These magical garments

Episcopalians are steeped in traditions and symbolism. We have our seasonal colors and sacred objects and vestments that are brought out and displayed. Pascal candle, advent wreath, crosses, stoles, and chasubles -all highly symbolic and possess a kind of spiritual energy, simply because they are used in sacred ritual. We imbue them with something “other” […]

Last call for any items to keep!

We have made tremendous progress in cleaning out the nooks and crannies of the church over the past weeks. Thanks to everyone who has stopped by the church to claim items and / or tag them for various ministries. This is the last week to identify anything that needs to be kept.  The removal team will […]

In praise of our neighbors

One of the great joys of serving St. Paul’s during this time of transition was getting to know our neighbors and especially in the faith community. Rachel Falcove is Executive Director for the Interfaith Hospitality Network and shared two important stories with me. One was about the challenging days of “white flight” from neighborhoods across […]


More vigilance needed as impersonators use our church members to solicit money or your attention! Dear parishioners, The issue of “phishing” where e-mails are culled from various websites and then recipients receive fake e-mails from clergy asking for someone to contact them (or to send money) has plagued St. Paul’s for many years. When we […]

Maintaining a healthy work environment and a healthy spiritual home

The Vestry is currently revising our personnel policies and procedures and it is good for the parish to hear about some best practices that make sense and ensure a balanced and healthy relationship between the congregation, the Vestry and our dedicated staff. First of all, we need to thank our staff team for all the […]