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.
"Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners."
I Timothy 1: 15b
St. Paul's Church is handicap accessible. Please park behind the church, on Washington St., and enter via the office wing.
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 15, 2019
+ September Parish Prayer calendar is:
Registration continues today! All are welcome. (Children need not be members.) Come as often as you can. You are always welcome.
While the Parish Hall is under repairs, the Sunday School will meet upstairs (at least initially). We will break into age appropriate groups and have a really good year. We have a tailor made lectionary for our Sunday School that coordinates with the curriculum. Fabulous teachers, guest speakers (that could mean YOU), active activities, and lots of opportunities to help others. Don't miss it!
+ The Choir is recruiting new members! All voice ranges are welcome! Fall is a great time to begin as the choir regroups for the Church calendar year. We rehearse Thursdays from 7:00-9:00 pm. Interested? Questions? See Todd after the 9:30 service or contact by email email@example.com
+ North Kingstown September Food Pantry:
Canned vegetables: corn, peas, spinach; canned fruit; hearty soups; pasta (other than spaghetti); cereals; after school snacks; stuffing; shampoo. Fall Back into the habit of bringing food with you when you come to church.
+ Education For Ministry (EFM) is an extension course of the School of Theology of the University of the South (Sewanee). EFM meets in a small group seminar and studies: Old Testament, New Testament, Church History and Theology. Participants discuss texts and engage in a structured conversation called "theological reflection" in which they ask two questions: Where is God in this? and So what?
This Fall, we will offer 2 multi-level groups (day and evening). For more information, please contact the Rector. Also thinking about New England Bible Study... what is a fit for you? How may I help? Please see the rector.
A.S.A.P.: Always Stop and Pray
From Inside the Collar
Church is a hospital for sinners, not a party for saints. Jesus is the great physician, not the cruise director.
John Newton (Amazing Grace) said: "Two things I remember quite clearly. I am a great sinner and Jesus Christ is a great savior."
Sin is not "bad" things we do, nor does Sin make you a bad person. You are not your sins.
Sin is turning away from God, being indifferent to God, putting other things in place of God. News Flash: we all do that, multiple times a day! So we come back to God and God comes looking for us to bring us home, over and over and over again. There is no end to his welcoming us home. As there seems to be no end to our needing the reminder, it is a very good arrangement.
Loaves & Fishes RI
Several things to share with you this month—all good!
Our annual fundraising night at the Flatbread Pizza Company (Loaves & Fishes gets a portion of pizza sales) is Tues., Sept. 10, 5-9pm, at 161 Cushing St., Providence. Great pizza for a great cause: talk about win-win! Please join us!
This month we’re requesting increased amounts of certain foods, because we will be making 2 food runs on 2 consecutive days. The 2nd run is a one-time opportunity to serve neighbors of Trinity Church, located off Broad Street downtown. As always, you should feel free to donate as you are comfortable. We know God will provide what is needed, and we bless you for your generous hearts.