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.
"...let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us..."
Hebrews 12: 1b
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 18, 2019
+ All air conditioning work is complete. We (the office staff) are learning to program it so that it comes on early to cool the church before it is needed. It will be on for services only, as needed.
+ North Kingstown August Food Pantry:
Canned fruit, cereal, crackers, soups, and condiments. Need doesn't go on vacation, but schools do. Thank You for being so faithful.
+ August parish Prayer calendar is: Staff.
+ Education For Ministry (EFM) is an extension course of the School of Theology of the University of the South (Sewanee). EFM was started at the same time as the 1979 Prayer Book was restoring laity to our biblical calling as disciples. In other words, all Christians have a ministry, wherever you are and whoever you serve in God's name. And, it is really hard to point to God, if you don't know how to recognize him! EFM was designed for folks to meet in a small group seminar and study: Old Testament, New Testament, Church History and Theology. Participants discuss the texts and then engage in a structured conversation called "theological reflection" in which they ask the two questions of life: Where is God in this? and So what?
EFM is not substitute training for ordination and doesn't qualify you to serve in any particular office. It is not a support group. It is not a club for the righteous. It is designed for folks who want to know more about their faith and want to feel more secure in their life with God. It gives you a reading list for life! If it is a fit for you, it can be fabulous.
This Fall, we will offer 2 multi-level groups (day and evening). For more information, please contact the Rector, (who is really excited to be doing this again :) ).
A.S.A.P.: Always Stop and Pray
From Inside the Collar
It is hard to see God and point to God, if we can't recognize God. So we try to learn about him: scripture, prayer, tradition, study, asking..
There was a country song a few years ago : "I knew her books, her car, her clothes, but I paid no attention to what mattered most."
So it is also a challenge when we think we know a lot about God (maybe we have studied for a long time). Thinking we know a lot often gets in the way of learning new things. (Speaking from experience :)).
God lives in a tent because he is always calling us to move forward with him. He is new every morning. God wants us to know him, not "stuff about him".
The mission statement of every Church: Know God and make him known.
Press on! The journey ahead is a great and joyful adventure.
Loaves & Fishes RI
Amazingly, August is here. Summer goes by so quickly! Our friends who overnight at the shelter mostly spend their days outdoors, in good weather and in not so good. They appreciate all the wonderful foods you donate. Thank you always for your caring hearts.