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, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You may call us at 912.232.0274.
On Sundays, you’ll experience mass said at 8 a.m., sung at 10 a.m., said in Spanish at 12:15 p.m. and 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.
St. Paul’s Needs You
The most effective means of attracting newcomers to any church is a personal invitation from a parishioner. If this makes you nervous about being turned down, know that survey after survey shows that three-quarters of people say they would go to a church if a friend, neighbor, or co-worker invites them. The question is, “Do you have a church home?” And if the answer is no, just say, “St. Paul’s means so much to me and my family, I would love it if you would visit with us sometime.” It is that simple. In order to make the invitation even easier, we will have cards available which church members can share with those you want to invite to worship with you. The backside of the card will offer information about the church including the physical location, phone number, web address, and Sunday service times. We will bless the cards during Mass and invite members to pray about whom to invite and then take cards with them. As a parish priest, I have service times on the back of my card. That one small item often converts a conversation in the community to someone showing up for worship. We readily share restaurants, movies, and books with friends and co-workers. Why not also share your church with those you know and love. It is easier than you think. Fr. W
Stewardship Luncheon: Sunday, November 19th after the 10:00 am mass. A-J please bring a vegetable dish, K-R please bring a meat dish, and S-Z please bring a rice or pasta dish
St. Nicholas Party: Saturday, December 2nd 12-2:00 pm in the Sister’s Court chapel. There will be light lunch and Christmas tree decorating for the residents.
Caroling on the Trolley: Friday, December 15th 6-8:00 pm. Caroling followed by cookies and cocoa in the Parish Hall.
Christmas Bake Sale: Sunday, December 17th all proceeds will go towards Youth Programs Scholarships
What is St. Paul’s?
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 164 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.