Sunday Services Restarting Soon!
We are busy getting ready to welcome everyone back into the church but in the meantime we offer online services every week and you can listen to a sampling of past Online Sermon and Service Recordings below.
Sing a New Song
Here you will find a recording of a new song to the St. Paul’s community to help all join in singing at the Sunday 10 am service.
This mesmerizing setting of the Sanctus by Elizabeth Kimble was composed for St. Paul’s Burlingame in March 2020. Below is a score and a virtual recording created from videos made by singers from the Choir of St. Paul's while sheltering in place, March 25-30. The congregation part is sung by the tenors and basses. Sopranos and altos are encouraged to sing an octave higher, as in the score. Video Engineers: Gabriel Lim and Elizabeth Kimble
The video is below, and here is a YouTube link also.
Generations Praying, Learning and Serving Together
Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
At St. Paul's we learn about faith as we do it. At the center of our learning is guided participation in our weekly worship service. By gathering with people of all generations, children come to know that they belong to our community and to Christ. Check out our weekly storytelling videos by Teacher Janet!
Our Pray-grounds are worship options for children up to 5th grade. These places of belonging, participation, and learning feature a curriculum based on “belonging, practicing and knowing”. Parents may recognize our Pray-grounds as Sunday School. The key difference is that part of the learning time is actual participation in the worship service.
To participate in the weekly Pray-grounds, please email The Rev. Julie Graham, the Associate Rector, or call 650.348.4811 ext 4.
Creating an Altar in Your Home
Find the right place in your home — where someone could pray in private or as a family. Mine happens to be in my little kitchen eating area — because it is where we begin and end the day. During the day we are in are separate home offices throughout our little house. It has been really helpful to have it where we see it coming and going — eating breakfast and lunch.
You will need
1. A candle to represent the light of Christ — the flameless ones are good too, especially with younger ones around.
2. A bible as a sign of being grounded and fed by the Word of God during this pandemic. Mine is under the table. Right now it's open to the Gospel for this Sunday.
3. A symbol of God's creation — I have a bowl of water and the branch. I am using the dead branch to remind me it is Lent and I'm waiting in hope of new life. I'll be changing it to a palm-like branch, etc. as we walk through the great three days. I also bless myself with the water as needed to remind myself of my baptism.
4. A cross — if you don't have one you can make one by tying some branches or popsicle sticks together, you can even draw one on construction paper.
5. A cloth — I have enough scarves around to cover it for the church seasons — right now it's purple for Lent but you can use ANY kind of cloth, anything that is special to you
Visual Prayer — these are additions, not necessities, such as I have the little art piece by my friend Lisa which says "BREATHE" and I have strips of paper and a Sharpie handy for those times I need to write a prayer down and lay it on the altar — another visual help throughout the day. I know some of you have made prayer bowls for this pandemic to write or draw pictures and for words of thoughts and prayers.