Sunday Services at 7:45 am and 10:00 am.
Difference Between Rite I and Rite II
The early service at St. Paul's is a quiet and formal celebration of the Holy Eucharist according to Rite One. For those not familiar with the Prayer Book, Rite One is a liturgy, which uses the language of an earlier and cherished era, one which generations of Anglicans/Episcopalians have found meaningful. A small congregation enjoys the early morning quiet. Music is added at Christmas and Easter.
The 10:00 AM service is a dignified and yet accessible celebration of the Holy Eucharist (also known as Communion, The Lord's Supper, The Mass) in what is called Rite II, reflecting the modern English usage of the 1979 Proyer Book revision. This, our main service of the day, is frequented by people of all ages, including families with children.
School age children enjoy Sunday School starting at 9:45 and then join their parents for Holy Communion after the sermon and announcements. Music plays a large part of this service as we have our excellent choirs leading hymns, psalms, and the other sung portions of the liturgy. Children have oportunities to assist through our Primary and Junior choirs, acolyting, and reading lessons on special youth Sunday's. Adults assist as Eucharistic Ministers, Greeters, ushers, and readers. The adult choirs welcome new members as well.