St. Paul's Episcopal Church

All are welcome, no exceptions! 

      
Join us for the Eleventh 
Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, July 31st, 2016 
One Service at 10:30 AM
 Rev. Amy Fallon, presiding 
Adult Sunday School 9:15-10:15 AM  
Childcare Provided - 10:15-11:45 AM 
Come and Join Us - Share in Community   
Getting Ready for the Thrive Market 
   
Our Next 
Group Gardening is
 Tuesday, August 2 
6:30-7:30 PM


Our Next 
Thrive Market is
Saturday, August 20 
11AM-2 PM
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July 31, 2016

Sunday Readings for Sunday, July 31, 2016 Online at the Revised Common Lectionary

   

Announcements

  

Weekly Worship & Service Schedule  

We are wheel chair accessible

  

Sundays

   

  9:15 A.M.    Children's Sunday School (resumes in Sept.)

  9:15 A.M.    Adult Bible Study

10:15 A.M.    Child Care Available through 11:45 A.M.

10:30 A.M.    The Holy Eucharist Rite I (Music)

11:30 A.M.    After Worship Fellowship


Third Wednesdays of the Month


9:30 A.M.    Holy Communion and Healing Service


The Sanctuary will be open for prayer and contemplation in the daytime when the parish office is open - Monday-Thursday, 9AM-2PM

All are welcome to join us on the Third Wednesday of every month for a quiet service of Holy Communion with healing prayers.

The service never lasts longer than 30 minutes. We meet in the Chapel in the Parish Hall. Enter through the Kitchen Door or the North Doors. Next service is Wednesday, August 17, 2016.  

Contact Information


St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
900 Normal Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 
Office: (815) 756‐4888  Fax: (815) 758‐6140 

Rev. Stacy Walker, Rector 

Website: http://www.stpaulsdekalb.org

Email: parishoffice@stpaulsdekalb.org

Rev. Stacy Walker

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900 Normal Road
DeKalb Illinois 60115
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St. Paul's Episcopal Church is a member of the: Episcopal Church & Worldwide Anglican Communion & Episcopal Diocese of Chicago


THRIVE GARDEN FARMER'S MARKET SATURDAY
 ON THE FRONT LAWN


The next Market will be on Saturday, August 20th, 2016, 11 AM to 2 PM! 


There will be fresh produce for sale. Residents will pay what they want for the produce and any profits 

from this sale will be turned over the DeKalb County Community Gardens organization.


Members of St. Paul’s maintain a community garden on the church grounds. Anyone who has produce from a backyard or community garden can donate on market day, provided the produce has been picked within 24 hours of the market day

There will be fresh produce for sale. Residents will pay what they want for the produce and any profits
from this sale will be turned over the DeKalb County Community Gardens organization.
Members of St. Paul’s maintain a community garden on the church grounds. Anyone who has produce
from a backyard or community garden can donate on market day, provided the produce has been
picked within 24 hours of the market day

There will be fresh produce for sale. Residents will pay what they want for the produce and any profits
from this sale will be turned over the DeKalb County Community Gardens organization.
Members of St. Paul’s maintain a community garden on the church grounds. Anyone who has produce
from a backyard or community garden can donate on market day, provided the produce has been
picked within 24 hours of the market day

Come help at Garden Nights on Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM. 

ADULT BIBLE STUDY 
MEETS SUNDAYS AT 9:15 AM
The Adult Bible Study group meets on Sundays at 9:15 AM in the Conference Room.

We have begun a new study for the summer, one in response to a book on the Ten Commandments by the very insightful writer, Sister Joan Chittister. We are undertaking the effort the book suggests to understand the commandments and apply them to our lives and world now.

All are welcomed to participate in the Sunday discussions even if you have not read the designated reading for the week. Please join us!
A LETTER FROM BISHOP LEE
Living In a Time of Convulsive Violence

July 8, 2016

 

Dear Friends,

 

We are in a time of convulsive violence, here and around the world. Just this week, we have witnessed the killings of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, at the hands of police officers, and then the killings of five police officers who were working to ensure the safety of a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest.

 

So much of this violence is rooted in the rage and hatred fueled by racial injustice. So much of it is justified by blasphemous claims of religious superiority. So much of it seems like a retreat into humankind's ancient pattern of maintaining the illusion of community by creating victims who are "other." Evil has many guises.

 

In the face of all this, I ask us to draw close to the words, the example of Jesus. His challenge to us in the parable of the Good Samaritan is to reject the sinful categories we use to turn other human beings into labels instead of persons bearing the image of the living God. I ask us to renew our commitment to all the ways we are at work in our church and in the world to dismantle structures of racism and sexism, homophobia and hateful political rhetoric. I ask us to redouble our efforts to work for sensible gun safety measures and support community policing practices and officers who are working to heal communities. I ask us to put our prayer into practice. I ask that our church be a sign of hope for people who have many reasons to have lost hope.

 

Remember the truth of the gospel--sin and death have lost their ultimate power. Jesus Christ has triumphed over every evil and entrusted to us the task of making his victory more and more a reality in the life of this world. Even at the grave we make our song. Alleluia.

 

In Christ,

 

The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee

Bishop of Chicago

WATCH OUR VIDEO OF THRIVE MINISTRIES AT ST. PAUL'S

 


Here are Some Pictures of Our Services &

Fellowship - Sharing in Your Community

  

St. Paul's Children's Choir- Liturgical Dance, Drama & Singing 
On All Saints Sunday "I Am (We Are) The Church" 11/02/2014