Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas 2017 Services


The church is getting ready for the baby Jesus to arrive!  The Wise Men are on the move!

Here are the services in celebration of this Season:

Advent 4 - Sunday, December 24th at 9:00 - Holy Eucharist 
    After church service: help make the church ready for Christmas!
    
Christmas Day - Monday, December 25th at 10:00 - Holy Eucharist
    After church - pot luck!  

Christmas I - Sunday, December 31st at 9:00 - Lessons and Carols with Holy Eucharist

Looking forward to all of these and hope to see you!

Friday, December 23, 2016

🎄. Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas!

If you are able to join us at St. Paul's, our services will be at 5:00 on Christmas Eve and at 9:00 Christmas Day.

🎶.  We will start 15 minutes earlier on Christmas Eve  so we can sing carols.

Blessings wherever you may be and a Merry Christmas!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Atwater-Donnelly to Play on Sunday April 17th

Popular folk duo Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly will provide the music for the Sunday morning service at St.Paul's Episcopal Church in Portsmouth on April 17th.   The musical prelude will begin at 8:45 AM with the service beginning at 9:00 AM.  Refreshments and the opportunity to meet Atwater-Donnelly will follow in the adjacent Parish Hall.   St. Paul's Parish Hall also serves as the gallery for the Portsmouth Arts Guild so the current show may be viewed.

St. Paul's is located at 2679 East Main Road, across from the Portsmouth Public Library.   Parking is available in our adjacent lot.   The performance is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Our Celebration of Resurrection - Easter!

As we come to the final week of our Lenten Season, we look forward to the Celebration of Resurrection - Easter! In our preparation for that celebration there is much to participate in as we journey through the week leading to that glorious day.

It is fitting that we spend the week with Jesus as we remember the events leading to Easter. We start on Palm Sunday with the triumphal entry into Jerusalem. How jubilant the crowds were to see him!  We will wave palms and sing “All Glory Laud and Honor” and participate in this great day that is the start of Holy Week.

Maundy Thursday, “Commandment” Thursday, will be our last celebration of the Eucharist before Easter. This is the Last Supper.

Good Friday is a time spent with Jesus at the cross and later in the day we continue the watch with the Good Friday Liturgy of prayer and solemn collects. Good Friday is the time we read the Passion Gospel.

The whole Aquidneck Island Episcopal Deanery is invited to Trinity in Newport for the first service of Easter - the Easter Vigil on Saturday evening.  What a glorious way to start our Easter Celebration! New light, bells, great music, and our own Bishop Nick will be there!

Then our own celebration on Easter Day at St. Paul's!

Dates and Times:
Palm Sunday - March 20th 9:00 AM at St. Paul’s
Maundy Thursday - March 24th 7:00 PM at St. Paul’s
Good Friday - March 25th 12:00 noon, 7:00 PM at St. Paul’s
Easter Vigil - March 26th 7:30 PM at Trinity, Newport
Easter Day - March 27th 9:00 AM at St. Paul’s

Monday, March 7, 2016

Atwater-Donnelly to Play on Sunday March 13th

Popular folk duo Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly will provide the music for the Sunday morning service at St.Paul's Episcopal Church in Portsmouth on March 13th.  The musical prelude will begin at 8:45 AM with the service beginning at 9:00 AM.  Refreshments and the opportunity to meet Atwater-Donnelly will follow in the adjacent Parish Hall.  The Portsmouth Arts Guild, which uses St. Paul's Parish Hall as their gallery, has reopened and their current show may also be seen at the post service gathering.

St. Paul's is located at 2679 East Main Road, across from the Portsmouth Public Library.  Parking is available in our adjacent lot.  The performance is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Cereal and Study

We are bringing back the Lenten Cereal and Study suppers at St. Paul's. Cereal and Study will be held in the Parish Hall on the upcoming Wednesdays of February 17, 24 and March 9, 16. The book which will prompt our discussions is "Those Episkopols" by Dennis Maynard. Copies will be available at church on Sunday for borrowing or purchase. Donations from savings on meal costs will go to Aquidneck Island charities.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Atwater-Donnelly to Play on Sunday December 6th

Popular folk duo Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly will provide the music for the Sunday morning service at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Portsmouth on December 6th. The musical prelude begins at 8:45 AM with the service beginning at 9:00 AM.  Refreshments and the opportunity to meet Atwater-Donnelly will follow in the adjacent Parish Hall. St. Paul's is located at 2679 East Main Road across from the Portsmouth Public Library. Parking is available in our adjacent lot. The performance is free and open to the public.