God of all power and love,
we give thanks for your unfailing presence and the hope you provide in times of uncertainty and loss.
Send your Holy Spirit to enkindle in us your holy fire.
Revive us to live as Christ's body in the world:
a people who pray, worship, learn,
break bread, share life, heal neighbors,
bear good news, seek justice, rest and grow in the Spirit.
Wherever and however we gather,
unite us in common prayer and send us in common mission,
that we and the whole creation might be restored and renewed,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
What is the Episcopal Church all about?
The Episcopal Church strives to live by the message of Christ, in which there are no outcasts and all are welcome. Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, we are a sacramental and worship-oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be, as followers of Christ.
St. Paul's Parish is a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Central NY whose Bishop is The Rt. Rev. DeDe Duncan-Probe, first woman Bishop for the Diocese. There are approximately 97 faith communities within this Diocese that extends between the Canadian and Pennsylvanian borders, east to Utica and west to Seneca Falls.
Our 27th Presiding Bishop for the Episcopal Church in the US is The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry. He is chief pastor to the Episcopal Church's 2.4 million members in sixteen countries and 110 dioceses. The Episcopal Church is a member of the anglican Communion, headed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev. Justin Welby. The Anglican Communion is made up of around 77 million members in 44 regional and national churches around the globe in 164 countries.
Find more information about our church at the National Episcopal Church website:
Our traditional worship services are taken from the Book of Common Prayer and Enriching Our Worship Supplemental Liturgy Resources.
Our music is from the 1982 Hymnal, Lift Every Voice and Sing, and Wonder, Love and Praise.
At intervals throughout the year, we offer worship opportunities for Holy Day observance or to meet the more specific needs of our congregation.
Parishioners may volunteer to minister in various capacities during church services. These are ways in which we use our gifts and talents to proclaim the Word of God:
- Altar Guild
- Eucharistic Ministers (Chalice Bearers)
- Eucharistic Visitors (to Hospitals & Homes)
- Lectors (Readers)
Occasional Services -
Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, Ascension Day, All Saints Day, The Epiphany ~~ with Holy Eucharist
Christmas Eve ~~ Festive Holy Eucharist with music
Advent and Lenten Quiet Days ~~ for directed meditation, prayer and study
Holy Week ~~ Lenten Stations of the Cross, Maundy Thursday liturgy, Good Friday worship
WE ARE OPEN!!!!
We are having physical services at St. Paul's again!!
We can only have so many people/families at our service,
so please reach out to our Senior Warden, Judy Olmsted
to secure your spot.
We have Communion on the First and Third Sunday's at 9:00 AM
Morning Prayer on the Second and Fourth Sunday's at 9:00 AM
In the event you are unable to physically join us
we still ZOOM both the Communion Services
the Morning Prayer Services.
Contact Jr. Warden Robin Weisbrod @ firstname.lastname@example.org
for the ZOOM id and password.