The Times They Are A’Changin'

We believe that God is healing and restoring the world, and that we are recipients of and participants in that healing and restoration.

The invitation in this week’s gospel is to see reconciliation as a communal act, a benefit to all which saves us from remaining incomplete.  We gather and celebrate as people of the Way.

Just one more time, this Sunday, September 11, 2016, St. Paul’s and Resurrección will share worship together at 11:00 a.m.  Your gracious flexibility and cooperation have been a gift to the whole community over the summer weeks.  Thank you.

Our worship on September 11 will be followed by a celebration of our quasquicentennial anniversary: a festive chance to recognize one hundred twenty-five years of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon.  Please join us across the street at Kiwanis Park following the 11:00 liturgy to share stories of the congregation, simple refreshments, and perhaps even a kickball game.  Bring your memories, historical facts, hopes and dreams – come celebrate!

Important to note is that, beginning Sunday, September 18, 2016 and running through the liturgical season of Christmas, our Sunday worship schedule will be:

  • 8:00 am - Morning Prayer (Eucharist on 1st Sundays)
  • 9:30 am - Holy Eucharist in English
  • 11:30 am - Santa Eucaristía en Español

After trying it on for a time, we will evaluate the new schedule in January and explore possible adjustments.

“…the best thing for you to remember is that the blessing is outside of your comfort zone.”

So I am wondering:

  • How do you nurture your relationship with God?  
  • What divine invitations might bring abundance and joy?
  • What gets in the way of our gathering and rejoicing when we repent?

Let’s talk.  


After you have lived with this Sunday morning schedule experiment for a while, you are invited to offer feedback: