Welcome to St. Paul's!
If you are looking for a church community, you may have just found it! St Paul’s has a long tradition of superb music, an inviting Sunday School, active youth group and effective outreach. This is a place where God is first and you can make a difference.
"...and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness."
Luke 4: 1b
Second Sunday of Lent
March 17, 2019
+ Youth Confirmation this Sunday, we begin a fabulous unit on spirituality. (How do you know?)
+ The Sunday Morning Bible Study @ 8:30 in the Belden Room.
+ New England Bible Study will resume on Tuesday, 3/26 & Wed. 3/27.
+ Episcopal 101 on Thursday evenings at 7 in the office/chapel area, beginning March 28th. Please call the office for more information or to add your name.
+ Parish Prayer Calendar for March is worship. Come on in and worship and forget about your self for awhile.
+ Food Pantry requests are: Cereal, macaroni and cheese mix, soups w/ meat-beef stews and chili,, soup crackers and after school snacks, ketchup & mayo, and shampoo.
From Inside the Collar
The Holy Spirit 'leads', or 'drives' depending on your translation, Jesus into the wilderness.
So the Spirit is teaching us at all times and in all circumstances. But it also says something about our ability to assess correctly. God is still with us even in the temptations! And we hope, it slows us down from putting words into God's mouth and trying to interpret His actions. God can speak for himself: He is The Word.
When we feel farthest from God, it doesn't mean God is far from us. Go into the wilderness confidently, God is right here with you. He will guide you, teach you and lead you home.
Loaves & Fishes RI
No sooner had we written about the snowstorm on a previous run than it happened again! It was Feb. 12, and the midday snowfall threatened to accumulate beyond safe driving limits, so we left our trusty food truck in Barrington (12 churches share it), gathered up all your wonderful donations (thank you!!), and two hardy drivers drove down to the Emmanuel House shelter on snowy I-95. Already there were 30 men camped out there, with more expected.
Now it is almost spring (hooray!), and the truck run on March 12 should be, while still cold, more seasonable. Most of the men served by Emmanuel prefer to be outside during the day, and many of the items you donate fill their backpacks for the daytime hours. Bless you for your caring hearts, and please know the many thanks we get are meant for you!