LOCATION: 116 South Church St. - Monroe, NC 28112
MAILING: PO Box 293 - Monroe, NC 28111
OFFICE HOURS: Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Our Christian Mission
The mission of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
is to sustain a community:
shaped by worship,
connected through faith,
and called to share God’s love.
WELCOME TO St. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH!
We open our doors to a world longing to be close to God. We are a Christ-centered community of faith and prayer in the historic Episcopal and Anglican traditions, devoted to deeper intimacy with God in Christ through the Holy Spirit. With rich liturgical and sacramental worship throughout the week, active outreach programs, and a variety of educational opportunities, St. Paul's is a place where the inner life and the outer life feed one another as we become what we are created by God to be - in His image. "The Glory of God is man fully alive." St. Irenaeus
VBS Thank You
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Once again our St. Paul’s VBS was a success, thanks to all the wonderful volunteers helping in every capacity! Our “Adventures with God” VBS 2015 included: 29 kids, 8 youth helpers, and 13 adult volunteers. We also had plenty of behind-the-scenes volunteers that brought in decorations, supplies, and delicious food; and we also thoroughly enjoyed 5 special guest speakers that shared a unique faith story with our VBS. Our VBS would not have been so much fun without each one of you!!!
Words are not enough, but hopefully, the smiles on the kids’ faces and the frequent hugs given out were! Special thanks to all the adults that helped make our VBS special: Pat Ambrose, Ali Baucom, Eileen Baucom, Jane Beamer, Marie Demearest, Nicole & Kyle Dunn, Susie Evans, Amy Gorman, Ginger Heath, Cherie Hines, Charlotte & Henry Jenkins, Charlotte Jordan, Gail Jordan, Barbara Joyner, Jan Lochary, Nancy & Gary Noles, Melinda Plue, Kathleen Prevost, Doris Rushing, Jo Singer, and Father Brad & Deb Smith. We also really appreciated the help of our energized youth volunteers. The skits the youth performed were entertaining and we appreciated all of their help with the children! Thanks so much to: Catherine Blevins, Ryan Clark, Matthew Helms, Katelyn Perdue, Georgia Plue, Judith Prevost, Olivia Prevost, and Allee Seering.
Rumor has it that one of our very own children is requesting to be baptized because of what the child learned/heard at St. Paul’s VBS!!! Also, one of our youth volunteers overheard one child that was swinging on the swings say, “God is swinging right beside me!” … so job well done fellow VBS volunteers!!!! We are Spreading the Love of God and Jesus to our little ones!!!!
Peace my friends,
SOCIAL SATURDAYS - JULY 25 (5:00-7:00pm - Parish Hall)
ICE CREAM AND BOARD GAME SOCIAL
Come one come all!! Our next Social Saturday is this coming Saturday, July 25, 5:00-7:00pm, in the Parish Hall.
If you like vanilla ice cream, bring a topping to share. If you like another flavor, you're welcome to bring it too. Bring your board games too! We'll a great time being together in ways of times past!
WAY TO GO St. PAUL'S!!
Fr. Chuck's Challenge - Major Outreach Project at St. Paul's
PARISH GOSPEL & BBQ (June 14, 2015)
HUGE THANKS to the E-MALES for a great time had by all!!
ADULT & YOUTH Christian Formation - ON SUMMER BREAK
Thank you erveryone for a wonderful year! We learned a lot and explored a great deal of what it means to be Christians and what it means to be Episcopalians.
We grew from sharing with one another.
Adult Christian Formation is now on summer break!
Look for exciting details to our upcoming programs starting back after Labor Day.
Children's Chapel News - ON SUMMER BREAK
This Sunday, May 24, 2015, will be the last Children's Chapel session before we head into a summer break. I really cannot thank enough all of the teachers who so lovingly, enthusiastically, creatively, and fairthfully taught our young St. Paul's members throughout the year. As a result of their commitment, I know that the children have grown and flourished in their faith and had a lot of fun doing it! Have a WONDERFUL SUMMER!! While we know we'll see everyone over the summer, we can't wait for next season's Children's Chapel to learn, grow, sing, march, and pray some more! Peace, Deb
New Tract Rack Additions
As you know we have 4 tract racks: 2 in the nave, 1 in the office hallway, and 1 in the parish hall. With Lent upon us, you might want to check out some of the available titles. There are a variety of subjects for your interests. Each are free, but if you'd like to make a donation to help offset the cost, anything would be appreciated.
-How to Keep Lent
-Fasting: Some Questions & Answers
-The Future that is Easter
-Confirmation: Commissioning for Christ
-De-Cluttering as a Spiritual Activity
-Seasons of the Church Year: A Word About Each
-What to Expect When You Visit an Episcopal Church
-Customs and Practices
-Forgiveness: Who Needs It?
-Words of Comfort
-Briefly About Baptism
-Raising Children of Faith
-Children and Holy Communion
-When Children Receive Communion
-How to Pray
-Twenty Questions About the Episcopal Church
-Before and After Holy Communion
-The Book of Common Prayer
Do you seek to be Baptized?
"Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’"