October 2017 will bring a special event as the APA will be having joint Synods with four major 'Traditional' Anglican jurisdictions meeting in Atlanta, GA. This is a historical event which we pray will be a first step in bringing together into communio in sacris these jurisdictions as we seek to unify the Body of Christ. Your regular prayerful intentions are requested for the Joint Synod's success.
Click the link below for the announcement ...
RETIRING THE MORTGAGE
At last year’s annual meeting we presented the idea of paying off the remaining $275,000 mortgage on the church. We started the “Retire the Mortgage” campaign in June 2015.
Because of some special donations such as the special one, where a wonderful donor agreed to match every dollar donated in June, multiple donations from the Charlie Dan estate and the overwhelming generosity of the congregation, we were able to announce at the end of July 2016 that the fund raising goal had been met and we were able to pay off the mortgage.
This was something that some said we could not do but, with God's help, we accomplished the goal and the vestry would like to thank everyone who contributed to this effort.
It is truly a shame if you missed the instructed Eucharists at St. Paul's on June 12th and July 10th. The instruction was done in two parts and were wonderfully spiritual and informative HC services. Father Tom Burr was the celebrant. Jack Wyatt was the narrator.
Posted on 7/11/16
Congratulations to our newly instituted Rector, the Reverend Tom Burr. It was a beautiful and meaningful service with a fine luncheon reception afterwards on Sunday, December 13, 2015. Bishop Walter Grundorf, DD, the Presiding Bishop of the APA and Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of The Eastern US instituted Farther Tom. He was assisted by Bishop Bob Loiselle, our Rector Emeritus. We wish Father Tom and his wife Linda, every success in doing God's work in their new ministry. God bless!
Posted on 12/13/2015
What a wonderful day!!!!
The Order of Confirmation and the visit of The Most Reverend Walter Grundorf, Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Province of America, was Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the 11:00 am service at St. Paul's. A potluck luncheon was held after the service to honor Bishop and Dr. Grundorf and our confirmands.
A SUCCESSFUL ANNUAL MEETING
Congratulations to our new vestry members, Sharon Beard (reelected), Dorrie Seborg and Jim Lins who were elected at the annual parish meeting on April 12th. Also, we recognized Henry Riser for his dedicated and supurb service as our Senior Warden as he finishes his term on the vestry.
BISHOP BOB & EMILY HAVE RETIRED
As you probably know, +Bob and Emily retired effective November 29, 2014. Their last Sunday was November 23rd and +Bob celebrated his last mass with us, as rector, on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th. (They have promised to come back and visit often.) Father Tom Burr has been appointed as our interim rector. He and Father Eric Holle will, no doubt, receive our complete support as WE carry on God's work and St. Paul's Anglican Church's mission.
-- BLESSING OF THE PETS --
The traditional BLESSING OF THE PETS was held at St. Paul's on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. We had a great turnout. Lots of fun and fellowship, both pet and human. Bishop Bob blessed over 30 of the cutest pets in the area and then Fr. Tom went down the road to a local boarding kennel and blessed about 40 more of the kennels guests. It was great day doing God's work!
FROM ST. AIDAN'S ON THE EASTERN SHORE:
At the recent Synod of the Diocese of the Eastern US of the Anglican Province of America, after having successfully completed the reading and written papers required, Walter Jay Gould was accepted as a Postulant for Holy Orders. He continues to serve St. Aidan's as a Lay Leader, assisting Priests and coordinating the lay reader activities. Please join us in praying for Walter Jay's continued success in his studies as he follows God's call to the ordained ministry."
Posted on 8/19/14
SOMETHING NEW IS HERE AT ST. PAUL'S
(The Prayer Shawl Ministry)
The Ladies Guild of St. Paul's Anglican Church is spearheading this very important and meaningful ministry. They encourage anyone who is interested in being a part of this ministry to sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board downstairs.
The main purpose of a Prayer Shawl Ministry is to make lovely shawls, lap blankets, prayer patches and infant caps & blankets that will be blessed at the altar and given to those who would benefit from being "wrapped" by the love and dedication of members of our church family. They would go to the sick, shut-in, bereaving, and many other needful people.
These items can be knitted, crocheted, quilted or sewn. Those who want to make one of these items can do so in the comfort of their own home at their own time. The second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. has been set aside to gather in the parish hall to learn how to knit, crochet, and quilt, share materials as well as supporting each other in what we are making. May 14th will be the first such gathering in the parish hall. Men, women and teens are encouraged to join in this ministry. There are many ways to take part other than the actual making of the items such as computer skills and making cards. Please check the bulletin board for the list and sign up to be a part of this wonderful ministry.Even if you are not free to come at 1 pm on the second Wednesday of the month but would like to participate, sign up.You can participate without attending the Wednesday meetings.
Remember: Meetings/work sessions are on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 1 pm at St. Paul's
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a world-wide project.
If interested check the website: www.prayershawlministry.com
ST. PAUL'S GOLF SHIRTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE
Mens and womens golf shirts can be ordered at the church office or after the 9:15 and 11:00 am services on Sundays. They are a 60/40 blend and have the APA logo and St. Paul's embroidered on the left chest. Womens shirts are available in S, M, L and XL. Men's shirts are available in S, M, L, XL and XXL. The price is $28 each. We have them in stock. Proceeds from the sale of these shirts goes to St. Paul's Anglican Church.
ST. PAUL'S HAS CONFIRMATION ON THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER!
Bishop Bob officiated at the confirmation of four adults on Sunday, May 4, 2014. We were very glad to congratulate Marissa, Luke, Robert and Michael after they received the laying on of hands.
Pictures of the confirmation can be found on the photo gallery page.
ST. PAUL'S DEDICATES PLAQUE
On Sunday, February 2, Bishop Bob and Father Tom officiated at the dedication of a plaque describing the history of our historic chapel. St. Paul's Chapel was consecrated in 1865 and was entered into the Register of Historic Places in 1972. This and another picture appear in the photo gallery on the St. Paul's website.
ST. PAUL'S ESTABLISHES A CHAPTER OF THE INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF ST. VINCENT
The International Order of St. Vincent (Anglican Brotherhood Chapter at St. Paul's) is a worldwide fellowship of lay ministers associated with liturgy and sanctuary service in the western branches of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. It is open to men, women, boys and girls who are called, trained and authorized, according to church canons, to perform one (or several) lay ministries (acolytes, altar guild, bell ringers, chalicists, lay eucharistic ministers, lay readers, lectors, vergers, ushers and greeters) associated with the liturgies of the church. Click here for the OSV website. For addtional information on the St. Paul's website, click here.