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Each week St. Paul’s celebrates Holy Eucharist on Wednesdays at 12:10 pm, and Sundays at 8:00 am and 10:00 am.

Worship with St. Paul’s in the Episcopal Tradition

Currently, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church holds weekly services each Sunday at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM.  Both services are conducted in person, and the 10:00 AM service is streamed on line on our Facebook page.
The parish has resumed the weekday Mass on Wednesdays at 12:10 pm.  These Masses are held in person in the side chapel.  They are not live streamed on Facebook.

MASKS ARE NOT MANDATORY AT OUR SERVICES, BUT ARE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO WOULD PREFER TO WEAR ONE.

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What to expect when you worship God at St. Paul’s:

Of course, we hope you experience the grace and power of God’s love and forgiveness! Here’s how this might happen:

Sunday Mornings

Our larger service is at 10:00 AM. The service (we call it “Mass” — but calling it Holy Eucharist or Holy Communion is fine, too) runs between an hour and an hour-and-a half. We are a “liturgical” church, which means the structure of the Mass is the same from Sunday to Sunday. However, the scripture (Bible) readings change every week, as do the hymns (which are accompanied by our pipe organ or piano), the anthem our choir sings, and the sermon. All are welcome to receive Holy Communion, which we believe is the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The 8:00 AM Mass is the smaller of the two. It runs between 45 minutes and an hour. The scripture readings and sermon are the same as at the 10:00 AM Mass, but we generally sing only one hymn (unaccompanied). This service we call “Rite One”, which means that the language of the liturgy is closer to “Elizabethan English” — thees and thys and the like.

The 10:00 AM Mass we call “Rite Two”, which uses modern English. Both liturgies come from The Book of Common Prayer, which is what the Anglican (and later American Episcopal) Church has used in one form or another since 1549.

There isn’t a dress code — some people dress up, others are quite casual: it makes no difference to us (just as long as you’re dressed!).

Wednesday at Noon

We begin at 12:10 PM, and this Mass runs between 30 and 40 minutes — perfect for people who keep a lunch hour. We use the “Rite Two” service, with a short sermon and, of course, Holy Communion. We hold this Mass in what we call our “Lady Chapel”, just off to the left of our main sanctuary space.

Holy Days

We celebrate the Major Feasts kept on the Episcopal Church calendar.  These services are similar to our Wednesday services. Like us on Facebook to receive event invitations and updates.

Advent and Christmas Celebration 2023

St. Paul’s is a rich, holy, and beautiful place to worship inside the church and with our community during the Christmas Season.  We celebrate the holy season of Advent and Christmas with celebration, service, and song.  See how we will observe the season in 2023, and consider joining us for other ways that we observe the Episcopal calendar.   Christmas and Advent at St. Paul’s

Lent and Easter Services in 2024

Lent and Easter services were offered, with the start of Ash Wednesday, through the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday.  Through prayer, Stations of the Cross observances, and Holy Eucharist, we observed each event during the Lent and Holy Week.

Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Services at 12:10 pm and 6:30 pm.

Parking and Accessibility

We offer free parking in our main lot behind (on the east side) of the church and in our smaller lot on the south side of the building. On-street parking is free on Sundays, but metered during the week. St. Paul’s is a block and a half from the MTA bus station, so we’re easily accessible by public transport. Our big front doors on Saginaw Street are open to you Sundays and Wednesdays. Our rear and south side doors are open Sundays, and the south side door is open Tuesday and Wednesday.