Invitation to Take a Leap of Faith

This past week (Wednesday November 11th), I celebrated the 2nd anniversary of my Baptism here at St. Paul’s. At the time, it was an inconceivable event in my life that marked me as Christ’s own forever, and set into motion a series of events and experiences that I could never have imagined – First and … READ MORE…

Stewardship Witness

As Scott said, I was asked to talk about why I love St. Paul’s, and I’m going to do that in three short scenes. Last spring, I helped with the baptism class, in which parents and sponsors learn and reflect about the meaning of Baptism. Toward the end of the class, I watched as these … READ MORE…

Coming Home

“Why do I love St Pauls, and Why Do I Choose to Be Generous?”  After almost 14 years in the Navy, two things have often eluded me: a spiritual home, and a faith community. Moving so often has made it hard to put down roots. When I was young, my mother and I lived in … READ MORE…

Book Review: Claiming The Beatitudes: Nine Stories from a New Generation

Our dean recently spent a week with some of the great thinkers in contemporary Western Christianity. The Rev. John Philip Newell, who led our congregation in last year’s Celtic Spirituality retreat, invited Dean Richardson to join authors Barbara Brown Taylor, David Crumm and others to ponder a single question: What is the future of Christianity? … READ MORE…

Welcome to the blog!

To the St Paul Community: Welcome to our new blog experiment! The goal here is to give all members of the community a chance to connect on matters large and small, so we can hear All Our Voices. Anyone can submit short notes, articles, pictures, or video links (youtube) to post. Why a blog? Because … READ MORE…

General Convention overview (video)

A brief look at events of the 76th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, July 8-17, 2009, in Anaheim, Calif. by Jim Dela, director of communications for the Diocese of Southwest Florida and a member of the team of journalists covering general Convention for Episcopal News Service.

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