Fall at St. Paul's
Join us at St Paul's for worship, fellowship, service, and spiritual growth this fall.
Academic Year Worship Schedule resumes the weekend of September 9-10, 2023
- Saturday, 6pm, no music, at Old St. Luke's Church (Old Washington Pike, Carnegie, PA 15106)
- Sunday, 8am, Chapel, no music
- Sunday, 8:45am with music led by worship band and Children's Chapel
- Sunday, 10:45am, with Chancel Choir and Organ
Eucharist on Wednesdays at 11:00AM in the Church resumes on September 6.
- Sunday, September 17 at noon
- Sunday, October 15 at noon
All in the St. Paul’s Lounge
If you are new to St. Paul's over the last year or so, or even just came for the first time this week, you are invited to come to one of our Newcomer Receptions. Come learn about what makes our church such a special community. Children are welcome! If you'd like more information, please email Noah Evans at [email protected] or (412)531-7153 x11.
All Parish Program Year Kick-Off Brunch
Sunday, September 10th at 9:45am
Kids and families and parishioners of all ages, join us after the 8:45am worship service for our annual All-Parish Program Year Kick-Off Brunch. Breakfast sandwiches will be made by our Men’s Group. At 10:15am, all kids and their families will be dismissed to their assigned classrooms to meet their new teachers and classmates.Parents will then return to the Undercroft for a presentation about Sunday School/.This is a terrific opportunity for everyone to get to know each other and celebrate the beginning of the Academic year!
During the brunch we will also have the opportunity to learn more about our fall Adult Education offerings at St Paul's! Stop by our tables to learn more about ways to depend your faith at our parish.
Friday, October 30
Celebrate the Fall season Friday, October 30 on with delicious food for a great cause! The St. Paul’s Outreach Commission will present a special fall dinner with proceeds supporting numerous community projects helping those in need. Check your weekly email, and the St. Paul’s website, for more information about this fun event for the whole family soon! Contact the Rev. Erin Morey [email protected] 412-531-7153 ext.13 with questions.
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 1 during 8:45AM service and noon
During the Annual Blessing of the Animals, we invite all companion animals to join their people at the 8:45 service. During this service, we will also have a place where you can place a photo of, light a candle or write the name in memory of a pet that has died.
If you’d like to come later, or feel your animal companion isn’t quite up to joining us during a service, we also offer a blessing on the front lawn of the church after our 10:45 service at 12 noon.
All Saints Sunday
Sunday, November 5, 2023
Combined Worship service at 9:45am
All Saints is one of the major feasts of the church calendar, and we are celebrating it at all worship services. On this special feast we will also remember those who have died from the St. Paul’s community over the last year and celebrate the communion of saints. Names of those who have died over the last year will be read at each service, and a candle will also be lit for each one of them at the 9:45 service. Join us!
Sunday, November 5 at 10:45AM
After the All Saints Sunday service, join us at the Ministry Fair in the Undercroft. Ministry Fair is a great opportunity for people to learn about the many ways they can get involved at St. Paul's. Join us for games and snacks, and even win a prize for visiting the most tables! If you want your group to be represented at the Ministry Fair, email Erin at [email protected].
Sunday, November 19, 2023, 8:45am and 10:45am
Join us in welcoming Bishop Ketlen Solak on Sunday November 19. She will be celebrating and preaching at the 8:45AM and 10:45AM service this morning. There will be confirmations and receptions at the 10:45AM service. Please join us as we welcoming our Bishop to our parish.
If you are interested in being Confirmed, formally Received into the Episcopal Church or Reaffirm your Baptismal promised, please contact the Reverend Noah H. Evans ([email protected] or 412-531-7153 x11). Please see the article "Is it the right time for you to be formally received into the Episcopal Church?" for more information.
Thanksgiving Day Worship service
Thursday, 11/23 at 10am, Old St. Luke's, Carnegie
Join us for Thanksgiving worship at Old St. Luke's, 330 Old Washington Pike, Carnegie, PA 15106.
Children and Youth
Sunday School begins on September 10th! Sunday school is offered for pre-k through sixth grade at 9:45am on Sundays at St Paul's. These classes offer a way for your child to meet their peers and explore faith together.
Confirmation Class Info Session and Kickoff Cookout
Bible Study with the Rector
Each Wednesday at 12 noon resuming on September 6
This weekly gathering is for those new to, or experienced in, reading the bible. Bring a bible (or we can give you one) and lunch. We are reading 2 Corinthians. We'll meet in the conference room. Please email Noah or call 412-531-7153 x11 for more information.
St. Paul's Small Groups: Being Christian
- Tuesdays at 7am with Noah Evans on Zoom
- Tuesdays at 6pm with Laura Di Panfilo at St. Paul's
- Wednesdays at 7pm with Eileen Sharbaugh on Zoom
- Thursdays at 11:30am with Erin Morey on Zoom
6-week Contemplative Walking Group
Starting the week of September 10th
What Is This: an exploration of adding contemplative walking in your life for the next 6 weeks. This is a great way to explore and grow in carving a bit of time simply for “listening” to God and immersing in the presence of God's creation. (Of course the walking is also effective at indoor tracks!) During the group time participants will learn at bit, share a bit, and support each other in our journeys.
Beginning date: week of 9/10 and ending in later October. First meeting will be Sunday, September 10 from 5-6 pm in St Paul's Lounge. Zoom meet times will be determined at this meeting.
Co-Leader: Ann Coffaro ([email protected]) Ann fancies herself an avid walker. Several years ago she experienced the wondrous certainty of God’s presence while walking contemplatively. She is convinced that the rhythm and physicalness of walking aids her in quieting herself for listening and being more present.
Co-Leader: Eileen Sharbaugh(sharbaugh@verizon.
1) One to several walks per week in which the participant will (preferably) walk solo experimenting with walking contemplation. Walks may vary in length according to participants’ time constraints.
2) 30-minute Group meeting each week by zoom (first meeting is 1 hour and in person). The purpose of these meetings will be to support, share, explore, and brainstorm about building a contemplative walking practice. Timing to be determined by the group. The leader is happy to meet individually by zoom if a participant misses a group meeting. Don’t let a busy life prevent you from joining.
Learning to Pray
Thursday, Sept 14 and 21, October 5, 12, and 26, and November 9, 6:30pm in the Chapel
Join the Rev. Erin Morey for this multi-week course that provides a framework to help guide each of us into a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God. It is built around small groups, sharing in experiential learning. Contact Erin [email protected] 412-531-7153 ext.13 to sign up, or with questions.
Writing Your Life
Think of the vast history of life experience that exists in any small gathering of people—stories of self and others, stories of generations before, stories that tell of our human strength and weakness, funny, sad, ridiculous, outstandingly wise and sorrowful happenings in all of our lives.
Writing these stories, and sharing them in community, listening with intent to others read their own stories—it’s happening at St. Paul’s this Fall!
Beginning in late September, Kathy Bashaar and Jill Gordon are offering a “Writing Your Life” small group experience.This ten-week session will ask you to write weekly, from a list of prompts like, “Write about a memory of water.”Or “Write about a time when you were furiously angry.”Each week everyone will have a chance to share by reading aloud from their writings.A chance for gentle response will also be built in—based on a genuine reaction to the story and its writer—a result of our communal ‘holy listening’.
You’ll also have the chance to keep a corresponding journal about what you write—which isn’t for sharing, unless you so desire. There will be much to learn together--mostly life lessons.This is not a critical writing course, although from time to time we will offer written, mini ‘lessons’ of what makes good writing better.
Come! Let’s write and share our stories, and listen to one another, as we also consider where God might be speaking.
Please sign up by emailing both Kathy and Jill at [email protected] and [email protected].Please let us know you’re interested soon so we can determine starting dates. Times are TBD, but we have a potential evening and daytimes as well.
Guys' Night Out: Bible and Beer
- Sunday, September 17 at 4pm
- Sunday, October 15 at 4pm
- Sunday, November 12 at 5pm (after Steelers game)
At Caliente Pizza & Drafthouse, 329 Castle Shannon Blvd.
Make Me an Instrument: A Guide to Civil Discourse
Wednesday evenings (9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18) at 7 pm in the Lounge
Are you confident in conversations about political issues? Do you have all the strategies you need to engage in discussions with those whose views are very different from your own? Are you able to articulate your point of view with respect to issues of public policy or civic engagement?
If you’re not sure,the Episcopal Public Policy Network has a resource for you! Join the Social Justice and Anti-Racism Commission for a five-week civil discourse curriculum, grounded in scripture and the sacraments, which offers the hope that by learning and using the tool of civil discourse, we can find common ground and more truly know each other’s dignity and worth. Sessions will be 60-90 minutes. The course consists of a series of short videos, brief readings and discussion questions. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has said: “Love the neighbor you like and love the neighbor you don’t like. Love the neighbor you agree with and the neighbor you don’t agree with. Love your Democrat neighbor and your Republican neighbor. Your Black neighbor and your white neighbor, your Anglo neighbor, your Latino, your LGBTQ neighbor. Love your neighbor. That’s why we’re here.” The Civil Discourse curriculum offers hope that by using the tool of civil discourse, we can find new ways to love our neighbor. We look forward to exploring it with you! Contact the Rev. Erin Morey [email protected] 412-531-7153 ext.13 with questions.
Social Justice Book Club
Begins September 27th 1:30-2:30pm in the Lounge and 7-8pm on Zoom
Join us for these important discussions! If you haven’t had time to read the book but are interested in the topic, you are welcome to come and get a better idea of what the books are about.
St. Paul's 101 -Starting in October
- 10/4 at 7:30PM Session 1 Nooks and Crannies tour of St. Paul's Building
- 10/ 11 at 7:30PM Session 2 Episcopal History: It's not just about a king's divorce! and Theology Close to the Ground: Scripture, Tradition and Reason
- 10/18 at 7:30PM Session 3 Worship: The Way of Prayer is the Way of Belief
- 10/25 at 7:30PM Session 4 Practicing our Faith: Lay leadership in the church and the world
Adult Forums take place Sunday mornings at 9:45 in the Undercroft at St Paul's. These sessions offer opportunities to grow in our faith by learning from and with members of our community. The list of the upcoming forums can be found below.
Make Me an Instrument of Peace - A Guide to Civil Discourse Preview Session
September 17, 9:45am in the Undercroft.
Join members of the Social Justice and Anti-Racism Commission for a “preview” of the upcoming five week Episcopal Public Policy Network. We will start right away by working through discussions together!
Mustard Seed Babies
October 8, 9:45 AM in the Undercroft
Come hear parishioners Pat and Carolyn Hurd share about the orphanage they help serve in Uganda this morning! They have been traveling there for 12 years and have many stories to tell.
Baptism (October 22) and Eucharist (October 29)
The Episcopal Church during the Civil War
November 12, 9:45AM in the Undercroft
The Civil War (1861-1865) was the most tragic event in the History of the United States. On top of a devastating military conflict with huge casualties, almost every aspect of family life, civic discourse, and religious organization was affected throughout the country. This presentation by parishioner Geoff Hurd will describe the experience of the Episcopal Church in this era.
Weird Creatures of the Bible
October 15, 9:45am in the Undercroft
Join the Rev. Erin Morey to learn about the Bible’s oddest characters: talking donkeys, half-human / half-angel giants, and wild sea and land monsters (like seven-headed sea bears)!
St Paul's Women's Retreat
Sign up now! Friday October 20th through Sunday October 22, 2023
We are excited to invite you to the St. Paul's Women's Retreat, which will be held at Jumonville Christian Camp and Retreat Center (about an hour away from St. Paul's) from Friday October 20th through Sunday October 22, 2023.
This weekend will provide a lovely opportunity to get to know new friends, reconnect with old friends, and reflect on our faith together.
ST. PAUL'S CONCERT SERIES: COMMUNITY BAND SOUTH
Sunday, October 1, 2023, 4:00 PM
Come and enjoy the upbeat sound of a good band!
Join us for Community Band South's concert at St. Paul's!
Community Band South was formed by Jim Bennett, Upper St. Clair High School, and Dean Streater, Bethel Park High School, in 1987 as a place for former High School and College musicians to continue to practice, perform and bring the joy of good band music to our communities. The band has met on Monday nights every week in Upper St. Clair High School ever since.Currently St. Paul’s parishioners Tom Barnicott, Margaret Kenney and Preston Shimer play in the band.The concert at St. Paul’s may include a composition for Organ and Band.The band is directed by Max Ganano, CMU grad and retired Band Director at California State University.
Join St. Paul's, Temple Emanuel and the Turkish Cultural Center at Abraham's Table. Abraham;s Table seeks to promote communication, understanding, and peace among people from different religious and cultural baackgrounds. Each month, a fresh throught-provoking subject will be featured, followed by engaging table conversations in whihc participants may share their views and viewpoints.
Creation Care Task Force Meeting and Film Screening
Tuesday, September 26, 6pm, in the Chapel
Are you interested in climate, the environment, and caring for God’s Creation? Join us for the screening of a documentary film, and a discussion of how St. Paul’s can engage in this ministry. Contact the Rev. Erin Morey [email protected] 412-531-7153 ext.13 with questions.
Climate Conversation with Rod Elder
Wednesday, October 25, 6:30pm, in the Chapel
Join St. Paul’s Parishioner for a presentation about current issues in Creation Care, and what you can do to help! Contact the Rev. Erin Morey [email protected] 412-531-7153 ext.13 with questions.
Pittsburgh Premiere of the Philadelphia 11 Documentary and Dinner
Sunday, November 5, 5-8pm in the Undercroft
Join us for a premiere screening of a brand-new documentary about the Philadelphia 11, the first women to be ordained as priests in the Episcopal Church. We will share a potluck dinner, followed by a screening of the film. Contact the Rev. Erin Morey [email protected] 412-531-7153 extension 13 with any questions.
Day of Prayer and Action Against Gun Violence at the Pennsylvania State Capitol
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Mark your calendar for this day of prayer and visits to our legislators with our Bishops, and ecumenical, interfaith, and community partners. There will be an option to leave early that morning, returning that evening, or to arrive the evening before for a prayer service and advocacy training. Contact the Rev. Erin Morey [email protected] 412-531-7153 ext.13 with questions.