’s, Chamber Orchestra & Organ.


Program Highlights

Gerald Finzi | In terra pax

Errollyn Wallen | Peace on Earth

Rosephanye Powell | The Word was God

Franz Joseph Haydn | Dona nobis pacem (Nelson Mass)


Tickets are now on sale! 


Reserved Concert Sponsor Seating:  

Row 1:  $150. 

Rows 2 - 4:  $80 


General Seating: 

$35. | $20. Students

This concert is a benefit for the Wells Cathedral Residency.

Purchase tickets at:  https://stpaulschristmasconcert.eventbrite.com

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Celebrate Christmas at St. Paul's!
beginning  Friday, December 24


Friday, December 24
Come, celebrate the birth of Christ on this holy night.


4pm Pageant with Communion
A family service in which children present the Nativity Gospel in costume and song in alternation with Christmas carols for all to sing.


9:30pm Choral Prelude | 10pm Eucharist
Hear once again a young chorister sing the carol "Once in royal David’s city" and sing "Silent Night"; by candlelight with the Choir of St. Paul’s and Chamber Orchestra.  


Saturday, December 25


11am Holy Eucharist choir and organ

Sunday, December 26


8am Holy Eucharist spoken

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Christmas Pageant | Christmas Eve
Friday, December 24 | 4pm


We're a go!


Thank you to all the families and the children who have signed up to be main characters, stage support, and narrators! 


Rehearsal Reminders: 

  • Sunday, December 5 from 11:15-12:30pm

  • Sunday, December 12 from 11:15-12:30pm

  • Wednesday, December 22 beginning at 4pm

Christmas Pageant: 4:00pm Friday, December 24, call time 2:45pm


Calling all available angels and shepherds and animals who would like to show up for Jesus' birth! Let us know so we can get you a costume. Feel free to email Jessica Sobolik at j_sobolik@hotmail.com, Rue Richey at ruerichey@gmail.com or Jocelyn at jsideco@stpaulsburlingame.org.


Christmas Pageant: 4:00pm Friday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) | Call time 2:45pm

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Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist
Friday, December 24
9:30pm Choral Prelude | 10pm Eucharist


Come, celebrate the birth of Christ on this holy night.  


Hear once again a young chorister sing the carol "Once in royal David’s city" and sing "Silent Night" by candlelight with the Choir of St. Paul’s and Chamber Orchestra.  


Carol | Once in royal David’s city

Dale Warland | Wexford Carol       

Gerald Finzi | In terra pax

Fanny Hensel | December for piano (Das Jahr)



Franz Joseph Haydn | Nelson Mass:

            Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei; Dona nobis pacem 

John Rutter | All bells in paradise

Carols:  O come, all ye faithful, O little town, Silent night, Hark! the herald

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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.

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Child Care Available during the 10am service

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 9am-11:30am. 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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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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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, 2020.


                 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.


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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

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.