Worship

Our rich liturgical tradition includes the use of vestments, music, candles, bells, and incense. We invite you to visit us anytime to share this experience. St. Paul’s offers services Sundays and Wednesdays. Some services are simply sung by the choir and chanted by participants. All are beautiful in their own respect. Please read more about each regular service offered at St. Paul’s. In addition to these, we offer special services in accordance with the seasons of the Episcopal Church.
Holy Eucharist

The Holy Eucharist is the principal worship service in the Episcopal Church. St. Paul’s offers Holy Eucharist three times during the week: twice on Sunday and once on Wednesday. We follow Rite II for all services. Occasionally families may request Rite I for a funeral service.

  • 8 a.m. Sunday and 12:10 p.m. Wednesday services are spoken, including the Gloria and Sanctus, with no hymns.
  • 10:30 a.m. Sunday service is a choral Eurcharist, with nursery for infants and toddlers and a prayer rug at the front for children ages 2-7.
Morning Prayer

Rite II Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m.

Taizé

An ecumenical sung and silent participatory prayer service designed to achieve a contemplative state through music, song and silence. With St. Paul’s Taizé quartet and organ. Services monthly September–May.

Evensong

A sung service of evening prayer, psalms, canticles, and scripture readings. An ancient part of the Anglican tradition, ever renewing the soul. Services September–May.

Clara Barton Hill Memorial Chapel

Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
The chapel (on the church grounds off 16th St.) is open to the public Monday-Friday. This space is offered to the community as a space for solitude and prayer. All are welcome.

Floral Gifts and Thanksgivings

Floral gifts and arrangements to beautify the sacred spaces of our church are a gift to God and those who attend our worship services.

To sign up, at least two weeks before the date please go to our online form below, where you can provide your name, telephone number, email address and requested date. You can add other information, such as the name of person(s) you are honoring for a memorial/thanksgiving. If you want to provide instructions, space is provided for that as well. You also may call the church office at (910) 762-4578 to reserve a date.

The cost of altar flowers is funded through generous donations to the St. Paul’s Flower Fund and not through a line item in the church budget. A contribution to the flower fund is a meaningful way to honor or remember a loved one. It is also tax deductible. Dedications made during the Lenten season are for greenery rather than flowers.

We suggest a donation of $50 for the two flower arrangements (greenery during Lent); however, a gift in any amount is accepted with gratitude. You may make your donation by sending a check to the church office at 16 N. 16th St., Wilmington, NC 28401, marked “Flower Fund” or you may use the online form provided below. To pay using Tithe.ly, click on this button


The Flower Guild will order the flowers and create arrangements for the sanctuary. Thank you for your donation to the St. Paul’s Flower Fund.

If you have questions, please contact Cheryl Wagoner.

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Worship Resources

  • This week’s readings at the Episcopal Lectionary Online
  • The Online Book of Common Prayer here
  • The Daily Office and the day’s readings in one location here
  • Daily devotional here
  • Resources from Forward Day by Day, a ministry of The Episcopal Church, here
  • Daily prayers from the Taizé community here