Sunday Services for September 2018 through June 2019
**10 a.m. service on 12/16/18 includes the Christmas “Pageant” presented by the Church School/Youth Group**
**NO CHURCH SCHOOL ON 12/23/18 OR 12/30/18**
Sunday, 8:00 am – Holy Eucharist Rite II
Sunday, 10:00 am – Holy Eucharist Rite II with music
Sunday, 5:30 pm – Holy Eucharist Rite II (come as you are)
All baptized Christians, regardless of denomination and tradition, are welcome to receive the Eucharist at Grace-St. Paul’s. Anyone seeking a deeper relationship with Christ is welcome to receive a blessing at the altar rail by placing your arms in a crossed manner over your chest and is encouraged to talk to the clergy about baptism.
Children of all ages are welcome at all services!
Grace-St. Paul’s church buildings are handicapped accessible. For more information, click here
Special Services Throughout the Year
7:00 a.m. Imposition of Ashes
Lent begins with this service, in which ashes are imposed, following the Book of Common Prayer Ash Wednesday liturgy. There is a sermon, but no music.
7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
Our major Ash Wednesday Service includes sermon, imposition of ashes, the celebration of the Eucharist and Lenten music.
Holy Week is the center of the Liturgical Year at Grace-St. Paul’s. In daily worship through the week, we are drawn into Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem, the Upper Room, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Cross, the Tomb and the Resurrection.
Friday before Palm Sunday-Palm Friday
6:30 p.m. Prayer Walk through Holy Week
For children, teens, and adults.
8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist and Liturgy of the Palms
Both services begin in Community Hall.
7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross by the Confirmation Class
7:00 p.m. Evensong
7:00 p.m. Tenebrae
7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday service and Overnight Vigil
6:00 a.m. Sunrise Morning Prayer
12:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy
7:00 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter
8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
An Easter Egg Hunt follows the 10:00 a.m. service.
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
An intimate celebration of the Eucharist in which the congregation sits together at the front of the Church and gathers around the altar for communion. A few hymns are part of this service.
5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
This is a family-oriented Christmas Eve Service, with the Blessing of the Creche, a homily geared towards adults and children, Eucharist, and the singing of familiar carols.
11:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
Midnight Mass is preceded by special music beginning at 10:45 p.m featuring choices made by our Minister of Music and presented by the choir. The Liturgy itself begins with candles being lit throughout the darkened church. Familiar carols, choral anthems, and service music are sung.
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
This service is a smaller and quieter Christmas celebration in which the congregation sits together near the crèche and gathers around the altar for communion. A few carols are part of this service.
Coffee Hour is a favorite time for many parishioners to engage in social interaction with each other while enjoying some delicious light fare. Volunteers sign up to host Coffee Hour on a Sunday and time (after the 8:00 or 10:00 service) of their choosing, and set up, make coffee and tea, provide cold beverages and simple treats, and clean up.
A signup sheet for hosting Coffee Hour is located on the podium at the entrance to Craft Hall. Everyone is welcome to join in this time of food and fellowship!