We invite you to learn more about Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church – a welcoming and friendly community of Christians in Evansville, Indiana. We hope that what you find on our website will encourage you to join us for Sunday worship. We know that we will be enriched by your presence.
Saint Paul’s is an historic parish, formed more than 150 years ago. We are proud of our roots and heritage; we are also excited about who we are now and who we are becoming. We are focused on being instruments of God’s compassion and reconciliation in the world. The Book of Common Prayer describes that mission of the Church in this way: “The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ… The Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love… The Church carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members.” BCP 1979 p. 855
Our worship and Christian education, our ministry in the larger community and our fellowship events all help us to be equipped for the ministry God calls us to as our mission. We draw on the strength and encouragement we together find in God to be able to offer loving and compassionate care for those outside our doors. Inviting new people into our parish family to share our hopes and their dreams is a pleasure and a delight.
You have honored us with your visit to our website. You will find that you are always welcome at Saint Paul’s. If you are looking for a church home we would encourage you to join us for worship.
God’s peace be with you,Fr. Richard
Aug 17, 2014
Mission Statement: Seeking God Loving People Changing the World
- We want to welcome to all of you today. We are glad you are here for worship and hope that you will join us for our Coffee Hour in Webb Hall following the service.
- Remember to sort through items for the St. Paul’s Sale on September 12.
- J2A is selling mums to help raise money for their pilgrimage. Choose from 6 different colors in Webb Hall today for $10 each, or contact Elizabeth Hiett by email.
- Vestry is meeting at 5:30 on Wednesday night this week.
- [AT 10:30] Baptism of Carlin Rose Finazzo
In 1 John 4:16 we read, “God is love.” God’s love is evident in his giving. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Because of his love, God gave us the gift that we needed the most – our Savior. Out of love and gratitude for who God is and what he has done for us, we strive to live as Christ did. Through our giving, we become like him. The more we give from hearts filled with love and gratitude, the more we reflect Christ’s likeness.
Annual Parish House Treasure SaleSAVE THE DATE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
YOU ARE INVITED
The parishioners of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church are invited to donate their tangible treasures to the Giant Sale we are planning in the Parish House on Friday, September 12,2014 from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Originally it was being called a “Yard Sale.” However, because of the weather, manpower required at the last minute and the Giant Sale we are planning, it would be much better inside.
The majority of us have items in our homes we no longer use and do not wish to do our own garage sale, so this would be the answer. Our thinking is more decorative arts, such as baskets, ceramics, stained glass, framed pictures, jewelry, crafts, textiles, metalware, glassware, furniture, etc. Also, small and large appliances in good working order.
Books and children’s toys (in good condition) would also be appealing.
Also accepted would be yard tools in clean condition. Wheel chairs, crutches and canes would also be good.
We would like for everyone at St. Paul’s to be involved. These are the ways this could be accomplished: donating items in good condition, picking up items from members, recording the items, organizing and pricing the week before, sales people during the sale, spreading the word to your neighbors, friends, book club, bridge club, etc. Asking your
friends to donate would also be appropriate. They could also serve on the committee if they wished.
We will not be accepting clothes or shoes unless they are brand new.
If you wish to serve on the Treasure Committee please contact, Tess Grimm 4768090, Carla Ewing 4772191, Nancy Keeney 8530890,
Susan Huck 4374650 or Thea Bibbs 2708603104.
Thea Bibbs has already offered her trailer to be parked in the lot for storing items. We will also store items in one room on the second floor, in the old kitchen and in closets.
For large items a committee member will go to the home and take a photo, then we will enlarge the photo and place it in Webb Hall the week prior to the Sale. The person purchasing the item will go to the house with a committee member to purchase the item. This will save us on moving items in and out. The person buying will be responsible for
moving the item.
Please start collecting the things you no longer want or need, but you think would be a treasure for someone else. More information in the next Epistle. No need to be concerned, we will not be selling items parishioners have given to St. Paul’s.
All proceeds will be for the benefit of the operating fund of St. Paul’s.
In God’s Love,
Tess Grimm and Carla Ewing,