St. Paul’s Sunday Worship

We are not worshipping together in our churches for the time being, out of an abundance of caution and care for each person. However, we are still the Church and we are all still here! We are taking advantage of our many blessings and the most current technology to link us virtually while we are apart physically. The electronic link reminds us that we always are connected by the Holy Spirit to one another and to God eternally. 

We began our online worship on March 22, identifying both successes and things that needed to be tweaked. A grand success was that we worshipped God together using our wonderful Morning Prayer liturgy, and experienced the blessing of being connected to one another! A learning is that we will limit audio sharing to those who are broadcasting, and ask all but the Officiant to turn off their cameras. 

Beginning on March 29, we will expand the Sunday Morning Prayer worship we’ve begun with music as well as readers from both St. John’s in New City and St. Paul’s in Chester. We will alternate each week the church that is providing the readers and intercessor. 

Please join us Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. by either computer or phone with the information below.   For technical assistance or sharing an idea, please contact Mother Tori at:   stpaulschesterny@gmail.com or vduncan@stjohnsnewcity.net . 

On the computer:  

Join Hangouts Meet

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Join by phone

‪+1 929-329-2054 PIN: ‪857 779 420#

Mother Tori

St. Paul’s welcomes the Rev. Dr. Deborah Dresser

For the month of September, we are excited to welcome the Rev. Dr. Deborah Dresser to lead St. Paul’s services.
THE REV. DR. DEBORAH DRESSER THE REV. DR. DEBORAH DRESSER, ordained in 1984, has served in six parishes in the Diocese of New York including St. George’s Church, beginning in 1996.  During that time she mentored and worked alongside deacons-in-training and seminarians including St. Paul’s recent vicar, the Rev. Candace Sandfort.

During her tenure in Newburgh Mother Dresser spearheaded Episco-Build, a multi-parish effort of Episcopal parishes in Orange County building houses with Habitat for Humanity in Greater Newburgh. She served as Chair of the Newburgh Interfaith Dialogue; Chair of the Board of Project LIFE, a tier-2 residential transitional-living shelter in the city; and a founding board member of Newburgh Chamber Music, which performs at St. George’sShe also initiated two mission programs of St. George’s: Open Space, a creative support program for pregnant teenagers or teen moms and their children; and Voices of Hope, a community children’s choir.

In the Diocese she served as President of the Standing Committee; she continues to serve as a member of the Global Mission Commission of the Diocese, and the Committee for Diocesan Human Resources.  She received the Bishop’s Cross in 2008.

In 2013, Mother Dresser completed a term as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, a humanitarian foundation supporting Arab Christians in Israel and Jordan.  She has led numerous pilgrimages to the Holy Land and will lead another in October 2015.

While retired, Mother Dresser continues to supply in local parishes.  She and her husband the Rev. Dr. Robert Dresser continue to live in Newburgh with Cuthbert, the watch-dog corgi.  They have four grown daughters and five grandchildren who bring immeasurable delight to both.

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