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Highlights of Past Events

Highlights of Past Events at St. Paul's

The community of St. Paul's offers many opportunities to learn and grow. Here are highlights of previous events from the current program year: 

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Luminous Reading with Bishop Bill Swing 
Monday, September 18 | 7pm | Church 

This workshop will equip readers of all ages—especially lectors and intercessors—to confidently serve in worship with the aid of tried-and-true techniques. Come discover what makes Scripture spring to life! All are warmly invited, whether you are currently a lector or curious about this important Sunday ministry!

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Choral Evensong
September 17, 2023​

All are invited to the first Choral Evensong of the Fall, on Sunday, September 17. In a candlelit church, pause in delight as the Choir of St. Paul’s leads a 45-minute service of sung evening prayer for the Holy Cross:

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) | Caritas abundat

Katie Burk Webb (b. 1990) | Preces and Responses

Melissa Dunphy (b. 1980) | Magnificat & Nunc dimittis

Joanna Forbes L’Estrange (b. 1971) | The Chorister’s Prayer

Sarah MacDonald (b. 1968)| Crux fidelis (Words: Emily Dickinson and Emilia Lanier)

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Summer Choir 
Sundays, August 6-September 3
 

All are invited to join in the Summer Choir, Sundays August 6 through September 3. Drop-in to rehearse at 9am and sing with the choir at the 10am Holy Eucharist on those five Sundays - for one, a few, or all Sundays. This is a terrific way to experience singing in the choir at St. Paul’s. The 2023-24 season officially begins after Labor Day, including mid-week choir rehearsals, and the Choir of St. Paul’s returns for the 10am Holy Eucharist on September 10. Email the director, Dr. Susan Jane Matthews, at smatthews@stpaulsburlingame.org to receive summer choir scores and for more information on joining the choir this Fall.

 

Read more at www.stpaulsburlingame.org/choirs

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LifeMoves Bike Ride to end Homelessness
Saturday, August 26, 2023 | 10:30am start
 

Join Jocelyn and others in the Bay Area for fun and fundraising to end homeless with Life Moves! This annual fundraising bike ride that provides critical awareness and support to LifeMoves’ programs that served more than 7000 clients last year and move more than 2,100 people each year into stable homes. Reach out to Jocelyn if you want to participate in the 6 mile Family Ride that begins at 3425 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA. Go here to register and to learn more about the bike ride: https://www.lifemoves.org/ride-to-end-homelessness/

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St. Paul's Shining Saturday
Saturday, August 26 | at the Church
 

St. Paul’s Property Team invites you to participate in our campus beautification day. We will have various projects  for all ages and skill levels. Coffee will be provided in the morning. A mid-day meal will give thanks for our labors on these wonderful sacred grounds. This event prepares St. Paul’s for the beginning of the new program year, which kicks off with our Welcome BBQ on September 10. Stay tuned for more information in the weekly announcements and Enews in the coming weeks.

Organ and Piano Recital: Fanny & Florence

Sunday, August 20, 2023 | 4pm

St. Paul's Director of Music, Susan Jane Matthews, invites all to a one-hour program of keyboard music of Fanny Hensel (1805-1847) & Florence Price (1887-1953) on St. Paul’s gorgeous 1929 Skinner Organ and 2004 Steinway B Piano.

Fanny: Präludium in G; 4 Songs for Piano, Op. 6;

Florence: Sonata in e for Piano; Suite for Organ.

Operation Backpack

ongoing until August 5, 2023

Samaritan House has invited St. Paul's to participate in Operation Backpack to provide backpacks full of needed school supplies for children and teens from under-resourced families on the Peninsula.  Like in recent years, Operation Backpack is primarily done virtually using this link:  https://www.roonga.com/stpaulsburlingame23 

 

Those who would rather contribute to Operation Backpack through St. Paul's are encouraged to send a check made out to St. Paul's with a note "Backpacks" or to donate through St. Paul's website--stpaulsburlingame.org/support, again with a memo noting that it's for Backpacks.

 

Thank you for your generosity in helping children/teens get off to a good start this school year.

We welcome Rev. Bingham to St. Paul's!
Sunday, July 9 | 8am and 10am worship services

The Reverend Canon Sally Grover Bingham, an Episcopal priest and Canon for the Environment in the Diocese of California, was one of the first faith leaders to fully recognize the changing climate as a moral issue. She is Founder and President Emeritus of The Regeneration Project and its Interfaith Power & Light campaign, which currently has 22,000 congregation members in forty states.

 

Rev. Bingham serves on the national board of the Environmental Defense Fund, and the advisory board of both the Union of Concerned Scientists and Climate One. She has received many awards including in 2012, the Rachel Carson Women in Conservation Award from the Audubon Society and the Life Time Achievement Award from the Festival of Faiths and in 2014, the Bishop of California Green Cross Award.  

 

Rev. Bingham is the lead author of Love God Heal Earth, a collection of 21 essays on environmental stewardship by religious leaders, published by St. Lynn’s Press.

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Donation Drive-Thru Drop Off 
Saturday, July 8 | 10am to 2pm | Occidental Parking Lot

 

The Circle of St Paul’s will host a Donation Drive-Thru Drop Off event on Saturday, July 8. 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 9 and September 30. 

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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CircleofStPaulsBurlingame

Celebrating Pauli Murray
Sunday, July 2 | 8am & 10am Worship Services 
We gather to celebrate the Feast of St. Pauli Murray, a twentieth-century human rights activist, legal scholar, feminist, author, poet, Episcopal priest, labor organizer, and multiracial Black, LGBTQ+ community member. In 1977, Pauli Murray became the first Black person perceived as a woman in the U.S. to become an Episcopal priest.
 
To learn more about Pauli Murray, go to the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice.Watch I am Pauli Murray on Prime Video or teach & learn more here. 
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Celebrating  Pride
Sunday, June 25

 

We give thanks for God's unconditional love for us all and pray for the courage and boldness to express our compassion, like Jesus would, to those most vulnerable in our communities. Celebrate the pride God has for each of us prayer at both the 8am and 10am worship services.
 

Summer Service at First Step for Families
Saturday, June 24 | 8am-9am; 9-10:45am
 

Join the members of the Outreach Team to cook and serve breakfast to 75 hungry people of families in San Mateo. Cooking will take place at St. Paul's beginning at 8am. Service begins at 9am and lasts until 10:45am.

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St. Paul's Community Hike in Half Moon Bay
Saturday, June 17 | 10am | Cowell-Purisima Trail

 

Join the Healing Team as we explore the Cowell-Purisima Trail in Half Moon Bay: https://www.californiabeaches.com/beach/cowell-purisima-trail/.

 

This easy to moderate out-and-back hike is accessible for most participants. As part of the California Coastal Trail that stretches along high coastal bluffs, the Cowell-Purisima Trail boasts views of beaches, farms, and inland hills.

Folks who wish can enjoy Cowell Ranch Beach, accessible by stairwell and open to the public, at the conclusion of our hike. Want to carpool? We will leave at 9:15am from St. Paul’s. If you can offer to drive others or wish to share a ride, please contact the office.

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Celebrating  Fathers
Sunday, June 18

 

We give thanks to God for the grace given and the love expressed through the faithfulness of dads grand-dads and the families that care for them.Celebrate Fathers' Day in prayer at 8am or 10am. 
 

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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 smatthews@stpaulsburlingame.org. One vote per person please . . . :-)

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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!

Choral Evensong for Ascension & Choir Celebration Dinner 
Sunday, May 21 | 4pm
 

All are invited to the final Evensong of the season sung by the Choir of St. Paul’s (grade K – adult), followed by a ticketed catered dinner celebrating the dedicated ministry of the choir, and most especially Choir School seniors Abigail Akers and Lily Hartley. Music Over my head I hear music | Spiritual, arr. William Bradley Roberts Magnificat & Nunc dimittis (King’s College) | Joanna Forbes L’Estrange Preces & Responses | Margaret Burk Peace I leave with you | Amy Beach

Ascension Evening Gathering: Uplifting Community
Thursday, May 18 | 7:30pm | Skillings Garden
 

Join St. Paul’s Healing Ministry Team, friends, and neighbors for an uplifting evening to walk the Skillings Garden Labyrinth, pray, and renew our souls and bodies on the Feast of the Ascension. Come experience the love and care that is here for you and invite your friends to come, too!

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Ultimate Evening of Wonder
Wednesday, May 17 | 7pm | Foote Hall 

 

We hope you will join Rev. Sarah and Jocelyn for the third and ultimate conversation in our communal journey, noticing and celebrating how we are feeling called to pay attention to how God is active and alive in our rhythms and practices of faith, hope, and love in the Body of Christ.

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Tea N' Talk Spring Tea
Monday, May 15 | 2pm | Brewer Hall
 

We will welcome Ray Abold to tell us all about his adventures panning for gold and even show us some of his discoveries (which will also leave with him; no samples!). Please RSVP to Penny Newall as soon as possible, and let us know if you need a ride.

Youth Sunday 
May 7, 2023 | 10am Worship Service

 

If your age is between 4 and 19, we are eager to shape a community worship service with you. We are seeking acolytes, lectors, prayer writers, banner carriers, gift bearers and offering collectors, singers, and instrumentalists, to join our graduating seniors, Abigail and Lily, who will preach.

 

If you have ideas for how our “coffee moment” could host more kid-friendly, teen-friendly activities and treats, we would love to help you lead this with others! Just let Rev. Sarah or Jocelyn know you would like to be involved.

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Rummage Sale
Friday - Saturday, May 5-6 | 9:30am to 3pm | Inside & outside on the St. Paul's Campus

 

The Circle of St Paul’s announces the return of  the two day Rummage Sale on Friday & Saturday, May 5 & 6.

We invite you to save the date, sign up to volunteer, or come shop the sale!  Help support the Circle of St Paul's mission of providing help to others in need.

More info: 
Website: https://circlerummage.wixsite.com/stpauls
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CircleofStPaulsBurlingame

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Donation Drive-Thru Drop Off 
Saturday, April 29 | 10am to 2pm | Occidental Parking Lot

 

The Circle of St Paul’s will host a Donation Drive-Thru Drop Off event on Saturday, April 29. This is your last call to donate your new or gently used items for our upcoming two day Spring 2023 Rummage Sale, and help support the Circle of St Paul's mission of providing help to others in need.

We are now accepting donations on Donation Drive-Thru Drop Off Days only. 

 

Can’t make this Saturday? Save the Date for more Donation Saturdays to be announced soon. 

Also 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

So 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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CircleofStPaulsBurlingame

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Corazon House Build
April 28-30

t is not too late to join us in building a home near the border of Mexico on April 29 for St. Paul’s fourth year working with Corazon. This safe, well-organized experience is rewarding for both the volunteers and the recipient family. Contact Bryan VanderLugt for more information.

Can’t make it to Mexico? Please consider contributing financially. Look for “Pablo” the piñata at church as he seeks donations for our Corazon build in cash or checks. Checks should be made out to St. Paul’s with “Corazon” on the memo line. You can also donate through the church website. Thank you for your support!

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Parish Retreat at Bishop's Ranch
April 21-23, 2023

 

The weekend will be the perfect time to connect and re-connect with friends, old and new. Nestled among the vineyards of the Russian River Valley wine country, the Bishop’s Ranch offers comfortable accommodations and tasty homemade meals in a beautiful setting to provide a rich experience for all ages. There will be plenty of activities for those young... and young at heart, or you can just relax with a good book in the garden. A full list of activities and schedule will be forthcoming.

 

Costs will be based on specific rooms in the Ranch House. A list of rooms and their prices will be provided upon request, so please call or e-mail Tom Power with your RSVP, and he will send you the information. As always, financial assistance is available by contacting Rev. Sarah.

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Choral Evensong for Lent
March 19 | 4pm

 

It is a joy to invite all to a Lenten Evensong sung at St. Paul’s by the Choir of Walla Walla University, Washington; Kraig Scott, director.  The Choir of St. Paul’s will join the Walla Walla Choir in two anthems:  Caroline Shaw and the swallow & Stephen Paulus The Road Home.

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Ministry Teams | Evenings of Wonder
March 15, May 17 | 7pm-8:30pm

 

Let us gather to listen and pay attention to what God is doing within us and throughout our community.

 

If you are a part of this community, you are invited! We all minister to one another. Join Rev. Sarah and Jocelyn for this series where we hope to unlock, evermore carefully, how God is active and present in our common life together. Meet and talk with others. Encourage one another in our practice of faith. Light snacks and beverages will be served.

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Choir School Concert
The Song of Birds
March 12 | 4pm

You are warmly invited to the 2023 Annual Concert by the youth of the Choir School, grades K-12. The program seeks to awaken the listener to the joy of birds – from the sparrow to the kingfisher - as these winged creatures fill our lives with soaring song.

 

This 45-minute concert performed is a terrific way to introduce children to the choir at St. Paul’s. A Reception follows hosted by the Akers Family.

 

PROGRAM

Thomas Tallis | All praise to thee, my God this night (Tallis Canon) Kristina Arakelyan | You know me (Psalm 139)

Richard Rodney Bennett | The Birds’ Lament, The Owl, The Lark (The Aviary)

Swedish folk song, arr. Michael Burkhardt | Thy holy wings
John Rutter | All things bright and beautiful

Piano: Elena Kats-Chernin | Wild Swans  Suite: Eliza Aria

 

Benjamin Britten | Cuckoo!  Friday Afternoons

Southern folk tune, arr. David N. Johnson | The lone, wild bird

Katie Burk | Listen, sweet dove

Andrew Carter | Butterflies and Moths; Badgers and Hedgehogs (Bless the Lord)

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Ash Wednesday Worship Services
February 22 | 12:15pm & 7pm

 

The first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and may be imposed with the sign of the cross.

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Mardi Gras Shrove Sunday
February 19 | 11:15am-1pm

 

We gather to celebrate the time before Lent with the tradition of Shrove Tuesday, but celebrated on Sunday.  We eat pancakes in order to eat the last of the "fat" before the season of Lent and fasting begins.  Mardi Gras has come to St. Paul's as we "put away the alleluias" and burn our palms for Ash Wednesday. Come for pancakes! Come for fun with old and new friends!

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Conversion of St. Paul -- St. Paul's Day
January 29 | 11:15am-1pm

 

Join us on St. Paul’s Sunday for a multi-generational festive coffee hour in Foote Hall after the 10am worship service, in honor of our patron saint’s conversion day, as we immerse ourselves in the grace that changed Saul’s path forever and sent him–and sends us– into the world, transformed in sharing God’s love!

 

Journey of Transformation: our Canvas Labyrinth will be available to pray

Letters of Encouragement: card-writing to our neighbors in need of encouragement and love

Celebration of Love: fun activities for the entire family

 

We look forward to playing and praying with you at St. Paul’s in the year ahead, as we celebrate this amazing inheritance we receive and share through the love of Jesus Christ!

The Choir of St. Paul’s (grade K through adult) will be singing at the 10am Sung Eucharist, under the direction of guest conductor Robert Nicholls, Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Evansville, Indiana since 1996. Robert will be at St. Paul’s to prepare choristers for Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) exams. He started his musical education as a Chorister at Westminster Abbey and graduated from Cambridge University, where he sang in the choirs of Gonville and Caius and St. John's Colleges.

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The Gifts of the Epiphany
beginning January 8 and through all of January

Who will be among the ones to bring their gifts to serve Jesus? 

 

Come remember how the Magi traveled from afar to venerate the Christ Child, during our 10am Sunday worship on the Feast of the Epiphany. 

 

We invite you to offer contemporary versions of those classic gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to our neighbors being served by LifeMoves:

 

Gold = recognizing Jesus’ kingship = new soap, new shampoo 

Frankincense = celebrating Jesus’ deity = new lip balm

Myrrh = anticipating Jesus’ death = new pair of socks

 

Collection boxes will be placed at the entrances of the Church for the entire month of January. Toiletries can also be dropped off at the office during the week during regular office hours.

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Marcia McCowin Second Annual Concert

January 22 | 4pm

Highlighting women composers and poets, with a musical treat for children of all ages

 

The Annual Marcia McCowin Concert arose from the visionary sparkle of Marcia McCowin. Dr. McCowin (1952-2020) was a Professor of Clinical Radiology at UCSF, a generous supporter of Music at St. Paul’s, and an inspiration to all who knew her.

In the last months of her life, Marcia delighted in coming to St. Paul’s Burlingame to listen to the music offerings. She worked closely with Director of Music Susan Jane Matthews to designate an estate gift to St. Paul’s for an annual concert to highlight the work of women composers and poets, with a musical treat for the young at heart, too.

 

The 2023 program features choral works of 20th-century and contemporary women composers sung by an octet, including Choir School seniors Lily Hartley and Abigail Akers, and St. Paul’s professional singers soprano Emily Shafer and tenor Anmol Gupta. The 2023 treat comes as a slideshow of bird photography by Susan Jane Matthews, from burrowing owls to a wood duck, water dancing grebes and baby tree swallows, all symbols of hope in their wordless songs.

 

Program

 

Caroline Shaw | and the swallow (Psalm 84)

 

Imogen Holst (1907-1984) | Sanctus and Agnus Dei

Kerensa Briggs | Media vita

Lili Boulanger | Cortége for violin and piano

Lucy Montgomery & Christopher Putnam | Song of a Mother's Love

Roxanna Panufnik | Ubi caritas

Kristina Arakelyan | You know me (Psalm 139)

Cécile Chaminade | Trois Danses

Anciennes for piano

Emily Dickinson & Christopher Tin | Flocks a Mile Wide (transcription for organ

Hope is the thing with feathers

Accompanied by Bird Photography by Susan Jane Matthews

 

Amy Beach (1867-1944) | Peace I leave with you

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Ministry Teams | Evenings of Wonder
January 18, March 15, May 17 | 7pm-8:30pm

 

Let us gather to listen and pay attention to what God is doing within us and throughout our community.

 

If you are a part of this community, you are invited! We all minister to one another. Join Rev. Sarah and Jocelyn for this series where we hope to unlock, evermore carefully, how God is active and present in our common life together. Meet and talk with others. Encourage one another in our practice of faith. Light snacks and beverages will be served.

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MLK, Jr. Day of Service
January 16 | morning-lunch

 

Look for all the details for each project and register by January 8 by going to http://pmcmlk2023.eventbrite.com. Click on Reserve A Spot to get more information about each project. Consider volunteering with a friend or look forward to making new friends.   Several projects welcome children, teens or families.  Go to the sign up to check out what’s available for various age groups. 

St. Paul's Youth and Families: Select any George Hall of Huddart Park Project to work alongside our friends from Church of the Epiphany or St. Matthew's. Be in touch with Jocelyn to coordinate.

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Baptismal Reunion | January 15

After 10am Service in Foote Hall

 

In our liturgy of Holy Baptism, Christians are invited to “remember your baptism” as the priest splashes blessed water from the font onto members of the gathered congregation. We remember in many ways, including celebrating the light of Christ in each newly baptized person. Come be part of our Baptismal Reunion in Foote Hall after the 10am service, as we welcome these precious little ones into God’s family and invite them into a deeper life of love in the Body of Christ. If you’d like to help host the reception for  his reunion of all members in God’s household, please contact Rev. Sarah at sstewart@stpaulsburlingame.org.

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Christmas Services

Christmas Eve | December 24 | 10pm

 

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

Choral 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 strings. Choral music includes Adolphe Adam “O holy night” and George Malcolm “Mass of the Creche.” A prelude of Handel’s Cuckoo and Nightingale Organ Concerto begins at 9:45pm.

 

CHRISTMAS DAY

Sunday, December 25

11am Sung Eucharist with choir and organ

 

12:30pm Tongan Service with Nativity Gospel and Eucharist
 

Christmas Services 
Christmas Eve | December 24 | 4pm

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

A Children’s Christmas Eve Pageant

Children present the Nativity Gospel in costume and song in alternation with Christmas carols for all to sing.

If your family has a little one who would like to put on a costume and greet the baby Jesus in the manger, you are welcome! (Additional costumes available for use at the entrance of the church.)

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Mid-Week Morning Prayer
on Zoom with Rev. Sarah
Wednesdays @ 9:30am

As we lean into gratitude for this new season of life together, you are warmly welcome to join friends in faith for Mid-Week Morning Prayer (on Zoom), led by Rev. Sarah on Wednesdays through the month of December at 9:30am. Please contact the church office to receive participant details, including the meeting link. 
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Seventh Annual Christmas Concert 
December 18 | 4pm

 

Choir of St. Paul’s

String Quintet, Harp, Organ, & Piano

A reception follows in the Skillings Garden hosted by the Vestry.

Tickets may be purchased at https://stpaulschristmasconcert2022.eventbrite.com

 

Reserved Concert Sponsor Seating: $100.

General Seating: $35. | $20. Students

Doors open at 3:30pm.

Program

 

Ralph Vaughan Williams | Fantasia on Christmas Carols

 

Kassia | Augustus, the Monarch

Tomás Luis de Victoria | O magnum mysterium

Robert Lucas de Pearsall | In dulci jubilo

Harold Darke | In the bleak midwinter

Jessica French | Love came down at Christmas

 

Benjamin Britten | This little Babe

Nadia Boulanger | Cantique

John Rutter | Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

 

Fanny Hensel | Piano Trio in d minor: 3. Lied 4. Finale

 

Carol | What child is this?

 

Healey Willan | Three Kings

Joanna Forbes L’Estrange | Thee Three Wise Women

Margaret Bonds | The Ballad of the Brown King: 3. Sing Alleluia! 7. O sing of the king who was tall and brown 8. That was a Christmas long ago 9. Alleluia

 

Malcolm Archer: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Children's Chapel

December 18| 11:15am-11:45am

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We value cultivating a space for the youngest amongst us to connect with God and their neighbors. Children’s Chapel provides a space to pray together through song, activity, and friendship with others between the ages of infant to 12.

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Advent Lessons & Carols
December 4 | 4pm

 

All are invited to walk from darkness into light with the Choir of St. Paul’s as candles are gradually lit throughout the church. Beginning with young choristers, the reading of lessons alternates with Advent carols for choir and congregation, from the creation story and the prophets to Angel Gabriel’s good news to Mary.

 

A free-will offering will benefit the Choir School.

A reception follows hosted by Jo Ann Hartley in Brewer Hall.

 

Melissa Dunphy | O Oriens

Elizabeth Poston | Jesus Christ the apple tree

Herbert Howells | A Spotless Rose

Ēriks Ešenvalds | O Emmanuel

Ēriks Ešenvalds | Stars with water-tuned glasses

Joanna Forbes L’Estrange | Magnificat (King’s College)

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina | Tomorrow go ye forth

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December 4| 11:15am-11:45am

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We value cultivating a space for the youngest amongst us to connect with God and their neighbors. Children’s Chapel provides a space to pray together through song, activity, and friendship with others between the ages of infant to 12.

 

Today we learned and prayed with the Jesse Tree!

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From the Search and Transition Committee:

Bishop Search Listening Session at St. Paul's
December 3 | 10:00 am - 12noon | Higbie Library
 

Please join us for a conversation sponsored by the Search and Transition Committee for the Diocese of California inviting our personal and communal hopes for a new Bishop as we consider:

 

•What do we need from our next bishop? How might these priorities contrast with our desires and preferences?

•What are the most critical issues facing church communities within our diocese?

•What gifts or skills will our next diocesan bishop need to lead effectively?

•What might potential candidates need to know about the diocese and the churches in the Peninsula Deanery?

 

Feedback from these listening sessions will be applied by the Committee to craft the core of our Diocesan profile, used to discern with potential candidates. Your perspective and input is greatly valued in this important process! 

 

Please join us at St. Paul’s in Higbie Library starting at 10am. You also are welcome to join via Zoom if attending in person is not possible, using the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81274826226

Meeting ID:  812 7482 6226

 

Please feel free to contact the Rev. Sarah C. Stewart with questions about this offering at sstewart@stpaulsburlingame.org.

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Lessons and Carols: Theology,  History, and Innovation Program in Higbie Library, followed by light supperDecember 1 | 5:30 pm 

Dr. David Pacini and Rev. Sarah explore the historical development, theological trajectories, and contemporary innovations in our Lessons and Carols tradition. 
Children's Chapel

November 6 | 11:15am-11:45am

St. Paul's Nursery Playground

 

We value cultivating a space for the youngest amongst us to connect with God and their neighbors. Children’s Chapel provides a space to pray together through song, activity, and friendship with others between the ages of infant to 12.

 

We also bake and/or decorate cookies to deliver to St. Paul’s friends!

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All Souls' Sunday

November 6 | 8am and 10am Holy Eucharist

Services of remembrance of all faithful departed, with the Requiem of Maurice Duruflé offered by the Choir of St. Paul's, string quintet and organ at the 10am service. All are invited to bring photographs or mementos of loved ones who have died, to display on communal tables located near the baptismal font. We also honor our departed by distributing roses to all households.

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All Saints' Sunday
October 30 | 8am and 10am Holy Eucharist

 

A festive celebration of the life we share through Christ in the communion of saints, including in-gathering of 2023 financial pledges, with gratitude for the generosity of St. Paul's during our Season of Stewardship.

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Pledge Sunday
October 30

Fill out and bring your pledge card to church on October 30.  Pledges of all sizes are gratefully received as we “walk new paths together”.

 

Click here to make or fulfill a pledge.

 

Read the 2023 Stewardship brochure here and view this year’s New Paths videos here.

13th Annual North Peninsula Interfaith Choral ConcertSunday, October 16 | 5pm | Hosted by St. Paul's
St. Paul’s is delighted to host the 13th Annual North Peninsula Interfaith Choral Concert, a benefit for homeless ministry. One-hundred singers from five north peninsula church choirs will be participating from: • Congregational Church of San Mateo, UCC• The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints• First Presbyterian Church, Burlingame• St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Burlingame• St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, BurlingameLearn more here.
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Children's Chapel | St. Paul's Nursery Playground
October 16, 2022 | 11:15am - 11:45am 
A time for praying together through song, activity, and friendship. Bring your children of any age to participate in this outdoor worship service. The playground will be available immediately following the service for people ages 10 and below.
Celebrating St. Francis Day 
October 9 | 8am & 10am worship services

Bring your furry, fuzzy, or feathery family members to worship at the 8am or 10am worship services on Sunday, October 9, as we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi’s witness to our interdependence as participants within God’s creation!

Learn more here. 

Circle of St. Paul's One Day Whale of a Sale

Foote Hall and parking lots | free admission for everyone

October 8 | 9:30am-3pm


Great items - Outstanding prices - Great FUN! 
 

Lots of bargains in Accessories, Books, Home and Garden, Household, Kitchen, Linens, Men's and Women’s Fashions, Sewing, Crafts and Holiday, Toys and Children’s departments. 

Learn more here. 

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The sacramental rite in which the candidates "express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop" (BCP, p. 860).
 
St. Paul’s is thrilled to have eight people preparing for their Confirmation. 
  
Learn more here.
Confirmation | Grace Cathedral
September 25, 2022 | 6pm 
 
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Choral Evensong
Reception with Wells Cathedral Residency Report
4pm Sunday, September 25
You are invited to the first Evensong of the season sung by the Choir of St. Paul’s, including all singers of the Choir School (grades K-12), with The Rev. Sarah C. Stewart officiating.  The choral music of this 45-minute evening prayer service will include Wells Residency favorites.

Following the service, the reception will feature a Wells Residency Report, with a new video and singers of all ages presenting highlights of their experience.

Learn more here.
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Meet Our New Rector
Mark your calendars: Sunday, September 11
Sunday, September 11, will be a special day at St. Paul's - - our "official" welcome of our new Rector, The Rev. Sarah C. Stewart, the kick off of St. Paul's new program year, the return of the Choir of St. Paul's at the 10am service, and barbecue for all at 11:00am.

Learn more about Sarah here.
 
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Sundays, August 28 and September 4
Do you enjoy singing in choirs?

Come to the 9am rehearsal and sing in the summer choir at the 10am Holy Eucharist, delight in great music and get to know some of the amazing people in the choir community better by joining them in song. 

Singers should meet by 9am in the choir stalls.  Suggested minimum age:  youth entering grade 3.  Section leaders will be present to help anchor parts.  
Hard copies of anthems will be available in the choir stalls, along with a bulletin and hymnal.  There are no dress guidelines, and vestments are not worn to allow singers to easily join. 

Full vaccination is required to sing in the choir.  Send proof of vaccination ahead to St. Paul’s Director of Music, Dr. Susan Jane Matthews, at smatthews@stpaulsburlingame.org. She will then send you pdfs of the anthems.

Anthems for Aug. 28
Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. Brian Judge | He that is down need fear no fall
Shaker Song, arr. Kevin Siegfried | Lay me low

Anthems for Sept. 4
Melanie DeMore | Blessed Be!
Undine Smith Moore | We shall walk through the valley in peace

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Operation Backpack: Success!

A backpack salute to all of St. Paul's members and friends who donated to St. Paul's Operation Backpack this year. St. Paul's donation of 226 backpacks was part of the backpack distribution to nearly 3000 children and teens of Samaritan House clients that took place last weekend. What a gift for them to start the school year with new backpacks filled with school supplies.

Thank you for your generosity and caring!

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Enjoy the daily postings of pictures and videos from the Wells Cathedral Residency by the Choir of St. Paul’s

www.facebook.com/MusicatStPaulsBurlingame

www.instagram.com/musicatstpaulsburlingame

#StPaulsatWells

 

Learn more here

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Choir of St. Paul’s July 2022 Residency 
at Wells Cathedral, England

The Choir of St. Paul’s was in residence for a week at Wells Cathedral, England in July 2022, at the close of the Choir School’s 15th anniversary season. 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) were the choir for six services of 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.  Cathedral residencies offer the Choir of St. Paul’s a life-changing 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. 

You may enjoy the daily postings of pictures and videos from the Wells Cathedral Residency at:

www.facebook.com/MusicatStPaulsBurlingame

www.instagram.com/musicatstpaulsburlingame

#StPaulsatWells

Click here for more details.

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St. Paul's Operation Backpack -- deadline Extended to August!

There’s still time to participate in St. Paul's Annual Backpack Drive for children whose families are helped by Samaritan House, one of the local non-profits with which we partner serving families who are struggling financially. Last year, St. Paul’s community and friends provided 240 backpacks. What will this year's number be?

It's an easy and virtual way to help students in need. The COVID -19 pandemic has hit our community's most vulnerable families very hard over the last 30 months. All students deserve to start the school year knowing that their families and the greater community want them to have new backpacks with much-needed supplies.

It is a tradition for our St. Paul's community to donate new backpacks and supplies to local students in need through Samaritan House. Like last year, all donations will be done online or through St. Paul's directly. Thank you to all who have already contributed to St. Paul’s Operation Backpack—your generosity to those in need will make a big difference when school reopens for the new year and children helped wear their new backpacks with pride and happiness.

It's easy to participate in providing backpack/s for children in need by choosing one of the following options:

1. Go to https://www.roonga.com/stpaulschurchofburlingame to select choose the backpack/s that you'd like to donate OR

2. Send a check (or give online) for Backpacks to St. Paul's Church, 415 El Camino Real, Burlingame, CA 94010 and we'll do the choosing for you. If you send a check, please note "Backpacks" on it.

3. Select the QR code to give online.

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Summertime. . . summer fun at St. Paul's

 

The Vestry is looking for members of our community who would be interested in organizing some opportunities to stay connected with each other during the summer. 

 

Opportunities?? What are those??   

 

They could be:

  • hosting a s'mores (marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers) gathering in the early evening around St. Paul's fire pit in the Skillings Garden perhaps with a sing-a-long;

  • organizing a St. Paul's picnic/play date in a local park;

  • hosting an inside or outdoor movie night for either adults or families with children or both;

  • organizing a group to see the Giants;

  • offering to take a small group on a guided hike in one of San Mateo County's treasured parks;

  • organizing a one-time service project with a local non-profit;

  • or ???

 

Our community is brimming with talent and special skills and interests to share.   The gatherings can be limited (for example, a hike) or open for all.   The Vestry encourages everyone to put on their thinking caps and contact one of the Wardens (Tish, Jay, or Lisa) with what you'd like to organize.  

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Celebrate Pentecost at St. Paul's
Sunday, June 5 | 10am

 

With white doves, colorful pinwheels, speaking in tongues, St. Paul's will be filled with the Holy Spirit on Sunday, June 5.  And if that weren't enough, it will also be a time at the 10am service to celebrate St. Paul's newly confirmed and this year's high school graduates, and thank the Choir of St. Paul's as it completes the Choir season begun last September.  

St. Paul's Tongan Choir will also be at the 10am service adding its special music to St. Paul's Choir's repertoire.  

Everyone is invited after the 10am service to join in an ice cream social hosted by the Vestry in the Skillings Garden. 

Please plan to come and wear something RED.  Child care and Children's Chapel will be provided.

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They're Confirmed!

Saturday, June 3 was a special day for three members of St. Paul's community. 

 

Tiale, Grace and Barbara were confirmed along with 85 other confirmands from throughout the Diocese at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.   

 

They are shown with Jocelyn who guided them in their preparation for confirmation.  

The Circle of St. Paul's SUCCESSFUL Whale of a Sale!

The Circle’s “Whale of a Sale” in May was a great success in so many ways—clearing out rummage accumulated for the sale scheduled for May 2020 which had to be cancelled, helping so many neighbors and others find either a needed item or a treasure, and providing financial support for St. Paul’s Operating Budget. The Circle recently presented a check to St. Paul’s for $10,000 in fulfillment of its commitment to St. Paul’s Operating Budget for 2022.

Thank you to The Circle whose members worked both creatively and tirelessly to make the “Whale of a Sale” happen and to those who helped with setting up, selling, and/or taking down. It was a community effort!

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Corazon built!
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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.

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Spiritual Parenting
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 jsideco@stpaulsburlingame.org, 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.

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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

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Faithful Friends
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, jsideco@stpaulsburlingame.org

St. Paul's Transitions in May

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May 22

On May 22, we will welcome The Rev. Beth Lind Foote who will be with us serving as Interim Rector through the calling of our sixth Rector.  

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May 15

On May 15, St. Paul's community will say thank you and bid farewell to The Rev. Jen Hornbeck who has been our Interim Rector for the last year.  Jen has accepted a call from Transfiguration Church in San Mateo so, while gone from St. Paul's, we may see her and her distinctive cowboy boots around the Peninsula.
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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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMO4pKkSvFk&t=1748s

 

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.

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4pm Choral Evensong & Dinner
Sunday, May 15

 

You are invited to join in a celebration of 15 years of the Choir School & the Evensong Series (2007-2022) at St. Paul’s.

4pm Choral Evensong
A free-will offering at the service of Evensong will benefit the July 2022 Residency at Wells Cathedral, England by the Choir of St. Paul’s Repertoire:

        Margaret Burk | Responses
        Herbert Howells | Magnificat & Nunc dimittis (Gloucester)
        Joanna Forbes L’Estrange | The Chorister’s Prayer
        Sarah Quartel | How can I keep from singing?

5pm Catered Dinner
Tickets: $15 Adult / $10 Child

         Includes Choir Awards & Presentation of RSCM Ribbons
         Closing Choral Blessing: Joanna Forbes L’Estrange | Irish Blessing

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The Circle of St. Paul's ONE DAY Sale
Saturday, May 7  | 10am - 4pm

Location: St. Paul's Episcopal Church

                      415 El Camino Real, Burlingame

The Circle of St. Pauls invites the community to shop for outstanding prices on gently used, new and/or vintage items that you just cannot live without.

 

Proceeds from the one day rummage sale are donated to local charities selected for ongoing support through The Circle of St. Paul's. These charities support a diverse range of causes. We also provide financial support to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Burlingame for special projects, facilities improvements and operating expenses.

 

For more details, visit The Circle of St. Paul's website: https://circlerummage.wixsite.com/stpauls

Corazon House Build in Mexico
Saturday, April 30
 

We will be building a house in Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday, April 30, 2022. We still have some space for a few more volunteers.

 

There are very experienced builders on the build team so no experience is necessary! If you can hold a paint brush or hammer a nail, you're ready. If you can do neither, we'll still put you to work helping the crew. Each to his/her ability.

The work is joyous - often working alongside the excited new homeowning family and/or their relatives. These new homeowners typically have spent months or years awaiting this blessing. But the blessing is truly ours, as we see the fruits of our combined efforts  take form, and we see the resulting happiness in the faces of a deserving family.

Volunteers are responsible for transportation to and from San Diego and lodging. Our group is staying at a local hotel (some will stay with friends or family nearby) and there is the opportunity to share some meals at nearby restaurants on Friday and Saturday nights.

 

We depart San Diego by bus very early Saturday morning and arrive at the house site in Tijuana where a foundation and plumbing has already been put into place. By the time we arrive back at the hotel, we'll have completed our mission and can share stories of the day. This trip and its impact can be life changing  for those who volunteer.


For more details or to sign up, contact Jocelyn, jsideco@stpaulsburlingame.org.

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watch & pray: Flee
Monday, April 25 | 7:30pm


Movie: Flee, an animated documentary

Where to find it: Hulu

About the Film: An animated documentary telling the true story about a man's need to confront his past in order to truly have a future. Amin arrived in Denmark as an unaccompanied minor from Afghanistan. Today, at 36, he is a successful academic and is getting married. A secret he has been hiding for over 20 years threatens to ruin the life he has built for himself. For the first time, he is sharing his story with his close friend.
 

About the process:

  • Watch the film

  • Pray about it and pay attention to what comes up for you

  • Join in on the conversation with others on Monday, April 25 at 7:30pm via Zoom Meeting ID: 503 656 8822

2022 St. Paul’s Parish Retreat 
April 22 -24

After a two-year hiatus, St. Paul’s Burlingame will return to the spectacular Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg.  The weekend will be the perfect time to connect and reconnect with friends, old and new.  Nestled among the vineyards of the Russian River Valley wine country, the Bishop’s Ranch offers comfortable accommodations and tasty homemade meals in a beautiful setting to provide a rich experience for all ages.

There will be plenty of activities for those young…..and young at heart, or you can just relax with a good book in the garden.  A full list of activities and schedule will be forthcoming.

 

Based on strong interest, we’ve secured the iconic Ranch House for our weekend, with the ability to expand our footprint should we need more space.  Costs will be based on specific rooms in the Ranch House.  A list of rooms and their prices will be provided upon request,  so please call or e-mail Tom Power with your RSVP, and he will send you the information.  tom.power@srsre.com or (415) 990-4942. 

 

As always, financial assistance is available by contacting Rev. Jen Hornbeck -  jhornbeck@stpaulsburlingame.org

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Holy Week & Easter
Services and Music
April 10-17, 2022

 

Come to celebrate the mysteries of Jesus' life, death and resurrection:

 

Palm Sunday | April 10 | 8am, 10am, 12:30pm, & 5pm

Join in the Procession of Palms, remembering Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem

10am Music (click here for details)

 

 

Maundy Thursday | April 14 | 7pm

Share in the recollection of the Last Supper Jesus shared with the disciples.

This service includes an invitation to share in the foot washing and witness the stripping of the altar, after which all leave in silence.

Music (click here for details)

Good Friday | April 15 | 5pm

A contemplative time to venerate (pray, worship, be present) the cross and the day of Jesus’ death. We share in the reserved sacrament.

Music (click here for details)

Easter Vigil | April 16 | 7pm

We begin this service with kindling a fire, sharing in the lessons of the Old Testament and entering into the Easter celebration with the Gospel and sharing a celebratory Eucharist.

Music (click here for details)

Easter Sunday Choral Eucharist |April 17| 9am & 11:15am**

Bring your flowers for flowering the cross and celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus and the beginning of the Great Fifty Days of Easter. For those who prefer to attend an Easter Service outside, the 11:15am service will also offer outside seating with the service broadcast auditorily and communion offered outside.

Music (click here for details)

Choir of St. Paul’s

Chamber Orchestra, Handbells, Cymbals, Piano & Organ

St. Cecilia & St. Nicolas Choirs (grades K-3) join the rest of Choir School at 9am service to sing:

Barry Rose | Risen Lord

* *10:15am - Coffee Hour between services

* *10:30am - Easter Egg Hunt in the Nursery School playground  

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Flowering of the Cross on Easter 


Please bring flowers  or greenery (from your garden) if you would like to help flower the cross before both services on Easter Day.

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Casual Sunday Evening Worship and Fellowship
 

During the season of Lent, we have added an additional simple worship service on Sunday evenings at 5:00pm, followed by a shared meal and fellowship groups. 

These new services were born out of our recent Congregation Conversations and will be a time to experiment with a potentially more permanent service. If you would like to help with meals, please email Jennifer: jhornbeck@stpaulsburlingame.org

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Annual Choir School Concert

Sunday, March 6  | 4pm

20th-Century Music of the Choir Room Composer Timeline

Reception follows hosted by the Gerster family

 

The youth of the Choir School (grades K-12) bring music of nine of the composers of the new Choir Room Composer Timeline to life.

 

Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989) | Come down angels

Margaret Bonds (1913-1972) | Ballad of the Brown King:  III. Sing Alleluia!

Florence Price (1887-1953) | Peter, go ring them bells

Organ:  F. Price | Variations on the Folksong “Peter, go ring them bells”

 

Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) | My spirit sang all day

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) | O sacrum convivium

Judith Weir (b. 1954) | I love all beauteous things

Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) | Psalm 24

Piano:  L. Boulanger | III. Cortège (Trois Morceaux)

 

Margaret Bonds (1913-1972) | This little light of mine; Little David

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) | Psalm 150

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) | God be with you till we meet again

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Lent at St. Paul's
Ash Wednesday, March 2 

There are two Ash Wednesday services on March 2:

12:30pm Cantor and Organ

7pm Choir and Organ

 

We will be exploring and learning more about the Eucharist during Lent.

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Watch & Pray | My name is Pauli Murray 
Monday, February 28 | 7:30pm on Zoom

 

Lifting up a powerful story of justice, would you consider watching this film, praying with the feelings and ideas that emerge for you, and joining others for a conversation? 

 

About the program

  1. Watch the documentary, My name is Pauli Murray (which can be found in Amazon Prime)

  2. Pray with & Study it yourself

  3. Join a conversation on Monday, February 28 at 7:30pm. Go to Zoom and enter Meeting ID 503 656 8822.

About the Film

Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice. A pioneering attorney, activist, priest and dedicated memoirist, Murray shaped landmark litigation—and consciousness— around race and gender equity. As an African American youth raised in the segregated South— who was also wrestling with broader notions of gender identity—Pauli understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms. Both Pauli’s personal path and tireless advocacy foreshadowed some of the most politically consequential issues of our time. Told largely in Pauli’s own words, My Name is Pauli Murray is a candid recounting of that unique and extraordinary journey of a lifelong faithful Episcopalian called to eventually serve as a priest.

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Choral Evensong
Sunday, February 13 | 4pm
Choir of St. Paul’s

 

As the Choir prepares for a July 2022 residency at Wells Cathedral, England, hear some of the repertoire they will be singing at February’s Evensong (sung Evening Prayer), including evening responses and canticles by rising star women composers from England and the United States, and a jubilant arrangement of the spiritual “Peter, go ring them bells” by English baritone Roderick Williams.

Joanna Forbes L’Estrange | Magnificat and Nunc dimittis  (King’s College Service)

 

Margaret Burk | Responses

 

Spiritual, arr. Roderick Williams | Peter, go ring them bells 

Michael Caraher, soloist
 

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First Annual Marcia McCowin Concert
Sunday, January 23  |  4pm
 

Highlighting women composers and poets, with a musical treat for children of all ages

An Annual Marcia McCowin Concert has been underwritten by the Estate of Marcia McCowin, established to highlight the work of women composers and poets at St. Paul’s. Dr. McCowin (1952-2020) was a Professor of Clinical Radiology at UCSF and a generous supporter of Music at St. Paul’s.

 

The program of the first annual concert at 4pm on Sunday, January 23 will include music for soloists, choir, narrator, cello, violin, organ, and piano:

 

Margaret Bonds | No man has seen his face (Words by Janice Lovoos)

Lili Boulanger | D’un matin de printemps for violin and piano; Psalm 24 for choir

Maddalena Casulana | Vagh'amorosi augelli

Melissa Dunphy | Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (Commissioned for the Choir of St. Paul’s 2022 Wells Residency in celebration of Marcia’s life)

Joanna Forbes L’Estrange | The Three Wise Women; Give us grace (Poetry of Jane Austen)

Elizabeth Kimble | Gloria (premiere)

Maria Theresia von Paradis | Sicilienne for cello

Barbara Strozzi | O Maria

George Akerley | A Sweet for Mother Goose for organ and narrator

Christopher Putnam | Mother’s Love (2008 commission for Marcia’s mother by her children; Words by Lucy Maud Montgomery)

 

Musicians include Michael Caraher, Emily Gross, Jefferson Packer, Séraphée de Labaca, Michelle Maruyama, Susan Jane Matthews, Akane Ota, and Haruka Ota.

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Return of Adult Education Forum 
Sundays  | 9:15am in person in Higbie Hall
Tuesdays  | 12pm - 12:45pm on Zoom

We will begin AGAIN to offer Adult Education on January 23 and 30 at 9:15 am in Higbie Hall.  We will also be offering an online option on Tuesdays at noon.

The Rev. Jennifer is inviting you to a Zoom meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7599083602        Meeting ID: 759 908 3602

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Peninsula Multifaith Coalition's
10TH ANNUAL  MLK JR. MULTIFAITH DAY OF SERVICE
Monday, January 17

 

Please join us for this unique opportunity to work side by side with people of other faiths and cultures to benefit our local community. This year we will include a mix of outdoor, indoor, and online family friendly projects. San Mateo County mandated Covid safety protocols will be followed.

 

Bringing together our diverse community to build bridges of understanding and respect.

For more information about PMC or this event, contact Edith Foothorap (rongoerss@aol.com).