Welcome to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, an Anglo Catholic parish where neighborhood people have gathered to serve God since 1849

UPCOMING EVENTS

10:00 am, Sunday, July 29th

JAZZ MASS

St. Paul’s is proud to continue its tradition of celebrating a jazz mass on a Sunday morning in the summer.  Parishioner Willie Martinez is again coordinating the musicians for the popular and well-attended event.  Watch for more information and please plan to join us.

SUMMER SCHEDULE

Begins Sunday, June 24

Mass at 10:00 am

DEAR FRIENDS,

First of all, a heartfelt thank you to everyone worked so hard for the celebration of Fr. Bob’s ministry this past Sunday.  Alex, Nathan, and Choir; the Servers Guild, the Sacristans Guild; and the Hospitality Guild all put in extra hours of work to honor and celebrate Fr. Bob and his ministry at St. Paul’s.  A special thank you to JillEllyn Riley and crew for the grand and glorious Harry-Potter-themed Coffee Hour. Please express your appreciation to the members of all these groups for their hard work.  

 

For those of you who were unable to join us this past Sunday, Fr. Bob celebrated mass, preached a wonderful sermon (from the floor!), and was presented three gifts.  The first is a framed piece of stained glass from the windows that were broken during the ‘87 fire (thank you to Madge Wilner). The second is a traveling mass kit, a traditional gift to a priest, containing every thing ones needs to celebrate mass in someone’s home or hospital room, on a pilgrimage or retreat, or on a battlefield.  The kit was on display at Coffee Hour, and on the bottom of the chalice is inscribed “With grateful thanks from the people of St. Paul’s, Brooklyn. 2018. Soli Deo Gloria.”  This last line is Latin for “To God alone be the glory.”  The third gift is a musical one. The descant sung by the choir during the last verse of the Dismissal hymn, “Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,” one of Fr. Bob’s favorite hymns, was composed specifically in honor of him and will hereafter be known at St. Paul’s as “Father Bob’s Descant.”  A framed copy of the music will be given to him as well.

It was an emotional Sunday for many of us in the St. Paul’s community, to say the least, including Fr. Bob himself.  We are naturally sad, of course, at his departure, but also balanced, I hope, by gratitude to God for Fr. Bob and the many ways he has affected the lives of people at St. Paul’s and excitement to see what God has in store for him in the next phase of his priestly ministry.  Our prayers go with him, and we trust that for him and for us “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

Yours sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Wallace