Fr. Paul’s Blog 2.23.18

This Sunday we will commission our 2018 Vestry members.  As we live into our Vision 2020 Parish Strategic Plan, our Vestry members are key servant-leaders who will help to lead us into becoming the parish family God is calling us to be.  Each Vestry member is a part of one or more goal committees serving our common life. 

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2018 Brotherhood of St. Andrew Annual Dinner

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Jumble Sale Items for Sale

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Holy Land Pilgrimage with Fr. Paul

October 13-22, 2018

Informational Presentation by the Tour Director on Sunday, March 11th after the 10am Service

There is no other place on earth like Israel!  Join Fr. Paul and Irene Kane on a 9-day Holy Land pilgrimage.  Our pilgrimage will include visits to: Tel Aviv,

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George Daniell

Unlike St. Paul, it’s hard to pin point a specific moment when my faith was awakened. I have no idea why I am so blessed, but I am. I have a most wonderful wife, two outstanding sons, a large loving family and dear friends. Patti and I will celebrate 39 years of marriage this October 7th.

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Fr. Paul’s Blog 2.16.18

This past week, on Ash Wednesday, we were all shocked and saddened to hear of the horrific school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.  Sadly, this tragedy was just the latest in a series of school shootings we have seen throughout our country.

I’m grateful to Rev.

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Holy Week Service Times

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“Kindness Matters”

Siena Ridolfo, written by Marie Ridolfo

Siena Rose Ridolfo was welcomed into St. Paul’s community of faith the day after she was born. Rev. Kathleen Gannon came to the hospital, held baby Siena, then blessed her. Six months later, she was baptized at St. Paul’s, co-administered by Rev.

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Fr. Paul’s Blog 2.9.18

This year, the secular calendar and the Church calendar intersect in two interesting ways.  The first is this coming Wednesday, February 14.  On the secular calendar, it is Valentine’s Day, a day to celebrate romance (although this holiday was originally the date set on the Roman Catholic calendar for the Feast of St.

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Surprised by Joy and Many Small Miracles

by Ruth Hayhoe

I have been a seasonal member of St Paul’s for sixteen years, joining St. Paul’s from Canada and China in March of 2002. As a scholar of comparative education, narrative method has been central to my research on China and so I have been fascinated by the stories of members of St.

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Recovery in the Keys

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Fr. Paul’s Blog 2.4.18

I want to thank everyone who made last weekend such a special time for our parish family of St. Paul’s.  To all those who helped to plan, organize, and accomplish our Annual Parish Meeting and Festive Meal, we all say “THANKS!”

At our Annual Meeting we elected Jim Garner,

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Information Forum on the Mission Trip to the Keys for Hurricane Relief

Sunday, February 4 after the 10am service

Mike and Nancy Armstrong our Mission Team Coordinators, will host an information session this Sunday on the March Youth and Family Mission trip.

The March Mission Trip is being planned by and for our youth and their families,

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Margo Vuicich

by Margo Vuicich

I wasn’t raised in the Episcopal church although my grandparents, Cecil and Margo Farrar, were members of St. Paul’s and my father, Cess Farrar, was as well until he met my mother, Jean Williamson. They were married in the Methodist Church in 1954 and held their reception in the St.

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Fr. Paul’s Blog 1.28.18

This weekend we celebrate Stewardship Pledge Weekend for 2018.  

For we who follow Jesus as our Lord and Savior, our support of our parish is a tangible expression of our gratitude to God for all the blessings we have received.  A good steward magnifies the assets of the Master. 

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Ash Wednesday Services

Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
February 14 at 7 am, 12 noon, and 7 pm 

At the 12 noon choral service we will welcome The Rt. Rev. James Ottley, retired Bishop of Panama and former Anglican Observer to the United Nations, as our guest preacher. 

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Nan Ganyard

by Nan Ganyard

As the youngest member of the Taylor family, I grew up in what was probably an upper middle class culture in Worcester, MA.  The city was highly diversified.  The Protestants, Jews, Swedes and Scots lived in one area and we went to North High School.   The Catholics,

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Fr. Paul’s Blog 1.21.18

Next weekend we celebrate Stewardship Pledge Weekend for 2018.  Yes, I used the word celebrate!  For we who follow Jesus as our Lord and Savior, our support of our parish is a tangible expression of our gratitude to God for all the blessings we have received.  A good steward magnifies the assets of the Master. 

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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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Fr. Paul’s Blog 1.14.18

You Are St. Paul’s!

Through your commitment to St. Paul’s,

You…feed the hungry (CROS Ministries)

You…shelter homeless families (Family Promise)

You…mentor and nurture children (Paul’s Place)

You…share Christ with his children (St. Paul’s Day School, VBS)

You…spread God’s love in the world (South Florida Haiti Project)

You…foster community (Brotherhood of St.

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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!

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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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Fr. Paul’s Blog 12.24.17

May the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you now and forever!  Whether you are a member, a regular attendee, or a first-time visitor, we are blessed to have you with us.

Yes,

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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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