The St. Paul's community extends far beyond the walls of our church. Please join us for these events!
Music of Fanny Hensel: Celebrating the Voice of Women Artists in the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage
Friday, August 21 • 7:30 pm-9 pm
As we mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in August 1920 that granted women an equal voice to vote in the United States, join in the celebrations through a livestream concert by St. Paul’s Director of Music, Susan Jane Matthews, as she gives voice to the amazing music of Fanny Hensel (1805-1847) from the 1934 Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ and Steinway D piano of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. Fanny Hensel was a German composer and pianist of tremendous musical talent and skill like her famous younger brother, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. While Felix’s music reached audiences worldwide, Fanny’s music was heard in Sonntagsmusiken (Sunday musicales) which she hosted at the Hensel home in Berlin. Of her more than 450 compositions, this program highlights the first musical calendar ever composed for piano and the organ processionals she composed for her own wedding, these captivating works first published more than 150 years after their composition. You will also be treated to four of Fanny’s favorite songs for piano which she did publish just before her sudden death at the age of 42.
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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.”
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.
Resources for Racial Reconciliation and Justice: https://episcopalchurch.org/racial-reconciliation/resources
Responding to Racist Violence: https://episcopalchurch.org/responding-to-racist-violence
More from our Weekly Resources
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 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.
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://us02web.zoom.us/j/87884282944 or by calling 669-900-9128 Meeting ID: 878 8428 2944.
Or at 10:45 am via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88580629168 or again by calling 669-900-9128 Meeting ID: 885 8062 9168.
Healing Prayer Service
Wednesdays • 4:30 pm via Zoom
The Healing Ministry of St. Paul’s has pledged to gather each Wednesday for 20-minutes to pray for the healing of this world from pandemic and social injustices.
Anyone and everyone is free to join in this prayer time via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/97637490628 or by calling 669-900-9128 Meeting ID: 976 3749 0628.
Thursdays at 4 pm
Looking for a place to unpack your recent experiences of interrupting racism or exploring white privilege?
Show up to participate: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5036568822 Meeting ID: 503 656 8822 or by calling 669-900-9128 from 4pm to 4:45pm on Thursdays.
Does your child like to sing?
Join the Choir School this Fall!
Anchored in the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) training program, the 2020-21 Choir School season begins with robust online offerings for grades K-12 including both small group and individual sessions with the director.
We will continue virtual performances with the full choir (www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlGnYp77OM7t4uhHFZeb6DT-c4ODGCY9C), carefully following safety guidelines record in small groups in the beautiful nave of St. Paul’s, and prepare for the July 2022 residency at Wells Cathedral, England.
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.
Town Hall Recordings Available
Our community leadership hosted 2 Town Hall sessions.
Thomas led us through a reflective celebration of our life and programming during the time of this pandemic. Members of the Vestry shared insights into our next steps forward as we consider how to responsibly reopen and regather in person.
Music at St. Paul’s on YouTube
Listen again to the growing video collection of virtual choir anthems by the Choir of St. Paul’s, organ postludes, and piano works by Fanny Hensel at the YouTube Channel of Director of Music, Susan Jane Matthews.
Sacred Circle Bible Story Lessons with Teacher Janet!
Teacher Janet has a five to ten minute Sacred Circle bible story lesson designed for any child.
Even though the season has ended, you can still do past lessons by clicking here for the Sacred Circle playlist.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (650) 430-3738.
The Rev. Julie Graham can be reached via email at email@example.com or by calling (650) 344-3675.
Jocelyn A. Sideco via email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.