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  • Copyright 1998 by St. Paul's Episcopal Church, St. Joseph, Michigan.

      St. Paul's

    E p i s c o p a l     C h u r c h

    914 Lane Dr.           St. Joseph, MI              (616) 983 - 4761         Fax:  (616) 983-5682


    The principal Sunday service is the Holy Eucharist. St. Paul's offers an 8:00 a.m. Eucharist without music and a 10:30 a.m. Eucharist with music.  A 6:15 a.m. Eucharist is offered most Wednesday mornings.  Mother Liza is available for Healing Prayers and Confession on Mondays from 12:00 to 1:30.  There is also a Healing Service and Eucharist on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

    Much of the service remains the same each Sunday.   Bible readings follow a three year cycle, which allows a majority of the Bible to be read in that time.  Sunday readings usually include a reading from the Hebrew Testament, a psalm, a reading from the Epistles, and a Gospel reading.  The homily is generally based on the Gospel reading.

    You will find the services of the Episcopal Church beautiful in their ordered dignity, God-centered, and yet mindful of the nature and needs of human beings.

    After the 8:00 a.m. Eucharist on Sundays, many members usually gather for breakfast at Stooges Restaurant in downtown St. Joseph.   Please feel free to join them!  After the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist, worshipers meet downstairs in the Parish Hall for coffee hour.  If you have difficulty with stairs, please ask for directions to the lift.

    When you visit an Episcopal Church, you will be our respected and welcomed guest.  You will not be singled out in an embarrassing way, nor asked to stand before the congregation, nor to come forward.  You will have the opportunity to worship God with us.


    Worship Center:

    St. Paul's Worship Center grew from concept to reality in 1990 after several women in the parish studied the innovative, Montessori-based approach to Christian education. The Worship Center currently ministers to two groups. The original group includes all children from age 3 through the third grade. The second group provides more in-depth study and stories for youths from the 4th through 8th grades. This group calls itself the Sonseekers. For more information on Worship Center programs, go to the Worship Center page (under construction).

    Adult Education:

    Adult Education meets in the lounge on the main level of the church at 9:15 a.m. on Sundays. A variety of formats and topics are used and discussed,led by parish members throughout the year. Adult education classes do not meet during the summer months. Also available to anyone wishing to become more familiar with the Episcopal church and/or prepare to be confirmed or received in the church is an Inquirers class. The Inquirers class is customized to meet the needs of the people attending and usually begins in the early fall, concluding in the spring. Various educational opportunities are available through the parish, diocese and community and are noted as they occur.

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    The Rev. N. DeLiza Spangler, Rector

    The Rev. Jason A. Fout, Curate

    Susan Russell, Senior Warden

    Phil Coffin, Junior Warden