How We Worship

“Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness…” Psalm 96:9

We began our online worship on March 22, identifying both successes and things that needed to be tweaked. A grand success was that we worshiped 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

meet.google.com/ven-awvn-jkx

– OR –

Join by phone

‪+1 929-329-2054 PIN: ‪857 779 420#

The Episcopal Church is unique in that it represents a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.  Our Sunday service includes Scripture readings, psalms, hymns and Holy Communion.  If you are searching for spiritual values and wholeness in our broken world, why not come worship with us some Sunday at 9:00 a.m.? The Episcopal Church has an “open” Communion—all are welcome at this table.

Special Services at St. Paul’s

  • Baptisms and Confirmation – Normally four times a year
  • Blessing of the Backpacks – September
  • Blessing of the Animals-October
  • Lighting of the  Advent Candles-November-December
  • Visitation of St. Nicholas- December
  • Christmas Eve—5 pm-targeted for children and 8 pm
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Holy Week beginning with Palm Sunday, including Maundy Thursday and Good Friday- 5 pm for children & 7 pm adults
  • Easter Vigil to be scheduled
  • Easter
  • Summer worship—less formal

Opportunities for service

 We welcome young people from 12 years old and up to be trained as acolytes.  Adults rotate as Readers of Scripture, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers and Intercessors.  Speak to the Priest in Charge if you are interested.

 Music for Worship

We sing from the Episcopal Hymnal as well as Alleluia III, which is a collection of Gospel songs,Taize chants and good contemporary music. While St. Paul’s does not have a formal choir, this is a congregation that enjoys singing the old favorites as well as learning new music.

Our choices in music reflect the diversity of the congregation. We believe that no one should leave a worship service without singing at least one hymn or song that touches their heart

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