Welcome to St. Paul's!
From Inside the Collar
The reason we give to God first is to remind ourselves:
To live as a Christian is to fight the good fight of faith every day. The good fight is never to give up and never to give in to baser motives, just to give. For that is who God is: the one who gives: of his life, of his goodness, of his strength...He gives and gives and is never depleted.
Eternal life is offered to all, but not all of us will fight to grow strong enough to soar above the world's habits. The fight we wage is within ourselves (and with our friends) to remain kind, gentle, generous and courageous. Don't give in to fear, or to the quick fix, or to despair, or meanness, or bitterness. Fight against those constraints that would leave us bound to the earth.
We give to God first to remind ourselves that God Is first and the source of All true Good. When we put him first consistently, we will recognize his coincidences, feel his joy, and all else (even money) will fall into place.
Mobile, Loaves and Fishes
A number of you helped St. Paul’s make a successful transition to serving a new-to-us shelter this
past month. Thanks to you and the Holy Spirit, our first truck run there went extremely well. The men
we served at Emmanuel House in Providence were most appreciative of all the wonderful food you
donated, and the staff welcomed us. We are looking forward to continuing there, with your help.
God bless the loving hearts of our St. Paul’s people, as we join in preparing for our upcoming truck run on