Good Friday, Year C - April 19, 2019

Lectionary texts, illuminated by art, for the Good Friday, Year C - April 19, 2019

Rev. Karyn Richards-Kuan will preach at the noon service in the Sanctuary. St. Paul’s choir will sing.

In addition, a Children’s Good Friday Tenebrae Service will be in the Chapel at 11 am. St. Paul’s Youth Strings will provide music. Snacks and labyrinth walk in the Activity Center will follow the service.

At 7 pm a Spanish/English worship service with Rev. Nataly Negrete will be in the Sanctuary.

Schedule of Lectionary readings, Advent 2018 to Pentecost 2019

Lent 2019: Episode 5

Rev. Neil Willard

Rev. Neil Willard

Welcome to the final episode of this 2019 Lenten podcast series.

Today, we finish a conversation between St. Paul’s senior pastor Rev. Tommy Williams and Rev. Neil Willard, rector of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church here in Houston. Rev. Willard offers us some resources in this episode, ways we can pray when just can’t find the words. He especially appreciates turning to the Psalms and even hymn texts as expressions of prayer.

Thank you for listening, and we hope you’ve enjoyed this podcast series about prayer. To listen to any of the previous episodes, visit

While you’re there, you can find all the details about Holy Week and Easter at St. Paul’s.

Lent 2019: Episode 4

Rev. Neil Willard

Rev. Neil Willard

Welcome back to St. Paul’s 2019 Lenten podcast. We hope you’re enjoying these weekly episodes about prayer and pilgrimage.

Today, Rev. Tommy Williams, senior pastor of St. Paul’s UMC, sits down with fellow Houston minister, the Rev. Neil Willard. Rev. Willard has served for the past five years as rector of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church. In this conversation, we’ll hear how Rev. Willard gravitates to simplicity when it comes to prayer. He insists we shouldn’t compare ourselves to those who seem to be “prayer experts.”

As a spiritual practice this week, you might come walk St. Paul’s outdoor labyrinth, which is often called a path of prayer. Guided walks are available every Wednesday evening at 6:15 now through April 17. For more information about the labyrinth walks or to read daily devotions this season, visit

Lent 2019: Episode 3

Frederica Mathewes-Green

Frederica Mathewes-Green

Today we conclude a three-part conversation between Rev. Tommy Williams, senior pastor of St. Paul’s, and Frederica Mathewes-Green, author and speaker in the Eastern Orthodox tradition.

We hope you’ll join us next week as Rev. Williams begins a new conversation, this time with Rev. Neil Willard, rector of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, which is just down the street from St. Paul’s.

For more information about Lent at St. Paul’s, including details about upcoming worship services during Holy Week, visit