What We've been up to:
Thank you for Celebrating our 125th Anniversary with us!
The 125th Anniversary celebration was great fun. Dinner at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center was delicious. Diana Mullen created a slide show that ran with the Senior Choirs CD music in the background. She did such a great job. We had several speakers who were members of the congregation along with Bishop Jim Goniaand Pastor Holman. Each one talked about what makes St. Paul special. Several letters were read from those who sent their best wishes to St. Paul. Sunday we had the celebration service with Bishop Gonia as guest preacher. Many visitors from the community came to congratulate the congregation for 125 years.
The 125th Anniversary booklet which contains a timeline of the church's history was fun and interesting to create. We are a very active congregation and I was only able to scratch the surface of all the things we do and have done. Several people who helped with dates and events and I know I missed a lot! AnnaMarie Padilla, our office manager, was instrumental in getting the booklet and dinner program formatted and printed. Thank you AnnaMarie!
There were so many people involved in making this a grand celebration. All I can say is "Thank You". I wish to give the 125th Anniversary committee a very special thanks for all their work this past year. The committee members were: Jo Browning, Jan Krakow, Pat Montague, Matt Pettersen and Nancy Jenkins.
St. Paul offers a single service, the Celebration of Holy Communion, at 9:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship before and after worship. Sunday School and Adult Education begin at 10:45.
St. Paul offers Celebration of Holy Communion every Sunday. St. Paul's organist, Beverly Pettit, accompanies worship on the large 38-rank organ, a smaller 4-rank organ, and/or the grand piano. In addition, the St. Paul Chancel Choir, under the direction of Music Director Seth Hartwell, helps lead worship each week during the school year.
All who believe are welcome to the Lord’s table at St. Paul. If you require gluten free bread or grape juice rather than wine, simply indicate this to the server during distribution. If health concerns give you reason to avoid the wine/grape juice or bread, remember that the Christian Church has always taught that Christ is fully present in either element alone; therefore you may receive the sacrament and its benefits in either the bread or the wine/grape juice. Those not communing are welcome to come forward for a blessing.
St. Paul offers additional services, on a seasonal basis, throughout the year. Advent is marked with mid-week services, as is Lent. Christmas Eve is celebrated in two services, one at 5 p.m. and the other at 9 p.m.
You may choose from two services (mid-day or evening) on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. St. Paul celebrates Easter Vigil with a Saturday evening service, and offers a 10:00 a.m. Easter Sunday services. Contact us closer to those dates for precise service times.