Now that the school season is underway, choir rehearsal at St. Paul’s is resuming, and new singers are invited to join us at anytime! We would love to include you in the choir. With our excellent section leaders on hand at rehearsal and at services, all singers feel supported, and singing becomes a joyous and mindful opportunity to worship in a way that taps your inner spirit, and understanding of…Keep Reading
Dear St. Paul’s parishioners, After a year-long interim and deliberate period of discernment, I am pleased to announce that Ms. Suzanne Purtee has accepted the call to serve as our next Organist/Choirmaster. I had the pleasure of working with Suzanne while I was a curate at Church of the Nativity in Huntsville, Alabama. Suzanne served at Nativity nine years before taking an intentional hiatus from parish music ministry. She taught…Keep Reading
We are in need of volunteers to help with coffee hour on Sunday mornings from 11:45-12:45. Volunteering for hospitality consists of set up/clean up of a refreshment of your choice and coffee after the 10:30 service. Please feel free to contact the church office if you have any questions. The sign up board is located in the Parish Hall.
The culmination of the Christian liturgical year is celebrated in the three liturgies that make up the triduum, or three days. During these three days we participate, liturgically, in the paschal mystery of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. In order to better understand the triduum, it is necessarily to let go of our modern construct of chronological time. During Holy Week the church goes back to an older way of keeping…Keep Reading
Registration is open! Open enrollment for any available spaces at St. Paul’s Episcopal Montessori Schools is NOW opened up to families on our waiting list and in our community. Visit our website or stop by the front desk to get your registration forms!
We will be working on a Parish Directory and we would like parishioners to update their information. Member update slips will be in the Parish Hall until the end of the month. Pictures will be taken on Sunday, February 19th and 26th after the 10:30 mass or you may send an image to Carla at email@example.com.
Parishioners are welcome to join the SPEMS community in a Spirit Night with the San Antonio Rampage game on Sunday, March 5 at 3 p.m. A Pre-Game FREE Skate for kids from 12:30-1:45pm is included with tickets. *A portion of every ticket sale goes directly back to St. Paul’s Episcopal Montessori School! St. Paul Night Flyer 16-17
Science Fair Our Primary and Elementary students have been working hard on their Science Fair projects for the last few weeks. They have selected a wide range of topics for presentation and we know you’ll be impressed. Join us on February 24th from 9-11 a.m. in the Parish Hall to see these projects in action! Click here to volunteer as an “expert” (no science background required).
We will be commemorating Candlemas on the Eve of The Presentation with a service of Holy Eucharist, Wednesday, February 1st at 6:30pm including candle blessing. Candlemas commemorates the presentation of Jesus and the purification of Mary in the Jerusalem Temple forty days after Jesus’ birth, in accordance with the requirements of Jewish law (Lv 12:2-8). The feast is celebrated about forty days after Christmas. According to the account of Lk…Keep Reading
The annual Father-Son Retreat will be held at Camp Capers Friday-Sunday, February 3-5. Arrive at Camp Capers Friday evening and spend the weekend having fun and talking about what it means to be a family in faith, focusing on lessons from ‘Listen My Son: St. Benedict for Father’s” by Dwight Longenecker. This book highlights the difficulties (and joys) of fatherhood and encourages men to develop a strong bond with God…Keep Reading
As we did last year, this year’s offerings will usually be a pair of subjects so that parishioners can choose to learn about what is of interest to them. Our number of ‘learners” mushroomed last year, and the committee looks forward to your participation and your feedback. We began, on 25 September, to look at the Gospel of Matthew, as it is the primary gospel for Year A, which begins…Keep Reading
“Grief and the Holidays” Workshops For Anyone Who is Grieving the Loss of a Loved One Grief can be a very powerful and overwhelming emotion that changes your life. Understanding, compassion from others and a commitment to allowing the experience to heal you, can take you on a journey of discovering meaning in life again. The holidays are an especially hard time. The season renews memories, family ties and traditions….Keep Reading