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
PARISH MEET n' GREET
The time approaches when Fr. Brad and Deb will be stepping away to treat and heal from his current bout with Multiple Myeloma. While the date of their return is unclear, we can prepare now for the immediate future. OCTOBER 20, 5:30-8:00pm, the parish family is invited to gather in the parish hall with the Vestry, The Diocesan Pastoral Response Team (including Canon Hunn, Canon Lee, and varous clergy from the area), clergy from St. Margaret's who will be helping during the interim, Fr. Brad, and (possibly) the interim Rector. This will be an occasion to share information, ask questions, and just be together as we move forward together. But we need your RSVP to prepare for a light meal 5:30-6:00pm provided by the Vestry. Please complete the form below ONLY IF YOU INTEND TO EAT DINNER and click "SEND." The RSVP deadline is October 15. We look forward to seeing you!
5:30-6:00 - light meal (provided by vestry)
6:00-8:00 - Conversations with Vestry, Diocese, Fr. Brad and Interim Rector
*Nursery care will be provided
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Sunday Christian Formation 2015-16
Christian Formation is the key to learning how to apply what we experience in worship. It is a great opportunity to learn how to speak the prime language of the Gospel.
-PreK-3rd gr. (Ages 4-8: Mary Kay Brown/Susan
-4th-8th gr. (Ages 9-13: Leon Fitzpatrick)
-9th-12th gr. (Ages 14-18: Tripp Helms/Linda McGuire)
Adult Forum: Fr. Brad Smith
Pistis ("Faith"): Kevin Plue
Advent Semester 2015
Sep 13 - 1st Day of Sunday School
Oct 4 - Blessing of the Animals (Feast of St. Francis)
Nov 1 - All Saints Day (Kirking of the Banners)
Nov 2 - (Monday) Commem. of All Faithful Departed (7:00-8:30 pm)
Nov 8 - ANNUAL MT — NO SUNDAY SCHOOL (Special Programs for Youth)
Nov 29 - Thanksgiving Weekend — NO SUNDAY SCHOOL
Dec 20 - Last Sunday for Sunday School
Dec. 27-Jan. 3 (Christmas Break - NO SUNDAY SCHOOL)
Easter Semester 2016
Jan 10 - Sunday School Begins
Mar 20 - Palm Sunday
Mar 27 - Apr 3 (Easter Sunday/Break - NO SUNDAY SCHOOL)
May 22 - Last Day of SS
VBS 2016 — July 11-14 (Mon-Thu)
NEXT GATHERING: September 1 (6:30-8:30, Hickory Tavern Sun Valley)
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
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"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.’"