God Loves you. No exceptions – The Episcopal Church
We are located at 1802 Abercorn Street Savannah, Georgia 31401, on the south-east corner of 34th & Abercorn Streets. Parish Office hours are kept Monday through Thursday, 9am-3pm. You may call us at 912.232.0274.
On Sundays, Mass is said at 8 a.m. and sung at 10 a.m., it is in Spanish at 12:15 p.m. and it is contemplative at 6:30 p.m. We offer a host of other worship opportunities, just click on the Weekly Mass Schedule link to learn more.
PLANT AND BAKE SALE: We are holding a plant sale on Saturday, April 30th from 8:30am-12:00pm. If you wish to donate plants, baked goods or volunteer, please call Ellen Wyatt at 912.695.1819 to arrange pick up of plant or garden related donations. For baked good donations please call Sarah Ward at 912.596.4240 or Nichole Breton at 912.547.4159. Proceeds from the bake sale will fund partial scholarships to send St. Paul’s youth to Camp Honey Creek this summer.
The Ascension of Our Lord/ Bishop’s Visitation
Ascension Day is one of the seven great feasts of the church year. Ascension Day is a always on a Thursday because the event it commemorates took place forty days after Easter Day. Be sure to make your plans now to attend Mass on Ascension Day (May 5) at 6pm. The Bishop is making his annual visitation to the Parish. He will meet with the Vestry and the Dean, as well as confirm. St. Michael and All Angles Parish will join us this year so that they might present three people for confirmation along with ours. Please consider staying for our delicious Lamb Dinner, Roast Pork will also be on the menu. This dinner is offered in support of the work of the Sisters of St. Margaret in Haiti, for more information on their work visit http://societyofstmargaret.org/. There is a sign up sheet in the parish hall for your use.
Upcoming Ordinations: St. Paul’s will host the Diocesan Diaconal Ordination for Ray Whiting, Tommy Townsend, Ian Lasch, and Donald Holland on May 14th 10:00 AM.
The Diocesan Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood for the Reverend Deacons Kelly Steele, Guillermo Arboleda, and Dale Jones will be hosted at Christ Church, Savannah May 21st at 10:00 A.M.
VBS: This year’s Star Wars themed VBS is slated for July 25-29, 2016. If you would like to volunteer to help with preparations or food for the week please contact Laura Walker and Colleen Willoughby
St. Paul’s is a parish serving Savannah and the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia in the fullness of the Catholic and Reformed faith of the Anglican Communion since 1852. As a Collegiate Church we are a Parish that maintains a cooperative model of ministry which employs the many capabilities of the Baptized in the pursuit of God’s Mission. In particular we are home to a community of priests and religious that maintains the classic round of worship commended by the Book of Common Prayer. This includes the public recitation of the daily offices of Morning and Evening Prayer and the complete round of Eucharistic celebrations, recommended by the Prayer Book Calendar and Lesser Feasts and Fasts. Furthermore, we provide extra opportunities for the celebration of the Eucharist in the observance of Feast Days of our Lord.
Besides the College of Priests that serve our Altars and call St. Paul’s home, six members of the Parish belong to three religious communities; including the Oratory of the Good Shepherd and two Benedictine Fellowships: the Community of St. Joseph and the Episcopal Community of St. Benedict.
Established as the first Free Pew Parish in Savannah, St. Paul’s has attempted for 162 years to live into the sacramental and evangelistic implications of the recovery and continuing formation of Catholic tradition in the Episcopal Church.
We are Children of God committed to deepening our discipleship, adopting the Episcopal Church as the spiritual home where we live into the challenges of the Christian faith. We see the diversity of our religious histories, interests and cultures as one of our strengths as a parish family. Primarily we are here because we find Jesus Christ in our worship, in our fellowship and in our ministry and service to others.
“How to Talk to Your Children About God”
In his article in the June 28th issue of The Living Church “Google or God? Both”, Jake Dell states that “We all do it. When looking for information, we use Google. It is no wonder then, that when people have questions about God, many no longer turn to a priest, but instead search for answers online.” The problem is that more often than not, the answers one finds may have little or nothing to do with the teachings of The Episcopal Church. One resource is a free, downloadable guide called “How to Talk to Your Children About God”. We encourage parents, and anyone else who is interested, to download the guide as a helpful resource.