Upcoming Events

An Invitation to Evensong

At St. Paul’s, Sunday, December 10, at 4:00 p.m. Please come and join in Evensong, a distinctly Anglican service that is sung throughout the world. Its origins lie in the pattern of monastic worship, which dates to the earliest form of Christian worship. Archbishop Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) merged the two monastic services of Vespers and Compline to create the form of the service we are using today. It has been largely unchanged since the introduction of the English Prayer Book of 1549. In this worship the choir and rector serve as the worship leaders. Evensong is different from other forms of worship. It requires worshiping by listening, while the choir and rector offer music and liturgy on behalf of the congregation through the music and lessons. There is no Eucharist. This service is offered to enrich our worship program and does not replace our Sunday morning service.

 

 

 

 

You are invited. 

The Longest Night Service 

A service of light in the midst of darkness.

 Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church 403 S. Main St., Mount Airy, MD 21771

The Longest Night is a service of prayer and healing for those who experience sadness, loneliness, or grief during the holiday season. This service is hosted by the Stephen Ministry teams of Calvary UMC and St. Paul’s (in Woodbine).

Holy Communion will be served, and someone will be available to pray with you if your would like.

For more information, contact Kathy Barna at 301-829-0358 or kathy@calvary-mtairy.org

The Longest Night Service Dec. 17th, 2017 ~ 4:00 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church

   This service is for those having difficulty dealing with the holiday season.      Here we do not have to pretend to be anything we’re not. Come with whatever mix of emotions you might feel – sorrow, joy, hope, despair, love, fear, anxiety, expectations. All of it.      For some, grief is raw. For others, it is that dull ache that resurges this time of year. Some search for a word of hope in the midst of the Longest Night. Some seek affirmation that it is indeed okay to grieve, even in the midst of other’s joy.

   Whatever you bring, whatever you seek, God meets you right where you are. During this time of worship, we seek the hope that Christ brings into the messiness of human life with all its contradictions.

     During this time you are welcome to visit the various prayer stations around the sanctuary.

Prayer Stations

+    Light a Candle: Come and light a candle in memory of a loved one who has died, in honor of someone in your life, or in prayer for a concern that weighs on your soul. +    Decorate a Christmas Ornament: On the table by the Christmas tree you will find an ornament ready for you to write a name on it. You can hang it on the tree as you lift your prayer to God. After the service, take your ornament home with you as a reminder of God’s presence with us, even on this Longest Night. +     Fire Prayer: Write a prayer or a prayer request on a piece of paper provided – something, someone, or some situation that you are ready to turn over to God. Later in the service we will go outside and these request will be placed in the fire. As these prayers burn and their smoke rises, we release our prayers to the One who shines Light in the midst of the darkness.

+    Prayer at the Altar: You are welcome to come and pray at the altar rail. Stephen Ministers will be available to pray with you if you would like. +   Pray in your Seat: You can also remain in your seat in prayer.

     The Longest Night Service, December 17th, 2017 ~ 4:00 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 South Main St., Mt. Airy, MD.

     The service will be conducted by The Rev. Susan S. Keller and The Rev. Deborah Scott. In partnership between St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Calvary United Methodist Church Stephen Ministry.

     A reception with light refreshments follow the service.

 

Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017

9:00 a.m. ~ 4th week of Advent Service

6:00 p.m. ~ Christmas Eve Service


 

 

 

 

                                                St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
                                                      16457 Old Frederick Road
Mount Airy, Maryland 21771
(410)-489-4411

Rector: The Rev. Susan S. Keller
www.stpaulsmtairy.net
stpaulschurch-mtairy@verizon.net 

Worship Schedule    

   9:00 a.m. each Sunday

Office Hours
Monday thru Friday ~ 9:00 a.m. to Noon       (410) 489-4411

 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 16457 OLD Frederick Road
between West Watersville Rd and Woodbine Rd (MD 94)

Two disciples asked Jesus, “Where are you staying?” Jesus replied “Come and See.” John 1:38-39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
16457 Old Frederick Road
Mt. Airy, (Poplar Springs),MD 21771
(410) 489-4411
Wheel chair accessible