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About Us

We are a thriving and always growing community of faith with many new members. We love to worship God in the beauty of our church surrounded by inspiring liturgy and music. From worship that nurtures and renews us, we are growing in our desire and ability to share the abundance we have in God through Jesus with our neighbors and with people who can use our help. We also love to celebrate our life in Christ through the liturgical feast days and in our fellowship gathered around shared ministries, friendships and good food.

To learn more about any of our programs or services, you can email us at admin@spechurch.com or call the church office at (910) 762-4578.

Sundays at St. Paul’s

Location

Regular Services

Eucharist
Rite II | 8 a.m.

Choral Eucharist
Rite II | 10:30 a.m.

Ushers to Help

Please see any of our ushers for assistance when you come into the building. There is also a greeter at the red doors off the handicap ramp that serves the Princess Street parking lot.

Have Kids?

We have education for children ages 3-11 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. and a nursery for younger children up the red stairs in the children’s wing. All children are welcome and encouraged during our services. There is a nursery for infants and toddlers during the 10:30 service, and a prayer rug up front for children ages 0-8.

Communion

All are welcome to receive communion. If you would prefer not to receive, you can remain seated, or come forward with your arms crossed to receive a blessing. If you are allergic to wheat products, gluten-free communion bread is available. Please let your request be known to the priest as they approach you.

Worship

St. Paul’s follows the services outlined in the Book of Common Prayer 1979. The services include Old and New Testament reading, a reading from the Gospel, a sermon and traditional communion.

Education

Education for all ages is available prior to the 10:30 a.m. service. Children meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Children’s Wing (up the red stairs). The Disciples Gathering for young adults meets at 9:25 a.m. in the Parish Library. The Adult class meets at 9:25 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

After You Go

We would love to have you back next Sunday! In the meantime, stay in touch! Fill out the Get Connected form at the bottom of this page.

A few More Things to Note

  • Hospitality Reception – We host a reception after the 8 a.m. and 10:30 services with culinary delights from our chefs extraordinaire. Come join us!
  • Handicapped Parking – Our facility is handicapped accessible with multiple handicapped parking spaces available in the lot off Market Street and the lot off Princess Street. Handicap ramps serve both parking lots.
  • Dress – Parishioners of St. Paul’s dress in smart casual or business casual attire, but please come in what you are most comfortable wearing.
  • Gift Shop – Our gift shop, The Source, is open 12-1 p.m. Sundays. The store features many beautifully crafted items that would make great gifts for oneself or friends and family. The Source is located in the hall between the nave and the Parish Hall All proceeds benefit special projects at St. Paul’s. Come by and check us out.
  • Church Tours – Tours of St. Paul’s are offered the third Sunday of every month after the 10:30 a.m. serivce. Meet in the Library. We’ll walk around the church and the parish house, and share the church’s story. For newcomers, it’s a chance to see where things are. For visitors, it’s a bit of architectural and church history. For the rest of us, it’s a chance to revisit places not often seen. Everyone’s welcome.

Explore St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s offers programs and activities to help you build a Christ-centered life.
Some areas you might be interested in are:

Music

Our music program features a talented adult choir that provides music for worship and special performances. The large open space of our church provides superb acoustics for two magnificent organs. Come sing with us!

Worship

Serving the Lord can be as simple as coming to church to serve during worship as part of the altar guild, eucharistic ministers or as an usher.

Sermons

Worship is at the heart of all we do at St. Paul’s. If you are unable to join us for services on Sunday, use this page to hear the weekly sermon from the pulpit. 

Education

St. Paul’s education opportunities range from weekly classes on Sunday morning and small group meetings throughout the week, as well as a complete Sunday curriculum for ages 4-11.

Inreach

 If you have the caring touch, we offer opportunities to be of service. Other Inreach activities include The Gentlemen of Noble Poverty building and grounds ministry, the St. Fiacre Garden guild, and the Communications and Technology ministry.

Community Outreach

St. Paul’s supports local and international outreach programs to help share the love of Christ with those who are in need. You can volunteer to help families in need, help feed the hungry or help distribute food and other emergency items to the needy.

Parish Life

St. Paul’s has many Parish Life groups and special events where you can meet new friends. We look forward to seeing you at a future event!

Communications & Technology

If you love writing, graphic design or technology, you can volunteer to help with St. Paul’s E-News, the website, social media, audio/video or computer operations.

Would You Like to Know More
About St. Paul’s?

The first Sunday of each month, we host a coffee for all who would like to learn more about St. Paul’s. Participation does not commit you to church membership, but it is an opportunity for you to explore the life and ministry of St. Paul’s. The coffee will be held in the Parish Library immediately after the 10:30 worship. Hope to see you there!

Get Connected

St. Paul’s is a vibrant faith community that offers many opportunities to connect with God, fellow parishioners and friends. You can get up-to-the-minute information on concerts, parish events, community ministry projects and small group studies, as well as inspiration for your spiritual journey by receiving our weekly E-News. Help us keep in touch with you and serve you better by providing us with your contact information and your areas of interest.

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