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.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Blessing of the Animals on Sunday October 4th

In addition to enjoying the music of Atwater-Donnelly this upcoming Sunday we will also be doing a blessing of the animals. If you do not feel you should bring your pet, it would be appropriate to bring a picture of your pet!

Atwater-Donnelly to Play on Sunday October 4th

The folk group, Atwater-Donnelly, will play at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for the Sunday, October 4th service.  The music prelude will begin at 8:45AM with the service beginning at 9:00 AM.  The service is free and open to the public.  St.Paul's is located at 2679 East Main Road across from the Portsmouth Public Library.  Parking is available in our adjacent lot.

Following the service, there will be a reception with refreshments in the Parish Hall. Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly will be available at the gathering.  The latest show of the Portsmouth Arts Guild show may also be viewed, since their gallery is in St. Paul's Parish Hall.