In the Wilderness

Though we had hoped to return to in-person worship in the sanctuary in August, those plans are on hold. We are currently worshipping together at "Church on the Lawn", every Saturday night at 5 p.m. This is in-person worship, held outside. Masks and careful distancing are required; with those constraints, we're having a great time! In October, we have added the celebration of Communion to our service, with all appropriate precautions. Everyone is welcome to receive Communion, without exception. 


We also worship and meet online throughout the week. Every weekday, Morning and Evening Prayer are held on St. Paul's Facebook page; if you "like" our page, you will receive a notification when we go "live", and you can participate in the service. The bulletins for Morning and Evening prayer are found here on our website,  at the bottom of the front page.


A full schedule of meetings and gatherings can be found on our website, and they're listed each week in our email. If you would like to subscribe to our weekly email, click here


We are working hard to keep in touch with you and provide worship and education via Zoom. We are available by phone and email if you need us, and we love hearing from you.


In the wilderness, the children of Israel got weary, cranky, and rebellious; even then, God was present. In our current wilderness, watch for the many signs of God's presence with us, and remember that you are beloved. Remember that you are part of a community of love. Remember that "the God behind us is greater than the problem in front of us" - (The Rt. Rev. Barbara Harris), and do what you can to help your neighbors who may be struggling. 


God bless and keep us, unite us in love, and grant us a sense of community and purpose, even in these strange days. 


 - Pastor Kay +

WORSHIP FOR October 18, 2020

the 20th Sunday after Pentecost


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WELCOME

We're glad you're here! 

As we say every week when it's time for Communion,

 "No matter who you are, or how you came to be here, this table is for you."

This community offers welcome and warmth to everyone,

because that's what God does for us. Come and see.


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Parish Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


RESOURCES DURING THE TIME OF COVID-19

(Click on the links below)

Morning Prayer

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Evening Prayer

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St. Paul's Facebook Page

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Download Sunday Readings HERE


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THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO CONNECT
WITH OUR ST. PAUL'S FAMILY

HERE IS A DIRECTORY OF OUR ONLINE GROUPS
ALL OF THESE CHATS AND CLASSES ARE HOSTED ON ZOOM

                                                                                 CHILDREN   --------------------------------------------   Sundays / 9:30 am. - HERE

                                                                                 YOUTH GROUP   ---------------------------------------   Tuesdays / 7:00 pm - HERE (teen) 

                                                                                 MOMS  --------------------------------------------------   Saturdays / 10:00 am - 
HERE                                                      

                                                                              8:00 A.M. SERVICE REUNION AND FRIENDS  -----------------Tuesdays / 9:30 am - HERE (EIGHT)

                                                                                 BUDDY GROUP   ----------------------------------------   Tuesdays / 4:00 pm -   HERE  (Buddy)

                                                                                 CHOIR   -------------------------------------------------   Sundays / 5:00 pm - HERE (choir)
                                                                           
                                                                                 CONNIE'S CAFE (ALL AGES) --------------------------   Saturday / 9:30 am - 
HERE (coffee)

                                                                                 AGING PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP --------------------  Tuesday/ 7:00 pm - 
HERE  (parents)
                                                                                                                 Meets Bi-weekly - Next Meeting 10/20

                                                                                                                     
                                                                                
THE WAY OF LOVE -------------------------------------  Wednesdays / 7:00 pm -  HERE  (Love)
                                                                                                                 Meets Bi-weekly - Next Meeting 10/21
                                                                        
                                                                               BECOMING WHO YOU ARE -----------------------  Thursdays / 7:00 pm - 
HERE (becoming)

(Passwords in parenthesis)

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SUNDAY SUPPER

We are doing everything we can to protect each other from contracting the virus that has upended our lives.  Coming together as we usually do is not safe for anyone.  For now, Sunday Supper will no longer serve a meal in the Parish Hall. Instead, we will provide a simple take away dinner and limited, prepackaged groceries. As the days continue, we will do everything we can to continue meal and grocery service.  Watch this space for updates. 


DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

TO PROTECT THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY

TAKE AWAY DINNERS & PREPACKAGED GROCERIES

ARE AVAILABLE ON

SUNDAYS BETWEEN 2:30 PM AND 4:30 PM

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TEMPORARY RELOCATION

 

Due to construction on the St. Paul’s Campus Sunday Supper has moved temporarily

across the street to Aldersgate Methodist Church.

  

We will still be providing a take home meal and groceries. And gift cards, when available.

 

The entrance to the parking lot is from Wass Street.

(their driveway is across from ours)

When entering on Wass turn left. Signs will direct you.

 

This move is only temporary and we will resume Sunday Supper as soon as the construction is finished.

 

Once again we give thanks to Aldersgate for helping us to be able to continue Sunday Supper.


  • Each week we seek to glorify God in liturgies that move the heart and challenge the mind. We have made careful choices in our language so that our worship includes expansive imagery for God. We are both reverent and joyful, with traditional and contemporary elements in the liturgy. Our music includes a wide range of styles, accompanied by organ, piano, band, and strings. We love our traditions, and we are making some new ones that help us to encounter God anew. 


    Worship Schedule - Temporarily Suspended

           Saturday -     5:00 p.m Holy Eucharist

           Sunday -        8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist

                (Church school and childcare during the 10:00 a.m. service)

           Wednesday - Morning Prayer

           Thursday -    12:00 noon - Holy Eucharist

  • If you’re looking for a welcoming congregation or wondering what that Episcopal church down on Wass Street in Tustin is all about, you’ve come to the right spot. Whoever you are, whatever your background, we’re glad you’re visiting us here. Please join us for worship and meet us in person. No one’s a stranger for long at St. Paul’s! 


    We are a progressive and affirming community and whether you’re curious or confirmed, wandering or wondering, all are welcome here in their journey of faith.


    We are part of something larger, too. We are a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, which in turn is part of the Episcopal Church, an international province of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We have family everywhere!

  • When was the last time you ate homemade potato salad under shady trees on a big old church lawn? Ever tried your hand at potato racing? Looking for a book group or craft guild? An open-minded, thoughtful Bible study? Yes, we worship and pray together, but we also love to just get together. We're always finding new ways to gather for conversation, fun, music, service, study, fellowship and - of course - food! It's more than just fun, of course; it's community. All are welcome here. 

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