Worship via Livestream
Sunday at 10:45 a.m. and Wednesday at 11 a.m.
We will be livestreaming our service on Sundays at 10:45am, and our Wednesday services at 11am using Facebook live. You can view the service even if you do not have a Facebook account. You can view it here: https://www.facebook.com/
Book of Common Prayer Online is here.
Downloadable PDF of Book of Common Prayer is here.
You can find the hymnal here.
You are invited to light a candle in your home, or wherever you are joining us in worship.
Masking and social distancing is required for all in person activities!
From April 11-May 16 St. Paul’s will have three in person worship services in the St. Paul’s Sanctuary and Mt. Lebanon Main Park. After May 16 it is anticipated the schedule will change.
Services in the St. Paul’s Sanctuary
Indoor services on Sundays require pre-registration, and registration forms go live on the website each Monday at noon for the following Sunday. We are not able to take registrations at the door. You can also register by phone at 412-531-7153 x10 before noon on the Friday before the service. Masking and social distancing is required for all in person activities at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Our Sunday, 8:00AM (no music) and 9:15AM (light instrumental music) services are in the St. Paul’s Sanctuary. This service is limited to 35 households each service. Please sign up here and read the entire instructions on the registration page before registering.
You can register here!
Our Wednesday at 11:00AM service (light instrumental music) is in the St. Paul’s Sanctuary. There is no preregistration required.
Outside Service at Mt. Lebanon Main Park
Our Sunday 4:00PM service will be at Mt. Lebanon Main Park (on Cedar Blvd.), Pavilion #2. This is a “bring your own chair” service and does not require preregistration, though you will need to sign in. There will be a “pull out” children’s sermon or Children’s Chapel and some music led by Christin Cooper, including singing.
Private Communion Opportunities
If you would like to be added to the list to receive a Eucharistic visit to your home, which happens approximately every other weekend, please sign up here.
Please contact the clergy if you would like to receive communion privately in the sanctuary.
There is a wonderful syllogism in Sunday's Gospel which gets to the core of Veritas, truth/reality, and our music wonderfully and sometimes playfully illustrates:
Premise 1. “I am the Good Shepherd,” John 10:11;
Premise 2. “My Sheep Hear my voice...and they follow me,” vs. 27; therefore,
Conclusion. “I want to follow Jesus,” Hymn 490.
This is not a perfect Aristotelian syllogism of deductive reasoning. At best, it is inductive reasoning and at least hypothetical but, it works! Premise one and two we believe as true because they are Christ’s own words and, if we “want to walk as a child of the light,” the conclusion makes a strong inference of logical truth and coherent thought.
So, we sing, “I want to follow Jesus,” “Savior Like a Shepherd, lead us,” and, “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need.” All the organ works reflect the Gospel’s theme; from Doug's prelude entitled, “I am the Good Shepherd,” to Bach’s settings imaging Christ as the “Lamb of God.” Stainer’s “Pastorale” heard at the postlude paints a vibrant landscape where the sheep pasture. At the Offertory, Cathie Buschek play’s Tchaikovsky’s “April,” the month in which falls Good Shepherd Sunday.
Using logic to find truth and reality is adventurous, especially in these times of the pandemic wilderness. American philosopher, C.S. Peirce (1839-1914) simplifies things in describing what is real as, “that which is unaffected and cannot change by what we think of it.” and the author of the Epistle of Hebrews confirms Peirce’s philosophical accuracy with the most pristine description of Veritas, “Jesus Christ the same, yesterday and today and forever,” (Hebrews 13:8).