The St. Paul's community is present but also extends far beyond the walls of our church. Please join us for these events!
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Visit a Choir School Rehearsal this Spring
Does your child love to sing? Youth entering grades K-12 in the Fall are invited to sit in on a Choir School rehearsal this Spring and learn about enrolling in the Choir School.
Contact Dr. Susan Jane Matthews, director, at email@example.com to schedule your visit in April or May.
Family Bowling Night
Tuesday, May 23 | 6:30pm-8:30pm | Sea Bowl
This evening is for us and for Sea Bowl (since they are closing their doors the following weekend).
For $30 you get shoe rental, two hours of bowling, pizza, salad, and soft drinks. (Other beverages are available at your cost.) You don’t bowl? Come anyway and cheer us on. You can enjoy food and fellowship for $10! Bring the whole family. Everyone has fun.
Contact us to RSVP!
Vote for the Hymn Sing
Trinity Sunday, June 4 | 10am
Vote for your favorite hymn! The eight hymns receiving the most votes by May 28 will be sung in the 10am service for Trinity Sunday, June 4. Hymns may be chosen from The Hymnal 1982 (hymnal in the pew racks), or one of the three supplements to the hymnal: Wonder, Love, and Praise; Voices Found; Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing. While hymns are chosen to reflect on the appointed lessons for each Sunday or feast day, on Trinity Sunday we will pray to the triune God through St. Paul’s favorite hymns. Votes will be collected at 10am coffee hours or may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. One vote per person please . . . :-)
Donation Drive-Thru Drop Off
Saturday, June 10 | 10am to 2pm | Occidental Parking Lot
The Circle of St Paul’s will host a Donation Drive-Thru Drop Off event on Saturday, June 10. A great opportunity to donate your new or gently used items for our upcoming two day Fall 2023 Rummage Sale, and help support the Circle of St Paul's mission of providing help to others in need.
Now accepting donations on Donation Drive-Thru Drop Off Days only.
Can’t make this Saturday? Save the Date for more Donation Saturdays: August 12, September 30 or November 11. More dates will be announced soon.
By pre-sorting, packing and labeling your donations using our Guidelines, you can help save many hours of work by our members and volunteers. Thank you!
Circle Donation Guidelines
Fill up your car or truck with bagged or boxed donations, drive up, pop your trunk and our volunteers will remove your donations! Donations may be dropped off at our Drive Thru location, entered via the Occidental side of St Paul's Episcopal Church's parking lot, on the corner of Occidental Avenue and Chapin Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010.
More info: Website: https://circlerummage.wixsite.com/stpauls
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.
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.”