Welcome to St. Paulís Episcopal Church, Beloit WI!
Join the people of St. Paul's as we seek to grow in our love of God and for each other. We celebrate the Eucharist on Sundays at 10 a.m., and on Wednesdays at 12:05 p.m. You can join the MP's for Morning Prayer on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. - the coffee pot is always on. And the church is now air-conditioned so we can worship in comfort year round.
Please join us in praying this prayer for St. Paul's everyday: Lord God, thank you for our parish family at St. Paul's.† Let your Holy Spirit work within our parish so we may do your will in this community and the world.† Through your Son Jesus Christ.† Amen.
Deacon Gregg is leading a Sunday morning adult education class. The class begins at 9 and continues until about 9:30. The class will be studying "Embracing the Prophets in Contemporary Culture," using videos and joining in discussion. Come and find out how the prophets still speak to us in modern times.
Who are we?
St. Paul's is the oldest house of worship in Beloit, Wisconsin, having been built in 1850.† We are located in downtown Beloit, close to the Rock River, at 212 W. Grand Avenue.
We are a diverse parish, of young and old, "cradle" Episcopalians and converts, white, Asian, and African-American, blue collar and white collar,straight and gay - all are welcome.† What we share is a love of the Lord, and a conviction that we can grow in our faith and make a difference in the greater Beloit community.† "We follow Christ's teachings. We grow spiritually. We serve the needs of our neighbors. " (St. Paul's mission statement).
Holy Week began with the observance of Palm Sunday on April 13th. We recalled Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem at the beginning of the last week of his life. We told the story of the passion, using the text from the Gospel of Matthew.
Later in the week we will mark the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday with our traditional foot washing and communion service.
On Good Friday we will offer two services - a traditional Good Friday service with the reading of the Passion from St. John at noon, and a Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. Come and continue the journey from Palm Sunday by walking with Christ through the darkness of Good Friday.
On Holy Saturday - Easter Eve - we celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter beginning at 7 p.m. with service of words, music, candles, incense, and much joy. Having truly walked through the darkness of Holy Week, Easter is so sweet!
And on Easter Sunday we will celebrate the resurrection at our 10 a.m. service - without incense for those who are sensitive. We hope you will join us for as many services as you wish to.
Heritage Quilt Show 2014
Plan on joining us for the 5th Heritage Quilt Show on May 3 and 4, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, and from noon to 4 pm on Sunday. We will have over 100 quilts on display, including "Memory" quilts from Beloit Regional Hospice, some quilts from the Beloit Historical Society, antique quilts, and "just finished this year" quilts.
Admission is only $5, there will be a salad luncheon for sale ($5), and we'll be raffling off a lap quilt, a baby afghan, a shawl, and a stocked sewing basket ($1/chance).
Some of the quilts will be featured in our "bed turning" that will be held on the hour. You'll hear the story behind these select quilts and learn more about their makers and owners.