Merry Christmas from St. Paul's
“Mary said, “Yes, I am a servant of the Lord.” Luke 1:38
I have come to see the Christmas story as a story of many people saying yes to the invitation to join the work of God in the world. Mary said yes. And Joseph said yes. And the shepherd said yes. And the magi said yes. And because of all these people responding to God’s call, now you and I are also invited to join them in saying yes to what God is doing in the world. Saying yes to joining in the healing work of God, being servants of love and peace in a sick, divided and hurting world. Saying yes to sharing the love we know in a child born to a simple human family, in a backwater village, almost two thousand years ago. Saying yes to Jesus.
Join us as we celebrate this Christmas season! To keep everyone comfortable and safe while gathering, we will cap the number of people in the Sanctuary for services. To be seated in the Sanctuary during the service, you will need to have a ticket. If you arrive without a ticket, but there is still space in the Sanctuary, you will be seated in the Sanctuary. Once the Sanctuary is filled, we will seat people in the Undercroft, where we will have a projection of the service.
- Christmas Pageant, Sunday, December 19 at 4PM.
- Christmas Eve in the Sanctuary, services at 12 noon with Christmas Pageant, 2pm, 4pm with pull-out Children's Sermon, 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm.
- We will livestream both the 12 noon and 2pm services. They will be available for you to watch throughout the entire evening on our website and on Facebook. Please check the website for details, and to reserve tickets.
- Christmas Day Service will be at 10am. We will be celebrating at a joint service with St. John Carnegie, 601 Washington Ave, Carnegie. No tickets will be needed for this service.
St. Paul’s relies on gifts like yours to continue to serve the local community and the wider world and invite others to join in saying ‘yes’ to God’s invitation to serve. We cannot do it without your critical support. It is the generosity of those who surround this Church which allows us to continue our work. Please donate online at www.stpaulspgh.org or click the button below to donate.
I pray that you will give generously when you make your Christmas gift to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Thank you!
The Rev. Noah H. Evans, Rector