The St. Paul's community is present but also extends far beyond the walls of our church. Please join us for these events!
Corazon House Build Update
The House got built and so did community
An intergenerational group of St. Paul's parishioners joined four rotary clubs at the end of April to build a home with Corazon in Tecate, Mexico. This was St. Paul's second effort with Corazon, a Southern California non-profit whose mission is to provide families in Tijuana with housing.
The new homeowner reflected on her experience, "Because of my experience with Corazon last week, I remember to always be grateful for all that I have and never take what I have for granted."
At the end of the day over 60 Americans and Mexicans shared in the joy of building hope together.
To participate in the next build, be sure to let Jocelyn know you are interested.
Sundays, May 8 and May 22
Who: for children in grades 4-6
How long: 20-30 minutes
What: A time to learn and grow in community. 4th, 5th, and 6th graders will have fun learning about their faith with their peers and other mentor children slightly older than them.
For more information, please contact Jocelyn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Video of May 15th Evensong
You may listen to the recording of the May 15th Evensong sung by the Choir of St. Paul’s at this link:
Along with the Evening Canticles which Herbert Howells composed for Gloucester Cathedral, this evening prayer service highlighted music of three contemporary women composers: Joanna Forbes L’Estrange The Chorister’s Prayer; Margaret Burk Responses, and Sarah Quartel How can I keep from singing?
Evensong will be offered again at 7pm on July 11 and 12, before the choir journeys to England for a week-long residency at Wells Cathedral.
watch & pray: Encanto
Monday, May 23 | 7:30pm
Movie: Encanto Where to find it: Disney+, YouTube, Vudu
About the Film: “Encanto” tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel (voice of Stephanie Beatriz). But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.
About the process:
1. Watch the film
2. Pray about it and pay attention to what comes up for you
3. Join in on the conversation with others via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 503 656 8822
Wednesday, May 25 | 7pm
Who: The group formerly called Moms on a Mission (MOMs) is gathering and making more room for anyone identifying as a parent for communal support, prayer, and friendship.
If you are interested, please email Jocelyn, at email@example.com, for the details and location of the gathering.
Do not hesitate to reach out if you would like to participate but want to suggest finding another, additional time/venue.
Choir of St. Paul’s to sing at Wells Cathedral, England
Monday, July 18 through Sunday, July 24
In February 2020, the Choir of St. Paul’s was invited to be the choir-in-residence at Wells Cathedral, England in July 2022, at the close of the Choir School’s 15th anniversary season.
In this 2022 residency, from Monday, July 18 through Sunday, July 24, twenty-three singers from the Choir of St. Paul’s (boy and girl Choristers from age 10, Teens, Choir School alumni and adult Chancel Choir members) will be the choir for Evensong and also for the Sunday morning Choral Eucharist at Wells Cathedral. This magnificent Anglican cathedral dates from 1175, the first English cathedral built entirely in the Gothic style.
A cathedral residency offers the Choir of St. Paul’s a unique experience of immersion in the daily rhythm of sung Evensong, becoming a part of this tradition dating from 1549 in the world-wide Anglican communion.
Click here for more details.
At St. Paul’s, Three Farewell Services will be sung by the choir with music of the residency:
Sunday, July 10 – 10am Choral Eucharist
Monday, July 11 – 7pm Farewell Evensong
Tuesday, July 12 – 7pm Farewell Evensong
Click here for highlights of previous events of the current program year.
Children’s Chapel Service
Every Sunday at 10am
Lectionary-based chapel service beginning at the Gospel reading. Children will listen to the Gospel and process out to Higbie Library to spend time singing, reflecting, praying together. They will return
to the Sanctuary by the Lord’s Prayer to re-join their families by communion.
Children’s Chapel for children ages 5-8.
*** If your child is older or younger, please email Jocelyn at firstname.lastname@example.org for alternatives***
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.
(for Families with pre-K children)
Set-up a time to pray and play in our Sanctuary one or two families at a time.
Mondays at 3:30pm & 4pm,
Thursdays at 3:30pm & 4pm,
or by appointment. Simply email Jocelyn.
January: Epiphany & the Wise People around us
February: God’s Dream for the World (Archbishop Tutu’s Children’s book)
March: Ash Wednesday and Lent
April: Easter and Enjoying life together
May: Families' BBQ
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.