Third Sunday in Lent, Year C - March 24, 2019

Lectionary texts, illuminated by art, for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year C - March 24, 2019

Rev. Tommy Williams preaches at 8:30 and 11:05 am services. St. Paul’s Choir will sing Out of the Deep (from Requiem) – John Rutter

Rev. Dr. Matthew Russell preaches at the 9:45 am Service of Table and Word. Sermon title: Have You Lost Your Mind? St. Paul’s Choral Scholars will sing The Rune of Hospitality – Alf Houkom and Kyrie Eleison – Antonio Lotti

Congregational hymns for at all three services, all from from the United Methodist Hymnal (UMH):

  • 116 - How Like a Gentle Spirit

  • 142 - If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee

  • 127 - Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Schedule of Lectionary readings, Advent 2018 to Pentecost 2019

Lent 2019: Episode 1, conversations on prayer and pilgrimage

Frederica Mathewes-Green

Frederica Mathewes-Green

Welcome to St. Paul’s 2019 Lenten podcast, an audio companion for the Lenten season as together we explore the spiritual practices of prayer and pilgrimage. Each week, we’ll hear senior pastor Rev. Tommy Williams in conversation with special guests who share their own perspectives.

This episode is part one of a three-part conversation, in which Rev. Williams talks with Frederica Mathewes-Green. She is an author and speaker in the Eastern Orthodox tradition and has written 10 books, including The Jesus Prayer and The Illumined Heart: The Ancient Christian Path of Transformation. She concentrates on ancient Christian spirituality as an area both of study and of devotion. In today’s episode, she joins Rev. Williams on the phone for an enriching conversation about prayer.

Ash Wednesday, Year C - March 6, 2019

Lectionary texts, illuminated by art, for Ash Wednesday, Year C - March 6, 2019

Rev. Tommy Williams will preach the 12:15 and 7 pm services. Sermon title: Choose your Lent. St. Paul’s Choir and St. Paul’s Treble Choir will sing at the 7 pm service.

Rev. Nataly Negrete will preach at the dual-language Spanish/English service at 5 pm on the labyrinth.

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"Way Forward" update by Rev. Tommy Williams

Dear St. Paul’s family,

From February 23­–26, the United Methodist Church will gather as a global body in St. Louis, Missouri for a Special Session of General Conference. Over the past couple of months, I have offered presentations to seven Sunday school classes, Church Council, and other groups to discuss this upcoming conference. If you didn’t get a chance to attend one of those presentations, I invite you to listen to this audio recording to gain an understanding of historical context and what I’ve discerned as my personal posture of leadership during this time.

Click “Read More” for audio recording.

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C - February 10, 2019 - Youth Sunday

Lectionary texts, illuminated by art, for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C - February 10, 2019

The Youth will lead worship at all three services -- from readings and witnesses to ushering. At all three services, the Choral Scholars, joined by the Treble Choir, will sing  Alleluia (Cantata 142) - J.S. Bach and Adoramus Te - Palestrina.


8:30 Service

Witness Statements by: Alli Campbell and Jake West


9:45 Service

Witness Statements by: Sarah Chang and Will Hiers


11:05 Service

Witness Statements: Alyssa Kapusta, Mary Katherine Saye, and Keri Collins