Sundays 8 AM, 10 AM & 5:30 PM 3715 E State St Ext. Hamilton, NJ 08619

City Church

Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on the journey of life and faith, you're welcome at Grace-St. Paul's as you are.

Services

 

Sunday Services for September 2018 through June 2019

 

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

Lent

Ash Wednesday

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

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.

Palm Sunday
8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist and Liturgy of the Palms
Both services begin in Community Hall.

Holy Monday
7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross by the Confirmation Class

Tuesday
7:00 p.m. Evensong

Wednesday
7:00 p.m. Tenebrae

Maundy Thursday
7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday service and Overnight Vigil

Good Friday
6:00 a.m. Sunrise Morning Prayer
12:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday
7:00 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter

Easter Sunday
8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
An Easter Egg Hunt follows the 10:00 a.m. service.

 

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day

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.

 

Christmas

Christmas Eve

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.

Christmas Day

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

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!