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
Sunday, March 9, 2014
LESSONS FOR March 16: Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17.
- Each member of the congregation was given $20 today and challenged to make the word a better place. Parish members may creatively multiply and donate it to a favorite charity. Watch this video to learn how an 8-year-old boy helped in a similar way. http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/ohio-boy-turns-found-fortune-into-act-of-kindness/ Sponsored by St. Paul’s Community & World Missions team.
- Lenten Morning Prayers and Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. Monday, March 10, and continue each Monday.
- Stations of the Cross will continue throughout Lent each Friday at 5;30 p.m.
- Geranium sales will continue through March 23.
- Saturday, March 15, is our day to help with Sr. Joanna’s Table. Please volunteer.
- The April Epistle deadline is Saturday, March 15. Please submit any articles or information you want included to the parish office.
- There will be a reception following the 10:30 service on Sunday, March 16, to honor Margaret Kimberling for her many years of service as St. Paul’s organist. If you can bring finger foods, please see Sharon Graham or Carla Ewing.
- The children are sponsoring a Lenten project as a way to give back. Thea Bibb’s friend’s daughter, Feona Ward, is turning 16 and is preparing for her fifth hi surgery on March 27 at Shriner’s Hospital. We would like to ask for help for Feona and her mother through this time to reinforce their faith in God by showing God’s love. Please help by praying for her, and show God’s love through a note, card or small gift. There will be a basket at the piano each Sunday for your contributions.
“Jesus the author and Perfecter of our faith,” (Hebrews 12:2) has already won the victory over sin for us. It still remains to us, however, to continue to fight for faith, refusing to let sin reign in our bodies. The Apostle Paul tells us to “count [ourselves] dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.” By God’s grace, sin no longer is our master. We are new creatures who “offer the parts of [our bodies] to him as instruments of righteousness… because [we] are not under law, but under grace” (Romans 6:11-14).