"Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us.  We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life and for the mystery of love." - Book of Common Prayer p.836


"O God, you prepared your disciples for the coming of the Spirit through the teaching of your Son Jesus Christ: Make the hearts and minds of your servants ready to receive the blessing of the Holy Spirit, that they may be filled with the strength of his presence; through Jesus Christ our Lord."
- Book of Common Prayer p.819


"We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us

on every side." - Book of Common Prayer p. 836


Congregation, Family & Friends


At St Paul's we are a church who has committed to Jesus and to each other for the long-haul, to keep on running the race set before us and to stay awake, alert with Jesus while we pray without ceasing for each other.​

"Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep.  Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous and all for your love's sake.  Father, we pray that you will sustain and heal Rose, in Jesus name.  Amen  (BCP pg 134)



Please pray for these people and all others you may know of to be lifted up in prayer.

"Almighty and ever living God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord." Amen. - Book of Common Prayer p.817



The Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King is an order for lay women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church and churches in communion with it.  Daughters of the King follow a Rule of Life, a discipline or pattern of activities designed to embody and focus on relationship with God. The Rule of Life includes prayer, study and action (service).  St. Paul’s has received the charter for The Mary Magdalene Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King.  On Sunday June 9, 2019 Reverend Margaret Ashby, Rector at St Paul’s officiated the Charter Service that included an installation ceremony for new members of the Chapter.

For more information contact Lavonne at

View the international organization website at
















Photos by Kathy Kmonicek

Daily Readings and References

Daily Readings - Year C : Revised Common Lectionary

The Episcopal daily readings expand worship and personal devotion by providing daily citations for the full three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary. These readings complement the Sunday and festival readings: Thursday through Saturday readings help prepare the reader for the Sunday ahead; Monday through Wednesday readings help the reader reflect on and digest what they heard in worship.  Note that for the Sunday readings, we will be using the second set of readings listed.


See this link for the Current 2015-2016 Devotional Lectionary:




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