We invite you to learn more about Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church – a welcoming and friendly community of Christians in Evansville, Indiana. Saint Paul’s is a historic parish, formed more than 150 years ago. We are proud of our roots and heritage; we are also excited about who we are now and who we are becoming. The Book of Common Prayer describes (the) mission of the Church in this way: “The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ… The Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love… The Church carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members.” (BCP 1979 p. 855) If you are looking for a church home, we would encourage you to join us for worship.
God’s peace be with you, St. Paul’s Vestry
St. Paul’s Welcomes
The Reverend Larry Minter
Celebrating Eucharist at 8:00 & 10:30 AM
Sunday August 2, 2015
The Reverend Larry Minter sent the congregation the following letter:
Jane and I are busy unpacking our new apartment in Evansville and learning to find our way around. We really enjoy what we see, and we look forward to our time at St. Paul’s. My work will be full time and so we will have an apartment in Evansville even though we keep our home in Louisville, Kentucky as our permanent address.
I am a native of Oklahoma, but since moving to Louisville in my twenties, I have called Kentucky home. Jane is a native of Louisville, where we were married in 1980.
Our daughter Anna and her husband Michael are traveling in Europe right now, sending us pictures and messages showing all the good times they are having. When they return, I am sure they will want to see our new home and parish in Evansville. They live and work in Louisville, and we enjoy having them close by.
I have served parishes since 1988, and in 2008 I began serving the Church in specialized interim ministry. Most recently, I served two years as interim rector of Christ Church, Hudson, Ohio, a small city between Akron and Cleveland. Prior to my time in Ohio, I was interim rector of St. John’s, Lafayette, Indiana. It was there that I learned to appreciate the Diocese of Indianapolis and the quality of life enjoyed here by the clergy. I very much look forward to my return to the diocese and the opportunity to renew acquaintance with so many colleagues.
I will be busy unpacking my office during the first week of August and learning to find my way around. Most importantly, I look forward to meeting all of you at St. Paul’s. The interim period is an exciting time of new beginnings and a time to prepare for a bright future. I looking forward to learning all that is going on in God’s Name at St. Paul’s.
for Sunday, July 26, 2015
- We appreciate Barbara Waite continuing to serve as substitute organist.
- A special thanks to Rev. Roger Walker for serving us during this time of transition. He has been very helpful in meeting our needs.
- Next Sunday we will welcome Rev. Larry Minter as he begins his Interim Ministry with St. Paul’s.
- Forward Day by Day Devotional Books are in the tract rack in the Narthex for August.
- The secretary is out of the office this week. Volunteers will be in the office a few hours each day, so leave a message if you need something.
Proposed New Bylaws
In Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, he asked them to give to the distressed Christians in Jerusalem. Paul told them their participation in the offering to Jerusalem was a way “to test the sincerity of [their] love” (2 Corinthians 8:8). True charity and generosity can’t be commanded. Paul wanted the Corinthians to prove their sincerity by giving selfishly and spontaneously. In the same way, we show our sincerity through our giving and by doing God’s will. “Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality” (Romans 12:13). By God’s grace, we are empowered to give generously to those in need. In our giving, we demonstrate the love of Christ in our hearts.