St. Paul's is a community of faith. We serve Jesus Christ through worship, prayer, study, and service in the tradition of the Episcopal Church in the Anglican Communion. We warmly welcome all persons to join with us in Christian worship and fellowship. For information on becoming a member, please click here.
Lent starts this week. Please join us Wednesdays from March 12 through April 6 for our special Lenten Program. Click here for details.
Starting March 5, watch daily videos from the Brothers of the Society of St. John the Evangelist that delve deeply into the Gospel of John. View today's video here.
Come One, Come All - Restore the Parish Hall
2014 Spring Auction
Saturday, May 17th, 2014, 5-9pm
at The Parish Hall and the St. Francis Garden
St. Paul’s is hosting its Spring Auction to fund the Restoration of Parish Hall. Silent auction items and beautiful raffle baskets donated by our parishioners and local merchants will be up for winning! Why the Spring Auction to benefit the Parish Hall? The 100+ year building has been the secondary center of St. Paul’s community (behind the church, of course!) and has been experiencing exterior and interior troubles these many years. An extensive renovation is planned, and this summer, construction will begin on the renovation of the Parish Hall. We need the parish and the community support to assist in funding this renovation! Please help “Restore the Parish Hall” to its former grandeur!
ShroveTuesday Pancake Supper – Tuesday, March 4th5:30-7:00pm
Enjoy pancakes and all the fixings at the Annual Pancake Supper. This delicious dinner is sponsored by the Mission Trip Youth and all funds raised will benefits the group's trip to Charleston, West Virginia this summer. Bring your friends, family or just come on your own and join the fun. The pancake supper will be held in the Parish Hall. Admission is $5 per person with a maximum of $15 per family. No reservations needed! If you are willing to donate food items or $$, please contact Erica Webber 908-233-4561 or email@example.com
Ash Wednesday–Wednesday, March 5th
We will offer 4 Ash Wednesday services at: 7am, 12:10pm, 3:30pm for the children, and 7:30pm with the choir.
Stations of the Cross – Starts Friday, March 7th
Beginning on Friday, March 7th at noon stations will continue at the same hour on Fridays up to Holy Week.
Book Club – Monday, March 10th
Please join us on Monday, March 10th at 7:30pm in the Lounge, to discuss Dear Life, a volume of short stories by Alice Munro, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. When this book was published in 2012, Alice Munro announced she was retiring from writing. She was too physically frail to visit Stockholm for the Nobel ceremonies, but her prose remains strong! Questions? Contact Gale Jacob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LENT 2014: Abundant Life
We are preparing what we hope will be a rewarding Lenten program for this year. Focusing on Jesus’ promise to bring us abundant life, we will look at the ways we can better access it, the settings of our families to enjoy it, and the baptized life and our baptismal promises as keys to un locking it. We will end up the season’s offering with Choral Evensong with the choir. As we did last year, we will offer two lunch programs, and two dinner sessions, as follows:
“I came that you might have life and have it in abundance.”
* March 12th – Lunch@ 11:45a-1pm:
The challenge of accepting the blessing; repentance, forgiveness, and joy.
* March 19th – Lunch @ 11:45a-1pm: The Feast of St. Joseph: The Holy Family and ours.
* March 26th - Holy Eucharist & Dinner @ 6pm: The Feast of the Annunciation (transferred): God is Calling.
* April 2nd – Evensong & Dinner @ 6:30pmng.
Altar Guild Meeting – Sunday, March 23rd
There will be an Altar Guild meeting on Sunday, March 23rd at 9:00am in the rector’s offic
Worrying About Your Teen? 5 Free Workshops
Now is the Time To Really Help! Learn the effective “How To’s” to parent your challenging teen. Youth & Family Counseling in collaboration w/ Trinity Episcopal Church, Cranford invite you to join us: 7-8:30p, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 5/1, 5/15 @ Trinity Episcopal Church, Cranford. Free childcare (4+yrs). Pre-register:Youth & Family Counseling 233-2042.
We have 2 openings on the bread team to pick up on Sunday mornings at Stop & Shop and deliver to another location in Westfield. Interested? Please contact Sara Clarkson email@example.com or 908-612-3962. Great service project for our teens (w/ some help from their parents)
Lent, Easter & Spring Concert
Our choirs are beginning rehearsals from the seasons of Lent and Easter and our Parish Choir is beginning rehearsals for our Annual Spring Concert. Now is the perfect time to join us! CMB
Friends of Music at St. Paul’s presents its 28th Annual Spring Concert: Bach to Bach! The concert will feature choral and instrumental works of the Master including his Magnificat, Motets and Violin Concerto in A minor performed by The Saint Paul’s Choir and joined by members of The New Jersey Symphony. Brennan Sweet, Associate Concert Master of The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, will be the concerto soloist.
Save the Date: St. Paul’s Spring Auction – Sat., May 17th
Please mark your calendars: St. Paul’s Spring Auction to benefit Parish Hall Renovations on Saturday, May 17th from 5-9pm. If you haven’t already, and would like to assist in anyway, please contact Lynne Ainge at 914-564-1375 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a sign-up sheet outside Father Andrew’s office as well. Thank you!!
Save the Date - Vacation Bible Camp – June 23-June 26
The bishop is fully booked until the fall. Therefore, we have requested October 26, 2014 for confirmation. We will run confirmation classes in late September and early October and we will post a signup sheet when we return from summer.
Lent 2014:Love Life
Starting March 5, 2014 we will post videos from the Brothers of SSJE that delve deeply into the gospel that shapes their community life. John’s message of love can unlock our hearts and transform our lives.
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414 East Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
PH: (908) 232-8506
Please feel free to contact us if your have any questions or needs.
Grocery Gift Card Fundraiser
We have a great ongoing fundraising opportunity with ShopRite, Stop&Shop, and Kings. If you buy a giftcard for those locations through St. Paul's, the church gets a 5% donation from these stores. So please consider this for your food shopping! Download the form and bring to Church. Thank you and happy shopping!