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St. Paul’s Impacts Generations of Kilpatrick’s

By Taylor Kilpatrick, Assistant Director of Paul’s Place Afterschool Program

My dad, Tim Kilpatrick, loves St. Paul’s. So much so that he actually left Bethesda Hospital the Sunday morning I was born to make it in time for the 9:30am service. If that doesn’t tell you his priorities I don’t know what will!

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God is my Refuge and my Strength

Kamy Moghbeli, interviewed by Fr. David Angelica

Kamy was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1951, and raised as a Shiite. His father was a physician and his mother was a nurse. Kamy attended lower school (Roman Catholic) educational institutions and then was professionally educated in Architectural Construction Management. From the beginning of his life,

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Frozen Family Dinner

Friday, January 19 from 6 to 8pm
What is winter anyway?  We have had a taste of winter these past few days!  And we will use the winter themes to highlight the warmth of God’s love for us!  Dinner, crafts and music – parents and children through elementary age welcome!

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Bible Study at Panera

Wednesday mornings, 8-9 am 

(Panera on Linton & US1)
Join us each week as we read and discuss the upcoming scripture readings. A time for coffee, companionship and spiritual growth. 

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Lectio Divina

Tuesday mornings, 9-10am in Bush Hall.

Lectio Divina or Divine Prayer is a traditional practice of scriptural reading, meditation, and prayer, intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s Word. 

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9th Annual Jumble Sale Announced!

The St. Paul’s 9th Annual Jumble Sale is the spring fundraiser for our Mission and Outreach Ministries. EVERYONE can participate! Here are some ways:

VOLUNTEER. Please sign up in courtyard, any amount of time you can give is much appreciated! If you are new to the congregation,

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Annual Brotherhood Dinner

Did you know it is the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation?  So what’s the big deal?  Come to dinner on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 to learn the answer from St. Paul’s own Dr. Sandy Norman, Associate Professor of History at FAU.  Dinner will be prepared by the Brotherhood of St.

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Super Bowl Chicken BBQ

Before you know it, Super Bowl Sunday, February 4 will be upon us!  The Brotherhood of St. Andrew will be preparing its “famous” Chicken BBQ for the occasion.  Consisting of a half chicken, coleslaw, and baked beans, the cost remains $10.  Since we always sell-out, please sign-up and pre-pay ASAP to insure you “score” a dinner.

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Annual Meeting & Festive Meal 

 Sunday, January 28, 9am Annual Meeting,
5 pm Festive Meal at St. Paul’s 

Please join us for the Annual Meeting and election of new Vestry members.  Note that the 10am service is moved to 10:30am! 8am service will take place as usual.

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Discussion Class on Judaism and Orthodox Christianity

Mondays, January 15 – February 12, 2018 – 5 Monday evenings,  7pm-8:30pm
Held in the Guild Room
Facilitated by Ruth Hayhoe & Diana Tyson 

Purpose: To gain a respectful understanding of Judaism and Orthodox Christianity and reflect on how a deeper understanding of their distinctive beliefs might strengthen our own Christian faith.

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Rector’s Bible Study

Thursdays, January 11 – February 15
“The Good News of Jesus Christ:  A Study of the Gospel of Mark”
Join us for a six-week study of the Gospel of Mark.  As we enter into the new Lectionary cycle of Sunday readings,

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Foundations for Faith 

Six Wednesdays beginning January 10 at 6pm

Basics of the Christian faith through the lens of the Episcopal Church, including transforming questions, conversation, video and an occasional shared meal. This program is ideal for anyone seeking to be baptized and/or confirmed in the Episcopal Church, be received into the Episcopal Church from another tradition,

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Mondays, January 8 – February 12
7pm–8:30pm in Parish Hall

St. Paul’s will be offering a 6-week self-care education program for family caregivers. The program will provide tools and strategies to better handle the unique challenges caregivers face. Now is the time to register, spaces still available!

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Christian Yoga

Tuesdays at 7pm

7 class series – Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13 and 20

Suggested Donation: 7 classes – $49, Drop in – $8

Led by Yoga instructor, Sally Grillo, whose yoga is grounded in Christianity. This is open to everyone. 

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Off the Ave Book Group

Tuesday, January 23 at 7pm

 The next book will be – The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. All are welcome!

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Organ Tour

Ever wonder about all those bells and whistles? Come visit the St. Paul’s organ up close! Join Dr. Paul for a tour this Sunday, January 7. We’ll meet in the Parish Hall at 11:30 and head over to the church. The tour is open to all ages, and you’ll have an opportunity to play the Mighty King of Instruments!

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Miss Lilly

By Caren Kilpatrick

“Everybody love Lilly!” This was the prayer of Lelia Romney on her 90th birthday, surrounded by family and friends. Everyone I know does, in fact, love Lilly. Known to most at St. Paul’s as “Miss Lilly” she said, “St. Paul’s reminds me so much of my church at home because there is so much love.” Her church at home was  the Church of God of Prophecy in Anguilla where she not only worshipped,

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Fr. Paul’s Blog 1.5.18

You Are St. Paul’s! 

The beginning of a new year is a wonderful opportunity for us to take personal inventory, to resolve to make healthy changes and to give thanks for our many blessings.  As we begin this New Year 2018, we can all count our spiritual family of St.

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Kathy Yates

by Liz Ryan, Director of St. Paul’s Day School

The ministry of St. Paul’s doesn’t only happen in the church or the meetings or Paul’s Place. (Although, those are places that are obviously full of people who experience God’s love and serve Christ because of that love on a regular basis!) It also happens out in the playground and classrooms of St.

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Rector’s Christmas Letter

Dear Friends and Members of St. Paul’s,

“I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas,

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Year End Giving to St. Paul’s!

There is still time for you to make a tax-deductible gift to St. Paul’s before 2017 comes to a close. Please make your contributions before December 31 so that they can be included in your 2017 contribution statement. For your convenience, you may contribute to St. Paul’s through our secure website at: www.stpaulsdelray.org.

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Grace

By Rev. Kathleen Gannon

Grace Stewart Hosie Carey is a redhead…under the beautiful silver crown that she has earned in her 90 years there is a funny and fiery redhead from Boston. 

Grace came to St. Paul’s in 1982 – the first Sunday after she moved into Abbey Delray South with her husband Ralph,

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Fr. Paul’s Blog 12.15.17

This weekend we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent, also referred to as Gaudete Sunday, or the Sunday of Joy.  It is the Sunday when we light the rose colored candle on the Advent wreath.  This is to remind us that while one aspect of Advent is penitential, preparing the way of the Lord by turning from sin,

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May the Work She’s Done Speak For Her

by Dr. Paul Cienniwa

May the work I’ve done speak for me.
May the work I’ve done speak for me.
When I’m resting in my grave,
there’s nothing to be said;
May the work I’ve done speak for me.

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Rector’s Blog 12.10.17

I hope that, despite the “busy-ness” of this time of year, you have found some time and space to prayerfully reflect on the Incarnation, the profound mystery that we are preparing to celebrate at Christmas.  I encourage you this Advent to take some time away from the malls and the internet retail sites,

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Off the Ave Book Group

The December book is The Delight of Being Ordinary: A Road Trip with the Pope and the Dalai Lama by Roland Merullo. This is a lighthearted read which we will discuss on Tuesday, December 12 at 7pm.  

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“Titi”

By Kathy Fazio

My name is Kathy Fazio.  I have been a member of St. Paul’s since the early 90’s.  Our family found our way to church thanks to the gentle introduction to spirituality through our association with St. Paul’s Day School.  Attending the weekly chapel service with our small children brought me into the peace,

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Rector’s Blog 12.3.17

This year, we will have several Advent offerings at St. Paul’s that will help us live into our Vision 2020 Parish Strategic Plan’s goal of deepening our spiritual vitality.  Sunday, December 3rd, we will make Advent wreaths that will fill our homes with the beauty and aroma of fresh greens as we prepare to celebrate Christmas. 

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Clothing the homeless

Report from Dr. Sandy Norman:

Thank you St. Paul’s people of God.
I took a car overloaded with warm clothes, blankets, shoes and dental products to St. George’s in Riviera Beach this morning.  The church sits just off Broadway across from empty lots, in a very poor part of town.

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Judy and Nick Fenney: From Heartbreak to Hope

By Rev. Paul J. Kane

On June 26, 2016, St. Paul’s parishioners Nick and Judy Fenney received the unimaginably painful news that their beloved granddaughter Maggie Mae had been critically injured in a car accident in Islamorada, just a half mile away from home, while driving to the gym. 

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Rector’s Blog 11.26.17

Today we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King.  This feast brings the liturgical year to a triumphant conclusion, as we proclaim the Reign of Christ sovereign in our lives.  The Resurrection of Christ forever bears witness to the power of love.  It is this love, particularly shown to “the least of [his] brothers and sisters,” that is the defining characteristic of the Reign of Christ.

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Rector’s Blog 11.19.17

This past week ended on some incredible “high notes.”  On Thursday, I had the joy of joining the children, staff, and volunteers of Paul’s Place Afterschool Program for our annual Thanksgiving Feast.  On Friday, our Day School children, their families and friends, our faculty members, and our Board members gathered for our annual Thanksgiving program “The 1st Thanksgiving”. 

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

St. Paul’s will be offering a 6-week self-care education program for family caregivers. The program will provide tools and strategies to better handle the unique challenges caregivers face. Please join us for an informational meeting this Monday, November 13 at 7pm in Bush Hall. All caregivers welcome!

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Icon Workshop

Contemplating Advent with our Holy Mother, Mary: An ICON Workshop
Saturday, December 2, 9am – 12 noon
Continuing with our Vision 20/20 Goal of Spiritual Vitality within our Parish, there will be an ICON Workshop, Saturday, December 2nd, from 9 a.m. until Noon, in the Parish Hall. Our Workshop leader will be Brooks Saunders Wilson,

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Thanksgiving Evening Service

Wednesday, November 22 at 7pm
This year’s Thanksgiving service will be at joint celebration to be held at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church (404 SW 3rd St.)

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Christian Yoga

Tuesdays at 7pm in Parish Hall
November 14 – December 19
5 classes – Suggested donation: $35
The season of gratitude and grace is giving of oneself. St Francis said, “For it is in giving that we receive!!” A regular yoga practice ‘keeps on giving’ many benefits such as: improves muscles strength and flexibility,

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Off the Ave Book Group

The 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro and so we will read his signature novel The Remains of the Day and discuss on Tuesday, November 28 at 7pm.

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Family Promise Annual Benefit

Friends of the Family will be Wednesday, November 15 at The Woodfield Country Club. For tickets to this annual benefit, please see the web site www.FamilyPromiseSPBC.org or talk with Rev. Kathleen.

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Episcopal Charities Sunday

November 11 and 12
Guest speaker: Taylor Kilpatrick, Assistant Director of Paul’s Place
With funds from the Diocesan Budget, Endowments and Individual gifts, Episcopal Charities, our partner in grace, transforms the lives of thousands each month. At St. Paul’s we have been blessed to receive a grant for our Paul’s Place After School Program and we are grateful!

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Rector’s Blog 11.12.17

This weekend we honor our veterans. Much like Thanksgiving is certainly not the only day of the year that we give thanks, Veterans Day is not the only day that we honor the selfless service of the men and women who serve, or have served, our country as a member of our Armed Forces.

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Rector’s Blog 11.5.17

Today we welcome a special guest, Pere Phanord, the rector of Bon Samaritan Episcopal Church and School, our partner congregation in Bondeau, Haiti. Our partnership with Pere Phanord and the people of Bondeau began nine years ago through our participation in the South Florida Haiti Project (SFHP), a collaborative outreach effort of several Episcopal congregations in the Diocese of Southeast Florida and elsewhere.

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Rector’s Blog 10.22.17

As a parish family, we celebrate the new activities and initiatives of our Vision 2020 Strategic Plan.  It is our shared call to take an active role in implementing this vision for our common life over the next three years.

Our Strategic Plan calls for the formation of several new ministries that will help us to build the kingdom of God here in Delray Beach and beyond.

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Family Halloween Costume Party

Friday, October 27, 6pm – 8pm in the Parish Hall. Bring your family for a fun evening of food, crafts, music, and games! Costumes encouraged for all… meet other families …learn about the tradition of Halloween!

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Calling All Daughters of the King!

The 48th Annual Assembly of the Daughters of the King of the Diocese of Southeast Florida will take place on Saturday, November 4 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Ft. Lauderdale.  Registration and breakfast begins at 8:30am and the Assembly concludes with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 1:30pm. 

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Spiritual Gifts Workshops

What gifts has God given you?  The scripture describes nearly twenty different gifts that are given by the Holy Spirit for the building up of our lives, our families, the Body of Christ.  Some of these gifts will sound like the gifts you are already listing on your resume!  As we live into the new call of our Vision 2020 for St.

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Rector’s Blog 10.15.17

This past week, Rev. Kathleen and I joined Bishop Eaton and clergy from across our Diocese of Southeast Florida at our annual Clergy Conference.  We engaged in lively discussions about the mission and vision of our diocese, and considered new, emergent patterns of ministry.  Our many ministries here at St.

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Rector’s Blog 10.8.17

I’m happy to share with you that the final, complete version of our Vision 2020 St. Paul’s Strategic Plan is now available!  As you may recall, we “rolled out” the Plan in May with discussions after each service.  Since then, we have begun the implementation process.  The implementation of the Plan is a call that we all share.

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Off the Ave Book Group

Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm
Our next book is:  Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. All are welcome!

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Rector’s Fall Bible Study

“The Bible’s Song Book: A Study of the Psalms

Thursdays October 5 – November 30,
10:30 am and 7:00 pm, led by Fr. Paul

Join us for an 8-session journey through this inspiring biblical book of song and poetry.
Sign-up sheet in the courtyard!

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The Bible’s Jesus

Sunday, October 1, 11:30am-12:30pm
Led by Rev. Helen Trainor
This five-week course will explore the New Testament writers’ understanding of Jesus’ teaching about our relationship with God; the meaning of salvation; the idea of kingdom and kingship; the imperative of justice, and the imminence of end times. 

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