Panera Bread Fundraiser
July 20 from 4-8 at Rte. 44 location. Be sure to bring flier with you. Tell friends and family and give them fliers, too.
July 8 from 10am – 3pm.
Parishioners only donate 10% of earnings for a table. Sign up in the Narthex.
Vendors – $15 – Call the church to reserve a space. Food and Baked Goods for Sale.
One of the five initiatives selected by the parish Renewal Works team for implementation at St. Paul’s was an Instructed Eucharist. This involves a step-by-step description of what is taking place during the Sunday services.
This Sunday, April 30, at both the 8 and 10 am services we will experience the Instructed Eucharist developed and used by St. James Episcopal Church on Madison Avenue in New York City. The church has generously provided its Instructed Eucharist to other churches which have engaged with Renewal Works.
With reflections and brief explanations the Instructed Eucharist describes the reasons for what we are doing in this act of praise and worship. Lay leaders will guide us in the reflections and Father Tyler will offer the brief explanations of the different steps.
St. James in New York conducts the Instructed Eucharist once yearly to insure that folks with questions about this service of worship have the opportunity to learn anew what we have been experiencing some of us for most of our lives.
If something grabs you and demands an explanation, let Father Tyler or Adrian Goldson or Pete Bedrossian know and we’ll find the answer and then include it in next year’s Instructed Eucharist.
The man known as the first “Black Bishop” in the Episcopal Church, Absalom Jones, will be commemorated at a special Evening Prayer service at St. Paul’s Sunday February 26th @ 4 pm. The use of quotation marks is due to Absalom Jones being ordained a priest, not a bishop. But his reputation for care for people and congregations far and wide earned him the nickname.
The Evening Prayer service will be conducted by Julett Butler, a regular presence and friend of St. Paul’s who is a parishioner at Christ Church and who is in training to become an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of New York. The sermon will be delivered by The Rev. Canon Allan Ford, Vicar of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Staatsburg.
The biography of Absalom Jones is an inspiration. Born a slave, he taught himself to read using the New Testament. This means he was Biblically familiar enough to discern the words he knew in print before he could actually read. He purchased the freedom of his wife some years before he purchased his own. He served as a lay minister for the black membership of St. George’s Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia with Richard Allen. Black membership of the church grew so greatly that white members chose to segregate black members in an upstairs gallery. The black members walked out in protest.
Absalom Jones and Richard Allen helped organize the Free African Society in 1787. They built a church and applied to the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania for membership, on the condition that they be permitted to manage their own affairs and that Absalom Jones be ordained a priest. He was ordained a deacon in 1795 and a priest in 1802. His church grew to 500 members in its first year.
Corn bread and Chili Take-out Dinner served from 5:00 – 6:30pm on Friday, February 10
Menu: Beef Chili, Vegetarian Chili and Chili with no beans will be available.
Price: Pint – $5.00 Quart – $8.00
Order ahead by calling the church @ 845-452-8440
2017 presents opportunities for everyone to serve as Greeters and Ushers. St. Paul’s needs your help. Any parishioner, young or old, can serve as a Greeter or Usher! Greeters arrive early and welcome worshipers as they come to church. Ushers collect and present the offering during the service and direct people to and from their pews during communion. Both Greeters and Ushers help orient guests and newcomers to our church and make them feel welcome. If you are interested in =serving on these roles in 2017, you are invited to attend a Greeters & Ushers Mixer on Saturday, January 7, from Noon to 1pm. We’ll share pizza, talk about new programs to welcome visitors, and sign up for Sundays you would like to serve. Contact Mark Debald or Joanna Frang for more information or call the church office at 452-8440