Welcome to St. Pauls Episcopal Church

St Paul's Episcopal Church is a warm and loving community of approximately 800 baptized members. Located on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, it is situated in one of the most scenic and fastest growing counties in Alabama.

In this place we try to follow the teachings and examples of Jesus Christ, not so much by speculating "What would Jesus do?," but rather attempting to emulate what Jesus did do. This theology for ministry is captured in our Mission Statement: "We worship together as we seek God, serve God, and share God with love and acceptance for all."

You are cordially invited to join us in worship. It is my prayer that you will find your time with us a blessing.

God bless you, Thack Dyson, Rector

Our Service Schedule:

Sundays:

Holy Eucharist, Rite 1, 8:00 a.m.

Christian Education, 9:15 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite 2, 10:30 a.m.

Anglican Studies, 3:00 p.m. (Malone Hall)



Tuesdays:

Men's Bible Study, 7:00 a.m. (Malone Hall)



Wednesdays:

Holy Eucharist, Rite 1, 7:00 a.m.

Wednesday  Morning Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. (Library)

Holy Eucharist, Rite 2, with Healing Service, NOON

Great Wednesday at 6, Potluck Supper and Study, 6:00 p.m. (Malone Hall)



Thursdays


Taize Prayer - 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m. (Narthex)





This Week at St. Paul’s


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Parish Breakfast - Weekly through December in Life Center at 9:15 a.m.

New Sunday School class!  Do you find it difficult to forgive others?...to forgive yourself? …or difficult to help others to forgive?    This 8 session Sunday School DVD/discussion class explores our Christian duty to forgive. The book, “Forgiving Forward” by Bruce and Toni Hebel will be our guide.  Join us Sundays @ 9:15 – 10:15 in Life Center, Conference Room A for coffee, donuts and good discussion.  Buying the book is recommended (paperback $13.20 or Kindle $6.99) but not necessary.  Dates: September 11, 18, 25 , October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.   Mark Costlow, facilitator  Mark61342@gmail.com  251-391-1299.


Great Wednesday at 6:00 - MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! St. Paul’s will have a special Great Wednesday at 6:00 series on the evenings of September 21 and 28, and October 5 at 6:00 p.m. Supper will be provided those evenings so there is no need to bring food. The theme of this series is WORSHIP, PRAY, SERVE and SHARE. It will be about how we can become better stewards of all of God’s many blessings to us. I encourage everyone to attend these informative programs. The Cooking Ministry has graciously agreed to provide the meal for this teaching series so there’s no need to bring food. Childcare will also be provided. Please come out for these three programs and enjoy the food, fellowship and the sharing of ideas. Thack
           


All Volunteers!  If you are involved or would like to be involved in working with our children or youth, it is time to update our “Safeguarding God’s Children” program. This is a short, mandatory class that can be taken online and is a liability requirement for our diocese. If you have not taken the course within the last year and would like to continue working with our kids or think you may in the future, please contact Elizabeth Faust to get set up! Ea.fst@hotmail.com  626-2421


Children’s Sunday School - Children’s Sunday School is beginning a new curriculum for our elementary ages.

“The Path of the upright is a level highway” Proverbs 15:19…  A highway!? Sounds like a road trip! We’ll be hitting the historic “Route 66” to cover all 66 books of the bible in a practical, life applicable way! Send your kids to join us at 9:30 in McCann Hall to get more than  kicks “on Route 66”.

 
FAMILY NIGHT—OCTOBER 14 AT 6:00 P.M.  Join us for games, pizza and a movie on "the big screen"!!!  Be sure to bring your picnic blankets and pillows if you would like! This is a family night so childcare is not necessary.  EVERYONE is welcome! For more information or if you are interested in helping to set up please contact me, 251-626-2421!  Elizabeth Faust 


Musical Offering - On Sunday, September 25th at 5:00 p.m., Sylvia Forbes and Bob Wakeman will present a musical offering to St. Paul’s in the narthex.  Selections will consist of duets and solos from   classical, spiritual and contemporary music.  All are invited.

BINGO:  Start your Fall with good fellowship, delicious food, and the opportunity for some extra cash! Our next Spaghetti and Bingo will be Friday, September 23.  Your chances are better at winning at Bingo than buying a Lottery ticket! Dinner (spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and a drink) is only $5 and is served at 6 pm.  Wine is available for a small donation. Bingo will begin at 6:30.  11 games of Bingo are $20 for the packet of cards.  We are sorry but we will no longer be offering free child care for those little ones who don't yet have the attention span for Bingo.  Our demand has just been too low to cover our expense. We hope you will join us for this great time of fun and fellowship! 

 

St. Paul’s Preschool is ready for Fall with flowers in bright beautiful autumn colors! We are selling mums locally grown by Fields in Bloom Nursery.  One gallon pots are only $6!   Please call Mary Haulard at the Preschool, 626-2774, to place your order. Flowers will be available for pick up, Friday, September 23rd at 1:00 pm or after Sunday church services on September 25th.

Youth News:  Coming Up:  Sunday, September 25: JR High 4:30-6:00, SR High 5:30-7:00. Save the Date: Sunday, October 2, the youth will share their experience from the DR with     Parish from 9:00-9:30 at breakfast. Contact the Rev. Mary Alice Mathison at maryalice.mathison@gmail.com