We invite you to learn more about Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church – a welcoming and friendly community of Christians in Evansville, Indiana. Saint Paul’s is a 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. The Book of Common Prayer describes (the) 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) If you are looking for a church home, we would encourage you to join us for worship.
God’s peace be with you, St. Paul’s Vestry
2:1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.
2:2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the
en@re house where they were siAng.2:3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a
tongue rested on each of them.2:4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in
other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
2:12 All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”
2:14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all
who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say.
2:16 No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
2:17 ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your
sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.2:18
Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.2:19 And I will
show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist.2:20 The sun shall be
turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.2:21 Then everyone
who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
Wednesday, May 27th Service
|The Rev. Roger Walker will celebrate communion at the Wednesday, May 27th 12:05 service. After the service Rev. Walker invites everyone to a “brown bag” lunch to discuss “near death experiences.”Rev Walker will continue to conduct the Wednesday services until the Interim is in residence.|
for Sunday, May 24, 2015
- Rev. Walker will continue with the Wednesday 12:05 Eucharist through July. Come join us for Eucharist and the discussion group and brown bag lunch which will follow. Currently the focus is on spiritual perceptiveness. How can we become more open to the Spirit in our life? How can spiritual disciplines help us to be more open to the Spirit of God in our life?
- The Church picnic and clean up day is June 14th. Chandler Hiett’s Eagle Scout Project is to help clean out and improve the basements under the sanctuary and church house. Parish volunteers are needed .
- The J2A Pilgrimage is a few days away. Please be praying for our pilgrims (Anna Wiggins, Collin Wiggins, Katherine Wiggins, Chandler Hiett and Libby Dean) and their leaders (Jim Johnson and Sidney Hardgrave).
St. Paul’s Choir
Proposed New Bylaws
In Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, he asked them to give to the distressed Christians in Jerusalem. Paul told them their participation in the offering to Jerusalem was a way “to test the sincerity of [their] love” (2 Corinthians 8:8). True charity and generosity can’t be commanded. Paul wanted the Corinthians to prove their sincerity by giving selfishly and spontaneously. In the same way, we show our sincerity through our giving and by doing God’s will. “Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality” (Romans 12:13). By God’s grace, we are empowered to give generously to those in need. In our giving, we demonstrate the love of Christ in our hearts.