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
for Sunday, November 29, 2015
First Sunday in Advent
- Choose a gift to purchase from one of the Angel Tree choices for Albion Bacon Fellows Center in Webb Hall.
- Please help the Preschool through 3rd graders collect hats, gloves, mittens, scarves to provide to kids in need of warm outerwear for the winter. Collection dates will be announced.
- Training for Lay Eucharistic Visitors is Saturday morning (12/5) at 10 a.m.
- Please prayerfully consider your financial pledge for 2016 and return the card next Sunday or the 13th.
Proposed New Bylaws
Jesus said, “You are the light of the world . . . let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16). Jesus is the light of the world. He became one of us to overcome the darkness of sin, wickedness, and unbelief. As Christians, we are the light of the world because we reflect the light of Jesus. When we live our lives in such a way that people are able to see the difference Christ makes in us, our lights shine brightly. Interestingly, Jesus does not say that he wants us to be lights. He tells us that we are lights because he has changed us into people who live to glorify and serve him. With God’s strength, our lights will never be darkened but will shine brightly.