LOCATION: 116 South Church St. - Monroe, NC 28112

MAILING: PO Box 293 - Monroe, NC 28111

(704)289-8434; office@spechurch.org


OFFICE HOURS:  Mon-Thurs --  9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fri -- Office Closed



 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.




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

LENT 2016 - Schedule of Liturgies

Feb. 9: SHROVE TUESDAY (6:00 p.m., Parish Hall)

Love Offering supports the ministries of the E-Males.

Please contact Lee Cutler at lcutler@frontier.com for a head count.


Feb. 10: ASH WEDNESDAY (7:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.)



Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 4, 11, 18


Community SerVIces:

Feb. 17: Noon service/lunch @ 1st Presbyterian

Feb. 24: Noon service/lunch @ 1st Baptist

Mar. 2: Noon service/lunch @ Central UMC

Mar. 9: Noon service/lunch @ St. Luke’s Lutheran

Mar. 16: Noon service/lunch @ Mt. Calvary AME


In an effort to nurture even stronger community bonds, the vestry and I have selected 4 dates throughout this year to combine our services and enjoy fellowship around a meal.


We'll gather at 9:00 a.m. and not have Christian Formation on these days.


Save the following dates:
March 6 (9:00am) followed by brunch
June 5 (9:00am) E-Males Picnic
Aug. 28 (9:00am) bless Backpacks followed by brunch
Nov. 13 (9:00am) Parish Meeting followed by brunch


Details about food arrangements will be coming. All are welcome! Let's celebrate our faithful relationships in the Spirit...thanks be to God!




Saturday, Feb. 6 (6:00-9:00pm)

St. Paul's Parish Hall


$10 Adults

$5 Children (under 12)

$5 for Chili Tasting (includes vote fot selection of People Choice)



Proceeds Benefit Outreach

Sign Up Sheets are in Parish Hall (LIMIT of 10 COMPETITORS)


Piedmont High School Leo Club is getting ready to start their annual Teens For Jeans campaign. Hannah Floyd will be placing a barrel at church in the Parish Hall to collect jeans. Although it is called "Teens For Jeans" we accept much more than just jeans for people between the ages of 13-19. They accept any size pants, jeans, shirts, sweaters, and jackets! Teens For Jeans combines with Aeropostale and for every pair of jeans donated, Aeropostale also donates a new pair of jeans! With that being said, all of the donations go to homeless shelters for people in and around the Charlotte area. St. Paul's is pleased to be involved in this project again. We will be collecting from Sunday January 24th through Sunday February 7th!


The 2nd annual Follow Your Heart 5k takes place in downtown Monroe, North Carolina on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. It starts and ends at the Historic Union County Courthouse at the corner of North Main Street and West Jefferson Street.


The event brings the community together to address hunger, homelessness, and education in our area. Your registration fee goes directly to providing Title 1 schools in Union County with essential items they may not be able to afford otherwise. You will be supporting the students and teachers of East Elementary, Walter Bickett, Monroe Middle and Monroe High! By running or walking, you will also support the Union County Community Shelter, including the purchase of new beds and items for individuals, families, and children moving from the Shelter into housing.


The Follow Your Heart 5k includes runners/walkers from all areas of our community including students, families, community leaders, businesses, and nonprofits.

This year, the race will be officially timed.


WHEN: March 19, 2016 at 8:00am (Downtown Monroe at the Union County Courthouse between Jefferson St & Main St)


WHO: Race is open to all ages including runners and walkers.



$25 for students and teachers (Until 3/1/16 then $30)
$30 (Until 3/1/16 then $35)
$25 donate a race package for a Title 1 student
Register Now

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: Sponsor a child/student from a Title 1 school in Union County. Each student that participates in the race will receive a t-shirt and finisher’s medal.


DONATE TO HEART FOR MONROE: Not interested in running or walking? Donate a race registration for a Title 1 student or donate your race registration to assist the Union County Community Shelter and our partner schools.


ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE: A string bag, race t-shirt, and finisher’s medal.


To register go to: http://www.racesonline.com/events/follow-your-heart-5k

YWAM Thank you -- Way to Go St. Paul's!


Click here to see which ministries each vestry person is liaison.

In case you missed it...Presiding Bishop Curry's sermon.

Hey St. Paul's!!

Check out www.heartformonroe.com ... our town's 1-yr old nonprofit organization that exists to unite and mobilize churches, community organizations and individuals to address homelessness, hunger, education and relationships in our community!


AND St. PAUL'S is a member!!


See how you can get involved by scrolling down the vertical blue banner to the left and clicking on "Heart For Monroe." There you'll find the link for Heart For Monroe along with many other links to local and national organizations.




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
-Spiritual Direction
-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
-Family Prayer
-Briefly About Baptism
-Christian Marriage
-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?

dates and explanations


Matthew 28:16-20

"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.’"