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 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 



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The following is our Worship Schedule:

Sunday, Holy Eucharist, Rite I – 8:00 a.m.Sunday,

Holy Eucharist, Rite II – 10:30 a.m.

Christian Education at 9:15 a.m.

 

Wednesday Services:

Holy Eucharist, Rite I – 7:00 a.m. 

Great Wednesday at 6;00 p.m. starts back February 25 in Malone Hall

Healing Service with Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Noon 

Taize Prayer -  7:00 p.m. 

This Week at St. Paul’s

Announcements.

Antique Show --The Southeastern Antique Show and Sale held for 57 years at Christ Church, Pensacola is coming to Daphne February 5 – 8.  St. Paul’ Episcopal Church is the new home for the popular show.  Many dealers from the Christ Church show and others from the Southeast will be selling furniture, sterling silver, estate and costume jewelry, china, pottery, glassware, linens, antique maps, antique vintage books, accessories and many other treasures. The show and sale will begin Thursday evening with a Sneak Preview Party, including wine and Hors D’oeuvres from 6 – 8 pm. The sale continues Friday and Saturday 10 am – 5:00 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm.  Proceeds will benefit St. Paul’s community outreach.  The event is located at St. Paul’s Episcopal Life Center at 28788 North Main St., Daphne, AL.  Preview party tickets are  $25, and include readmission each day of the show.  Show day tickets are $8.00 and include readmission each day of the show. 



Diocesan Men's Conference, March 6-8, 2015 --The annual Diocesan Men's Conference will be held March 6-8, 2015 at the Beckwith Camp and Retreat Center. The keynote speaker for the event will be The Most Reverend Frank T. Griswold, 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. The theme for the conference is Fully Human and Fully Alive, An Exploration of Prayer and Life in Christ. Applications are available in the church office. On a personal note, Presiding Bishop Griswold was Glenn and Sally Boom's rector before becoming a bishop. Sally and Glenn can tell you what a wonderful speaker Presiding Bishop Griswold is.



St. Paul's is hosting a community wide conversation entitled Mobile in Black and White on  Thursday, January 29 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in Malone Hall. The Mobile Black and White Committee  has had similar public forums in Mobile and is now doing the same in Baldwin County. The thrust of these conversations is to get the public to intentionally examine race relations within our community and to foster means, through civil dialogue, of addressing any problems that exist. The conversations will include a video presentation featuring local people and their experiences of racism.



Bishop Candidates' Walkabout, January 21 - The four candidates for the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, along with their spouses, will be at St. Paul's on Wednesday, January 21 from 6:00-9:30 p.m. Registration will be from 5:30-6:00 p.m. in the church. The candidates will answer submitted questions about their vision for our Diocese and why they believe they are qualified to be our next bishop. The public is invited to this event and everyone from St. Paul's is especially invited to attend. Please note that food will not be served that evening for this event so attendees are asked to eat before they come.



Youth Confirmation Class -- Thack will be conducting a Youth Confirmation class beginning on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. The class will meet from 4:00-5:15 p.m. and will run from January 20 through March 24. The topics will include the  sacraments, the Bible, Book of Common Prayer, history of the Episcopal Church, historic Creeds, evangelism, and Christian service.  Parents, if your child is between the ages of 12 and 16 and has not been confirmed, please consider having your child attend our first session next Tuesday. We will gather in Malone Hall at 4:00 p.m. Thack will give a brief orientation about the class and discuss Christian maturity and commitment. Please call if you have any questions at 626-2421.



BINGO/Spaghetti Dinner will be held on January 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the Life Center..



Taize Prayer has been moved to Thursday, Janauray 22 at 6:30 pm, this month only.  Normally it is the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the narthex.  This week Paul will show a DVD about Taize will be begin at 6:30 p.m.  For more information contact Paul Anderson.



Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held in Malone Hall at 6:00 p.m. February17

                                                                                                           

Wednesday Bible Study meets at 10:00 am in the library.  The current study for the group is Unnamed Women of the Bible, hope you can join! Contact the Rev. Mary Alice Mathison for further details. 



Adult Confirmation/Inquirer's Class -- I have an Adult Confirmation/Inquirer's that meets every Sunday from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Malone Hall. If you are interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church, or would like a refresher course on who we are and what we believe as Episcopalians, please drop in and check it out. This Sunday's lesson includes a discussion about the 1982 Hymnal, Anglican music, the Holy Orders of Bishops, Priests and Deacons, and ministry of the laity.  Child care is available.  Bishop Duncan will make his last pastoral visitation as our bishop on April 12, 2015. He will conduct confirmations at that time. If you would like to be confirmed into the Episcopal Church or would like more information about confirmation and my class, please call me at 626-2421. Thack



Men's Bible Study -- We have a Men's Bible Study that meets every Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. We are currently meeting in a sitting room at the Blake Retirement Center on Highway 90, two miles East of Highway 181 in Daphne. We typically meet in Malone Hall but are meeting at the Blake until Inman Ellis completes his physical rehabilitation there. Besides a good Bible study, we have great fellowship. The coffee is free and it's a great way to start the day. Please call me at 626-2421 for more information. Thack

 

Youth Sunday School Class -- Our Middle and High School youth meet in Conference Room B on the second floor of the Life Center at 9:20 every Sunday morning for Sunday school. We are currently studying the meaning of Epiphany. All Middle and High School youth are invited to attend. Thack





Revelation Christian Education Class  
Join us for an four overview-study-discussion of the last book of the Bible.  We will meet in Malone.  Contact the Rev. Mary Alice Mathison for more details.

 

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: February 8, 15, 22, March 8, 15, 22, April 12, 19

 Mark Costlow, facilitator Mark61342@gmail.com 251-391-1299





Ash Wednesday Services, February 18 will be held at 7:00 a.m., Noon, and 6:00 p.m.Great Wednesday @ 6
will begin again on February 25th with a Lenten program.  Plan to join us in Malone Hall at 6:00 p.m. Bring a dish to share.