Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds. These three brief phrases, which appear each Sunday in our service bulletin, summarize what we at St. Paul's Church are trying to become as acommunity of faith. We are a fellowship of seekers, exploring the Christian Gospel and its implications for our lives, and looking for new ways in which it can be applied as the world around us --and our understanding of that world -- changes.
If you are looking for a community of perfect Christians, this isn't it. We all have our share of foibles, failures, and sins, but we know, in Jesus Christ, that we are forgiven sinners, and that makes all the difference. In our halting way, we strive to make the undying love and unlimited forgiveness of God a reality for one another and for everyone we meet.
At the center of our common life is our weekly celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Sunday mornings, when we are nourished by the sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood, celebrate our unity as followers of our Lord, and experience a foretaste of that heavenly banquet which awaits us all.
All are welcome at our weekly celebration, and we try to communicate the all-embracing love of God by including the following statement in every Sunday bulletin: Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome to receive Holy Communion at the Lord's Table.
This means you! We would love to have you join us.
The Rev. William Bippus, Rector