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) No Service in January


This Week at St. Paul’s

Pledge Cards

Directory Information Forms

Family Information Forms

Can all be found under FORMS and Miscellaneous

 Click on the link below to access the parish calendars:

https://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/calendar.php?crd=stpaulsdaphne&

We will NOT have a parish breakfast in February. 

Summer Camp 2017 at Beckwith
Join Camp Beckwith as they begin their 45th year of offering a tradition of recreation, spiritual growth, and memory-filled summers through Summer Camp.  Please click on the link below for information on how to register for Summer Camp 2017.  Early registration discount applies through March 31st.  

FAMILY PROMISE:  Sign up will this Sunday after each service in Malone Hall.  If you want to sign up by email please do so before Sunday.  
nkincade@yahoo.com.  

Tentmaker, January 11, 2017
Please click on the link below to download the January 11, 2017 Tentmaker, February Servers' Schedule,  and 2017 Men's Conference:
February 2017 Servers Schedule

A Message From Thack,

I will be offering two Adult Sunday School Programs for the Epiphany and Lenten seasons. The first program will be a study of the Beatitudes. The Beatitudes are a short, but profoundly beautiful and influential collection of sayings by Jesus. They sum up his teaching about what it means to live as a child of God's kingdom. They can be found right at beginning of a long teaching discourse by Jesus in Matthew's Gospel, known as the Sermon on the Mount. One of the ways that Matthew presents Jesus is as a kind of "new Moses." So, just as Moses talked to the people of Israel from the mountain after he had received the law, so Jesus begins his ministry by going up the mountain and teaching his disciples. This series will be offered Sunday, January 29 through Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 9:15 in Malone Hall.

The second series will be about the Lord's Prayer. In the early church when Christians were first learning about the faith, people would prepare for baptism as adults over a span of  two to three years. The final part of their journey would be in the season of Lent, preparing for baptism at Easter. During this final part of their catechesis, the bishop would teach them about some of the greatest treasures of the Christian faith. One of the most important was the prayer we know as the "Lord's prayer." One of the early Church Fathers said that the whole of the Christian gospel is in the Lord's prayer, if we truly understand it. We are going to explore the Lord's prayer as a gateway to the Christian gospel, as a guide to our own prayers, and as a way of deepening our relationship with God. This series will be offered on Sunday, February 26 through Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 9:15 in Malone Hall.

Great Wednesdays @ 6:00 will resume on January 18 at 6:00 p.m. We will begin with a study of "Turning to Christ," incorporating the "renunciations" and "affirmations" found in our Baptismal liturgy in the Book of Common Prayer. This will be followed in Lent with a study of "Five Marks of Love, Living Life Marked as Christ's Own Forever." In this six-week series we will be examining and reflecting on the ways in which God's Life and God's Mission express themselves in and through us. Inspired by the Anglican "Five Marks of Mission," we will look for signs of God's presence and activity in our lives, in our communities, and in the world around us. Each week we will explore one of the "Marks," using short videos, thought-provoking questions and activities, and prayerful discussions to reflect on what God is doing in our lives and in our world. 

Supper is potluck during the Epiphany season and everyone is encouraged to bring a dish to share.  However, during Lent, a light supper will be provided in some form of soup, bread and dessert. All you have to do is show up, eat supper and participate. Child care will be provided for all of the Great Wednesday programs.

All of these offerings are intergenerational programs so you can be a "20 or 30 something" and get something from them. Please avail yourself of some or all the classes being offered.

Peace, Thack