Lent at St. Paul’s

In the Liturgy for Ash Wednesday, we are invited to “observe a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.” As children, some may recall the practice of giving up some earthly pleasure — chocolate, or cookies, or cake — and we may continue in that kind of spiritual discipline […]

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  February 12, 2018   No comments

A Unique Opportunity: Week-long Icon Workshop

Over the past few years, icons have come to play an important role in our space and in our liturgy: they adorn the wall above the High Altar; they mark the places where the healing teams stand; they guide our young people to Children’s Worship. Icons are “written,” or created, to be used in prayer, […]

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  January 17, 2018   No comments

Treating Terrorists – March 26, 2017

Sermon Preached by the Reverent Peter Thompson St. Paul’s on the Green, Norwalk, CT The Fourth Sunday in Lent March 26, 2017 Let us pray. O God before whose face we are not made righteous even by being right: free us from the need to justify ourselves by our own anxious striving, that we may […]

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  March 27, 2017   No comments

The Padre’s Ponderings: A Blogpost for Lent 3

Mys-ter-y – something that is difficult or impossible to understand Human beings always seem to want answers. The more technology available to us the more we delve into our search for information. We Google everything! It’s not a bad thing but I do wonder about our loss of appreciation for the mysterious, the impossible to […]

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  March 21, 2017   No comments

The Padre’s Ponderings: A Blogpost for Lent 1

Anonymous Letters: A Christian Approach to Our Gripes? We clergy get them on occasion. We recognize them when they arrive in the mail. They may be hand addressed in what simulates a kid’s writing or they may be typed. Before we run the letter opener through the envelope we are fairly certain that we’ve just […]

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  March 8, 2017   No comments

Click here for the Lent & Holy Week brochure. Adult Forum (Lent Series)  No forum on Sunday, March 25 (Palm Sunday) or Sunday, April 1 (Easter Sunday). Click here for the Adult Forum brochure to learn more about future sessions. Hunger: Sacred Conversations about Our Bodies  Lenten Series continues on March 27 at 7:00pm Every Lent, we remember that Jesus […]

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  April 1, 2016   No comments